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Weekly Round-up: NESol boss resigns… J'can boy drowns in Canada... Pocket Rocket blasts off

Sunday, July 29, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Embattled Managing Director of National Energy Solutions Limited, Carolyn Warren on Wednesday resigned her post at the energy company, weeks after Opposition spokesman, Phillip Paulwell called for her to be fired over a drug conviction 25 years ago.

In a statement on Thursday Warren said she tendered her resignation to avoid prolonging what she described as an unfortunate and deeply painful situation.

The Government of Jamaica on Monday inked several bilateral agreements with the Republic of Namibia, including one that will allow Jamaicans to travel to the African country visa-free for business and tourism purposes.

Also on Monday, donors raised over US$10,000 to help with burial expenses for seven-year-old, Javaughn Black, a Jamaican boy who drowned on Saturday while on vacation in Canada.

In sport, Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season's best 10.98 seconds to win the women's 100 metre at the London Diamond League on Saturday as she continues her comeback after childbirth.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Carolyn Warren resigns as MD of NESol

Increased demand for US$ putting pressure on local currency

BOJ must explain the falling dollar, PNP insists

Namibia waives visa requirement for Jamaicans

Jamaican boy, 7, drowns on first overseas trip; body to be flown home for burial after kind donations

McKenzie announces additional $20m for drought alleviation

McKenzie threatens to expose local authorities in breach of health standards when trucking water

US responds positively to Gov't's appeals for WINDALCO waiver

Trouble averted at Petcom

Brother and sister charged in Tower Hill murders

Robber disarmed, killed during St James home invasion

'Pocket Rocket' blasts off

Alia's second gold brightens day for Jamaica

 West Indies defeat Bangladesh to level series

Clovis toon