‘Ripple effect’

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

HEAD of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid is blaming the seeming increase in attacks on educators on the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), which, he says, is enabling wayward students.Speid made the comment yesterday while speaking with Top of the Morning host Richie B on The Edge 105 FM.

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Some parents don’t know their role, says senior advisor

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CHILDREN live what they learn.The old adage has seemingly proven true as senior advisor in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Courtney Scott has asserted that a number of adults have expressed ignorance with regards to their role as parents, based on their own upbringing.Scott told the Jamaica Observer that the revelation was made during a function he attended recently.

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JCF numbers show senior officers take polygraph tests

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

FIGURES from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have revealed that several members of its senior ranks have been subjected to polygraph testing in the past two years, with the vast majority passing comfortably.

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Sandals operates marine vessels on biodiesel from cooking oil

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

FOLLOWING the success of its Biodiesel Conversion Centre in St Lucia, where Sandals Resorts International has, for the past five years, been converting used vegetable oil from the kitchens at its three resorts on the island into fuel for use in marine vessels, the company is exploring ways to expand the project throughout its resorts across the region.

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Bloody 24 hours

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE island’s murder rate spiked on Wednesday into Thurdsay morning as nine people were fatally shot and four individuals, including a two-year-old boy, were left nursing gunshot wounds in a bloody 24 hours across the island.

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Cop flees in the nude after caught with soldier’s wife

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

A policeman who was reportedly caught in a compromising position with the wife of a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)soldier in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, narrowly escaped death Wednesday night.The policeman, who was allegedly gun butted and shot in his shoulder, is recuperating.

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Beach fight

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — In preparation for a legal battle that is looming over the ownership of Burwood Beach in Trelawny, the parish’s municipal corporation has retained legal services to defend its tenure of the facility.

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James Bond girl eyes HBO, Netflix deal for book

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

IF Miss Jamaica 1961 Marguerite Lewars had not married the Trinidadian media titan Ken Gordon and adopted his Caribbean island as her home, more Jamaicans might have known of her history as one of the first James Bond girls in Ian Fleming’s Dr No , which was filmed here in 1962.

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Man held for Big Lane shooting

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ONE man is to face the court to answer to charges stemming from a shooting incident on Big Lane in Central Village, St Catherine on Sunday, January 19.Charged with shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is 30-year-old Barrington Campbell, otherwise called Jason, a welder of Central Lane in St Catherine.

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BOJ reports increase in credit to businesses, households

Observer on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting a significant increase in credit extended by deposit-taking institutions to businesses and households for the 12-month period ending December 2019.BOJ Governor Richard Byles said credit to businesses grew by 20.3 per cent, while the provision to households increased by 16.5 per cent.

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