Samuda says action will be taken in CMU matter, if required

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MINISTER without portfolio with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has indicated that, if the law has to be called in based on the findings of the auditor general’s special report on the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the education ministry, justice will be allowed to take its course.

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Witness says army fatigue, masks found near alleged gangsters’ homes

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A police witness has described items of clothing, including masks purportedly worn by members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang during their exploits, as being “in good condition and were being worn”.

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Bad company

Observer on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE resignation of Ruel Reid as minister of education last March before his arrest and charge months later, and the Government’s failure to make the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) an independent organisation are some of the factors believed to be behind the worsening perception of the level of corruption in Jamaica.

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Litigants, attorneys encouraged to use mediation to settle cases

Observer on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck is encouraging people involved in lawsuits, and attorneys to utilise mediation to achieve mutual results and to free up the courts.Chuck, who was addressing a public education symposium in Morant Bay, St Thomas on Wednesday, said he will be embarking on a mission this year to have cases dealt with in a timely manner.

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US$280-m bamboo project to start this year

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HAGUE, Trelawny — State minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says the US$280-million bamboo project on the former Long Pond Sugar Estate in Trelawny, is expected to get off the ground later this year.

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Cop hit down while doing traffic duties

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THE police high command has condemned yesterday’s incident in which a constable was mowed down by a public passenger vehicle at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and Worthington Avenue in St Andrew.

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NCB Foundation backs digital literacy initiatives

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CHIEF executive officer of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation, Nadeen Matthews Blair, has highlighted a need for digital literacy in Jamaica, signalling the foundation’s commitment to funding training opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and other non-traditional fields.

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NWA wrapping up $29-million roadworks in Port Royal

Observer on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now completing rehabilitation works valued at some $29 million, in Port Royal, as well as major roadways leading into the township.The infrastructural works, which commenced earlier this month, include drainage improvement, road repair and bushing activities.

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Ridiculous!

Observer on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

National Integrity Action (NIA) has rubbished allegations that it is behind Jamaica’s fall in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International.Jamaica fell four places to 74 on the list of 180 countries on the 2019 CPI, with a marginal decline in its rating from 44 to 43.

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Naming baby Bolt

Observer on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CELEBRITY baby names have long been a source of intrigue for celebrity watchers. One need look no further than the 100-1 odds bookmakers put on the Sussex’s bundle, Archie Harrison last year.The celebrity status of the newborn is one thing, but the excitement is fuelled by the fact that celebs are known for choosing unusual monikers — Kulture, Blue Ivy, Onyx, and Psalm being among the lot among US A-listers.

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