It’s school time again!

Observer on September 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

With the 2019/20 academic year starting today, for thousands of students and school administrators, commuting and public transportation particularly in the Corporate Area are two major concerns.The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has ramped up a number of activities in the Corporate Area and St Catherine in preparation for the start of the new school year.

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Culture of silence exists at Edna Manley, claims ex student’s council head

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Past president of the student council at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), Nadia Brown says there is a culture of silence at the institution on the issue of sexual harassment, but that it is not the administration that keeps quiet.The college has been at the centre of a deepening controversy involving allegations of sexual harassment levied against a senior male faculty member by a third-year student.

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Holness leads tributes to Dr Baugh

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness led the tributes to former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Kenneth Baugh, who died yesterday aged 78.Those joining the prime minister included former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and Cabinet Minister Olivia Grange

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PHOTO: ROBOTICS IN ACTION

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Stephanie Todd, communication officer at Supreme Ventures, made certain the students were well informed at Junior Creators Robotics Camp, as she reiterated the functions of the robotics with (from left) Jamieka Thompson from Gregory Park Primary, Brianna Allen from Mico Practising Primary and Junior High School, and Peyton-Ann Edwards from Read of Life, last week at Ardenne High School in St Andrew.

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PNP must protect core principles, Phillips insists

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Dr Peter Phillips is strident in his view that the principles and philosophy that have guided the People’s National Party (PNP) since it was founded in 1938 must be respected and protected.

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DOCTORS’ PENSION PICKLE!

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Head of the Association of Government Medical Consultants (AGMC) Dr Konrad Lawson says that the complement of overworked and underpaid doctors in the island’s public hospitals is attributable to the Government’s refusal to get rid of an outdated job post system.

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‘Give us more money’

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PRINCIPAL of Yallahs High School in St Thomas Mark Malabver is calling on the Ministry of Education to provide more resources to rural and non-traditional schools, noting that for too long these institutions have been neglected.

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Trelawny man sends 30 students back to school

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CLARK’S TOWN, Trelawny — Some 30 primary school students will return to school this morning with all their text books and other school supplies from a $1-million sponsorship provided by OW Construction and Hardware, located here.

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Phillips hails the late Sameer Younis

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Former president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association Sameer Younis has been hailed as a nation-builder who was committed to positive values and law and order.

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Soldier dies at community swimming pool in Mandeville

Observer on September 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier is suspected to have drowned in a swimming pool at Ingleside Wellness and Recreational Centre in Mandeville, Saturday afternoon. Police report that shortly after midday, 19-year-old Private Kemoy Ralston-Lee Williams went swimming at the facility. Sometime after, when he was not seen, an employee checked and saw his body submerged in the swimming pool.

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