Look out for those in need during COVID-19 crisis — Dr Charles

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COUNSELLING psychologist and CEO of The Phoenix Counselling Centre, Dr Patrece Charles is imploring Jamaicans to be their ‘brother’s keeper’, especially to the vulnerable population, as the country grapples with the community spread of COVID-19.Dr Charles made the call during an interview with the Jamaica Observer regarding the psychological impact COVID-19 has been having on children, young adults and the elderly.

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Back in Cabinet, Charles Jr examines factors reflecting record-winning voting numbers

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The September 3 General Election victory by Pearnel Charles Jr over Patricia Duncan Sutherland in the constituency of Clarendon South Eastern marked the first time in 46 years that any candidate has gained over 10,000 votes in the seat.

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Work-from-home perils

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MANY employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are being exposed to injury as they are in spaces that are not ergonomically sound, according to one official.

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Sunday Brew — September 13, 2020

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My eyes caught a letter penned by Honourable Justice Seymour Panton, retired president of the Court of Appeal and a man of impeccable integrity and character. It essentially called on Prime Minister Holness to begin the process of finding a successor for current Court of Appeal president, Mr Justice Dennis Morrison, upon his retirement on December 4 of this year, when he would have turned 70.

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Sandals Royal stages back-to-school event for team members

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Hundreds of team members from Sandals Royal Caribbean benefited from a special back-to-school presentation at the resort last Friday.The event, staged by the hotel as part of its staff welfare programme, saw team members being presented with school supplies, including school bags, books and other items, needed to help prepare their children for the upcoming school term.

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Welcome Fayval, Floyd!

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The appointments of Fayval Williams and Floyd Green as Cabinet ministers in the education, youth and information and the agriculture and fisheries ministries, respectively, are being welcomed by prominent members of the public.Former parliamentarian Delano Franklyn said while the prime minister has assured that the Cabinet reflects the best skill set at his disposal, stakeholders in education will be keeping a close eye on Williams.

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Heat on Vaz pick

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THE heat is on Minister of Energy, Science and Technology Daryl Vaz, who is seen by commentators interviewed by the Jamaica Observer as a bad choice to be appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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It all happened before yesterday’s downpour

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Heavy rainfall late afternoon caused dislocation and traffic delays in sections of the Corporate Area yesterday. Here are some scenes before the showers came:

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Beaches complains of Turks and Caicos Government inaction

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Beaches Resorts is lamenting that more than a year after it filed a lawsuit against the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) over what the company said were breaches of a development agreement, the matter is still hanging, despite numerous attempts by the resort chain to reach a resolution.

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COVID-19 shuts KC’s doors

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The gates of all-boy institution Kingston College will be closed for the next few days, after a senior member of the high school’s academic staff was suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus, school officials have said.The individual has been isolated at home and is waiting on the result of a recent COVID-19 test done.

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