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O-Wrap: Gov't to pay teachers rejected offer… Budget Debate opens tomorrow… OAS impressed with Ja

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:

1. Gov't to pay teachers first year of rejected 16% wage offer — JTA

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it has been informed by the Ministry of Finance and Planning that it intends to pay the first year of the 2017-2019 wage offer with the March salaries despite the fact that the teachers have rejected the recent 16 per cent wage increase from the government. Read more

2. Flying cars eye takeoff at Geneva Motor Show

After gracing our screens for decades, flying cars are about to shift gears from dream to reality, with the unveiling of a commercial model in Geneva this week. Pal-V unveiled its Liberty Flying Car — a sleek, red three-wheeled gyrocopter-type vehicle — at the Geneva Motor Show and vowed that client deliveries could start next year. Read more

3. Haile Selassie High dismissed early due to noxious fumes; reopens tomorrow

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has informed that students at Haile Selassie High located on Spanish Town Road in Kingston, were dismissed early today due to the presence of noxious fumes at the institution. The school will, however, be reopened tomorrow. Read more

4. Finance minister opens Budget Debate tomorrow

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw is scheduled to open the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 8, when he will inform the nation how the Budget for the fiscal year will be funded. Read more

5. Be prepared to give new police commissioner resources for the job — JCC

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) says the nation must be prepared to give newly appointed Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson the resources necessary to do the job effectively. Read more

6. OAS impressed with 'a new path' in Jamaica

Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Nestor Mendez, has hailed implementation of the organisation's 'A New Path' project in Jamaica, noting that it is positively changing the lives of the beneficiaries and guiding them along a path of economic independence. Read more

7. Boyz to face Suriname, El Salvador in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying round

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have been drawn to face neighbours the Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Suriname and El Salvador in the qualifying phase of the newly-inaugurated CONCACAF Nations League. Read more

8. J'can Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison wins prestigious literature award

Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a sterling group of writers announced by Yale University on Wednesday as being the 2018 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. Read more

9. HAJ targets 16 communities for titling exercise

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is targeting 16 communities across the island under its land-titling programme, aimed at providing citizens with formal documentation for the property that they occupy. Read more

10. Pornstar sues Trump over 'hush' deal

A porn star sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday to declare a "hush agreement" over their alleged affair invalid because he never signed it, documents say. Read more

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