Register now for Observer’s TSO, Chin urges retailers

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Take Style Out (TSO), the Jamaica Observer’s annual initiative to push retail sales islandwide and give shoppers value for money, is scheduled for three days this year — October 29 to 31.

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Golding: There is no immediate plan to change Opposition senators

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MARK Golding, the man seeking to replace Dr Peter Phillips as the People’s National Party (PNP) president next month, says he has no “immediate intention” of reversing the party leader’s Senate appointments should he emerge the victor of the internal election.

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‘Golding embodies the principles of the PNP’

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MARK Golding has been described as undoubtedly the man for the job as People’s National Party (PNP) president, and who will be a uniting force for the fractured Opposition which suffered a 14-49 loss to the Jamaica Labour Party in the September 3 General Election.

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JLP councillor dies from COVID-19

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IRVIN “Louie” Brown, Jamaica Labour Party councillor of the Fellowship Division in East Portland, yesterday became one of the latest Jamaicans to die from COVID-19.

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Third flooding at Hotel Riu Reggae in two years

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Floodwater that pooled on the grounds of Hotel Riu Reggae on Monday afternoon has provoked feelings of déjà vu among stakeholders of the St James property, who experienced their third flooding at the location since 2018.

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She is loyal, say members of Lisa’s campaign team

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MEMBERS of Lisa Hanna’s campaign team insist that despite the impression being given in some quarters, the St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) and party treasure has been nothing but loyal to the 82-year-old political organisation.

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It’s a myth

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Lisa Hanna, who seeks to replace leader Dr Peter Phillips next month, says reports suggesting that she is not popular among delegates form part of a myth being pushed by the media.In fact, Hanna told journalists at this week’s virtual Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange that of the 14 Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) and 97 councillors, she has the support of 10 and 63, respectively.

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‘Big public holiday di place scanty’

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HELLSHIRE Beach in St Catherine was all but empty on Monday, as the country celebrated National Heroes’ Day at home.Shop owners at the popular chill spot closed their businesses as early as midday, while others didn’t bother to open their doors on the public holiday as they expected low patronage.“Pon di big public holiday di place scanty!” said a fisherman who was seen relaxing with colleagues on the beach.

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Majority of tourism projects on target — Bartlett

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MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that 90 per cent of previously planned projects are still on target, despite the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.“COVID-19 has given a little setback but picking up on 2021, we will be on track for somewhere in 2024 and that’s very exciting. We are going to be good for 2024,” Bartlett said.

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This Day In History - October 21

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Today is the 295th day of 2020. There are 71 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1967: Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, DC.OTHER EVENTS1797: The US Navy frigate Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is launched in Boston’s harbour.

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