Charles Jr: Pump & Tank project serving its purpose

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The Government’s Pump and Tank project, which focuses on distributing tanks, rehabilitating catchment tanks and ensuring that there is enough capacity for communities, has been serving its intended purpose, Minister with responsibility for water, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, has said.

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UWI student-staff want their money

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

FAILURE to pay over salaries owed to student-workers at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has sparked outrage from those affected, who have been owed monies from the summer.

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Trench Town hero donates to dead boy’s mom

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SINCE he first came into the spotlight in 2017 for having risked his own life to save a youngster from the raging flood waters in a gully, Tremayne Brown has been focused on making an even greater impact in his community and the wider Jamaica.

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Younger Charles solidly focused on becoming MP

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Pearnel Charles Jr is preparing to enter elective politics, although hurdles in the way have been making the journey a bumpier one for him than originally planned. Son of veteran politician Pearnel Charles Sr, the young senator and lawyer has his eyes set on where his dad has virtually sealed as his own turf for 17 years.

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More care for cops

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has embarked on a programme to improve the working conditions of its rank and file members.In an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer last week Police Commissioner Major General Antony pointed to the recently established Welfare Department, which operates out of his office, as proof of his commitment to provide more comfort for the men and women under his command.

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8 simple rules for holiday eating

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

FOR many, the holiday season brings thoughts of weight gain and potential health issues.It is well-documented that there is a spike in the death rate in the months of December and January, much of this effect is attributed to the changes in eating patterns.There is also a study which reveals that the average holiday weight gain is only one pound, you may say, hold on, that isn’t so bad, and you would be right, were it not for two factors:

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MPs want more pay

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One member of Jamaica’s Parliament has boldly admitted to accepting monetary gifts from contractors, in order to bolster his salary which he said was too low to meet the needs of his constituents and his home.

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Mom: I was not planning to bury my son

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Japhene Campbell, the mother of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair who was last month crushed to death by an unmanned garbage truck while at school, has expressed her dissatisfaction with the lack of financial support from the school towards her son’s funeral.

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Saluting Horace Chang

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang was the toast of St Ann last Sunday as he celebrated his birthday weeks after he was conferred with The Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD).

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Hi-Tech JCF

Observer on November 17th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is determined to pull the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into the age of technology and he has already started to reap the rewards.Through an increase in the use of cyber forensics, ballistics, and DNA evidence to strengthen its investigative processes, the JCF has secured a number of convictions of gangsters but Anderson is not done yet.

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