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KSAC to probe grave allegations at May Pen Cemetery

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
THE Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) last night said it would probe allegations that criminals are breaking into graves at May Pen Cemetery and removing and burning humans remains then reselling caskets in what is believed to be a multimillion-dollar operation.
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Ambulance shortage delays hospital emergencies

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
DUE to the shortage of ambulances at public hospitals, emergency processes are being delayed, an issue the Jamaica Observer has uncovered.
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Theft after Obama's visit

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
AFTER successfully hosting President Barack Obama and his team during their official visit to the island last month, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston was left embarrassed when one of its employees stole more than a dozen phones used by the US Secret Service.
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Cruel twist of fate

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
WHEN the firesthat devastated large swathes of farmlands in the St Andrew hills started earlier this month, 50-year-old farmer Dave Holding did what good neighbours do -- help those whose property were being threatened by the raging flames.
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From CHIKV to ZIKV

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
FOLLOWING confirmation of a case of the Zika virus in Brazil, the Ministry of Health has issued several releases urging Jamaicans to clean up their surroundings and destroy mosquito-breeding sites.
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'I have never seen it like this'

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
THE road to Dave Hollingsworth's farm in Pine Grove, Content Gap, is lined with depressing evidence of the fires that wreaked havoc in the St Andrew hills for almost two weeks earlier this month.
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Former Jamaican policewoman killed in apparent murder-suicide

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
A former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Alicia Ruby Richards, was killed in what the Covington Police in Georgia, USA, said was a murder suicide last Thursday night.
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The vibrant, yet opinionated Edith Martina Gordon

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
"A so mi stay!'
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Teacher accused of pulling knife, using expletives at student

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- A teacher assigned to a high school in western Jamaica is under probe by school officials after she was accused of using expletives to a student and subsequently pulling a knife from her waist in a flex of power and might.
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READY FOR ZIK-V?

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
The Ministry of Health has warned Jamaicans to take "necessary precautions" in light of the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika Virus (Zik-V) in Brazil.
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PHOTO: Beautifying a hospital

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
Chief Executive Officer of the Spanish Town Hospital, Petakaye Sinclair Hamilton (left) leads a group of employees in painting the Kataie Hoo Haemodialysis Unit of the Spanish Town Hospital yesterday. The effort marked Labour Day 2015, which is usually observed on May 23 of each year, but which is being officially recognised tomorrow. Looking on are Shirlene Marshall Davis (right), Director of Nursing Services at the hospital, and Sadia Small Powell, nurse manager in charge of the Katie Hoo Haemodialysis Unit. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)
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Kellier lashes Government's critics on IMF agreement

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
ROSE HALL, St James -- Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier has blasted critics who are calling on the Government to cease its pursuit of economic growth under the existing International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement.
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LGBT issues raise new challenges for Jamaica

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
Jamaica has been commended by several United Nations member states for its Charter of Rights, Vision 2030 National Development Plan and the Independent Commission.
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The issue of banking in Jamaica

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
NATIONAL Commercial Bank (NCB) has had many shots fired across the bow, yet management seems not to have any desire to heed those warnings.
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Homeless deserve better treatment, says social advocate

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Now in its seventh year undertaking wide-ranging activities in local communities, the presence of international non-government organisation Projects Abroad has primarily been felt in Manchester, St Elizabeth and Montego Bay, St James.
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A strange move on children's issue by Senate President

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
LAST week Sunday, President of the Senate Floyd Morris, was reported as telling a political meeting in Eastern St Andrew that the Senate "stands ready to pass amendments to legislation that would result in harsher penalties for people who commit crimes against children".
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Clean up your area, Ferguson urges Jamaicans

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
MINISTER of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson is urging Jamaicans to clean up their surroundings this Labour Day to destroy potential mosquito-breeding sites.
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Meet Viv's Rest Home model resident

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
NEWPORT, Manchester — No doubt, the combination of personalities of the 12 residents currently at Viv's Exclusive Rest Home in Manchester contributes significantly to the character of the facility.
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Denham Town people protest police killing

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
Residents of Denham Town, West Kingston on Friday staged a demonstration in the rough inner city community over what they said was the murder of a music promoter by the police before dawn Friday.
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MSBM is Best of Chamber

Jamaica Observer - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 21:00
THE Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies has been awarded Best of Chamber (Small Enterprise) by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC).
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