On the verge of locating thought-to-be-extinct Jamaican petrel — scientists

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Co-founder of Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), research scientist Adam Brown believes his team is closer than ever to locating the presumed-extinct Jamaican petrel seabird species, whose activity was last recorded in the 1850s.

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Myrie’s roadwork assertions come under fire

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CONCERNS are being raised in the St Andrew East Central constituency held in Parliament by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips about several road rehabilitation projects allegedly being carried out in the Cassia Park Division by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker Jodian Myrie.

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KIDS TO STAY HOME

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN the new school year formally begins in October, in excess of 400 students could be missing from the formal registers, their parents opting instead to homeschool them.

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Little Bay Primary and Infant begins classes with satellite Internet service

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Grade six students at Little Bay Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland were able last week to begin preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), thanks to satellite Internet service provided by ReadyTV.Little Bay is one of 101 rural schools expected to access the service in time for the official start of classes on October 5.

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‘The ‘Duncan’ gave me currency’

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

His children were no stranger to his political life, accompanying him on the hustings from their early years and seeing him revered by many. But the story of just how much of a legend former politician Dr Donald Keith (D K) Duncan was, is one his daughter Patricia Duncan Sutherland tells eloquently.

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UN marks 75th anniversary today

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary today at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarised world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy, and growing inequality.

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‘No right to jury trials’

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Noting that it could be years before another jury trial is held, given the risks associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes is imploring attorneys to embrace bench trials instead, as a means of keeping the wheels of the justice system turning.

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Business groups welcome revisions to COVID-19 control protocols

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE business community is welcoming news from the Ministry of Health and Wellness that once they consistently observe the protocols in their daily operations, they are not mandated to close their doors if employees become exposed to the virus.In recent weeks, buisnesses have been increasingly reporting that they are closing for a day or two for sanitisation and deep cleaning.

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Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg’s final summer

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She even officiated at a wedding.

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Alana Lawrence — Success through hard work

Observer on September 21st, 2020 | File Under Flair -

THE impact that parents have on their children’s chances of becoming successful should never be taken for granted, and Alana Lawrence is testament to that. Failure was just never an option for the youngest child born to a school principal and a court administrator in Black River, St Elizabeth. Lawrence, who now serves as corporate manager for equity in a leading financial institution, credits her success to her parents’ keen attention to her education.

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