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UWI launches culture, creative and performing arts faculty

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) on Saturday launched a Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts at its Cave Hill, Barbados, campus.It brings to seven the number of faculties available at that campus, but nine across the regional UWI system.Speaking ahead of the launch, The UWI, Cave Hill, principal, Professor V Eudine Barriteau hailed the new faculty as a much-needed addition to the university.
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Americas at risk of losing years of health gains, says PAHO

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is voicing “growing concern” over data showing that a number of countries have pulled back essential health care services at the primary level, such as pregnancy-related care and management of chronic conditions like diabetes and infectious diseases, to grapple with rising COVID-19 cases.
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Minto Family Foundation gives back to Waterford

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
Approximately 200 residents of Waterford, St Catherine, particularly the elderly, benefited from a grocery giveaway held by the Minto Family Foundation last Saturday. The gesture also saw the distribution of school supplies and was part of the foundation's thrust to help people cope with the ravages of COVID-19.
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Politics getting hot in St Andrew West Rural constituency

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE battle for the key St Andrew West Rural constituency is heating up, with the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) levelling charges against each other.Both parties have identified the constituency as a must win, as the party emerging victorious in St Andrew West Rural has gone on to win the last three general elections.
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This Day In History - August 6

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
Today is the 219th day of 2020. There are 147 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT
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Biden won't go to Milwaukee

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, party officials said yesterday, signalling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.
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US believes Beirut blast a likely 'attack'

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump says US military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb.
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Gone for good

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the US economy could come tomorrow when the Government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring.
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700 entertainment breaches; minister summons stakeholders

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
LOCAL Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has summoned entertainment industry stakeholders to a meeting at his ministry today to discuss increasing violations of the protocols governing the reopening of the industry.
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JLP would do better job of governing country, say majority of respondents

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has opened a more than 40 percentage-point lead over the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) as the party that respondents in the latest Bill Johnson poll believe would do a better job of governing the country at this time.Commissioned by the Jamaica Observer, the poll was conducted July 9-12, 2020 among 1,200 voting-age Jamaicans across the island. It has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent.
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Police say vetting of all files by prosecutor impractical

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
CHAIRMAN of the Jamaica Police Federation Patrae Rowe says any consideration being given by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to making it mandatory for the police to consult a...
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Get ready

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has added several decibels to increasingly louder whispers that he is on the verge of announcing the date for the country's next general election.Yesterday morning, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) sources told the Jamaica Observer that Holness will announce the election date during a meeting on Sunday. The time and venue are yet to be determined.
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Chief justice warns against abuse of judges

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes has cautioned against the abuse of judges via social media and other platforms, calling such activities a grave threat to judicial independence which...
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50-year wait for piped water finally ends for Lennon High School

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
AFTER some 50 years the students and staff at Lennon High School in Mocho, Clarendon, will finally have water running through the...
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Sir Hilary: Dismiss propaganda about slave trade

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
VICE chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles says those who have been disenfranchised by slavery and its legacies should dismiss the long-standing Western propaganda that African countries were complicit in the slave trade which saw Britain extracting wealth from the region for more than 300 years.
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McKay: Commissioner's job not for me

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
Newly minted Doctor of Criminal Justice Jason McKay says he is “not interested” in applying for the job of police commissioner, which is expected to become available at the end of this year.McKay made the declaration in response to a slew of Facebook posts stating that he should be selected for the job after he was awarded a PhD from Nova South Eastern University.
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St Andrew East Rural: How electors voted 1989-2016

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
February 9, 1989PNP — EGG Barrett: 7,070JLP — Joan Gordon Webley: 6,686Registered voters: 18,755Voter turnout: 73.64 per cent---------------------------------------March 30, 1993PNP — Horace Clue: 6,148JLP — Rudyard Spencer: 3,267Registered voters: 16,635
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VIDEO: Juliet vies for 2nd term in St Andrew East Rural as Joan eyes comeback

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
St Andrew East Rural is one of the country's largest and most complex constituencies, stretching from Harbour View in the east, encompassing the rough mountain ranges and...
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Political leaders welcome private sector crime talks

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that if the country can find a basis for agreement on critical priorities, then it can make significant political progress.He was speaking on Monday at the National Consensus on Crime at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
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