A dream stalled by cancer

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WHEN Josan Sutherland received news that she had been named one of the 2019 Jamaican Chevening Scholars, her immediate reaction was filled with excitement and anticipation for the life-changing journey that she was about to begin.

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Supreme Ventures lists major gains at Caymanas

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SINCE its acquisition of the Caymanas Park horse racing complex in 2017, Supreme Ventures Limited, through its subsidiary Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL), has invested $2.2 billion into the project, the company has said.

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Mom wants answers into beating of Charlemont High child

Observer on November 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The mother of 16-year-old Conique Hall, the student of Charlemont High School who was allegedly beaten into a coma by schoolmates and outsiders, is demanding answers from the school’s administration regarding who will be held accountable and what will happen to her child who has been absent from school since the incident occurred on November 7.

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Old Boys come together for one common goal

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LOCAL old boys support groups are famous for strong competition among themselves in the sporting arena, but they are now seeking common ground to solve several structural issues current students face.

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Church leaders cautious on marital rape

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With the debate now before Parliament to amend sections of the Sexual Offences Act to make marital rape a crime, the question of whether or not a husband can rape his wife remains a doctrinal negative in some quarters of the church community.Presently, Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act does not acknowledge non-consensual sex within a marriage as rape unless the parties are separated.

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Charging teacher would be last resort – police

Observer on November 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE teacher involved in the verbal outburst at Pembroke Hall High School that rose temperatures on social media and infuriated the education status quo last week, could face criminal charges.However, that would be a last resort, as the initial mode of action would be to have the matter dealt with by school officials, police personnel have said.

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Sunday Brew — November 24, 2019

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Why it’s best not to reveal the meat of Easton Douglas’s last interviewAS the furore over a verbal, and physical (?) confrontation between daughter of late Cabinet minister Easton Douglas, Kari; and a doctor at Bustamante Hospital for Children continues, I took the time to reflect on the last interview I had with Easton, weeks before he died in September last year of complications associated with cancer.

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Blood in the Harbour

Observer on November 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A midnight shooting rampage in Harbour Heights, St Andrew, has left three men dead after gunmen dressed in camouflage and balaclava masks sprayed bullets on scores of residents who had gathered for a party in the community, early yesterday morning.

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Horne to UTech students: Use passion to drive business

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Executive chairman of ARC Manufacturing Ltd Norman Horne has impressed upon University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) students the importance of passion in business pursuits.

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JLP all set for 76th conference

Observer on November 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang says the ruling party is expecting a gigantic crowd at the National Arena today for its 76th annual conference.“Constitutionally, a general election will be held within the next 14 months, and so we are getting the machinery ready for the event any time after this when it is called,” Dr Chang told the Jamaica Observer on Friday.

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