No disrespect!

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CHALLENGER for the post of People’s National Party (PNP) president Peter Bunting maintains that despite his decision to challenge for the party’s top job, he harbours no ill feeling towards the incumbent, Dr Peter Phillips.

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Don’t let child abusers go free!

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A Jamaican-born international children and women’s right advocate is urging mothers and guardians to think about the hurt that they are perpetuating when they allow child abusers to go free instead of doing all in their power to get justice for the victim.

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Joint select committee agrees incident reporting time frame be excluded from draft OSH bill

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THE labour ministry is to examine whether time-specific clauses in the draft Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill for the reporting of an accident or near accident in the workplace, and the definition of serious injury in relation to those time frames, should be amended.

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PHOTO: Sweet High Five!

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Ginger Ridge water system

Observer on July 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HUNDREDS of residents from communities in St Catherine West Central are to benefit from the rehabilitation of the Ginger Ridge/Connors water supply scheme in St Catherine.The $65-million project, which is set to start in the first week of July and completed over six to nine months, is being spearheaded by the National Water Commission (NWC), in partnership with Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL).

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Senate defers debate on Petroleum (Amendment) Act 2019

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THE debate on the Petroleum (Amendment) Act, 2019, which opened in the Senate last Friday, has been deferred for completion at a later date.It seeks to, among other things, transfer the rights and obligations of the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) to the Government of Jamaica.

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Police shake-up

Observer on July 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The police high command has announced changes in the leadership of some of its divisions as the latest crime statistics show that the 28 murders last week pushed the total above the figure for the corresponding period last year.This erased all the gains that were achieved with the introduction of the state of emergency in three western parishes and the continuation of zones of special operations in two communities.

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Two alleged gang members freed

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Junior Rose, who has been on trial for allegedly being a member of the notorious Uchence Wilson Gang and who spent the last 16 months behind bars, could not contain his excitement yesterday when he and co-accused Shadday Beckford walked free from the Supreme Court.

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This Day in History— July 2

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Today is the 183rd day of 2019. There are182 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1993: A floating shrine sinks in Bocaue, Philippines, killing 315 worshippers during an annual nine-day religious festival. OTHER EVENTS1502: Conflict between French and Spanish over partition of Naples breaks out in open warfare in Italy.

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Students walk away with big prizes from PCJ competitions

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THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Schools Energy Programme has concluded for the 2018/19 academic year with 90 students copping cash and other prizes valued at more than $3 million in the competitions.

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