More heat on alleged gangster Uchence Wilson

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE question of whether the evidence given by a prosecution witness, which has so far proven crucial in the ongoing case involving alleged members of criminal outfit, the Uchence Wilson Gang, can be used to show that accused gangster Uchence “Terrence” Wilson was the leader of the gang loomed large yesterday.

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Ministry explains why some private schools approved for face-to-face classes

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) announced yesterday that independent schools that received letters from the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicating they have met the standards for certification and reopened their schools on the basis of those letters are not in violation of the MoEYI’s remote learning advisory.

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Senator encourages more people to get screened for breast cancer

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Government Senator Dr Sapphire Longmore is encouraging more people to get screened for the breast cancer as early detection is key in the cancer fight.Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October each year in countries across the world to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of the disease.

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Halls of Learning to offer online STEM courses

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

HALLS of Learning Jamaica (HOL) has announced that, starting this school year, it will be facilitating a variety of online courses in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help supplement in-school learning while providing Jamaican students with useful skills and exposing them to opportunities within these fields.

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Gov’t seeks volunteers as it prepares for mental health project roll-out

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says acute mental health conditions are on the increase in Jamaica as a result of the strain of COVID-19 on the population, and has issued an appeal for volunteers to help administer the $20-million mental health response initiative which the ministry is rolling out.

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Thieves target Cross Road market vendors

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

VENDORS at the Cross Road market in St Andrew are growing frustrated with a series of robberies that has plagued their livelihoods in recent weeks.Shop owners there told the Jamaica Observer that unknown assailants have broken into the market at least three times in the past two weeks, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of goods.

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Cops cleared again

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ALMOST 90 per cent of the investigations concluded by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) in the April to June quarter into allegations against members of the security forces have ended with no charges.In addition, the vast majority of investigations completed into fatal shootings by members of the police force during the quarter ended with INDECOM ruling that no one should be charged.

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UHWI nurses receive back-to-school donations from HGA

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Nurses at University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Wednesday, September 30 received back-to-school donations for their children from Hope Gospel Assembly in St Andrew as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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US$165 double occupancy for St Lucia quarantine

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has defended the decision of his administration to impose fees for people going into quarantine, saying that the Government has been paying an estimated EC$ 1 million dollars monthly in the past for State quarantine facilities.Chastanet told reporters that while the imposition of quarantine fees was a difficult decision for Cabinet to make, it was a decision that was necessary.

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize as hunger surges

Observer on October 10th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger in regions facing conflict and hardship at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.

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