Cautious response to Phillips’s paternity leave law promise

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A declaration by People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips that the next Government the party forms will legislate paternity leave has been met with uncertainty and caution by two of the country’s private sector leaders.Phillips was addressing the public session of the PNP’s 81st annual conference yesterday when he made the disclosure.

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DC sniper case ruling may impact teen murderers’ sentences

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorised the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the centre of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old Malvo, were sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens.

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PHOTO: Cleaning the coast

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Allan Lewis (third right), managing director, JN Fund Managers, gets support from Stacey-Ann Mighty Whyte (left), Patrick Whyte, and Javine Heath from Allman Town Primary School in collecting recyclable plastics along the Palisados strip in Kingston on International Coastal Clean-up Day last Saturday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

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Crown, prosecution again haggle over document disclosure

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Despite consensus at last Thursday’s hearing in Porus on the management of the large volume of documents related to the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, Friday’s sitting of the parish court in Mandeville was again marked by lengthy wrangling over document disclosure.

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Gov’t Electrical Regulator to begin operations soon

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The Government Electrical Regulator (GER) is to be operationalised soon to speed up the process for the delivery of electricity, according to Science, Energy and Technology Minister Fayval Williams.

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‘Bias toward none’

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Dr Peter Phillips yesterday applied another suture in his attempt to stop haemorrhaging in the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) two weeks after he narrowly survived a challenge to his presidency by Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting.

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Vendors lament poor sales at PNP conference

Observer on September 23rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LIKE the more than 20 other vendors who were hoping to benefit from sales at yesterday’s People’s National Party (PNP) Annual Conference, Eileen left the National Arena in Kingston feeling disappointed.The sparse crowd that converged on the grounds outside of the venue, which traditionally hosts major political conferences annually, was an early indication.

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Sagicor Financial Corp contributes US$300,000 to Bahamas

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Sagicor Financial Corporation (Sagicor) has committed US$300,000 to support recovery efforts in The Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.In addition, the insurance and financial services company, which operates in the Caribbean and the USA, said it will provide material and match all cash contributions by its staff and financial advisors.

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New medical lab opens in Christiana

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Residents of Christiana, Manchester and its environs now have the benefit of a new medical laboratory, which has been built in the town at a cost of over $20 million.

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Ambitious 10 year-old gets scholarship

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Ten -year-old Rhyeme Dunn is the 2019 recipient of the Elsie Barnett Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student of Ardenne Preparatory in this south-central town. The scholarship is worth $20,000 per term for three terms and goes towards tuition costs.

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