Tributes rush in for late ‘Butch’ Stewart

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Tributes have been rushing in for businessman and hotel mogul Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died in Miami, Florida Monday after ailing for some time. He was 79. READ: Hotel mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart has died in the US READ: …

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Hotel mogul ‘Butch’ Stewart has died in the US

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Hotelier Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart has died. Stewart was founder of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts, and their parent company Sandals Resorts International, as well as The ATL Group and The Jamaica Observer. He died Monday in the United…

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CMU, project manager part ways

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The contract of former project manager at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Elaine Hayden, has not been renewed. Hayden told a parliamentary oversight committee last year that her reputation would “take a beating” after admitting that she…

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LAST LICK - China calls on Tapia to stop spreading falsehoods as it rubbishes spying claims

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The Chinese Embassy has rejected remarks made by outgoing United States Ambassador Donald Tapia, accusing China of eavesdropping on his telephone conversations via a Jamaican domestic network. In denouncing the US top diplomat’s comments, Xia…

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1,000 J’cans added to disabilities register since COVID - Schooling still a challenge for PWDs, says Hendricks

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More than 1,000 persons with disabilities have been added to the registry of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) since March 2020, an influx caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people who reached out to the council…

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Hanging on to hope - MoBay businesses racked by pandemic anticipate 2021 turnaround

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which held the local economy in its stranglehold for much of last year still raging on, a number of business operators in Montego Bay, St James, are looking forward to 2021 with renewed hope and confidence….

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Senators paid five times parliamentary staff per sitting

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The cries for some categories of parliamentary workers to be paid a decent wage are expected to get louder with new revelation that members of the Upper House are paid a stipend of $53,000 per sitting and a similar amount for attending committee…

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Farmers in the dark about curfew exemption

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Farmers and fishers across the island have been seeing a fall in production and productivity as many are unaware that they have been exempted from curfew restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Yesterday, the Jamaica Agricultural…

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UK traveller dies from COVID days after arrival

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One of 20 persons who tested positive on the last flights from the United Kingdom (UK) allowed to land in the island before a travel ban took effect has died. According to the health ministry, the deceased is a 77-year-old male of Jamaican decent,…

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St Mary mother, daughter charged for relative’s murder

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The mother and sister of a St Mary man have been charged with his murder. Charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder are 63-year-old Leverana Forrester, otherwise called ‘Jemage’, and 32-year-old Ann-Marie Forrester, otherwise…

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