Happy birthday, Portia — Recalling your international bridges

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

As we wish for Sista P rich blessings on her birthday, gliding as she does into her 75th year, it is timely that we remind ourselves that the former prime minister has much to be thankful for, and to celebrate.

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Bodies remain unclaimed in The Bahamas post-Hurricane Dorian

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Health Minister Dr Duane Sands says that weeks after the passage of Hurricane Dorian, there are bodies that remain unclaimed in a refrigerated trailer on the island of Abaco.

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Noranda Bauxite boosts plastic bottle collection drive

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NORANDA Bauxite says that it is doing its part in terms of proper waste management, by collecting plastic bottles for the Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) project, which seeks to boost the waste management mechanism and reduce the amount of plastic entering Jamaica’s environment each year. 

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Housing relief

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE National Baking Company Foundation (NBCF) has, this year, donated $4.5 million towards the construction of houses for Jamaicans who are in need of shelter.The donation, given as part of the foundation’s yearly participation in the Food For the Poor (FFP) 5K run/walk and Housing Relief Project, made it possible for at least two Jamaicans who lost their home in a fire to now be proud owners of a new home.

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#UKvotes: The polls are open in Brexit election

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - More than 4,000 polling venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including a windmill, several pubs, a hair salon and a chip shop, opened their doors (approximately 2:00 am Jamaica time) for a day of voting that ends at 10:00 pm.All eyes will be on the winter weather, with forecasts of near-freezing temperatures, rain and even snow that could affect turn-out in the first December election in nearly a century.

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Today’s Horoscope - December 12

Observer on December 12th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, December 12, 2019: This year, you will be able to juggle two different sets of concerns at once. You also can see a situation from various points of view. Often, people will seek you out in order to gain a new perspective. If single, relating to you carries status! If attached, the two of you intertwine emotionally and mentally in every way. The unexpected only adds to the excitement of living. GEMINI loves to relate to you. They find you…

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Move to criminalise tipping off suspects

Observer on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A recommendation is to be made to Parliament to criminalise the act of alerting suspects that they are under scrutiny.The joint select committee reviewing the 2014 Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisation) Act, also called the anti-gang law, yesterday agreed to include the recommendation in its report to the House of Representatives.

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Child Diversion Act to be enforceable next year

Observer on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has assured that the Child Diversion Act, which was passed in 2018 to reroute children from the formal justice system — preventing them from being treated as hardened criminals — is to be gazetted so its provisions can be enforced as of early 2020.

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Holness visits Japan

Observer on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness will pay an official working visit to Japan.The visit will run from today to December 14, a brief statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said yesterday.During his stay in Japan, the Holness is expected to have an imperial audience with Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino.

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Tips to Crime Stop increase

Observer on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ROSE HALL, St James — National Integrity Action (NIA) Executive Director Professor Trevor Munroe says he is encouraged by the number of useful tips received by Crime Stop.

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