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Diaspora conference to highlight national imperatives

Tuesday, July, 25 2017 7:40 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference is expected to facilitate constructive dialogue on national imperatives. Speaking at the opening of the plenary sessions at the... Read More

S African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission

Tuesday, July, 25 2017 7:13 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission — almost nine years and counting — after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday.The child was given a ten-month... Read More

O-Wrap: British women held with drugs…Toll rollback tonight… Blake backs Brown-Burke

Monday, July, 24 2017 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Jamaican dad denied US visa to attend 11-y-o daughter's funeral Read More

Bolt, Thompson headline Jamaica's 59-member team to London World Champs

Monday, July, 24 2017 7:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The incomparable Usain Bolt, Rio Olympic gold medallists, Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod along with defending hurdles champion Danielle Williams, head a list of 59 athletes consisting of 30 males and 29 females selected for the London World Championship between August... Read More

50 infant departments to be established at primary schools

Monday, July, 24 2017 9:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Some 50 infant departments are to be established at primary schools across the island under the Early Childhood Rationalisation Programme. Read More

PNP puts gag on members speaking with media on internal matters

Monday, July, 24 2017 9:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A resolution adopted at Saturday's meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the People's National Party (PNP) requires that members of the party must seek approval of the General Secretary, Julian Robinson, to comment on internal party matters in the... Read More

Former Cayman premier apologises after US arrest

Monday, July, 24 2017 9:18 pm    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush has apologised to the country following his arrest in the United States last week. Read More

Donate health-related gifts through foundation – Dr Tufton

Monday, July, 24 2017 9:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Members of the Diaspora are being encouraged to make use of the Health for Life and Wellness Foundation when donating health-related gifts to Jamaica. Read More

Two Canadian men convicted of polygamy in landmark ruling

Monday, July, 24 2017 8:45 pm    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) – Two men, including one who has 25 wives and 146 children, were convicted of polygamy Monday in a landmark ruling that upheld Canada's longstanding ban on the practice. Read More

Holness on two day working visit to Singapore

Monday, July, 24 2017 8:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island this evening for a two-day working visit to Singapore.During his visit, the prime minister will meet with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. Read More

Gov't strengthening relationship with Diaspora — Holness

Monday, July, 24 2017 8:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is serious about strengthening the relationship between Jamaica and the Diaspora. Read More

Shortage of ARV medication not affecting patients — Health Ministry

Monday, July, 24 2017 7:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health has advised that no patient on Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is being affected by the shortage of two types of the drug. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: In praise of Whitmore's Reggae Boyz

Monday, July, 24 2017 7:00 pm    

Dear editor,It was very pleasing to watch the Theodore Whitmore-coached Reggae Boyz play and out manoeuvre Mexico in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football match on Sunday night. It seems that the Boyz have now turned the corner with such a tremendous display of... Read More

Grange congratulates Boyz, junior athletes and young cricketers

Monday, July, 24 2017 6:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says even before the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament currently being played in the United States, congratulations are in order for Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, who have now reached... Read More

Six Jamaicans in the Diaspora receive G-G achievement award

Monday, July, 24 2017 6:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Six members of the Jamaican Diaspora have been bestowed with the 2017 Governor-General's Achievement Award (GGAA) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the country. Read More


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