Lawyers question witness about conflict of interest

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – A chartered quantity surveyor and expert witness for the Crown in the Manchester Municipal Corporation’s multimillion-dollar fraud trial, declined at first to say if he had been granted permission by then Contractor General Dirk Harrison to continue his private practice while he worked for the Office of the Contractor General (OCG).

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BGLC says merger of gaming agencies will provide stronger oversight

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Chairman of the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Clovis Metcalfe says the merger of Jamaica’s three State-run gaming agencies will effect stronger oversight and sustainable regulation of the local gaming industry.The entities — BGLC, Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), and Casino Gaming Commission (CGC) — are currently undergoing a merger to create one entity — the Jamaica Gaming Commission.

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Gov’t wants waiting period for Cabinet documents extended from 20 to 70 years

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THE Government is seeking to extend the waiting period for public access to some Cabinet documents from 20 to 70 years.

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Visiting the US Embassy Consular Section

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Q: I have an upcoming consular appointment with the United States embassy. What do I need to know to enter the embassy? A: This is an important question, and we appreciate you thinking ahead about your appointment. Regardless of why you are visiting, there are a number of items to keep in mind.

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Former MP Patrick Rosegreen dies

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PEOPLE’S National Party president Dr Peter Phillips yesterday expressed sadness at the death of former St James West Central Member of Parliament Patrick Rosegreen.Rosegreen died Monday after a long period of illness.

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I want to study robotics in Canada

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Dear Mr Brown,I am a high school student and would like to study robotics or energy systems in Canada. I would like your advice and guidance to achieve my goal.— JF Dear JF:I applaud your initiative in achieving your educational goals.

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Bidder chosen for schools energy efficiency project

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A bidder has been chosen for the Schools Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Public-Private Partnership (PPP) pilot project, and is now awaiting final approval from Cabinet. This project is expected to reduce the electricity cost to public schools by 40 to 70 per cent.

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‘Thank you, Jesus!’

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DALLAS, Texas (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbour to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder yesterday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of “Black lives matter” from a crowd outside the courtroom.

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MERL GROVE GETS SUPPORT FOR NUTRITION PROJECT

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Shelly-Ann Morgan (left), investment client services manager, and Sagicor Investments and Sagicor Foundation volunteer, presents a cheque for $100,000 to students of Merl Grove High School who participated in the school’s behaviour enhancement initiative – Children Experiencing Everyday Transformation (CEET). Sharing in the occasion is Principal Dr Marjorie Fullerton (second right). The will be used to support the school’s nutrition programme.

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All hands on deck

Observer on October 2nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Handel Lamey, Petrojam Limited’s reliability and maintenance manager, assists Telroy Morgan, manager, strategic planning, to lift a bag laden with garbage from the coastline close to the Petrojam refinery. With the help of students from the University of Technology’s Rural Society and The University of the West indies’s Engineering Society, almost 900 pounds of garbage was removed from the coastline as part of International Coastal Clean-up Day activities.

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