Trial in Roderick Francis murder finally starts

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

AFTER a nine-year wait marked by a series of starts and stops, the Crown yesterday began calling witnesses from its slate of 36 in the case of the 2011 murder of Roderick “Bunny” Francis, a high-profile player in the local fishing industry.

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Pipeline rupture leaves several city areas without water

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE National Water Commission (NWC) will today continue working to replace an old, ruptured pipeline on Arthur Wint Drive in St Andrew which sent gallons of water gushing into the air yesterday morning.Restoration is expected to continue today after rainfall interrupted the repairs yesterday.

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Recipient dedicates national award to late mother

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CAROL Dorman Higgins was sitting at her desk at work when she got the call from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) that she was selected to receive a national award. She is being awarded a Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service to the health sector.

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Death Trap

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ONE breast cancer survivor is appealing to the Government to furnish public hospitals with the equipment desperately needed to detect and assess cancer as well as enable patients to move forward with treatment in order to increase their chances of survival.

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House to extend life of ZOSOs today

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE House of Representatives is expected to approve orders extending the four Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) on which current crime control measures are resting when it meets this afternoon at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

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Doctors’ breast cancer solution

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

FRUSTRATED by the hardship breast cancer patients in the public health system endure, Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is moving to plug the deficits by establishing a breast oncology clinic to help them fight the disease.

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This Day In History - October 13

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 287th day of 2020. There are 79 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1957: The East German Government seals its borders and recalls all East-mark holdings for conversion into a new currency.OTHER EVENTS1775: The US Navy is founded as the Continental Congress orders the construction of a naval fleet.

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PM says St Lucia is broke

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has told St Lucians that it is “no secret” that the island has exhausted all of the efforts aimed at providing financial assistance to citizens in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and appealed to nationals to follow the various protocols and measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus that has so far infected 29 people here.

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Acquisition of land titles to be made easier for farmers, says Green

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MINISTER of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says the Government is taking steps to make the process of getting land titles easier for farmers.

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NWC conducts islandwide customer satisfaction survey

Observer on October 13th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE National Water Commission (NWC) is currently conducting an islandwide customer satisfaction survey.The survey, which started in the week of September 21, is part of the agency’s strategic priority to ensure that the NWC is fulfilling its mandate of serving customers as best as it can.

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