Murder appeal denied

Observer on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Steven Causwell, the St Andrew businessman who was in 2016 sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of his girlfriend, Nadia Mitchell, has lost his bid to appeal his sentence and conviction.In the much-publicised case, Causwell, who was the sole person indicted for the murder, was ordered to serve a minimum 20 years’ imprisonment at hard labour before becoming eligible for parole.

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UNICEF taps students’ views on improving education system

Observer on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

A series of consultations with hundreds of high school students to get their views on improving the education system is scheduled to begin today — World Children’s Day.Titled the Reimagine Education initiative, the series is being conducted by United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the National Secondary Students Council (NSSC).

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Interest rates rising again • Rates to be cut for September to December 2020 quarter

Observer on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

Interest rates are on the rise again based on the latest Quarterly Credit Conditions Survey Report published by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ).

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Local government — the engine for educational development in a COVID-19 era

Observer on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

Education has a powerful effect on one’s life. Through real education people gain confidence, smart ideas, and the ability to succeed in life. The novel pandemic has brought an abrupt change to the accessibility of formal education for many of Jamaica’s youth. It has also brought a drastic shift in the shape and form of the learning experience expected to equip children with the life skills needed to navigate a turbulent world and to contribute to the productive output of their…

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If Golding is to make a mark

Observer on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Commentary -

Delegates of the People’s National Party (PNP) have elected Mark Golding as its president. Golding was not my eventual choice but, I not only respect the decision of the delegates, I will continue to give the party, under Golding’s leadership, my full support.

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Sad state of NMIA airport

Gleaner on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to highlight some concerns regarding the aesthetic of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). I believe most Jamaicans know who Norman Washington Manley was. He is one of Jamaica’s national heroes, founder of…

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Letter of the Day | We need better roads, not man-made disasters

Gleaner on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: Approximately three weeks ago, one of the better roads in the Corporate Area, Upper Waterloo Road, was dug up to facilitate a pipe-laying exercise (not sure if it’s water or sewage) for the large apartments being constructed in…

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Give more Jamaicans a chance in hotel industry

Gleaner on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican tourism industry has taken a huge hit from the current COVID-19 pandemic like many other countries across the world. The Jamaican tourism industry has always been valiant, preserving the authenticity of the local…

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Readers reaction to dog-attack law

Gleaner on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Voice of the people -

• “Call me a pessimist if you all want to, but I can bet anyone that this reactive dog-attack law is just ‘a moment of appeasement’ that political legislators resort to as a means of assuaging the people who they serve. As it has already started,…

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Kareem’s Quest | Kareem’s Quest: Sea Cliff Resort

Gleaner on November 20th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Located along the coastal road of Portland, several minutes after exiting St Thomas, is Sea Cliff Resort, which is owned and operated by Errol Hanna. Its unique entrance, built from bamboo, is hard to miss whichever direction you are coming from…

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