On the Pulse @ AC Hotel

Observer on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

There was no prior announcement. And just like that, Friday last, The lobby of the AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston became the perfect runway for Pulse International models wearing designs by Mutamba, Zaid, drennaLUNA, The Mushroom and Miakalani. The patrons loved it and cheered lustily.There’s nothing quite like the unexpected. Saturday Social shares highlights from the fashion pop-up.

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Bare Natural Artisan Products

Observer on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Your skin is your best accessory, so why not put it in the hands of specialists? Cue: industrial chemist Marilyn Lee and lab technician Joy Falconer. The two long-time friends — who met in the laboratories of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) in the early 80s — are co-principals of Bare Natural Artisan Products, a skincare brand providing natural products that are good for the skin.

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Carib Cement dividend disgrace

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Caribbean Cement Company, manufacturer of cement to the country, prided itself as a source of good investment. I believed this and put hard-earned cash into its hands. At first, we received small dividend payments. This…

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FLOW battling vandalism scourge

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: We write in response to the letter titled ‘FLOW needs to do better’, which was published in your newspaper on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The case outlined by our valued customer, Romone Smith, is yet another incident that is a…

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Mountain of garbage in Coopers Hill

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Coopers Hill has been reeking with uncollected garbage for almost eight weeks. At the same time, we are being duly warned that the anti-litter law is going to bite us if we are caught dumping garbage. It has been so long that…

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Letter of the Day | Ban phone usage in banks; install metal detectors

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, a daring daylight robbery occurred at First Global Bank in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. The incident was captured on CCTV and has since gone viral. Footage from the short video shows customers entering the facility. A male…

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Multigrade madness in primary schools

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am a teacher at a multigrade school. This academic year, I have been given the nearly impossible task of teaching grades four and five. This is a difficult, daunting task (putting it mildly) for many reasons. Here are a few….

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Misery manhole fixed – but not by us

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: The National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to respond to the letter to the editor published in The Gleaner of Wednesday, October 9, 2019, titled ‘Manhole misery’. The referenced manhole near 1 Havendale Drive does not belong to…

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Holness may surpass Manley as political face of Caribbean

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir: I was a young, wide-eyed girl at a universty in London when I was smitten by the revolutionary Michael Manley. He towered above all other Caribbean leaders, figuratively and literally. He was highly respected on the world stage…

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Editorial | Who will create the good jobs?

Gleaner on October 12th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

Central Bank Governor Richard Byles wants to see the kind of economic transformation that will guarantee better-paying jobs for the Jamaican worker. Earlier this week, the governor again echoed the concerns of other public-sector commentators…

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