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Full of heart

TWENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Abi-Gaye Smythe, in a bid to raise awareness about a rare heart disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and to help others who suffer from the condition, is set to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness next week. Read More

Poverty dipped 4.1% in 2016
A significant boost to the rural economy in 2016, primarily due to an improved performance in agriculture, led to increased consumption and an overall decline in poverty of 4.1 per cent.... Read More

Nominations open for PNP president
PRESIDENTIAL nominations for the People's National Party (PNP) open today. The period runs until Friday.... Read More

Jamaica closer to energy mix target with new LNG terminal, PM says
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that Jamaica is on track to achieve its ambitious target of 50 per cent of its electricity needs being generated by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and renewables by 2030.... Read More

PM tours Corporate Area projects

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) hugs Traffic Warden Tonya Morris during yesterday's tour of the roadwork in Manor Park, St Andrew, while wishing her birthday greetings.  Read More

In limbo

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

AFTER applying and being approved for early retirement, one teacher is distraught, as approximately seven months out of the classroom, she discovered that the decision had been reversed. Read More

Waite gets ringing endorsements in St Elizabeth NE

Monday, July, 22 2019    

BRAES RIVER, St Elizabeth — Thoughts of the People's National Party's (PNP's) internal presidential campaign were never far away. Read More

Audio-visual tech-fitted buses to secure testimonies from witnesses

Monday, July, 22 2019    

THE Ministry of Justice will be providing two buses, equipped with audio-visual technology, to assist in securing testimonies from witnesses in trial matters. Read More

We were losing

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Seprod Limited, Richard Pandohie says the company has paid out $55 million in redundancy packages to workers at Golden Grove Sugar Factory in Duckenfield, St Thomas. Read More

Jamaica-Gansu SEZ stalled, says Henry

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

MIKE Henry says that setbacks in the Jiquan Iron & Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart refinery programme have led to a refocusing of direction and resources and a delay in the start of the Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park (JGIP) in Nain, St Elizabeth. Read More

PHOTO: Celebrating nurses

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Matron at Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, Jillian Mason Quarrie is appreciative as she accepts her gift from Sandals Negril's General Manager David Latchimy. Latchimy was happy to share in the hospital's Nurses' Week celebrations last week, and assisted in issuing reusable water bottles,... Read More

Hospital CEO says solar energy system has proven its worth

Monday, July, 22 2019    

BUSTAMANTE Hospital for Children — the only specialist paediatric hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean — has managed to reduce its energy bill, thanks to the support of Guardsman Games. Read More

US accuses Venezuela of aggression in skies over Caribbean

Monday, July, 22 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — A Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” an American intelligence plane over the Caribbean Sea, US defence officials said yesterday, slamming the manoeuvre as “unprofessional”. Read More

PHOTO: Giving back

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Novlet Davis-Bucknor (left), founder of the United States-based LJDR Davis Foundation and a former resident of Brandon Hill, Clarendon, and dental technician Natalee Afflick (centre), reassure Brandon Hill resident Gabriel Dean as she undergoes a dental exam and cleaning. Gabriel was among more... Read More

This Day in History - July 22

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Today is the 203rd day of 2019. There are 162 days left in the years.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More



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