Weekly Round-up: 200 march on Parliament building… Carreras grants paternity leave… Boyz in Fifa's top 50

Weekly Round-up: 200 march on Parliament building… Carreras grants paternity leave… Boyz in Fifa's top 50

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Approximately 200 people marched to Gordon House in downtown Kingston Tuesday to demonstrate against prospective mining in adjoining sections of the Cockpit Country.

The march was led by the Cockpit Country Stakeholders' Group, representatives of which delivered a petition calling on the Government of Jamaica to accept the boundary they proposed in 2009 as the official outer boundary of the Cockpit Country.

Meanwhile, Carreras Limited has announced the implementation of paternity leave in the organisation, allowing a father three weeks off per child, and an increase in the time for maternity leave, moving the period from the standard 12 weeks to 16 weeks.

And, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz moved five spots up from 52 to 47 in the Fifa rankings, breaking into the top 50 for the first time since 2005. 

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

200 march on Parliament building

Ministry must approve fingerprinting at schools — Samuda

Electric vehicle policy coming soon

Hagley Park Road project almost complete

Smouldering dispute

Carreras offering paternity leave, more time off for moms


Police counselling family members of 22 people impacted in deadly Flankers crash

Employees abducted, vehicle stolen in Corporate Area robbery

Taxi, bus operators fined for over 1000 unpaid traffic tickets 

Three traffic cops charged after reportedly accepting $6000 bribe

Boyz climb into Fifa's top 50 list

Struck down!

Bad weather halts more Manning Cup games

JC respond in style after lightning strike incident

Clovis toon

'Stainless' minibus driver charged and fined

Senate approves Bill to increase outdated fines

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