Shaw recovering after surgery

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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is recovering in a St Andrew hospital following surgery.The nature of Shaw’s illness could not be determined by the Jamaica Observer yesterday, but one of his parliamentary colleagues said that he coming along “nicely”, and in high spirits.

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Police call in Caricel bosses over alleged illegal activities

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SIX people said to be connected with Symbiote Investments Limited, which operates as telecommunications brand Caricel, have been listed as persons of interest by the police.Head of Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations branch (C-TOC), Senior Superintendent Anthony McLaughin, confirmed yesterday evening that since the release of the list they have been in contact with the police.

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New service guidelines coming for telecoms firms

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‘NEW legislation is being developed to guide the service standards for telecommunications providers, in light of increasing complaints by customers of the island’s two telecoms players about quality of service.The draft rules now being reviewed by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology are to be returned to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) this week, portfolio Minister Fayval Williams said yesterday.

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Street Scenes - March 6

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GIRLS DAY OUT These senior citizens who were seemingly determined to get to their destination took a breather on Wednesday. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)CYBER-SPACED This shopper is engrossed with his handset while navigating the streets in downtown Kingston on Tuesday.BALANCING ACT Carrying a barrel containing his wares and multiple hangers, this vendor caught the eyes of motorists in downtown Kingston on Tuesday.

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This Day In History — March 5

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Today is the 65th day of 2020. There are 301 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1946: Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his famous “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in United States. OTHER EVENTS1496: England’s King Henry VII commissions John and Sebastian Cabot to discover new lands.

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IMF ready to help Jamaica, other countries deal with coronavirus fallout

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THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is ready and willing to help member countries, including Jamaica, which might suffer any fallout from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is beginning to cripple several economies.

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Hotel guest found dead

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James police are tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of an American man at a small hotel on the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard, yesterday.Afternoon traffic came to a temporary halt along the usually busy thoroughfare as the police taped off a section to facilitate crime investigators processing the scene in front of the hotel.

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Guyana Opposition leads in 8 of 10 regions declared

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — With eight regions having declared results, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was leading A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) by roughly 52,500 votes in the regional component of Monday’s general and regional elections with Demerara/Mahaica and Cuyuni/Mazaruni still to be declared.

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Duncan Sutherland sees the light

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) caretaker for Clarendon South Eastern Patricia Duncan Sutherland has finally accepted that she was wrong in putting her supporters in shirts marked “OBSERVER” during Monday’s by-election in the constituency.

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Smooth flow

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Petrojam is said to have turned a new leaf since it was overtaken by a corruption scandal between 2018 and 2019 which resulted in the then portfolio minister and a number of senior managers of the State oil refinery walking.

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