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Knight abstains, but Senate votes to extend St James SOE

OPPOSITION Senator KD Knight yesterday broke ranks with his colleagues and abstained from voting on the resolution seeking to extend the state of emergency (SOE) in St James in the Senate. Read More

Sandals, JTB market Brand Jamaica to 10 million listeners in the US
TEN million listeners across the United States of America tuned in to their favourite disc jockeys (DJs) promoting Jamaica and Sandals Resorts last week, as Sandals Negril hosted 18 top US radio shows, reaching a total of 20 key markets in that country.... Read More

Stop setting up businesses in residential areas — PM
GRANVILLE, Trelawny — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling on residents to put a halt to the commercialisation and industrialisation of residential areas, including housing schemes.... Read More

CCJ president to receive UWI honorary doctorate
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The president of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders will receive an honorary doctorate from the Cave Hill campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI).... Read More

Stench-free streets

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 20 2018    

THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will be investigating claims that people are being charged to use the public restroom facilities inside Nelson Mandela Park in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew. Read More

Inked!

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

FOREIGN Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says Jamaica's bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China has been further strengthened with the signing of an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement to construct the Western Children's Hospital in... Read More

US$1-m upgrade for Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

THE Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon, is set to be renovated at a cost of US $1 million.Ground was broken for renovation works on Thursday, a release from the Southern Regional Health Authority said yesterday. Read More

Haiti president reaffirms commitment to PetroCaribe probe

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party yesterday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the... Read More

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

SALEM, Massachusetts (AP) — A Massachusetts man who police dubbed the Brazen Botanist, after he was captured on a surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch, has pleaded guilty. Read More

Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds might just be rocks

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — What were billed as the oldest fossils on Earth may just be some rocks, according to a new study. Read More

Children a priority for Fire

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

THE Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is maintaining its focus on children for Fire and Life Safety Awareness Week from October 21 to 27.The week is being observed under the theme 'Mek Wi Fix It… Make Fire Safety and OUR Children our Priority!'. Read More

National honour for distinguished clergyman – Pastor Aston Barnes

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —'A man of many trades and master of them all' aptly characterizes Pastor Aston Archibald Barnes, who has given invaluable service and countless support to the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and communities in south Manchester. He has... Read More

CCJ president perplexed at C'bean people's non-acceptance of regional court

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders, says after 50 years of political independence, he remains perplexed that Caribbean people are still finding “excuses” in support of the London-based Privy... Read More

Prosecutors say Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

PHILADELPHIA, United States (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Read More

Unidentified man found dead in Port Royal

Saturday, October, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Elletson Road police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in an unfinished building in Fort Rocky, Port Royal in Kingston yesterday. Read More



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