Brother, sister shine with law degrees; awaiting Bar call

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

SIBLINGS Dwayne and Feleca Jonas are now both waiting to be called to the Jamaican Bar Association, having recently successfully completed their two-year tenure together at Norman Manley Law School (NMLS).Though the brother/sister duo, who are two years apart in age, are overjoyed and thankful, it has also left them in a reflective mood, considering the obstacles they have surpassed to make it to this point.

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‘Tourism is all we know’

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Today we start a new feature looking at the far-reaching and transformative effects of tourism on families, communities and businesses across Jamaica. Some are the stories you would expect to hear, and some you could never imagine. Having collectively been in the tourism industry for over 70 years, Richard and Carol Bourke could well be considered among tourism’s elite, if not ultimate power couple.

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Ian Dear’s hard work results in national honour

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The conferral of national honour, Order of Distinction, on businessman Ian Dear comes as no surprise, as his has been one of the most respected names in the Caribbean tourism industry.

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Online learning heartache

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

STUDENTS are now on midterm break from digital learning, but parents who have sat in on some of the online classes have taken issue with a number of things, particularly the lack of personal feeling or the impersonal nature of the classes.

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Schools moving ahead with plans to improve ICT status

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SOME public schools are forging ahead with plans to improve their information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure to be able to efficiently deliver distance learning, as institutions continue to operate in a virtual space.

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JC 9th grader excels at CAPE, CSEC

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FOURTEEN-Year-Old Derryk MacGregor is not your average teenager.In fact, from as early as age six, MacGregor’s mother, Dawn MacGregor-Bromfield, embraced his curiosity by allowing him to freely explore places they visited. This free reign, she said, would often result in her younger son engaging adults in deep conversation and bringing them to meet her wherever they were.

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Still not safe!

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Eight months after chief executive officer (CEO) of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling raised concerns about licensed firearm holders being exposed to security risks at the FLA’s Mandeville Regional Office, there is yet to be a relocation.

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Work on your marriage

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

PEOPLE may look on with an eye of envy at people married for decades, wondering why they can’t have a marriage like that, too.Those successful at this institution will tell you it doesn’t just take work, it takes very hard work. And rightly so, since nothing valuable or worthwhile comes without a price in this life.

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Water supply brings added energy to Junction

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JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Frank Witter knows that as was the case for other Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) winners in the September 3 General Election, the popularity of Prime Minister Andrew Holness contributed immensely to his success.

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How do pandemics end?

Observer on October 18th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN will the pandemic end?All these months in, with more than 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than one million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.

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