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NWC eyeing stronger measures to collect $12b owed by customers

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BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleya@jamaicaobserver.com Tuesday, February 04, 2014     WITH over $12 billion owed to it by delinquent consumers, hundreds of whom are now before the courts, the National Water Commission (NWC) has warned that it might have to take even harsher steps to recover the arrears.“Included in the court process is [...]

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Two entertainers among five people arrested for lottery scamming

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | 7:38 AM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that two entertainers, a male and a female, were among five people taken into custody on Monday, February 3, suspected of being involved in lottery scamming.Reports from the police are that about 4:00 pm members of the New Kingston Police [...]

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In life, in death

BY PAUL HENRY henryp@jamaicaobserver.com Monday, February 03, 2014     IT’S their final journey home.And even the clouds — unloading in the days leading up to Monday, January 27 and the day after — withheld themselves and gave way to the sun, which shone down in all its glory upon the proceedings that began at Thornton [...]

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Student incentives work well at Whitehall Primary

BY INGRID BROWN Associtae editor — special assignment browni@jamaicaobsrver.com Monday, February 03, 2014     A few years ago, students of Whitehall Primary School in St Thomas were labelled as rowdy and got into almost daily fights, but a staff initiative aimed at rewarding them for doing good deeds is helping to significantly curb behavioural problems [...]

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Rural Routes – Feb 3

These three were seen riding this bicycle along Folly Road in Portland on SaturdayThis man does a balancing act as he transports this oversize pumpkin on his bicycle along the Dover main road in Portland.Year three students from the College of Agriculture, Science and Educationin Portland performing a skit entitled ‘Do well in School’ at [...]

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‘Hero’ Marley would have prevented Pinnacle stand-off

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Basil Walters Monday, February 03, 2014     THE current stand-off between members of the Rastafarian faith and private developers over Pinnacle in St Catherine would not exist had reggae legend Bob Marley been declared a national hero.That view was put forward last Thursday by motivational speaker Kevin Wallen as he addressed a sensitisation rally at [...]

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Relocation for Cow Bay?

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor- special assignment browni@jamaicaobserver.com Monday, February 03, 2014     RESIDENTS of Cow Bay, St Thomas, are nowhere closer to learning whether or not they will have to be relocated in light of the logistics facility planned for the area.Chairman of the Logistics Taskforce in the Ministry of Industry Investment and Commerce [...]

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Irrigation system installed at Yallahs Agro-Park

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignment browni@jamaicaobserver.com Monday, February 03, 2014     FARMERS at the Yallahs Agro-Park in St Thomas now have the benefit of a $395-million irrigation system which, it is hoped, will assist in boosting onion production.Chairman of the National Irrigation Commission Limited (NIC) Conrad Douglas said the Yallahs Irrigation System [...]

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Marching against ‘a bad piece of legislation’

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Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Dr Mark Nicely (right), accompanied by immediate past-president Clayton Hall (centre) and President-elect Doran Dixon (left), leads a march of teachers from the JTA’s Church Street offices in downtown Kingston to the Ministry of Education at Heroes Circle on Friday to hand-over a 15-page document containing the association’s response to [...]

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PHOTO: Hard at work

Aided by a crutch, this amputee sells ripe bananas at the traffic stop at the intersection of Upper Waterloo and Shortwood roads in St Andrew on Friday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON) View the original article here

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