Decision time

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ONE of the most anticipated selection contests in the People’s National Party (PNP) in recent times gets under way this morning at 10, with five candidates on the ballot.At stake is the right to represent the party in Kingston Central, one of the 31 seats the PNP held on to when it lost the 2016 general election.

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Trump calls off Iran strikes at last minute

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States was “cocked & loaded” to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute because it would not have been a “proportionate” response to Tehran shooting down an American drone.

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All set JDF stages full dress rehearsal to ensure smooth flow at Seaga funeral

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

“STAND still but not stiff,” was the often-repeated instruction from a senior member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to the scores of men and women under his command, as they lined North Street in central Kingston in the early hours of yesterday morning.They were among hundreds of members of the uniformed forces taking part in the final dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s State funeral for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

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Excitement as parents welcome PEP results

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN Shellian Sullivan saw how stressed parents whose children were sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) were, she prayed for an alternative.Sullivan believes her prayers were answered when the Ministry of Education announced that the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) would replace the 19-year GSAT exam in the 2017/2018 academic year. It was later rescheduled to the 2018/2019 academic year.

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CoverGirl’s Full Spectrum Coverage!

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Members of staff at the Jamaica Observer headquarters got CoverGirl makeovers recently courtesy of the EC Makeup Bar team. The transformations, which reflect effortless looks fit for the office, can be achieved with a small-yet-nifty collection of products from the CoverGirl Full Spectrum make-up line. Make-up application has become that much easier with the “make it your own” approach that the CoverGirl team introduced. With several lippies, foundations, and…

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Claudia Pegus Launches Two Collections

Observer on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Saturday Social spotlights the two collections by acclaimed Trinbagonian fashion designer Claudia Pegus, presented Monday evening at the Keneea Linton Boutique.The collections, the Resort and Couture, range from chic, casual and whimsical to bold, daring and even risqué, and were created to suit the varied needs of the Caribbean woman.

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Letter of the Day | Social media can transform the perception of Ja

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: This year’s staging of Jamaica’s 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston welcomed the idea of a Jamaica Global Young Leaders Forum as a means of connecting the diaspora with youths in the…

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We are already experiencing terrorism, Mr Ellington

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Former Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has drawn my ire. In a story published on June 13, Mr Ellington said, “local gangsters could make the switch from small arms to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), imitating…

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Paper bags are not sustainable

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: It has been six months since the ban was imposed on the manufacturing and use of single-use plastic bags across the island. Since then, we have seen the proliferation of single-use paper bags as somewhat of a replacement/…

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Increased vault prices a burden

Gleaner on June 22nd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Funeral home operators are facing a serious crisis and steep price increases involving prices at Dovecot Memorial Park. I am at present in receipt of a correspondence from the management of Dovecot Memorial Park, stating that…

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