A Trelawny child who is leading them

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AT nine years old, most Jamaican children would be getting ready to enter grade three or four at the primary level come September, but Andwele Haye, who only turned 10 in July, is getting ready for high school. This short and articulate individual was placed at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School after acing the 2020 sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations at age nine.

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More prefer Holness as PM

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Significantly more Jamaicans polled in the latest survey by Bill Johnson say that Prime Minister Andrew Holness would do a better job as head of Government than Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips.

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It’s now Dr McKay, as Sunday Observer columnist awarded PhD

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Popular Jamaica Observer columnist, criminologist Jason McKay, was on Thursday, July 23 awarded a doctorate in criminal justice from Nova South Eastern University for his study on Portmore homicides occurring between 2015 and 2018.The study, which conducted an analysis on 381 murders committed over four years, was based on the theory of victim/offender overlap and the contribution of informal settlements.

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Wray & Nephew commits over $500 million to support Appleton communities

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

FARMERS and communities impacted by the closure of the Appleton sugar factory will benefit from an assistance programme worth over $500 million from parent company, J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Limited. The intervention programme will be spread over a three-year period, beginning in August 2020 and ending in 2023.

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FID targets assets of five sentenced in Manchester fraud trial

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sanja Elliott, who was last Monday sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for multimillion-dollar fraud at Manchester Municipal Corporation, and four co-convicts, are to face the Manchester Circuit Court on September 16 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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More things wrong with WRIGHT

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It appears that embattled Trelawny Northern Member of Parliament (MP) Victor Wright is fighting battles on two fronts — one with Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings, which says it is taking him to court for a debt of just over $3 million, and the other with his constituency executive who have made damaging accusations about him and his leadership style.

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Speid: School nurse issue must be addressed now

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

SCHOOL administrators are making a desperate plea for nurses to fill available positions being advertised islandwide as they seek ways to manage the novel coronavirus pandemic when schools reopen in September.“The school nurse issue is a vexing one as many schools do not have a nurse, and in spite of several advertisements are still unable to fill the vacancy,” one school principal told the Jamaica Observer.

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A bishop entering politics? Dr Purcell Jackson tells why

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

WITH the Bible as his sword, Bishop Dr Purcell Jackson decided to step into the lion’s den of politics, knowing well the consequences that one slip can bring.

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Wealthier men are more likely to develop high blood pressure

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

WORKING men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the 84th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2020).

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Reggae Sumfest 2020 virtual festival breaks records

Observer on August 2nd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The global response to DownSound Entertainment’s (DSE) streaming of Reggae Sumfest 2020 has exceeded all expectations, organisers said in a statement.DownSound Entertainment streamed the virtual version of Reggae Sumfest 2020 simultaneously on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube with all new live performances and content on Friday and Saturday nights of July 24 and 25, respectively, at 8:00 pm Jamaica time.

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