Manchester fraud trial resumes tomorrow

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — When the Manchester Municipal Corporation’s $400-million fraud trial resumes at the Porus courthouse tomorrow, lawyers representing the eight accused individuals, will respond to changes in the indictment proposed late last year by the Crown.

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Police to PPV’s: Don’t operate without correct road licence

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THE police high command is reinforcing that there will be zero tolerance for motorists who operate Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) without the correct road licence.A PPV licensed vehicle can be identified by a red plate and a special sticker on the windscreen. Holders of this licence have the legal authority to carry passengers in their vehicles, along stipulated guidelines.

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Noranda Bauxite settles workers’ issues with three unions

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NORANDA Bauxite has been facing a few obstacles in keeping a leg up in the local bauxite/alumina industry. However the public-private partnership (PPP) entity has now settled all wage disputes with three leading trade unions representing its approximately 800 workers.

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‘Mummy tummy’: More than meets the eye

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AFTER nine months of housing their babies, mothers, oftentimes, are left with a not-so-small reminder of their tiny occupants: A protruding tummy.

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ICONS treat St Mary seniors

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ICONS of Annotto Bay, a non-profit organisation which operates from Jamaica and the United States, reached out to over 100 residents of the St Mary sea coast town last December, with gifts of food and other items, mainly for senior citizens.The group also partnered with the Annotto Bay Baptist Church in feeding seniors during Christmastime at the church, with meals being sent to others who could not make it to the religious site.

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Ex-cop ‘destined’ to die

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Ex-detective corporal of police Rickie Bailey, who would have turned 54 tomorrow, was gunned down near dawn on New Year’s Day, in what relatives believe could be “destiny”.Bailey, known as a cop who took the fight to gunmen, left Jamaica 18 years ago for Canada after learning that he was marked for death, said his father Harold Bailey, the New York correspondent for the Jamaica Observer.

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Sunday Brew — January 5, 2020

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How MPs work will decide next election, not national scandals JAMAICA is at a stage whereby no political party can feel safe that it commands a major slice of the voting cake, and in the months leading up to the next general election, which we are now certain to have this year, much of the gymnastics will be manifested.

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Decade in review (part 1)

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A reflection of some of the major stories reported by the Jamaica Observer since January 2010. January 2010Al-Faisal arrested in KenyaControversial Jamaican-born Islamic cleric Abdullah al-Faisal, who was once deported from the United Kingdom, was arrested by Kenyan anti-terror police.

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Decade in review (part 2)

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January 2012Portia sworn in as PM againMoments after taking the oath which officially signalled her return to office for a second time, newly installed Prime Minister Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller on January 5, 2011 promised Jamaicans that her Administration would reject governmental extravagance and be vigilant in eliminating corruption.

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Jamaican ends 2019 with $152-million Super Lotto hit

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The New Year is off to a super start as a Jamaican has won the last Super Lotto jackpot for 2019.The final draw for 2019 for the jackpot of $254 million was hit on Tuesday, December 31 — ending a year of total super winnings of $435.9 million.

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