Girl beater charged

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The teenaged male who was last month captured in a chilling video viciously assaulting a distressed girl has been slapped with two charges and is to face the courts this month end.The video, which surfaced on social media on October 25, showed the two minors arguing, egged on by several other youngsters, in what appeared to be an abandoned building.

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$647m in preliminary aid for farmers as damage bill climbs

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Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green yesterday detailed a $647-million preliminary emergency relief package for farming communities impacted by the continuous rainfall and flooding across the island.

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Gov’t must tackle problem of unplanned communities, says PM

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness insisted yesterday that unplanned communities fuelled by political expediency are to be blamed for the crisis facing the country, following heavy rain from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Eta, which drenched the island last weekend, destroying roads, property, and infrastructure.

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$20,000-tablet vouchers for some needy families

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THE Government says it will be targeting 36,000 needy families who earn $25,000 or less monthly, to benefit from a programme aimed at assisting with the purchase of a tablet or laptop for students.

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Golding offers bipartisan approach when necessary

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Newly sworn-in Opposition Leader Mark Golding says under his leadership, the People’s National Party (PNP) will embrace bipartisanship cooperation with the Government when necessary.

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Streets of Shame

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Heavy and persistent rain over the past three weeks have inflicted significant damage to roads across the island, highlighting the poor workmanship that went into their construction as well as the lack of attention paid to maintenance.Today, we continue Jamaica Observer Photo Editor Joseph Wellington’s pictorial of a few of the roads left in ruin in the capital city.

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Brace for more rain

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WITH 19 days to go before the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, head of the Meteorological Service Evan Thompson has said waterlogged Jamaicans must brace for more hurricane-like conditions up to January 2021.

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Smooth start to pilot face-to-face classes in Manchester

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Administrators at two schools in this south-central parish yesterday reported a favourable turnout of students for the Ministry of Education’s pilot resumption of face-to-face classes.Mile Gully Primary School Principal Heiley Salabie-Knight told the Jamaica Observer that students from grades five and six turned up for classes.

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Western Ja gives day one of face-to-face classes passing grade

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SOMERTON, St James — Education stakeholders in western Jamaica have given yesterday’s phased resumption of face-to-face classes a passing grade.Among the schools selected for in-person classes in the Ministry of Education’s Region Four, which comprises the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, are Somerton All-Age and Infant School, Chatsworth All-Age and Infant School, and Chantilly Primary School.

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KSAMC team to identify Bull Bay areas suited for construction

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MAYOR of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams says a team has been collecting data in the Bull Bay area of St Andrew, to determine spaces suited for construction following Sunday’s widescale flooding in a section of the Nine Miles community.

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