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HAJ to ramp up land-titling programme in 2019

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 10:54 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) will be ramping up its land-titling effort come 2019.“The drive now is to get more titles in the hands of Jamaicans,” senior public relations and marketing manager, Richard Jones, told JIS News. Read More

UPDATE: Late birthday gold for Alia Atkinson

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 10:47 am    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Jamaican star Alia Atkinson celebrated turning 30 by finally winning 50m breaststroke gold at the short course World Swimming Championships on Wednesday. Read More

Expect delays on Mandela Highway

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 9:20 am    

KINGSTON, jamaica — The police are advising members of the public to expect delays while traversing Washington Boulevard this morning. This, the lawmen said, is due to work being conducted by the National Water Commission (NWC) in the vicinity of Cooreville Gardens. Read More

Jamaica adopts historic UN global pact to manage migration

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 9:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government of Jamaica joined the majority of Member States of the United Nations to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the two-day Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Monday's opening day of the... Read More

National Cancer Registry launched

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 8:56 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the National Cancer Registry (NCR), which was launched yesterday, provides a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. Read More

PHOTOS: Alia Atkinson wins 50m breast stroke at FINA World Champs

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 7:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Alia Atkinson of Jamaica this morning won the women's 50m breaststroke final at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province.More information later.  Read More

NIS deductions to increase in April

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 7:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has announced that Jamaicans are to begin contributing more to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Read More

Nine soar with Doctor Bird Awards

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 7:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Nine people from the island's creative industries were presented with Mediamix Doctor Bird Awards at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston last evening.The awards, which were on a 13-year break, were first held in 1998. Read More

Opposition votes out states of emergency

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 6:40 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) voted last night to end the States of Emergency introduced by the government since January, 2017 to curtail crime and violence across Jamaica. Read More

Prayer for the day

Wednesday, December, 12 2018 6:35 am    

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; and accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Read More

O-Wrap: JLP wants Paulwell's resignation... Parliament shut down... PNP rejects Petrojam forensic audit

Tuesday, December, 11 2018 7:01 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. JLP calls for Paulwell's resignation Read More

Miss Universe Ja Emily Maddison showcases Olympic-inspired costume

Tuesday, December, 11 2018 8:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Emily Maddison stood out in an Olympic-inspired piece in the national costume competition of the 67th Miss Universe Pageant on Monday, when all 94 contestants showcased national pride.  Read More

Forex: J$128.66 to one US dollar

Tuesday, December, 11 2018 6:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, December 11 ended trading at J$128.66 up by 28 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Opposition leader expresses full confidence in Paulwell

Tuesday, December, 11 2018 5:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he has full confidence in Phillip Paulwell as the Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy and he will not be removed from that responsibility. Read More

Medical technologists back at work after industrial action

Tuesday, December, 11 2018 4:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Medical technologists employed at Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public hospitals are back on the job following an emergency conciliatory meeting between their union and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security this morning. Read More




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