Golding: JLP’s second term won’t be easy

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Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday said the Andrew Holness Administration merited the second term it won last Thursday but cautioned that it will be tough.

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MP-elect eyes social housing programme for Kingston Central

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JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament (MP)-elect for Kingston Central Donovan Williams says his first order of business for the depressed constituency is a social housing programme.

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This Day in History — September 8

Observer on September 8th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1992: Nelson Mandela calls for the removal of the homeland ruler whose troops killed 24 protesters, sparking a major confrontation between black and white leaders in South Africa. OTHER EVENTS1494: France’s King Charles VIII enters Turin, Italy, seeking to establish his claim to throne of Naples.

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New COVID warning

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IT could take up to three months of constant high numbers of COVID-19 cases, or increasing numbers, before the country sees a peak and eventual decline in the infection rate, the Government has warned.

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Fire brigade gets 85 new recruits

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T HE Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) has received a major boost to its complement of firefighters with the addition of 85 new recruits.The men and women, who recently completed a rigorous training programme, will now be assigned to the various divisions across the country.

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COVID-19 hits operations of two banks

Observer on September 8th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE island’s two largest commercial banks have reported that cases of COVID-19 have affected their operations.Yesterday, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) advised that suspected exposure at its Kingston-based contact centre was expected to impact customer care operations in the short term, as three employees were displaying symptoms of the virus.

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Hope fading

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — At the height of the novel coronavirus lockdown President Donald Trump and his top health advisers trumpeted a new test that would help Americans reclaim their lives — one that would tell them if they already had the virus and would be protected from getting it again.

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Strike out and shake things up, Prime Minister …start with the Cabinet

Observer on September 8th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

THE 2020 parliamentary elections are behind us and I am sure that many, like me, who love all politics — local and foreign — are busy with the various permutations and combinations of the soon-to-be-named Cabinet.

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Hail, Dr Neville Gallimore!

Observer on September 8th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

The late Dr Neville Gallimore was a physician, Member of Parliament, and minister of Government in several portfolios. I wish to pay tribute to him for his stewardship as minister of education.My wife, family, and I convey sincere condolence to his wife Dr Angela Gallimore, one of Jamaica’s outstanding reading specialists, and their children.

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Planning Your Honeymoon

Observer on September 8th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

You’ve asked and we’ve answered! Welcome to your weekly column ‘Planning Your Happily Ever After’ with wedding consultant Shikima Hinds. Her focus this week: Planning your honeymoon. 

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