Defence lawyer raps cops for failing to check client’s alibi

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

DEFENCE lawyer for the sole remaining accused in the chopping, shooting and beheading of a St Catherine mother and her daughter in 2011, Lloyd McFarlane, has chastised the police for failing to make checks or provide evidence relating to the alibi given by his client, Kemar Riley.

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Expert says Elliot’s family helped him retain funds

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An expert witness for the Crown on Wednesday named family members of Sanjay Elliott — the main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400-million fraud trial — as assisting him in retaining funds from his accounts after his arrest.

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Moved by Observer story, PM and JLP donate $2.5m to help university students

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Three weeks after the Jamaica Observer reported that university students are virtually starving after struggling to pay tuition fees, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, through his Positive Jamaica Foundation, and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Education Fund yesterday donated a total of $2.5 million to The University of the West Indies (UWI) to assist students experiencing financial difficulties, particularly those at risk of being deregistered and barred from sitting…

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Second time’s the charm for 2020 Rhodes scholar

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SAMUEL Bailey is Jamaica’s 2020 Rhodes Scholar, coming out on top of a field of 10 excellent young candidates.The 23-year-old was announced as the winner of the prestigious scholarship yesterday afternoon at King’s House by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who said the candidates were all outstanding, patriotic Jamaicans.

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Gov’t will not revoke special mining lease, says Montague

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Government will not revoke Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, which has been granted to Noranda Bauxite Jamaica to mine in the Cockpit Country.This is the answer from Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague to questions tabled by Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Ronald Thwaites (Central Kingston) in the House of Representatives.

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Tesha Miller is Klansman leader, witness tells court

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A former gangster turned State witness yesterday told the court that Tesha Miller is the leader of the Klansman gang.The man, who is being referred to as Witness One by the Jamaica Observer because the court instructed that all witnesses remain anonymous, made the admission in the Home Circuit Court during re-examination by the prosecutor.

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Tech company takes legal steps against unbothered e-Learning

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A legal battle is brewing between technology company GeoTechVision and the Government, over a multimillion-dollar contract for the Tablets in Schools programme, which went sour when e-Learning Jamaica terminated the agreement in September.

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DISGRACEFUL!

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Pensioners who frequent the Western District Post Office on Molynes Road in St Andrew have described the Government-run facility as a disaster waiting to happen.

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Weekend traffic changes for Three Miles

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Natonal Works Agency (NWA) says a number of traffic changes will be implemented at Three Miles, St Andrew, on the weekend to facilitate critical waterline connection works within the interchange. According to the NWA, commencing tonight and until Sunday, access will be restricted to the lower overpass bridge along Spanish Town Road as well as to some local roads

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Productivity push

Observer on November 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WITH low productivity listed as one of the factors behind the frequent depreciation in the value of the Jamaican dollar, the Government is pushing a multi-sectoral approach for an increase in the nation’s productivity level, and the youth are at the forefront of this drive.

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