Nestlé employees tackle garbage pollution

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NESTLÉ Anglo Dutch Caribbean employees and their families removed more than 12,000 pounds of waste in beach clean-up activities last week, in what the company said was the first of many planned activities between Nestle Jamaica and Nestle Trinidad and Tobago to commemorate World Oceans Day.More than 150 Nestlé employees gathered at Rae Town Fishing Village in Jamaica and at Matura Beach in Trinidad to remove plastic waste from the environment.

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Charity organisation to build school in St Catherine

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THE proposed tuition-free school being established in St Catherine by United States-based charity organisation, Christel House International, is slated to be constructed over the next 10 months at a cost of between US$8 million and US$10 million.The institution will cater to 840 students, aged four to 18, who hail from communities deemed marginalised. It is being built on approximately 10.4 acres of land in Twickenham Park.

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Manchester police seek identity man found dead on weekend

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police were yesterday still trying to identify one of two men found dead in the parish on Friday.The Jamaica constabulary Force’s Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) reported that about 4:00 pm a passer-by alerted the police to an area referred to as “Cool Shade” in Kendal, where a motor car seemed to have crashed in nearby bushes.

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Sykes to rule in UChence Wilson case next week

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CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes is expected to rule on the no-case submissions made for the remaining 21 alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang when the trial resumes in the Supreme Court next Monday.The Crown will also know whether or not their submissions have been accepted by the judge.The trial, which has been ongoing since March, adjourned yesterday after the Crown made its final submission in response to those that have been made by the defence.

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Caribbean leaders dream of a new world

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders, who met here last week, have approved a resolution expressing their “strong determination for a world where we can be the architects of a future built on development that is not constrained by lack of financing and resources”.

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Californians urged to be ready for dreaded ‘Big One’

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CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades, as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

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‘US reforms should benefit local cannabis industry’

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DIRECTOR of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Delano Seiveright says emerging reforms in the United States and Europe relating to cannabis are exactly what Jamaica needs to benefit from the lucrative medical marijuana industry.

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A Fall or beating?

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A mother is demanding answers after an expletive-laced altercation between her son and members of a police team manning a checkpoint on Pretoria Road in Kingston 13 left him nursing multiple wounds and needing surgery to repair a broken jaw.The son, 31-year-old Ricardo Humphrey, is now a patient at Kingston Public Hospital and the family say the police claim that he fell and hit his face while resisting arrest.

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Money counter, cash found at Elliott’s house — MOCA

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A deputy superintendent of police assigned to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday disclosed in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial that, among the items the team found when it searched Sanja Elliott’s home in 2016, was a money counter machine as well as cash in Jamaican and US currencies.

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Fujitsu reduces use of plastic

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Fujitsu recently announced that the group will be expanding its initiative to reduce plastic use in business activities to resolve the ocean plastic waste problem, which it said is having an increasingly severe global impact on the ecosystem.

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