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Central Village’s success

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:09
THE community of Central Village, located off Nelson Mandela Highway on the approach to Spanish Town in St Catherine, has been highly commended, by no less than the World Bank, for effective solid waste management practices.
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Solar Bird Kill

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:09
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, California (AP) — Workers at a state-ofthe- art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — "streamers", for the smoke plume that comes from those that ignite in midair.
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PNP’s Bisasor, co-accused get bail in fraud case

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:00
PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) member Donovan Bisasor was yesterday offered $1.5-million bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
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Son of convicted drug lord accused of laundering $1b

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:55
PAUL Hamilton, the son of convicted Jamaican drug dealer Andrew Hamilton, was yesterday granted $5 million bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on allegations that he helped his father launder $1 billion in drug money from overseas.
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Danville’s ice bath

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:50
Jamaica Observer managing Director Danville Walker is doused with an igloo of ice-cold water as he bravely stands up to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue, Kingston head office yesterday. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which started in the United States, is a fundraising campaign to raise US$15 million for research on ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Walker was challenged to take the dousing by former Observer editor Al Edwards. Walker in turn challenged National Security Minister Peter Bunting, Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese and former contractor general Greg Christie to take the challenge. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)
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New project to help expectant mothers, newborns

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:13
THE Government is implementing a health improvement project for expectant mothers and newborns over the next three years, which will see 86 medical personnel receiving specialised training in critical areas relating to the care of children.
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Maximum Security

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:13
visually-impaired George Napier is assisted to the Ministry of Labour building in downtown Kingston by security guard Marie Munroe, yesterday. Access to government and other buildings in Jamaica continues to be a challenge for people with disabilities. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)
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Ministry likely to assist needy students taking vocational exams

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00
THE Ministry of Education is exploring the possibility of diverting funds normally used to pay for students to sit their compulsory Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) subjects to assist needy students sitting vocational examinations.
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THE RAKE MASTER SAYS...

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00
What a thing! You want see the hogs (7) and goats (35) feeding eating from the same garbage heap in the inner-city community. And guess what, unlike some people there was no fight.
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Photo: DETAINED

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00
MISSOURI, United States — A man is detained by police during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer August 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St Louis suburb. (PHOTO: AP)
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US court gives T&T green light to subpoena Google

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A United States court has granted a subpoena to the Integrity Commission here allowing it to request information from the Internet search engine, Google, as part of its investigation into the alleged "Emailgate" scandal here.
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Bird hunters, BEWARE

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:29
THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is cautioning licensed bird hunters in Trelawny to avoid shooting a particular white-crowned pigeon during the 2014 game bird hunting season, which opened on Saturday, and will close on Sunday, September 21.
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Head of private schools’ association goes on defensive

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:13
HEAD of the association of private schools, Pastor Wesley Boynes, says Jamaican students have a right to access public resources whether they attend a private or public high school, especially if their parents pay Education Tax.
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Bus fares going up

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:00
TRANSPORT and Works Minister Omar Davies is today expected to announce an increase in bus fares for the State-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at a press conference at his ministry's Maxfield Avenue headquarters in Kingston.
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'Even Stevie Wonder could clearly see through the whole matter'

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:00
Jamaica Observer online readers have weighed on a report that the deaf/mute in the Mario Deane case has still not been charged. Deane died after being beaten while in the custody of the police. The story was published yesterday. Here are some edited comments:
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The purpose of DNA tests

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:00
Q: Why does the United States Embassy suggest DNA testing? If I do the testing, how does it work and what do I bring to the Embassy on the day of my DNA test appointment?
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NHT says mobile office a success in Brown's Town

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:00
BROWN'S TOWN, St Ann — The National Housing Trust (NHT) is happy with the positive response to its mobile office here in Brown's Town last week Friday.
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