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Little Andre loses battle with cancer

ANDRE Arnett, the five-year-old cancer patient whose mother appealed through the Jamaica Observer for assistance to secure him a life-saving bone marrow transplant, has died. Read More

'Do not be muzzled,' pastor tells journalists
THE local media community has been urged to operate without fear or favour, and to do so with integrity and professionalism.... Read More

Veteran journalist Ken Allen passes
Veteran journalist Ken Allen, who served The Gleaner for more than 60 years, died yesterday at University Hospital of the West Indies after a long illness. He was 87.... Read More

Hilly routes slay JUTC's Golden Dragons
THE 35 Golden Dragon buses which the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) procured for half a billion dollars in 2016 from China have been all but destroyed by overloading coupled with the rigours of the hilly, rural St Andrew routes they service.“Nothing that has gone up there has...... Read More

Rocky Point aircraft mystery

Monday, January, 25 2021    

A multi-agency probe is now underway into the crash-landing of an aircraft in Rocky Point, Clarendon, Saturday evening. Read More

Abortion rebellion

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 25 2021    

Senior pastor of Hope Gospel Assembly and one of the country's foremost church leaders the Reverend Dr Peter Garth has suggested that the national figures for abortions may be deliberately inflated to give impetus to the arguments for its legalisation.... Read More

Let's focus on our 'whys'

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The year 2020 was one for the history books, and 2021 is on track to be just as extraordinary. During these unprecedented times, it is essential that we remember the 'whys' that drive us. Read More

Harwood's triple plea

BY JAHVAY GAYLE Observer correspondent editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 25 2021    

Residents of Harwood in Clarendon are livid over the absence of potable water, street lights and poor roads in the community.According to the residents, the community has been without water in the taps for more than 10 years. Read More

KSAMC clears downtown of dozens of illegal stalls

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The streets of the market district in downtown Kingston are cleared of many illegally erected wooden stalls and makeshift shacks that dotted them. Read More

COVID's painful impact

Horace Hines | Monday, January, 25 2021    

When the tourism industry collapsed in the wake of the global spread of the novel coronavirus last year, the economic wheels of a number of suppliers to the sector also came to a grinding halt. Read More

Councillor continues 13-year fight for a tax office in Junction, St Elizabeth

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 25 2021    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — After 13 years of trying, it is getting to the stage where many others would simply give up, but Cetany Holness, councillor for the Junction Division in St Elizabeth, says he remains totally committed to a campaign to get a tax collection centre in the... Read More

Gov't in talks with insurance companies to provide coverage for farmers

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is taking steps to provide insurance coverage for the island's farmers through partnership with the private sector. Read More

JN Group expects big results from tech investment

Monday, January, 25 2021    

The Jamaica National (JN) Group is deepening its investment in, and deployment of, technology to improve services to its members and employees, while increase operational efficiency. Read More

Supreme Ventures, Edufocal partner to provide access to online learning

Monday, January, 25 2021    

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, has hailed the partnership between Supreme Ventures Foundation and EduFocal which will provide 5,000 students with free access to the EduFocal platform to continue their online... Read More

Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

Monday, January, 25 2021    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's ground-breaking abortion law went into force yesterday under the watchful eyes of women's groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups. Read More


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