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Tufton says no measles case here

Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed yesterday that there are no cases of measles detected in Jamaica. However, he expressed concern about the slow response to the vaccination programme. Read More

Guardians hope missing teacher will be found alive
GUARDIANS of missing teacher Samuel Martin say they are hopeful that he will be found alive.... Read More

Venezuelan chargé takes issue with Observer story
CHARGÉ d'Affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy Luisa Gutierrez has taken issue with yesterday's Jamaica Observer story reporting on concerns raised about the sustainability of the two-year Spanish programme at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation.... Read More

Discussions to be held with private owners of idle lands — Shaw
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says discussions will be held with private landowners for them to lease thousands of acres to farmers.... Read More

Got a green sheet after your US ...What it means

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

Q: I received a half-page green sheet after my interview for a visiting visa. What does it mean? A: Thank you for your interest in visiting the United States. Read More

St Joseph's Infant expanding solar system

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

St Joseph's Infant School is no stranger to renewable energy initiatives and the institution is yet again raising the bar. Read More

IMF: Deal with corruption, IMF tells Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Jamaican Government to immediately address public sector governance shortcomings to spur further economic growth. Read More

Photo: Newlands Road crash

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

This motor car crashed on the Newlands main road in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday morning, after the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit a wall, then ended up in a drain in the vicinity of the West Cumberland Housing Scheme. It was not clear if there were any injuries. (Photo: Paul... Read More

No motive yet for Bellefield triple murder

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police were, up to last night, still trying to determine the motive for the murder of a farmer, his common-law wife and his stepson at their home in Bellefield yesterday. Read More

Reasons to go solar

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

Are you thinking that 2019 will be the year that you go solar? Jamaicans are becoming more aware of the power of the sun and the ability to tap into it as a source of renewable energy. Read More

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. Read More

JAS to stand on own two feet' in two years

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

MINISTER without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries JC Hutchinson has informed that the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will be transitioning from a government to a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over the next two years. Read More

Electrician accused of job scam gets bail

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

A Kingston electrician, who reportedly collected $521,000 from six people, claiming he could provide them with security guard jobs in the United States and jobs at the US Embassy in Kingston, was yesterday granted bail in the sum of $600,000 when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish... Read More

World president of Missionary Church here for local convention

Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

BISHOP Charles Matheka Kinyanjui, president of World Partners — the international missions arm of the worldwide chapters of The Missionary Church, is in Jamaica to address the 70th annual conference and convention of the Missionary Church Association in... Read More

Shaw announces removal of some permits, licences issued by Trade Board

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 24 2019    

CABINET has approved the removal of specific permits, licences and charges currently being issued by the Trade Board which are no longer applicable. Read More



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