J’cans affected by Dorian in wait-and-see mode

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Jamaicans who have been evacuated from hurricane-ravaged islands in The Bahamas to New Providence, where the country’s capital is located, are now in wait-and-see mode.The disclosure was made by Jamaica’s honorary consul to The Bahamas, Terrel A Butler, in an interview with the Jamaica Observer at her Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue office in Nassau last Thursday.More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from the affected islands of Abaco and Grand…

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Ministry must approve fingerprinting at schools — Samuda

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MINISTER with responsibility for education Karl Samuda says that, in keeping with the 1980 Education Regulations, schools introducing automated fingerprinting systems to monitor attendance must get his ministry’s approval.

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Smart math lab for Tarrant High

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

TARRANT High School in St Andrew is on a mission to become one of the nation’s secondary institutions of choice.The non-traditional institution, which has faced some disciplinary challenges but has been on a path of transformation and image rebuilding in recent years, is set to become the first high school in Jamaica to have a smart mathematics laboratory.

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Evadnie Moodie hits 100

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Evadnie Moodie was in high spirits on Sunday, September 15 as her family and friends celebrated her 100th birthday with her at a dinner party at Waterfalls in Liguanea, St Andrew.Moodie, whose mind is still sharp, was born in the rural St Andrew district of Rose Hill on September 11, 1919 to Ida Bennett and Emanuel Douglas. She attended Cavaliers Primary School and in her adolescent years married Javan Moodie on August 18, 1945.

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Sponsoring undeclared family members in Canada

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Dear Mr Brown,My father was sponsored by his Canadian wife a few years ago, and I was not listed as his dependent child. As such, he is unable to sponsor me. Can I still be sponsored by him? Because he wants me to come to Canada now that my mother is willing to give approval.— BW Dear BW:

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This Day In History - September 18

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year.TODAY HIGHLIGHT2001: Letters postmarked in Trenton, New Jersey, that test positive for anthrax are sent to the New York Post and the US NBC broadcasting network anchor Tom Brokaw. OTHER EVENTS

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What causes itching after sex?

Medical on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Women's Health -

People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here.

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Cervical effacement and how to measure it

Medical on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Women's Health -

Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here.

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Suckers of a decadent political order

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

T he constant lament that we hear in this country is that politicians are corrupt, they do not mean the country any good, and that they are just in the business of enriching themselves. We lament a decadent political order which was aptly described by one of the most-elected prime ministers of the country as the fight for scarce benefits and spoils carried on by warring political tribes. Essential to this war and the psychology of the acquisition of…

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The tasks now facing Phillips and Bunting

Observer on September 18th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

As I had predicted, Peter Phillips was returned as president of the People’s National Party (PNP). He retained his position by a simple majority of 76 votes. There are some people who, arguably, interpret a simple majority to mean some sort of victory for the runner-up. In any sporting event, whatever the margin of victory, as was the case in 2009 when Kingston College won Boys’ Champs by half a point, a victory is a victory.

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