This Day in History — May 22

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 142nd day of 2019. There are 223 days left in th eyear.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1868: The Great Train Robbery takes place near Marshfield, Indiana, as seven members of the Reno gang make off with $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds. OTHER EVENTS1761: The first life insurance policy in the United States is issued in Philadelphia.

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Why did Canandian immigration search my phone?

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Dear Mr Brown:I landed at the airport in Toronto and the immigration officer searched my telephone. Is that considered a breach of privacy? What can be done about it?– TC Dear TC:

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Antigua accuses Jamaica of opposing fourth UWI campus

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the decision regarding Antigua and Barbuda becoming the fourth-landed campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has become a political issue.

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Lawyers intend to bar media from Chedwin Park case

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Attorneys representing the two alleged rogue police corporals implicated in the controversial shooting in Chedwin Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine, have indicated their desire to have the media barred from the proceedings.

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UWI hires consultant for LIDAR data project

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) signed a contract with geo-data specialists Fugro Geoid SAS earlier this month to use Light Detection and Ranging Data (LIDAR) to assess coastal vulnerability and conduct climate analysis related to sea-level rise, storm surges and flooding in the Caribbean.

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JSIF adding infant department to Barrett Town Primary

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is constructing an infant department at Barrett Town Primary School in St James, at a cost of $34 million. Funding is being provided by the European Union (EU) under its Poverty Reduction Programme.Project Manager at JSIF, Celia Dillon, said that the four-classroom infant school, which will accommodate more than 110 students, is slated to be completed in July of this year.

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Declining bee populations threaten global food security, nutrition — FAO

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The global decline in bee populations poses a serious threat to a wide variety of plants critical to human well-being and livelihoods, and countries should do more to safeguard them in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, FAO stressed Monday, as it marked UN World Bee Day.

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Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

Observer on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PHOENIX , Arizona (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship.

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Observer graduation gifts to 180 inner-city school students

Observer on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The Jamaica Observer is providing 180 students from 15 schools, mostly in inner-city communities, with outfits to attend their graduation proms at the end of this academic year.

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Beware Israeli spying technology, Bunting tells PNP supporters

Observer on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is warning Jamaicans to be vigilant in the face of what he says could be a plan by Government to invade people’s privacy, using high-end Israeli spy technology.

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