Women, get your mammograms done before age 40, please

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Jamaica Cancer Society h as reiterated its call for women 40 years and older to get their mammograms done, citing concerns that only a fraction of that population is compliant. The call was made by fund-raising and public relations officer at the Jamaica Cancer Society Shullian Brown, during this week’s virtual Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange.

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‘It’s a monstrosity’

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WITH 50 suspected members of the violent Klansman Gang expected to go on trial soon, at least two defence attorneys have confessed trepidation given the challenges with the just-concluded Uchence Wilson gang trial, in which 24 accused faced the court.

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Public now has access

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MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang yesterday announced that Government has decided to make public the country’s crime statistics, ending months of goading from the parliamentary Opposition for the publication of the figures.

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Sandals Foundation building handwashing stations for 12 schools

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AS part of ongoing efforts to invest in the island’s education infrastructure and support the academic growth of students, the Sandals Foundation is constructing handwashing stations at 12 infant and primary schools in St Ann, St Mary, Westmoreland, and St James.

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Golding says he is confident of victory on Nov 7

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MARK Golding, aspirant for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), says he is confident of victory come November 7 when delegates of the party will select a new leader.

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Security minister cautions against weakening of ZOSOs

Observer on October 14th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

SECURITY Minister Dr Horace Chang is cautioning against the weakening of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) programme, now running in four communities across the country, amid an increase in calls for its expansion.He was speaking yesterday in the House of Representatives which approved extensions for ZOSOs currently running in Mount Salem, Denham Town, Greenwich Town, and August Town.

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Be not disheartened

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IN the wake of the just-concluded court proceedings, locally referred to as the ‘Uchence Wilson Gang trial’, which saw 15 of an original 24 accused acquitted, noted defence attorney Peter Champagnie, QC, says the police should “not be disheartened”, while pointing out that there is need for reform of the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act, which was relied on in the matter.

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PNP’s Golding, Hanna vow to uphold code of conduct for election

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CANDIDATES vying for the role of president of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday signed a code of conduct committing them to a clean and fair campaign leading up to the internal presidential election on November 7.

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Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in COVID hoaxes — researchers

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Up to a third of people in certain countries may believe novel coronavirus misinformation and in turn be less open to immunisation, scientists said Wednesday, warning that development of a vaccine “might not be enough”.

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This Day In History - October 14

Observer on October 14th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2003: John Allen Muhammad, one of two suspects in a series of October 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area that killed 10 people and wounded three others, pleads not guilty to four murder charges. OTHER EVENTS

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