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Weekly Round-up: Charles Jr elevated to minister… Dorraine Samuels dies… New CWI president elected

Saturday, March 30, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday announced the appointment of Senator Pearnel Charles Jr as Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation following last week's dismissal of former education minister Ruel Reid amid corruption allegations.

In other news, veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels who recently underwent surgery passed away on Tuesday, losing a battle to cancer.

In sport, Kittian Ricky Skerritt and Vincentian Dr Kishore Shallow were elected as the new president and vice-president, respectively of Cricket West Indies on Sunday last preventing Jamaica's Dave Cameron and his vice-president and running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan, from securing a fourth consecutive term in office.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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PM names Charles Jr as second Cabinet minister in Senate

Ministry says $20-m donation promised to JC not transferred

Education ministry requests status of Central High chairman court case

Walk good, Dorraine

A beautiful life

Britain provides $51m boost to fight corruption in Jamaica

Gov't pays off JPS debt; House approves third supplementary estimates

Telecoms firm says lack of response to 10-digit dialling could affect some businesses

Riverton landfill fire contained

Capleton freed of rape

Two arrested for cocaine seizure in Rocky Point

Champs sponsor GraceKennedy says alleged teacher assault leaves sour taste

Costa Rica defeat Reggae Boyz 1-0

25 schools to get hurdles

Clovis toon