Welsh mess ‘hurt’ the Force — Chang

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THE senior policy man at the Ministry of National Security has admitted that the messy situation, which involved Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Dr Gary Welsh making unilateral decisions in respect of road traffic changes last week, has worked against the image of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

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Chang eyes online traffic ticket payment system

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IF Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has his way and things go according to plan, motorists who get tickets by the police for traffic infractions will not have to visit collectorates around the island to pay fines.This is because progress is being made to allow motorists to pay their fines online, so as to ease the burden on tax collection agencies, and allow motorists to have an easier option of parting with their money.

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Norman Horne — from rocky upbringing to building an empire

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Who would have thought that the executive chairman of high-profile company, ARC Manufacturing got his baptism in hardship and near poverty during the early 1960s before he could establish himself as one of the foremost business leaders in Jamaica now?

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Fear grips MoBay following murder of businessman

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — This western Jamaica city was gripped by shock and grief yesterday, following news that a well-loved businessman was abducted from his home and taken to his business establishment where he was shot and killed during the wee hours of the morning.The deceased is 54-year-old Andrew “Andy” Chin of a Albion, Montego Bay, St James address.

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Horne does not support Bunting challenging Phillips

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FORMER treasurer of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Norman Horne, while admitting that he admires Peter Bunting and the role that he is playing as a businessman in the Jamaican economy, is against the Manchester Central Member of Parliament challenging sitting president, Dr Peter Phillips, for the party’s most senior post.

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Kendal crash survivor reflects on his move to ‘miraculous coach’

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Retiree Leroy Brown said he has had a long career in human resources and industrial relations for large companies in Jamaica.

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A J boost for Bunting

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OFFICER emeritus of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), A J Nicholson, last night became the latest heavyweight to throw party leader Dr Peter Phillips under the bus in favour of challenger Peter Bunting, head of the ‘Rise United’ faction.

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Last lick!

Observer on September 1st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The ghost of the 2008 People’s National Party (PNP) presidential race between Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Peter Phillips will loom large today as the combatants for the 2019 presidential contest stage their last major public meetings.In 2008 Simpson Miller, the then sitting PNP president, trounced Phillips by more than 300 votes.

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Twin doctors in the same space

Observer on September 1st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Your chances of encountering twins in the general population are sometimes slim, much more the oddity of meeting twins who both work in the same profession…in the same institution.Identical twin doctors, Krystle and Kimberley Maragh, (29), presented much the confusion and intrigue for their patients in health centres across Clarendon when they first officially entered the medical profession in 2015.

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JUTC bus driver strives against the odds

Observer on September 1st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THREE years ago when Othniel Blair, a driver with Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) decided to join his daughter, Janiel, in her CSEC English and Mathematics evening classes, at the Tent City Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portmore, his sole intention was to prove a point to her.“I wanted her to see that she could achieve anything she put her mind to,” he said.

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