Gov’t urged to consider delaying styrofoam ban

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A group of local distributors and manufacturers has written to the Government urging a push back of the January 1, 2020 scheduled ban on polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam.

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It’s Christmastime again

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The Salvation Aamy, in association with main sponsor Scotiabank Jamaica, yesterday launched its 2019 Christmas Kettle Appeal in downtown Kingston. Money raised will be used used to assist the less fortunate at Christmas.Here are some highlights from the launch:

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Judge says Manchester fraud trial could go into 2020

Observer on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PORUS, Manchester — Parish judge Ann Marie Grainger, who is presiding over the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, says there is a likelihood that the matter will extend into 2020.The judge made the observation yesterday in Porus, where the case is being heard, following Thursday’s early-morning fire which destroyed a section of the Manchester Parish Court building in Mandeville, disrupting the schedule of cases to be heard.

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Bacteria that killed 3 infants traced to hospital equipment

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PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A Pennsylvania hospital said yesterday it has discovered the source of a water-borne germ that sickened at least eight premature infants, killing three.Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said the process it was using to prepare donor breast milk led to a deadly outbreak in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

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Control your dogs!

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SENATOR Kerensia Morrison says the Government needs to give urgent attention to amending legislation to include effective penalties, including criminal prosecution against dog owners for negligence in incidents of vicious attacks on citizens.

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Crime scene photos detail bloody July night in Lauriston

Observer on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CRIME scene photos showing the gruesome details of the night Joeith Lynch and her mother Charmaine Rattray were murdered and decapitated at their humble home at 46 Berry Drive in Lauriston, St Catherine, on July 19, 2011, were yesterday unveiled at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston during the trial of two of the murder accused, Sanjay Ducally and Kemar Riley.

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Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe?

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NEW YORK, USA (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary.

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Black votes matter

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GEORGIA, USA (AP) — During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely white crowds and asked black voters to consider, “What the hell do you have to lose?”Four years later, the president has a new message for black voters: “Look what I’ve delivered.”

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Desk-to-Dinner looks with Dermablend and L’Oréal Paris

Observer on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

No longer compelled to choose between a career and a social life, the modern woman is confident she can have it all, and look fabulous while doing it. Achieving this, however, is no easy task, and some struggle with finding a balance between office-friendly make-up and after-work dinner glam. As the festive season approaches and the Christmas dinner invitations file in, we anticipate an increase in corporate functions that will require ladies to leave their desks and head straight to the…

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No disrespect to Starbucks, homeowners

Gleaner on November 9th, 2019 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: At Sunday’s launch of Proven REIT’s new development, I made reference to Starbucks’ lattes in comparison to the affordability of apartments. In hindsight, I recognise that it was a flippant and inappropriate remark, and I…

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