Cash for COVID

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has deepened its commitment to help Jamaica contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, with an additional support package valuing £1.35 million ($230 million).

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OAS congratulates Guyana’s Dr Ali

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has congratulated the new President of Guyana Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali on his election and swearing in.

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St Mary SE tell why Dunn should win

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Mary South East where sitting MP Dr Norman Dunn (JLP) is being challenged by . Residents were asked: “Why should your party’s candidate win the upcoming election?” Here is how they responded:Stephanie Simpson, Epsom:

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Shada Sinclair is indeed going places

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

EIGHT years ago Evol Beckford, vice-principal at Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, said Shada Sinclair was going places.

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No tears for Clarendon six

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

NO one wept for the six men who were shot dead in Effortville, Clarendon, yesterday. Instead, the handful of residents who gathered at the scene following the early morning military operation were more outraged about the state of their community shop, which had been ransacked in the process.

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Dunn lists accomplishments in St Mary SE

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — Sitting Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn is the first to concede that he hasn’t completed all the tasks he set out to do in the constituency in his near three years in the seat. However, he says they are high on his to-do list if the electorate rewards him with a second term, a goal which he believes is within reach.

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JLP outperforms PNP in favourability ratings among poll respondents

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Both the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) have seen a five percentage points increase in their favourability ratings over the last four months, veteran pollster Bill Johnson is reporting.However, the JLP has maintained a 26 percentage points lead over the PNP in two polls conducted March 12-15, 2020 and July 9-12, 2020.

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‘Resilient and strong’

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Church and government members enjoy the singing of Sinach’s I know who I am at yesterday’s Independence Church Service in Portmore, St Catherine. The service, held this year under the theme ‘Resilient and Strong…Let’s Celebrate Jamaica 58′, is traditionally the first government-led event to commemorate the Emanci-pendence period — observed from Emancipation Day on August 1 to Independence Day on August 6.

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Manchester: Crime trending down, seven wanted

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Police here have revealed the names of seven men wanted for crimes committed in the parish, even while they report a 28 per cent reduction in serious and major offences since the start of the year.Wanted are:

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Voting patterns in St Mary SE since 1989

Observer on August 3rd, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

YEAR JLP PNP NDM UPP1989 Alva Ross 6,476 Harry Douglas 7,3191993 Alva Ross 5,342 Harry Douglas 5,7551997 Don Creary 4,976 Harry Douglas 6,470 Lorane Ferguson 5562002 Tarn Peralto 5,772 Harry Douglas 6,129 Lorane Ferguson 28 Donovan Patrick Harris 3 2007 Tarn Peralto 6,959 Harry Douglas 6,9252011 Richard Creary 7,134 Winston Green 7,5542016 Norman Dunn 7,319 Winston Green 7,324

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