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Shaw accepts Man of the Year Award on behalf of Government, finance ministry staff.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw, who was named Man of the Year on being presented with the Jamaica Observer's Chairman's Award Sunday night, accepted the accolades with humility, saying that the recognition belonged to the entire Government and his staff at the Ministry of Finance.

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Jamaican facing drug-related charges in Grenada.

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada , A British national has been jailed for two years after he failed to pay a EC$150,000 fine following his conviction in a magistrate court here, on drug-related charges.

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MoBay mayor orders payment probe.

MONTEGO BAY, St James , Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis has given his chief executive officer 24 hours to present a report on the payment history of the former personal assistant of the councillor for the Granville Division, Michael Troupe.The corporation's chairman told members of the ...

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Market for sale.

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation has been given the go-ahead to sell Constant Spring Market to the National Land Agency to facilitate the road expansion project for the Constant Spring Road corridor.A resolution was approved at yesterday's council meeting for the KSAMC to enter into negotiation with the NLA ...

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PHOTO: Shaw: Observer Man of the Year.

Finance Minister Audley Shaw accepts the Jamaica Observer Man of the Year 2017 Awardfrom the newspaper's Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart at the Observer Business LeaderAward gala Sunday night at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

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Bartlett says 2017 a 'dream year' for Jamaica.

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says 2017 is a “dream year” for Jamaica's tourism sector.“We've annexed all sorts of new horizons and frontiers; we're going to make four million visitors this year and we're going to earn in the region of US$3 billion,” he told top-producing travel agents from ...

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Both parents must consent to the issuance of a minor's passport.

Q: My baby's father isn't in Jamaica, and doesn't live with me or my child. Does he need to sign my child's US passport application?

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meeting today on security for Christmas shoppers downtown.

With Christmas fast approaching and increasing numbers of street vendors selling their wares downtown Kingston, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation will be meeting with the police at 9:30 am today to fine-tune security arrangements and ensure that citizens can shop in safety.

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KSAMC councillors in nasty political clash.

Exchanges of goodwill for the holiday season at yesterday's monthly meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation council meeting were brought to an abrupt end when two councillors from opposing political parties engaged in a nasty, prolonged tracing match over alleged political misdeeds.

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CNN Panel Goes Off on Jack Kingston for Saying Trump Gillibrand Tweet Wasn't Sexist.

Former Congressman Jack Kingston said on CNN tonight that he doesn't think there was "anything sexist" about President Trump's tweet today about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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'For the love of God!': Ana Navarro stomps on Jack Kingston for claiming Trump's Gillibrand attack 'wasn't sexist'.

After pundits, journalists and congresspeople alike agreed that President Donald Trump's Tuesday morning tweet attacking against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand  was misogynist and likely constituted sexual harassment, a Republican former congressman took it upon himself to declare that the pres...

- The Raw Story - US

The post-Weinstein 'reckoning' has missed powerful targets

Anne Kingston: Led by a Trumpian example, accepting responsibility for bad or even illegal behaviour has become passé The post The post-Weinstein 'reckoning' has missed powerful targets appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Rainforest Seafoods fetes children at Christmas treat

RAINFOREST Seafoods, in collaboration with National Baking Company, two Saturdays ago kicked off the Christmas season with their fifth annual children's treat at its distribution centre on Slipe Road in Kingston.The organisation said in a release that the Christmas treat was open to children from the surrounding ...

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Free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park Dec 19

VERLANDO Small, Kingston College Chapel Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the ScotiaSingers next week Tuesday at Scotiabank's free Christmas concert in Emancipation Park.According to a release from Scotiabank, it is the 21st year of this celebration that is looked forward to by many.'Scotia Christmas' is scheduled ...

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Help the homeless with low-cost housing, social workers appeal

A panel of social workers yesterday made an appeal for subsidised housing for homeless people who have been retrained and reintegrated into society.The panellists made the appeal at this week's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange as they spoke of the challenges they face assisting the homeless, listing affordability of housing ...

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New developments in illegal gun shipment probe

AS the probe continues into the seizure in Miami of an illegal shipment of 119 guns and a large quantity of magazines and ammunition destined for Jamaica last month, new developments were revealed yesterday involving the woman alleged to be the consignee.

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Members of construction industry urged to ensure quality of buildings

MANAGING director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Omar Sweeney is encouraging members of the construction industry to continue to ensure that quality buildings are constructed across the island.

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No chicken feed

Jamaica Broilers Group has projected that the local poultry industry will bring in approximately $54 billion in retail sales this year and, as such, the company said it will be launching a national public education campaign on the industry's contribution to the economy.

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Cops to flood streets of MoBay

RESIDENTS in St James can expect to see a more robust police presence on the streets of that parish following a high-level meeting with members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force yesterday.In fact, the police have decided to increase their public order activities, especially as it relates to illegal vending and traffic ...

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Put safety first this Christmas, say police

THE police have called on Jamaicans to “put safety on the roads” first this holiday season, in light of recent statistics that showed that 294 people have died on the roads this year.

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Firefighters complete US training course

FIFTY-FIVE Jamaican firefighters have completed live burn training under a Sister Airport Agreement with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States of America.The training, which ended on last Thursday, provided firefighters with instruction in hands-on, live fire-fighting experience.

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Jamaica to chair council of ministers of the ACP countries

SENATOR Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica's minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade was appointed last Tuesday to preside over the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, from February to July 2018.

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CAC issues Christmas shopping tips for consumers

THE Christmas season for many Jamaicans can be a joyous and wonderful time; however, after it has passed, many consumers regret transactions that were done in the marketplace. Speaking at a recent press briefing at The Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston, Consumer Affairs Commission Chairman Kent Gammon said that among the ...

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Thieves rob St Ann farmer of cattle worth over $1m

A St Ann cattle farmer has lost over $1 million in livestock due theft over the past three months.Eric Jaggon, owner of Leyford Farm in Golden Grove in the parish, told the Jamaica Observer North & East that the larceny started when a private road leading to his farm was opened to China Harbour Engineering Company ...

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Two more Jamaicans plead guilty in US$5.7m lottery scam

NORTH DAKOTA, United States , Only four of the Jamaicans extradited to the United States in connection with a lottery scam that authorities say bilked at least 90 Americans out of more than US$5.7 million are still scheduled for trial in January.The other nine suspects have pleaded guilty, with the most recent being ...

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Unidentified man fished from sea in Kingston

THE body of an unidentified man was seen floating in the sea in the vicinity of the Waterfront in downtown Kingston yesterday, the police say.The police believe the man was in his late 30s. The body, according to a release from the police Corporate Communications Unit is of dark complexion, slim build and about five feet 10 ...

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Venezuelan Institute introduces free dance programme

A dance programme has been introduced at the Venezuelan Institute, located at 24 Windsor Avenue in Kingston. Jamaicans now have the opportunity to learn Venezuelan folk dances, including the Joropo, free of cost. The Joropo is the national dance of Venezuela. It consists of 36 steps and is a dance for couples.

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JPS to tackle electricity theft 'monster' in 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James , Recently appointed president and chief executive officer of Jamaica Public Service Company Emanuel DaRosa says come next year, the light and power company will be embarking on a $2-billion smart meter technology programme as part of its campaign to mitigate electricity theft.

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Pandemonium at KPH

MERE hours after the Sunday Observer reported that officials at the Kingston Public Hospital were celebrating not having any gunshot-related deaths at the institution for the month of October, a gun attack at a funeral on Windward Road put a damper on their jubilation.

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It's Byles!

Richard Byles, chairman and former CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, was last night named Jamaica Observer Business Leader 2017, topping a field of 12 of the island's top chief executive officers which Award Selection Committee Chairman Moses Jackson described as “an embarrassment of riches” and which gave the ...

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Seventh-day Adventist pastor called to the Bar

SEVENTH-DAY Adventist Pastor Omar Oliphant created history in the church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister who is also an attorney-at-law.He was called to the Jamaican Bar on December 7 in ceremony held at the Supreme Court in Kingston.

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MS Monarch cruise ship pulls into Kingston today

THE MS Monarch cruise ship, which is operated by Spain's largest cruise line , Pullmantur Cruises , is expected to pull into berth two at the Kingston Wharves today.The Ministry of Tourism, in a release yesterday, said the ship has a capacity of just over 2,700 passengers.“The ship, originally scheduled to dock in ...

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'Outlander' stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan discuss the Season 3 finale's twist ending

Spoiler alert: This recap contains plot details for Outlander Season 3, episode 13, titled "The Eye of the Storm." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our episode 12 recap. Outlander Season 3 has taken Claire and Jamie Fraser on a truly epic voyage , from Scotland to Jamaica, and now to America, as the ...

- Mashable! - US

West Elm plans new stores for UK in 2018

West Elm, New York-based purveyor of mid-century furniture, intends to open new stores in the UK next year. The chain, part of retail giant Williams Sonoma group, opened its second UK store last week. The new outlet is based in Bentalls shopping centre, Kingston. West Elm opened its first store in the UK on Tottenham Court ...

- City AM - UK

Quins urged to learn lessons from European campaign

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston insists lessons must learned from their European Champions Cup campaign after a 17-5 defeat to Ulster extinguished any remaining hope of his side reaching the quarter-finals. Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale touched down during the first half, while John Cooney kicked four penalties ...

- City AM - UK

No sexual assault 'reckoning' in U.S. politics, only 'coarsening'

Anne Kingston: Led by a Trumpian example, accepting responsibility for bad or even illegal behaviour has become passé The post No sexual assault 'reckoning' in U.S. politics, only 'coarsening' appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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KPH GLORY!

THIS is not fake news.For the first time in recent history, officials and employees of Kingston Public Hospital have reason to pop a bottle of champagne and reach for the sky in celebration of a feat they describe as more than welcome.

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LESTER'S FAREWELL!

Hundreds bade farewell to former Chairman of the RJRGleaner Communications Group Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding yesterday in an emotional thanksgiving service held at the Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew.Spaulding died November 17 after a period of illness. He was 76.Colleague and radio personality Norma Brown ...

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McKnight: The children are growing up angry

Forgetting that it was his moment of glory, Leighton McKnight made a desperate appeal for help for Jamaica's poorest children, on a night when he received the coveted Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica Distinguished Member Award 2017.

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Photo: TOWARDS TRAINING AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica Galina Sotirova and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology Hillary Alexander with graduates of the Youth Employment in Digital & Animation Industries project , at the closing ceremony for the Creative Industries Education & Employment Programme held at Edna ...

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Vendor turns court into comedy scene

A vendor who pleaded “not guilty with explanation and self-defence” had those in court laughing uncontrollably on Friday.Rohan Ellis's plea came on the heels of allegation that he assaulted another vendor in downtown Kingston on November 30.The prosecutor told the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court that Ellis, ...

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Failed efforts to have man's bail reduced

Kevin White's relatives will have to try harder to get him out on bail as an effort to reduce his bail offer was denied when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.White, who was previously offered bail in the sum of $300,000 with three sureties, is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm ...

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Police happy with database lessons

ROSE HALL, St James , The exposure to database previously unknown to them has better equipped members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force , coming out of the seventh Global Operational Symposium on Fugitives, to track down escapees.

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Full use of Sangster air traffic tower by January

The new air traffic control tower at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, will become fully operational in January 2018.This was disclosed by director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority , Nari Williams-Singh, last week.

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Here's why hundreds of Santas are swarming the streets of London

If you've passed a crowd of excitable people with white beards and red accessories today, no - it's not a Momentum meetup. Today is the annual Santacon parade and pub crawl. Participants are split into four groups take different routes around London, passing landmarks. As the routes are only revealed to registered Santas ...

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'We just disproved that': CNN's Blackwell smacks down Jack Kingston for claiming Trump has improved the lives of blacks

Former Rep. Jack Kingston was smacked down by a CNN host Saturday morning for claiming great gains for the black community under President Donald Trump , moments after CNN reported the opposite. Appearing on New Day to defend the president's planned visit to the newly opened Civil...

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Will Glen Washington disappoint Kenyan fans a second time?

The Jamaican reggae songwriter is in Nairobi for a concert on Monday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Downtown Kingston fire leaves 16 homeless

SIXTEEN people, including two children, were yesterday left homeless after fire destroyed three buildings and affected a garage on East Street on downtown Kingston.“My whole house gone and two car that I was working on in the garage burnt out,” said mechanic Derrick Nam, who lived in the tenement yard for more ...

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Political parties registration, campaign financing rules effective 2018

THE rules related to both the regulation of Jamaican political parties and campaign financing will come into effect before the end of the current legislative year , 2017/18.Prime Minister Andrew Holness informed the House of Representatives on Wednesday that the regulations informing the process of the registration of ...

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PHOTO: Healthy laugh

Gregory Mair , chairman of the National Health Fund; the fund's CEO Everton Anderson ; and James Cercone, president of Sanigest Internacional, have a healthy laugh following the signing Wednesday of a contract for the development of the proposal for a national health plan for Jamaica. The contract, valued at ...

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