Jamaica

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began impeaching him, has not spoken publicly since his stunning speech on Sunday night defying calls from the military, ruling party and the people to step down.

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NATIONAL Storytelling Day (NSD) was given a Spanish flavour this year with the work of late Spanish icon of children's literature, Gloria Fuertes, presented at libraries across the country.Hundreds of primary and secondary school students and teachers were introduced to stories and poems written by Fuertes.

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says he will be inviting the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) to oversee the $630-million roadworks programme he announced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives.“This time around we expect every dollar to be spent according to the policy that we have announced today,” he said.

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JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) deputy Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Stanley is set to replace Diana McCaulay next year as head of JET.The trust's founder and CEO McCaulay yesterday announced her retirement at a special members' meeting in Kingston after nearly 27 years at its helm, a release from JET said.Stanley will be promoted to CEO of JET in January 2018.

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominica Republic (CMC) —The High Court on Tuesday terminated the services of Regina Carvajal — a judge who has been found guilty of serious offences on the bench.Carvajal was convicted of violating the Judiciary Code of Ethics and the Ibero-American Code of Judicial Ethics, resulting from an investigation which determined that she had ruled for drug traffickers.

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ST PETERSBURG, USA (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the Cutter Pelican has offloaded about one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated US$23 million in St Petersburg, Florida, that was seized in the Caribbean Sea.The Coast Guard said the offloading took place on Monday and three suspected smugglers were also arrested.

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MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported yesterday — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears, and some to say they had lost all hope of rescue.

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KAMPLA, Uganda (AFP) — Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with “treason” over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer said yesterday.The eight men were arrested Tuesday during a police raid on the offices of the privately owned English-language Red Pepper and its local-language sister publications.

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VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid face”.

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CHAIRMAN of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Paul Abrahams has dismissed a report received by the Jamaica Observer that the State-owned bus company intends to carry out redundancies early next year.

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Jamaica was well represented at the culmination of the United Grand Lodge of England's (UGLE's) Tercentenary celebrations held at Royal Albert Hall in London on October 31 which was attended by more than 3,900 Freemasons from provinces, districts and other grand lodges around the world.

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PRESIDENT and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Emanuel DaRosa says he wants to leave a legacy of a more sustainable renewable energy mix for Jamaica, by having the light and power company lead the charge in the growth of the renewable sector.

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MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said last night that his ministry has been assessing the situation in hospitals created by a sick-out of some registered nurses, which began yesterday.The action is believed to be in response to the delay in the Government settling their wage claims, which are currently being negotiated. But there was no official response from the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) on the issue.

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KINLOSS, Trelawny — The police last night revealed that they have two “persons of interest” in custody in connection with a double murder here Wednesday evening. One of the victims was a promising eight-year-old Kinloss Primary School student.The two are to be questioned by the police.

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THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is adamant that it will not support some of the provisions in the National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS Bill) and is promising to “repeal and replace” the Bill once its members are returned to Government.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Government yesterday allocated $20 million to undertake emergency work in Montego Bay, a day after torrential rain caused flooding in sections of the resort city leaving a trail of heavy mud and destruction.

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FOR some residents of Shakespeare Avenue in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, the flow of raw sewage through their yards has become unbearable.In fact, most of the residents say it is a major hindrance to their daily routines.

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The cosy, festive setting of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) boardroom was where seven grades five and six students of the Stony Hill Primary & Jr High School were greeted by members of the financial group Thursday afternoon. Broad smiles illuminated apprehensive-looking faces as each identified their respective name cards and politely awaited further instruction. This would come from Group Chief Marketing Officer Kerry-Ann Stimpson,...

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FLORIDA, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked United States troops for their service yesterday, assuring them “we're really winning” against America's foes, as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.

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Friends, I could not believe my ears when the popular female radio disc jockey, in sending happy wedding (7) wishes to the male entertainer, said: “Please send wishes to your beau (23).” Hope she reads the rake master and will correct herself next time as the right word is “belle”. Beau would only be right if it were a number two (2) situation.

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Errol Greene, chief executive officer at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) says that action taken by the island's nurses to stay off the job in protest of the Government's latest wage offer has affected service delivery but that contingency plans...

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Three attractions indigenous to Jamaica's tourism product are to receive greater exposure from visitors who will gather in Montego Bay, St James, for the first-ever World Tourism Conference next week.The three-day 'Global Conference on Jobs and...

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WESTERN BUREAU:President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says that commercial activities in the tourist capital have been severely affected by the heavy rains, which, yesterday, left numerous streets and buildings...

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Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the ninth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader: Executive Steward”. The nominees are among the top CEOs in Jamaica.

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ATTORNEY K D Knight and his team of lawyers representing embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann South Eastern Lisa Hanna have slapped down the contractor general's findings of wrongdoing against the MP as baseless, and vowed to defend her integrity.

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MINISTER of Science, Energy and Techology Dr Andrew Wheatley says the Data Protection Bill will ensure the privacy of personal information collected by the Government and its agencies, as well as private institutions and individuals.

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Despite murders in St James swiftly approaching the 300 mark, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says that it will not be a deterrent to the investment and commercial activities in the parish - at least for...

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Jamaica's criminal investigative capacity is to receive a major boost as aresult of a US$20 million loanfrom the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).In a statement issued yesterday, the IDB outlined that because Jamaica has one of the most violent...

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WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay, St James, took a major battering yesterday afternoon as heavy rains, which lashed the city for over four hours, caused major flooding and dislocation and resulted in severe infrastructural damage on a scale not seen in...

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Several streets and businesses in Montego Bay, St Jamaica have been extensively flooded following heavy rains out west Wednesday afternoon.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned yesterday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and...

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Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission and former education minister, sought to caution policymakers and leaders to do more to lift gender stereotypes and empower girls to venture into innovative professions."...

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Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition....

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While lauding the Government for taking steps to declare that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit country, Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), said that there are still concerns regarding some...