Poverty dipped 4.1% in 2016

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

A significant boost to the rural economy in 2016, primarily due to an improved performance in agriculture, led to increased consumption and an overall decline in poverty of 4.1 per cent.

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Full of heart

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

TWENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Abi-Gaye Smythe, in a bid to raise awareness about a rare heart disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and to help others who suffer from the condition, is set to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness next week.

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Jamaica closer to energy mix target with new LNG terminal, PM says

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that Jamaica is on track to achieve its ambitious target of 50 per cent of its electricity needs being generated by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and renewables by 2030.

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Nominations open for PNP president

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

PRESIDENTIAL nominations for the People’s National Party (PNP) open today. The period runs until Friday.The incumbent, Dr Peter Phillips, is expected to be nominated at 11:00 am on Friday — the final day for nominations — while challenger Peter Bunting is expected to be nominated at 10:00 am on the same day at PNP headquarters in St Andrew.

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Waite gets ringing endorsements in St Elizabeth NE

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

BRAES RIVER, St Elizabeth — Thoughts of the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) internal presidential campaign were never far away.However, Comrades focused on Basil Waite at yesterday’s formal launch of his bid here to become the next Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth North Eastern whenever general elections are called.

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In limbo

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

AFTER applying and being approved for early retirement, one teacher is distraught, as approximately seven months out of the classroom, she discovered that the decision had been reversed.

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PM tours Corporate Area projects

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

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) hugs Traffic Warden Tonya Morris during yesterday’s tour of the roadwork in Manor Park, St Andrew, while wishing her birthday greetings. 

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We were losing

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

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Seprod Limited, Richard Pandohie says the company has paid out $55 million in redundancy packages to workers at Golden Grove Sugar Factory in Duckenfield, St Thomas.The disclosure was made in an interview with the Jamaica Observer North & East following an announcement by Seprod to shut down operations there.

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Audio-visual tech-fitted buses to secure testimonies from witnesses

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

THE Ministry of Justice will be providing two buses, equipped with audio-visual technology, to assist in securing testimonies from witnesses in trial matters.This was disclosed by portfolio Minister Delroy Chuck who said the vehicles, which will be rolled out soon, will be used to travel to remote areas where witnesses may be located.

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Hospital CEO says solar energy system has proven its worth

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

BUSTAMANTE Hospital for Children — the only specialist paediatric hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean — has managed to reduce its energy bill, thanks to the support of Guardsman Games. The purchase of a Turn-Key Grid-Tied System for US$10,494, from proceeds of the games by Guardsman Group Limited, was officially handed over to the hospital in July 2018.

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