Safer transportation for cops

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE policewoman who was recently put off a Coaster bus when the driver recognised that she was the officer who ticketed him earlier that day, will no longer have to worry about getting home after completing her duties.

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Belize moves to protect banana industry from deadly fungus

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) says it has been holding discussions with several stakeholders in the banana industry in a bid to prevent the Fusarium Wilt of Bananas, which has been detected in neighbouring Colombia from entering the country.

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‘Give women 14 weeks paid maternity leave, 30-minute nursing break daily’

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to implement laws to ensure that working women are given the time and support needed to breastfeed.PAHO, in a message marking International Breastfeeding Week that ends on Wednesday next week, said this includes adequate paid maternity leave and sufficient breastfeeding breaks upon return to work.

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T&T passes legislation to refuse bail up to 120 days

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Parliament on Wednesday night unanimously approved legislation that would allow for persons not to be granted bail for up to 120 days as both Government and Opposition legislators put aside their differences and voted during a special sitting of the legislature.

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Noranda hits back; says comment by Basil Waite ‘reckless’

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NORANDA Jamaica Bauxite Partners has hit back at statements made against the company in relation to the Cockpit Country, specifically social media comments made by deputy general secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP) Basil Waite this week, urging demonstrations against the company and a strategy to damage Noranda in the international media.

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JUSTICE

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A man who embarked on a three-month killing spree in 2014 which claimed eight lives, has been sentenced to serve almost 800 months in prison before he becomes eligible for parole.Kemar Thompson, otherwise called Spiderman, pleaded guilty to the eight counts of murder, illegal possession of firearm, and robbery with aggravation when he appeared in court on July 2.

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Latoya’s Beauty Serum

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Thoya Beauty Care and Spa recently celebrated its second anniversary at Suite #5, 107A Constant Spring Road, located in the Giscombe Gym and Wellness Centre. It is a dream realised for principal Latoya Gregg. “I was a commercial model,” shared Gregg, “with a passion for make-up artistry. I used my modelling platform to learn as much as possible about make-up, and most importantly, I got certified.” Indeed, Gregg earned a certificate in make-up artistry and…

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SOCIIAL: Brunch with Sara Mair

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

The hills of Irish Town were just as hot as the mainland on Sunday, July 28, when dozens of folks made the trek to Strawberry Hill for celebrity chef Sara Mair’s takeover of the brunch menu. The chic hotel is excellent for people-watching, and the crowd did not disappoint. Saturday Social had to repeatedly put the fork down to take snaps.

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SOCIAL: Shades of Africa

Observer on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

The Nestlé Jamaica Health and Wellness Foundation in partnership with Cereal Partners Worldwide made an announcement recently that the organisation will make monthly donations of breakfast cereal and ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) milk for the rest of the year to Eve for Life, to help feed children who form part of another population served by the organisation: orphan and vulnerable children (OVC). The foundation also invited 100 children and their chaperones from the…

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Letter of the Day | We’ve got an identity crisis

Gleaner on August 3rd, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the midst of Emancipation Day, rain fell, lightning flashed, and thunder rolled. Across the English-speaking Caribbean, the descendants of the enslaved in the West and no doubt the descendants of the planters marked the day…

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