More younger Jamaican women getting breast cancer

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Fresh concern is being raised about the increasing number of younger women who are being diagnosed with breast cancer in Jamaica even though a large percentage have had no family history of the disease.

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Thieves target Mandeville businesses

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Three business owners are counting their losses after thieves broke into their stores on North Race Course Road between Thursday night and early Friday.Up to yesterday afternoon, police detectives attached to the Mandeville Criminal Investigations Branch were busy trying to find clues and collecting statements.

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Solar warning!

Observer on September 29th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SALT LAKE CITY, United States — Jamaicans are being urged to think twice before purchasing used solar panels which could soon hit the local market.The Florida-based Sun Electronics, which sells used and new solar panels, is headed to Jamaica with an offer of what its owner said are good quality used solar panels at a lower price.

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Holness reacts to ‘false notions’ about mining in Cockpit Country

Observer on September 29th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Jamaicans in the United States on Thursday, that false notions were being spread in the Diaspora about the issues surrounding mining in the Cockpit Country.In an interview on New York’s Irie Jam 360 radio on Thursday, where he has been attending a United Nations summit on environmental issues, Holness insisted that Jamaica is a country of laws and due process, particularly regarding the environment.

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Sunday Brew — September 29, 2019

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Schools’ Challenge Sports Quiz a fine idea Amid the gloom of the dismal performance by the Jamaica Tallawahs cricket franchise, which lost four of their five home matches in the Caribbean Professional League, emerged a novel idea by former chairman of the Institute of Sport and deputy chairman of the Sports Development Foundation, Lloyd “Bunny” Pommells.

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Police making progress in Santa Cruz robbery

Observer on September 29th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Police have said that they are making progress in the probe of a barefaced, late morning holdup at gunpoint of financial outlets here on Friday.“It’s early days yet but we are receiving some good information which we believe will allow us to make a breakthrough in this matter,” an authoritative police source told the Jamaica Observer.

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Senators want action against vicious dogs, owners

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Senators on Friday demanded that the Government takes strong action to protect pedestrians from being attacked by vicious stray dogs in their communities.Government Senator Kerensia Morrison raised the issue on the adjournment, drawing attention to viral media reports on the “horrific attack” on a St Andrew schoolteacher by a number of pit bulls as she walked through her community on September 19.

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No school at Ardenne Prep and Extension High tomorrow due to fire

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There will be no school tomorrow at Ardenne Preparatory and Extension High, Principal Kerinth Campbell told the Jamaica Observer yesterday after a fire badly damaged sections of the institution.Campbell said the decision was taken based on advice from fire investigators.

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Maroons push their own $

Observer on September 29th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE leadership of the Maroon village of Accompong in St Elizabeth has created the community’s own currency, and by extension, has established its own central bank.In a move to shun the Jamaican dollar and ultimately replace it with their own home-made currency, members of the community’s leadership have also constructed a three-storey building designated the Central Solar Reserve Bank of Accompong.

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Prosecution, defence fuss over documents in Manchester trial

Observer on September 29th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Prosecution and defence counsels in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial, are again at odds over issues of disclosure and the reliability of documents to be introduced in evidence. The trial has been plagued with complaints from the defence about issues of disclosure.

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