I will miss Kenneth Baugh, a true gentleman politician – ‘Butch’ Stewart

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE nation will lay to rest today a man who has earned the undying respect of his country and someone whom I have admired and lauded for his love of people and his willingness to serve. In Dr Kenneth Baugh, Jamaica has lost a true gentleman politician.

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High-tech agri boost

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

BUSINESSMAN Gassan Azan is to unveil plans today to invest more than $11 billion to create a state-of-the-art agricultural development on 400 acres in the Lakes Pen area of the Bernard Lodge lands in St Catherine.

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‘It’s unacceptable’

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE ministries of national security, energy, and education are to reappear before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) to address unresolved questions in a number of controversial matters surrounding government agencies that have been brought to public attention since 2017.

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Consul issues warning to J’cans in Bahamas illegally

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The individual designated by Jamaica to look after its citizens’ affairs in The Bahamas has issued a warning to those displaced by Hurricane Dorian who might be in the 700-island archipelago illegally.The honorary consul for Jamaica in the country on the north-western edge of the West Indies, Terrel A Butler, said illegal migrants should get their affairs in order or prepare to return to their homeland.

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Mercy cries for baby thief

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

RESIDENTS of Harkers Hall, a deep rural St Catherine community, are appealing for the judge to have mercy on a fellow resident who pleaded guilty on July 18 to child stealing and is scheduled to be sentenced today in the Supreme Court.The woman, Peta-Gay Ffrench, was taken into custody on February 5 when she turned up at the Registrar General’s Department in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, attempting to register a baby.A subsequent DNA test confirmed on…

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Noranda workers seek parliamentarians’ support

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HUNDREDS of Noranda Bauxite employees and members of community organisations demonstrated outside Gordon House on Tuesday, seeking support for the company’s efforts to continue mining in Jamaica.

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Carreras offering paternity leave, more time off for moms

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CARRERAS has announced the implementation of paternity leave in the organisation.In fact, the company has also announced an increase in the time for maternity leave, moving the period from the standard 12 weeks to 16 weeks.

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Phillips, Bunting to share stage

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PRESIDENT of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips will get the star billing, but the man who gave him a run for his money in the recent presidential election, Peter Bunting, will also be a feature act when the party stages the public session of its 81st annual conference at the National Arena on Sunday.

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From the Caribbean to Minnesota, a community comes together

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota (AP) — Standing in a park in Brooklyn Center, Jamaican immigrant Don Steele basked in the culture he grew up in roughly 2,000 miles away.“Look at the face of the people,” he said. “They’re happy, they’re joyous. If you notice something, nobody ever mention about cellphone use and stuff. People are engaging, talking to each other, and that’s unique.”

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PNP’s Waite continues pressure on Noranda

Observer on September 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DEPUTY general secretary of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Basil Waite has alleged that Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners is continuing to protect its interest at an environmental risk to the country, but workers have dismissed the anti-Cockpit Country mining narrative as “lies and misinformation”.

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