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Welfare of children concerns lecturer

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

Senior lecturer, researcher, and coordinator of early childhood programmes at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Zoyah Kinkead Clark is expressing concern for the welfare of young children, many of whom she says might be displaced come September, given the upheaval in a number... Read More

McLean: Options on table to re-energise students

ALICIA DUNKLEY WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says several options are being explored to help students who might have regressed because of the disruption to the teaching learning process since the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close early in March, come the... Read More

Trump tweets video with 'white power' chant, then deletes it

Monday, June, 29 2020    

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power”, a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard... Read More

Three women killed, Rygin King hurt on bloody Sunday

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Popular hardcore dancehall artiste Rygin King was up to late yesterday evening in emergency surgery after he was one of three people shot — one fatally by unknown assailants in an incident in Westmoreland yesterday afternoon. Read More

HAIL THE MAN!

Monday, June, 29 2020    

People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips (right) and the man he defeated to retain his position in the Opposition party, Peter Bunting, greet each other in COVID-19 safety style, during yesterday's meeting of councillors and caretakers held at the Mico University in St... Read More

Opposition still unhappy with PM's response to Holywell issue

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

LEADER of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips said yesterday that the People's National Party (PNP) of which he is president, is not satisfied with the Government's response to the issue involving the bid to lease land close to the Holywell Park in St Andrew to Cabinet minister Daryl... Read More

Teen hailed as hero after rescuing elderly man from fire

BY OKOYE HENRY | Monday, June, 29 2020    

A teen from the Kilmarnock District in St Elizabeth is being hailed as a hero after running inside a burning building to rescue an elderly man with a physical disability. Read More

A GOLDEN SURPRISE!

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

A move to make the Golden Age Home in St Andrew an arm of the Local Government Ministry, based on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommendation five years ago, has hit a major snag. Read More

Johnson Smith refutes claims that SOEs/ZOSOs not working

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, assured the Senate on Friday that the Government is working towards introducing more zones of special operations (ZOSOs) shortly. Read More

This Day In History - June 29

Monday, June, 29 2020    

Today is the 181st day of 2020. There are 185 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1995: A posh five-storey department store in Seoul, South Korea, collapses, killing at least 114 people and injuring 910.  Read More

Teachers will get tablets, Anderson assures

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — Immediate past president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Dr Garth Anderson says an appeals process has been established to address issues that may arise during the distribution of over 25,000 tablet computers to public school teachers across the... Read More

Moody's downgrades The Bahamas

Monday, June, 29 2020    

NEW YORK (CMC)— The US-based rating agency Moody's Investors Service, (Moody's) has downgraded The Bahamas Government long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings by two notches to Ba2 from Baa3. Read More

Global virus infections top 10 million

Monday, June, 29 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) —Global infections from the novel coronavirus have topped 10 million as the rate of new cases surges, particularly in the United States and Latin America, according to an AFP tally on Sunday. Read More

Archer: Lock down West Kingston

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 29 2020    

With reports that several cases of the novel coronavirus have been discovered in the West Kingston community, which neighbours the teeming downtown Kingston market district, one urban planner wants the area shut down. Read More

Jamaicans urged to protect pimento plants, bitterwood trees

Monday, June, 29 2020    

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is calling on individuals to desist from the unsustainable harvesting of pimento plants and the bitterwood tree. Read More



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