Former OUR boss J Paul Morgan dies

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PEOPLE’S National Party’s spokesman on science, technology and information Julian Robinson has expressed regret at the passing yesterday of J Paul Morgan, a founding member of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), and who served in the capacity of deputy director general of the organisation before ascending to the rank of director general.

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Barbados PM says US seeking to divide region

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BARBADOS Prime Minister and Caribbean Community (Caricom) Chair Mia Mottley, in a stinging rebuke of the Donald Trump Administration, says her Government will not participate in tomorrow’s multilateral round table discussion between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and selected Caribbean leaders.The meeting, she said, serves to divide the region.

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Councillor fears Asian Tiger mosquito helping to spread dengue

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COUNCILLOR Norman Perry (People’s National Party, Duhaney Park Division) believes that the Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian Tiger mosquito, could be more of a contributory factor to cases of dengue in the Corporate Area than the Ministry of Health and Wellness is admitting.Perry told the council meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) last Tuesday that there is a high concentration of Asian Tiger mosquitoes in the Duhaney Park…

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Conference to showcase new E-learning Tool coming

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THE National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons is set to host an inaugural Regional Trafficking Conference in April 2020 geared towards showcasing a new E-learning Tool and other resources to sharpen the skills of key personnel both locally and regionally, in the fight against human trafficking.The technology, which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, is dubbed the Human Trafficking E-Learning Tool. It became a reality as a result of a joint partnership…

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Man gets one-year probation for accidental touch

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A construction worker was last Friday given one year’s probation for  accidentally touching a Caucasian woman.The man, Matthew Williams, pleaded guilty to common assault when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Williams told the court that he was not paying attention when he turned around and his hand touched the complainant’s left hand.When Chief Parish Judge Chester Crooks asked the complainant if she knew Williams,…

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Deadly airport ride

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HAGUE, Trelawny — Four men from Portland, including two brothers, died from multiple injuries they received when the car in which they were travelling slammed into the side of a bus on the north coast highway here, yesterday.

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School transport association prays for safety of children

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MEMBERS of the St Catherine School Transport Association on January 5 – a day before the opening of the new school term – gathered at the Portmore Heart Academy in St Catherine where they put the nation’s children before God in prayers.

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Almost 100 nurses resign from University Hospital in 2019

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THERE are mounting concerns at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew about the attrition rate of nurses, with close to 100 having reportedly tendered resignations in the last year.A source at the Type A hospital told the Jamaica Observer last week that at least 88 nurses have resigned, a development that has consistently put significant strain on staff at the institution.

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No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — No cellphones. No talking. No escape.That’s the reality during the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.” After that, 100 senators will sit at their desks for hours on end to hear from House prosecutors, Trump’s defence team and possibly a series of witnesses.

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Labour ministry on job recruitment drive

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THE Ministry of Labour, through its Labour Market and Information System (LMIS), is on a recruitment drive, targeting young people living in the parishes of Kingston, St Thomas and St Catherine, as part of its efforts to help increase youth employment.

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