Guaido asks Jamaica not to seize PDVSA refinery shares

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The ad-hoc board of Venezuela’s State-run oil company, PDVSA, recently appointed by Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, says it has asked the Jamaican Government not to seize the company’s shares in Petrojam, Reuters news agency has reported.

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Portland gears up for rat fight

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Port Antonio, Portland — The Portland Health Department and Portland Municipal Cooperation have joined forces in a major rodent control programme for the town of Port Antonio and surrounding areas under the theme “Stop the rats; get our township back”.

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Daddies day out

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First-time Member of Parliament Juliet Holness, the wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, was overjoyed yesterday as she realised her dream to acknowledge and celebrate scores of dedicated Jamaican fathers.The event was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew under the theme ‘ Furthering Healthy Families with Fathers’.

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Closer than brothers

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President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo concluded a hectic visit to Jamaica yesterday with remarks at the opening of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

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Observer story sparks help for young fire victim

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Less than one month after eight-year-old Rickayla Scotland lost her house and everything in it during a fire, more help is coming for the little girl who wailed, “All a mi book dem burn up!” when the Jamaica Observer visited the scene at 126 Orange Street, in down- town, Kingston, where she lived with her family.

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PM tours AC Hotel

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness toured the new AC Hotel Kingston last Friday for a first-hand view of the state-of-the-art facility that represents the newest tourism investment in the capital city.The visit was a rewarding experience for Holness who, in January 2017, broke ground for the US$50-million complex that now houses a full-scale BMW/MINI international showroom and service centre, as well as the 220-room hotel.

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Costa Rica VP to address Diaspora Conference

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Vice-President of Costa Rica, Dr Epsy Campbell Barr, who is of Jamaican heritage, will address the opening session of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference today at Jamaica Conference Centre, in downtown, Kingston.Campbell Barr will also be a guest at the Governor General’s Achievement Awards, which will follow the conference’s opening session.

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Phillips prepares for battle

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With more support emerging for his challenger Peter Bunting, People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips is to go on the offensive next week with the official launch of his “One PNP – Powerful Together” campaign on June 27, 2019.

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PM stands firm

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rejected claims that his Administration is moving to introduce same-sex marriage through the back door.“We hear many talks in the society about how we define gender and sexuality in our country,” said Holness at a Father’s Day picnic at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew yesterday.

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Cop beaten at police station

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A police constable had to seek medical attention after one of his arms was fractured during an altercation with a group of detainees who set upon him at the Falmouth Police Station last Saturday.According to a well-placed police source, the constable was attacked in the holding area of the police station by a group of about three men.

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