Near tragedy at Manchester Parish Court

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There was near tragedy during yesterday’s sitting of the Manchester Parish Court, which is hearing evidence in the municipal corporation’s $400-million fraud case in which eight persons are before the court.

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PNP worried about weak growth, increase in poverty

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says while it is pleased that Jamaica has completed its IMF programme after six and a half years spanning two political administrations, it is concerned that the programme’s significant fiscal and structural reforms are not delivering the higher levels of economic growth and reduction in poverty that were anticipated from the successful execution of the programme.

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Police get 80 new motor bikes

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) got a big boost yesterday with the handing over of 80 motorcycles at the Police Commissioner’s Office in Kingston.An elated security minister Horace Chang said that the occasion symbolised a re-establishment of the JCF as a modern, fit-for-purpose force.

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Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

TEXAS, USA (AP) — Emergency workers used boats yesterday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by flood waters, following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in US history.

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Petrojam again!

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday called on Energy Minister Fayval Williams to explain the appointment of four new members to the board of Petrojam, the State-owned oil refinery which has been the centre of controversies for months.Opposition spokesman for mining and energy, Phillip Paulwell, in a statement yesterday, claimed that the board of the refinery has been expanded without any public announcement.

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Official: Migration helping to shape Jamaica’s economic, sociocultural frameworks

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PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Collette Roberts Risden says Jamaica’s economic and sociocultural frameworks have been largely shaped by the migration of the country’s workers in pursuit of employment opportunities locally and overseas.

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Parties wade through pretrial issues in St Vincent buggery law case

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – The next hearing in the legal challenges to the buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is slated for November 13 as the parties continue to wade through pretrial issues.On that date, the court is slated to decide how many days should be set aside for the trial.

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500 volunteers to clean beach today

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MORE than 500 volunteers from secondary and tertiary schools, corporate entities, community-based and non-governmental organisations have committed to clean up Barmouth Beach, St Catherine, in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) today.

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US helping Venezuela’s Guaido track stolen art

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — United States officials are investigating the suspected looting of valuable European and Latin American artwork they believe is being quietly plundered by Venezuelan Government insiders as Nicolas Maduro struggles to maintain his grip on power.

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Get In The Mix with Sunshine Snacks

Observer on September 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Last Saturday, Sunshine Snacks — major sponsors of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders — took full advantage of their key partners’ presence in Jamaica by inviting them to an All White Cocktail Affair in Chancery Hall. The event also served as the official launch of five flavours of the Sun Mix snacks. Sunshine Snacks Brand Manager Shantell Hill said though the products hit the market in April, the company waited awhile to see…

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