Strike over

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National Water Commission (NWC) employees at the Marescaux Road office in Kingston resumed work yesterday, ending a one-day strike over a disputed salary payment.The resumption followed a meeting with Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke at his ministry at Heroes’ Circle in Kingston. Union sources said that they were satisfied with the progress that was made, and are looking forward to signing off on the issue on Monday.

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Report on Bernard Lodge development to be discussed with public, says PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a full report on the controversial Bernard Lodge housing development will be presented to the public in short order.

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Seaview Gardens health centre gets new equipment from Massy Group

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After just over three months of adopting the Seaview Gardens Health Centre, Massy Group Jamaica has handed over new equipment valued at approximately $600,000 as part of its commitment to help improve the facility that serves the residents of Seaview Gardens, White Lane, Henley Road and Spanish Town Road.

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WIW’s Season Of Bloom

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We Inspire Limited founder and CEO Cortia Bingham-McKenzie and the We Inspire Women (WIW) team dug deep to execute the fourth staging of the women’s empowerment conference. The four-day affair — which started on August 17 with a Fit Fab Soirée and climaxed on Sunday with a Bloomin’ Pastels-themed brunch — provided over 500 women with a weekend of soul searching and self-help lessons. The “bloom queens” moniker fittingly reinstated this year’s theme of blooming…

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Write your destiny, custos tells St James students

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New Fortress Energy’s annual back-to-school fair in Montego Bay attracted more than 300 primary and junior high students who not only received school supplies but words of encouragement from custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin.

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YARD BOND - DIGGING IN FOR DORIAN

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Jamaicans in Florida are being encouraged to look out for each other as Hurricane Dorian gathers strength and takes aims at the state.Thousands of Jamaicans live in Florida, which is under a state of emergency, and the authorities have urged residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies as the less than predictable Dorian barrels towards them.

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PHOTO: Cheering for India

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This young supporter of the Indian cricket team gives the players a thumbs up yesterday as they battled the West Indies in the second Test at Sabina Park in Kingston. 

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Canadian wins Lotto jackpot, but kept it a secret for 10 months

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OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — A Vietnamese refugee who played the same lottery numbers since resettling in Canada 36 years ago won a Can$60-million jackpot, but kept it secret for 10 months.Bon Truong, 55, finally claimed his prize on Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Slovenian village divided over Trump ’statue of liberty’

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SELA PRI KAMNIKU, Slovenia (AFP) — Amid the idyllic calm of a sleepy corner of northern Slovenia, the unlikeliest of disturbances intrudes — an irate villager on a tractor ploughing into a huge effigy of US President Donald Trump.The scene, witnessed by AFP, unfolded this week in the village of Sela pri Kamniku, around 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital Ljubljana in the homeland of Trump’s wife, Melania.

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Deadly Cobra caught in Germany after five days on the loose

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BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — A deadly cobra that escaped, terrifying a German community, was captured yesterday after five days on the loose.The monocled cobra was sighted at the entrance to a basement, and a snake expert came and trapped the animal, a local official said.The over one metre (three foot) long Asian serpent had escaped last Sunday, sparking panic among nearby residents in the western town of Herne.

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