JAS bullish on Bernard Lodge development but…

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has given qualified support to the Government’s planned development of a so called “new city” on a portion of the Bernard Lodge lands in St Catherine.

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Pit bull attack on teacher saddens JTA

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid is expressing “deep regret” at what he called the lack of public safety from aggressive dogs, as one of the association’s own, a grade six teacher at St Richard’s Primary School in St Andrew, was attacked by four pit bulls on Thursday.

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Dead baby rots under State watch

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DEAN Stewart, the father of deceased one-month-old baby, Daniella Stewart, says he will be taking legal action after a doctor concluded that the baby’s body was in an advanced state of decomposition after nine months on ice awaiting an autopsy.

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Jamaica to export frozen lobster to China

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China, last Thursday signed a protocol governing the export of frozen lobster from the island to the Chinese market. The agreement outlines the sanitary and hygienic conditions necessary to facilitate such export and the responsibilities of the local competent authority/veterinary services division in coordination with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC).

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No breakthrough into lawyer’s murder

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Nine days after the brutal slaying of attorney-at-law Shashakay Fairclough and the wounding of her mother by gunmen, police are no clearer in their quest to arrest the killers.A visit by the Jamaica Observer to Ocho Rios, St Ann, last week found that no one in the community in which Fairclough lived was willing to speak on the matter. It even took a lot of prodding for one of them to point out the location of the house.

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RUEL REID WANTS JC JOB BACK

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DISGRACED former Minister of Education and Information Ruel Reid is moving with haste to reassume his role as principal of the prestigious all-boy institution, Jamaica College (JC), the Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed.

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Sunday Brew — Sept 22, 2019

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

In support of Homer, not homoEvery so often it appears that the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender movement would want ordinary Jamaicans to embrace their lifestyle and hug up certain kinds of irregular conduct without any consideration of the broader picture – the consequences that the nation would face.

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PNP betting on Phillips

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is expected to announce new proposals to fight crime and improve the country’s education system when he addresses the public session of the party’s 81st annual conference at the National Arena today.

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An unqualified success for Jamaica

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from September 9–19, to conduct discussions on the sixth and final review of Jamaica’s financial and economic programme supported by the IMF’s precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). At the end of this review, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Alejandro Werner, director of IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, issued the following statement:

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The Bible & Obesity

Observer on September 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WHATEVER the cause of obesity — be it genes and heredity, overeating, or a slow rate of metabolism — it has grown into an uncontrollable problem for many people.

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