Opposition seeks answers on importation of fire trucks

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OPPOSITION Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew South Eastern Julian Robinson has raised questions in the House of Representatives regarding the Government’s importation of vehicles and equipment for the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB).

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Mayor says new Corporate Area developments should be regulated to reduce flooding

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KINGSTON Mayor Delroy Williams says regulations are needed to require developers to limit the volume of water run-off from new properties in order to reduce the potential for flooding in the Corporate Area.This, he said, should be part of a comprehensive flood hazard mitigation plan for the city.

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Candidates have until tomorrow to file election expenditure report

Observer on October 15th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE two major political parties have warned candidates who contested the September 3 General Election that they will be on their own if they fail to meet today’s deadline to file their expenditure statement, as required by law.

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Ministry to procure Remdesivir for COVID-19 patients in public facilities

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) says it will be procuring supplies of the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, through the National Health Fund, for the treatment of COVID-19 infection in public facilities.

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Close call!

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IT was a close call yesterday for 12-year-old Mikaila Robinson, who managed to flash media cameras a smile after her horrific ordeal of clinging on for life in raging flood waters in the Sandy Gully.What started out as an afternoon frolic in heavy rain in Waterhouse, St Andrew, quickly turned into disaster for young Mikaila, who was washed away into the angry waters of the Sandy Gully, the city’s main drainage that empties in the Kingston Harbour.

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Washington Boulevard breakaway

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MOTORISTS had to be redirected in section of the westbound carriageway on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew yesterday as a result of road collapse.The National Works Agency said yesterday that a breakage in a pipeline at a section of the road caused the embankment to fail, impacting the condition of the surface of the road.The pipeline was reportedly damaged by a heavily laden truck that was travelling in the area.

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Soldiers busted!

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GUTTERS, St Elizabeth — Two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers were taken into police custody yesterday, following a reported shoot-out and seizure of a large quantity of ganja in Gutters on the St Elizabeth/Manchester border on Tuesday night.

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‘Lust for blood’

Observer on October 15th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THE police have launched a massive search for three men believed to have been involved in two shootings, one fatal, in the Gordon Town Road and, Tavern areas of St Andrew on Tuesday.According to police sources, about 3:00 pm a group of people wasstanding at the gate of 22 Tavern Avenue when the driver of a grey motor car stopped across from the premises.

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Former PNP MP Dayton Campbell says sorry

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FORMER People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Ann North Western Dr Dayton Campbell is apologising for the role he played in unsettling the Opposition party, which is still struggling to find its footing in the political arena.

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Surgery backlog

Observer on October 15th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THOUGH breast cancer surgeries are prioritised amid the general backlog in the public health system, patients are also competing with people with other forms of cancer for medical procedure slots.This reality has therefore strengthened Kingston Public Hospital’s push for a breast oncology clinic, to remedy how quickly patients access procedures.

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