Traffic changes for Seaga’s State funeral

Observer on June 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The public are being advised that there will be traffic changes along major thoroughfares on Sunday, June 23, to facilitate the State funeral for late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.The funeral will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive, Kingston, commencing at noon, with interment to follow at National Heroes’ Park.

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Shocking!

Observer on June 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A report that an 11-year-old schoolgirl had been given the choice of either being knocked out or killed after she was abducted and raped in Manchester, allegedly by a 15-year old boy on Wednesday this week, shocked participants at a child protection symposium yesterday.The girl, who has since been hospitalised, was reportedly abducted while on her way home from school in the community of Knockpatrick.

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Paulwell regrets Parliament’s failure to seek truth and reconciliation

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Opposition legislator Phillip Paulwell says that the Parliament might have failed late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga in not seeking a truth and reconciliation moment on political rivalry.Paulwell, the leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, was paying tribute to Seaga, who died on May 28, in a joint sitting of both houses of the legislature on Wednesday.

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US$50-million deal

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Sagicor Investments Jamaica (SIJ) is acquiring majority stake in Advantage General Insurance Company Limited (AGIC) from NCB Capital Markets Limited in a US$50.5-million deal.News of the acquisition was released last night by Sagicor, which said that while the transaction’s conclusion is subject to all regulatory approvals, it is expected that it will be finalised in the coming months.

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RUBiS celebrates

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RUBiS Energy Jamaica last night staged an anniversary cocktail reception at The Valencia, Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, to celebrate its investments in the country.

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This Day in History — June 21

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Today is the 172nd day of 2019. There are 193 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2008: The Olympic torch winds through the streets of Tibet’s capital Lhasa, the scene of bloody riots in March that helped fuel demonstrations at some of the flame’s international stops. Tight security accompanies the flame on its three-hour journey. OTHER EVENTS

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UCC to confer honorary doctorate on Dorothy Pine-McLarty

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THE University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will confer an honorary doctorate in business administration on Dorothy Pine-McLarty, attorney-at-law and chairman of the Electoral Office of Jamaica, at its commencement ceremony on Sunday at the National Arena in Kingston.

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Finally!

Observer on June 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Seven months after Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie promised 17-year-old Raheem Powell and his family a house for Christmas 2018, work is now underway on the structure.Yesterday morning when the Jamaica Observer entered Spices Close, Portmore, St Catherine, building material outside the gate was a clear indication that construction was taking place.

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Help get my son into Bellevue!

Observer on June 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LOUISE Wright, fearing for the life of her only son who attempted to breach security at the Canadian High Commission in Kingston Wednesday morning, is seeking urgent assistance to get him into a mental health facility.Demar Samuels caught the attention of motorists Wednesday when he scaled the fence at a property adjoining the high commission on Waterloo Road in Kingston.

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Diaspora in US supports adopt-a-clinic programme

Observer on June 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Jamaica Diaspora Health Task Force in the United States of America (USA) is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to advance the Adopt-a-Clinic programme.Under the initiative, launched in November 2017, the ministry has earmarked 100 health centres across the island for support from local and international individuals, groups, and corporate entities. The United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora is a key partner in the programme.

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