JET responds to Noranda employees after demonstration

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is holding its position that mining should not be allowed in the adjoining sections of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) following a demonstration by Noranda employees outside the environmental watchdog’s office on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew yesterday morning.

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Lawyer urges colleagues to offer crime-fighting solutions

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Defence attorney Peter Champagnie yesterday urged his colleagues in the legal fraternity to offer crime-fighting solutions as the country continues to grapple the problem of murder.Champagnie, who was speaking at the opening of the Home Circuit Court, made the call against the background of the murder last weekend of attorney Sashakay Fairclough in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

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Smouldering dispute

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Days after Carreras Limited, Jamaica’s sole licensed distributor of cigarettes, warned that pending tobacco regulations being planned by the Ministry of Health and Wellness could seriously affect the legal cigarette trade, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is urging the ministry to push ahead with its proposals.According to the JCTC, it fully supports the ministry’s plan to enact stiffer tobacco control legislation in Jamaica.

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Cancer doesn’t discriminate, so Walk For The Cure, CIBC FirstCaribbean boss urges

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The eighth staging of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (CIBC FCIB) ‘Walk For The Cure’ is set to take place on Sunday, September 29 at Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew.Walk For The Cure, one of the Caribbean’s largest fund-raising and educational initiatives for cancer, is aimed at increasing cancer awareness across 16 Caribbean territories.

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FATAL CRASH

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FLANKER, St James — A three-vehicle collision on a section of the elegant corridor which runs through Flanker left two drivers dead and about 15 students injured yesterday afternoon.The identities of the deceased were not ascertained at press time.

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Petrojam awards scholarships

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‘Worse than Gilbert’

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mere days after making it out of Marsh Harbour in Abaco Islands, a Jamaican sat among a group of volunteers who was sorting donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the capital city of The Bahamas. It was September 12 — the 31st anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert’s devastation of Jamaica.

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This Day In History – September 17

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Today is the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT 2004: Mexico’s President Vincente Fox and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sign a free trade agreement to ease Mexico’s reliance on the US while encouraging Japan to move factories there. OTHER EVENTS 

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Noranda workers counter criticisms of bauxite mining rights

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Factions on either side of the disputed issue of bauxite mining close to the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) could face off outside Gordon House in Kingston today when Parliament sits, the Jamaica Observer has learnt.

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Today’s horoscope — September 17, 2019

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, September 17, 2019: This year, your innate skills emerge or evolve. You develop an even stronger sense of control and power. Your perspective on money evolves. Many people gravitate toward you, but others sense your power and back off. If single, you will need to let go of a need to control in order to really experience the caring that could evolve between you and another person. If you’re attached, the two of you learn to experience and accept your differences. A…

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