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UNIVERSITY of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie is encouraging commercial banks and other financial institutions to format special loan programmes for university students, arguing that financial support can help increase the number of young Jamaicans... Read More

'Deedo' Nembhard loses five properties, 11 vehicles to state
THE Supreme Court yesterday ordered that millions of dollars in assets owned by drug kingpin Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard be handed over to the Government.... Read More

Coffee farmers bitter
Angry farmers yesterday morning protested outside Wallenford Coffee Company on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, demanding what they said was final payment on coffee sold to the firm for the 2017/2018 period.... Read More

PNP pushes for probe into operations of USF
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that the Government launches a full investigation into the operations of the Universal s ervice Fund (USF).... Read More

Bartlett calls for collaboration to counter climate change

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling for collaboration between Caribbean media interests, and public and private sector entities to develop strategies designed to strengthen regional resilience to the impact of climate change. Read More

KSAMC under fire for treatment of Constant Spring vendors

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

OPPOSITION spokeswoman on local government Dr Angela Brown Burke yesterday blasted the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for its handling of vendors at the Constant Spring Market in St Andrew. Read More

Dog ban likely

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

AUDLEY Shaw yesterday put owners of “dangerous dogs” on notice, signalling that the Government is moving to possibly ban them, following the death of a senior citizen in Spanish Town, St Catherine last month. Read More

Gov't to offer houses, cash to occupants of Garvey home

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has revealed that the Government is to offer houses and cash to the owners/occupants of the Marcus Garvey boyhood home in St Ann's Bay, St Ann. Read More

Cops get criminal investigation training

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

THE investigative capacity of more than 200 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been boosted following four intensive training courses in improving criminal investigation, as part of efforts to increase Jamaica's conviction rate. Read More

Cop shot dead at barbershop

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Hours after laying Senior Superintendent Demot Lawrence to rest, members of the Area One Police were again plunged into mourning following the brutal gun-slaying of a constable at a barbershop in Westmoreland on Sunday. Read More

Foundation offers scholarship for early childhood teachers

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

AS a part of its commitment to the improvement of early childhood education in Jamaica, the National Baking Company Foundation says it will be offering the Little Leaders Early Childhood Scholarship under its Little Leaders initiative. Read More

100 teachers being better equipped to impart Spanish

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

COME the start of the 2018/19 academic year in September, about 100 current and prospective teachers of Spanish at the primary, secondary, vocational, and tertiary levels will enter the classroom better equipped to impart the subject. Read More

New health centre opens in Moravia, Clarendon

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

A new type one health centre opened in Moravia, Clarendon, on Friday, replacing the clinic that operated from the home of a community member. Read More

Haitian President appeals for calm after border shooting

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has appealed for “calm” after seven people, including six Haitian nationals, were injured during a shooting incident at a border crossing shared with the Dominican Republic. Read More

PM promises to remove 'shantytowns' from Bahamas landscape

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government says it is moving to remove “shantytowns” where many Haitian migrants live from the landscape of the country, even as it seeks to implement its immigration reform policies. Read More



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