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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

Jamaica Observer - 5 hours 57 min ago
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday.
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Suarez bids Liverpool team-mates farewell

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 18 min ago
LONDON, England (AFP) - Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard during a visit to the club's Melwood training base on Monday, the former England captain revealed.
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Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 35 min ago
OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.
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WELL DONE!

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:24
Staff at the Port Antonio Hospital pose for a photo op after being recognised for their diligent service to the rural health facility. (PHOTO: EVERARD OWEN)
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Parents praise police summer camp for at-risk youth

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:19
PARENTS who attended the closing ceremony for a two week camp hosted by the St Ann police had high praises for the organisers of the programme, which has resulted in major transformation in their children.
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Never forgotten

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:16
Councillor for the Sturge Town Division in St Ann Marlon Garvey lays a wreath in remembrance of Marcus Garvey, during the celebration of the national hero’s birth in St Ann’s Bay on August 17. Looking on are Councillor for the Beecher Town Division Ian Bell (right) and Professor Oba T’Shaka, lecturer at the San Francisco State University.
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Help for St Thomas schools

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:03
As of this month the Ministry of Education will seek to improve the performance of three high schools in St Thomas through the pooling of resources, under a school district arrangement model.
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A safer gayle

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:54
THE St Mary Police have implemented measures to combat the recent spike in crimes in Gayle after a section of Tacky High was torched earlier this year and the school's watchman murdered in a separate incident.
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Drought likely to continue into next year, Pickersgill

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:42
Despite some showers in recent weeks, there is little chance that the drought currently ravishing the island will be broken before year-end, even with the October/November rainy season.
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Who is this man?

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:42
He sat with his hands clasped, gazing into the distance on Mandela Highway, oblivious of the speeding vehicles which left him covered in dust.
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New ministry policy coming for private schools

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:36
Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean said the ministry needs to improve the monitoring of the private education sector and a new policy development is coming soon to address just that.
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All set for start of new school year

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:34
Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites said all is set for today’s start of the new school year as adequate furniture and equipment are in place to allow for the smooth opening of the educational institutions.
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Better kidney health

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:31
Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica is aiming to raise awareness on kidney health during September which is being celebrated as Kidney Month in Jamaica. This as the group embarks on an initiative to raise $20 million to continue providing dialysis equipment and supplies to hospitals.
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Rat, dog and fresh water

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:31
Friends, what a piece of thunderstorm on the weekend. There was fresh water (24) everywhere. Mi all hear seh some place flood out. What a stress! Mi just hope that the Water Commission people nuh tell wi bout dem nuh ketch none.
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PHOTO: When hunger calls

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:30
This sanitation worker seems oblivious to the danger facing him as he balances precariously on the back of this moving garbage truck, while enjoying a patty and drink meal in the Waltham Park area of Kingston, recently. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)
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This Day in History - September 1

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:30
Today is the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
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Smarter Card chaos

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:18
Senior citizens were yesterday left fuming over the long lines and lengthy delays they were forced to endure in collecting their Smarter Cards for the implementation of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC's) electronic fare collection or cashless system.
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Vaz beats Rowe

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:18
JAMAICAN-BORN Florida attorney David Rowe has been found by a Florida court to have destroyed evidence on a computer at the centre of his libel case against Daryl Vaz, the former information minister, and Rainforest Seafoods Limited.
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Promoter gives back to parish of birth

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:11
Promoter Dexton Ennis is passionate about bringing entertainment to the Jamaican people, but what many may not know is that the former “Follow the Arrow” promoter is just as committed to helping the less fortunate.  For years his birth parish, St Mary, has been reaping from his kindness with his latest act of goodwill being to the St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria.
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Northgate's parenting group hosts health fair

Jamaica Observer - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:09
The Northgate Parenting Empowerment Place (N-PEP), a value-based parenting initiative spearheaded by the Northgate Youth and Family Development Foundation, recently hosted its first major back-to-school health fair at the Northgate Centre in White River, Ocho Rios,  for hundreds of St Ann residents.
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