Angry Salvation Army School for the Blind staff want two officials removed

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RESTIVE Ministry of Education (MOE) staff at Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in St Andrew are calling for the removal of two officials at the institution, after filing a slew of complaints, including mistreatment, against the pair.

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After three years in prison, man killed one hour after release

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AFTER spending three years behind bars, Dishane Dixon’s first taste of freedom was short-lived, as he was shot dead on Slipe Road in Kingston, one hour after his release.

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Health official rues halt in HIV campaigns

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A senior health official has argued that a hiatus in public education campaigns surrounding HIV has negatively impacted advances made locally to achieve several global targets.

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Despair and relief at May Pen Market

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Scores of vendors returned to visit their fire-ravaged stalls and shops in May Pen Market yesterday, their faces bearing expressions of hopelessness as they dug through the rubble.“Everybody come here so fi make them belt buckle and buy material and all of it gone now. Weh we a go start? Everything mash up,” Nickoy Herron said as he stared at the remains of his mother’s Trimmings and Haberdashery shop.

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PNP banking on Banks for St Andrew NW

Observer on December 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Businessman Rohan Banks seems set to be the People’s National Party’s (PNP) standard-bearer in the St Andrew North Western constituency in the next general election.Banks, who had initially set his sights on representing the party in St Andrew West Rural, moved his attention to the seat held by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke after it became clear that the PNP would select Krystal Tomlinson as its representative in that constituency.

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Sexual harassment caution

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Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) President David Wan is contending that the Government could be stung by the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill when it becomes law.

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We are here to help you, US ambassador tells Jamaica

Observer on December 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia, who has noted that bilateral trading relationship between Jamaica and the US is largely dominated by the importation of US goods, has urged Jamaica to ramp up the exportation of products to his country.

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Chinese political leaders visiting Jamaica

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A 14-member delegation from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will meet with members of both Houses of Jamaica’s Parliament at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in New Kingston this morning.The Chinese delegation is led by Bateer (as a Mongolian Chinese he does not have a family name), who heads the CPPCC and is the minister of national ethnic affairs.

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‘Three generations dead’

Observer on December 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

AT least one Waterford, St Catherine, resident thought explosions that rang out in the Clandon Road area of the community on Sunday night were firecrackers. However, the reality soon became clear when piercing screams told another tale.Three members of one family — a mother, daughter and grandson — were gunned down in their home.

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Ackee for Charity Does It For The Children

Observer on December 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Corporate law firm MH&CO Attorneys-at-Law has raised J$3,000,000.00 for the University Hospital of the West Indies Department of Child Health through their inaugural charity function, Ackee: A Culinary Lime for Charity.

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