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Seven awarded scholarships for outstanding CAPE performance

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 2:15 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Seven local high school students have been awarded scholarships under the Annual Jamaica/Grace Kennedy Scholarship Award based on their performance last year in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in June 2014.The students, who attended high schools in Kingston, St Andrew and Clarendon, were […]

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 4:52 PM     ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox […]

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GSAT second day relatively smooth – Education Ministry

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 1:50 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Education has reported that day two of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) went relatively smooth across the 1112 examination centres islandwide.“There was a minor delay to the start of the exam at Discovery Bay Primary to ensure the delivery of […]

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Calabar maintain lead on day 4 of Champs

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 5:57 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — Calabar continue to lead boys’ section of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships with 60 points, but their lead has been reduced by the both Jamaica College (53) and Kingston College (46) after eight finals.In the first boys’ final on Friday, JC’s […]

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Two killed in motor vehicle crash, others injured

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 11:56 AM     ST ANN, Jamaica – Two people died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision on the Cave Valley main road in St Ann, and at least two others were injured.The identities of the deceased have not yet been released.OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt […]

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Senate approves Appropriations Bill

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By Balford Henry, Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.comFriday, March 27, 2015 | 6:12 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Friday approved the Appropriations Bill, which authorises the Government to spend funds allocated in the2015/16 budget.The Senate’s approval means that the revenue and expenditure estimates for the fiscal year have now been passed by both […]

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Two missing, 22 hurt in another NY building collapse

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 3:35 PM     NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Two people were missing Friday from a sushi restaurant after an explosion flattened three buildings and ravaged a fourth property in New York’s East Village, injuring 22 people, officials said.The explosion blew the front off a commercial and residential property on […]

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Calabar reign supreme at Boys’ Champs

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 9:38 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Defending champions Calabar High secured their fourth consecutive hold on the GraceKennedy InterSecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship and gained their 25th lien on the Mortimer Geddes trophy at the National Stadium a short while ago.Calabar amassed 280.5 points, 15.5 […]

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Boyz defeat Venezuela 2-1

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:21 PM     MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaicas Reggae Boyz came from behind to score a 2-1 win over Venezuela here inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex ?earlier this evening.Wing defender Gabriel Cichero gave the visitors the lead with a well taken goal on 13 minutes only for debutante Giles […]

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Calabar in control going into final day of Champs

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BY HOWARD WALKERFriday, March 27, 2015 | 11:07 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Defending champions Calabar High have opened up a 23-point lead after 17 finals on the penultimate day of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.The Michael Clarke-led Calabar raced to 116 points andopened up their lead over […]

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