Ship makes historic visit to Portland

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland — When the Seabourn Sojourn docked at the Ken Wright Pier in the Errol Flynn Marina here Friday morning with 450 passengers and a crew of over 300 it was its inaugural visit to this eastern Jamaican town.

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Bajans just love their beach culture

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The love of rum, day-time karaoke, and a chain of popular fast food restaurants called Chefette’s are some the cultural impressions that will stay with anyone who visits the island of Barbados. But there is nothing that the population of roughly 300,000 cherish more than public access to all of the beaches on the island.

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Bent loses his US visa too

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ANOTHER casualty of the United States stripping prominent Jamaicans of visitor’s visas is Senior Superintendent of Police Terrence Bent, the Jamaica Observer can report.The United States Embassy in Kingston cancelled visas issued to Cabinet minister Daryl Vaz, Opposition Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell, senior police personnel and businessmen, according to sources close to the embassy.

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Sunday Brew — November 3, 2019

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And speaking of presentations in the House of Representatives, one of the late additions to the legislature also spoke on the same day as Dr Campbell. He is Government MP Dr Norman Dunn, who won the St Mary South Eastern by-election in October 2017, following the death of Opposition MP Dr Winston Green.

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Brothers perish in MoBay fire

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Two brothers, aged eight and one – were burnt to death after they were trapped in a house on fire in the inner-city community of Norwood, here Friday night.The deceased have been identified as eight-year-old Javinci Palmer and his one-year-old brother Tyler McLeod, who lived with their mother and two sisters, aged six and one, in the Hollywood area of Norwood.

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Still no settlement at UTech

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MINISTER with responsibility for education, youth and information, Karl Samuda, says the fate of unionised members of the academic staff of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, who have been on strike since last Friday, now rests with the University of Technology’s Board and Finance Committee following their rejection of Government’s final offer in the wage dispute yesterday.

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Jamaica to beef up security ahead of festive season

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The Andrew Holness-led Administration has signalled its intention to increase the presence of security as the country continues to tackle the “threefold challenge of dons, gangs and guns” ahead of the upcoming festive season.

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PINNOCK SURFACES!

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THREE weeks after he was arrested and charged with fraud-related crimes, Professor Fritz Pinnock resurfaced publicly on Friday to greet the captain and crew of a ship as it docked in Port Antonio for the first time.

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Ferguson appeals to Diaspora for St Thomas support

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Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson has challenged members of the alumni association of the Morant Bay High School to lead the march to achieve further development in that section of eastern Jamaica.Dr Ferguson was delivering the keynote address at a dinner put on by the Morant Bay High School Alumni Association Atlanta Chapter in Atlanta, Georgia, recently.Morant Bay High is based in St Thomas Eastern.

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Anxiety and your health: Money

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“Wisdom is for a protection, just as money is for a protection…” (Ecclesiastes 7:12).  WORLDWIDE, more than one billion people live on less than a US dollar a day. What is more, countries suffer from hyper-inflation.

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