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Flooding affects Ocho Rios Health Centre again

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Several employees at the Ocho Health Centre, located on Graham Street, have raised concerns about flooding at the facility whenever it rains. Read More

WINDALCO invests $8 million in back-to-school programme
WEST Alumina Company (WINDALCO) has invested $8 million in a back-to-school programme benefitting students in St Catherine, Manchester, St Ann, Clarendon, and St Elizabeth.... Read More

LASCO Chin Foundation launched
LASCO Chin Foundation (LCF) was officially launched at a press breakfast on Thursday at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel's Venetian Suite.... Read More

Jamaica pursuing partnerships
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica will continue to forge ties with new and traditional partners in a bid to bolster the country's national security framework.... Read More

'Search' on for $77-million Lotto winner

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

SUPREME Ventures Limited (SVL) has urged its newest millionaire, who won $77 million in Draw # 1508 on Wednesday, September 19, to come forward. Read More

Men pay $50,000 each for turtle

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

MICHAEL Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined $50,000.00 breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. Read More

Compassionate Care Programme launched at Black River Hospital

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

PATIENTS at Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth should see an improvement in the delivery of care, following the launch of the Ministry of Health's Compassionate Care Programme at the facility on Thursday. Read More

Former leaders of main opposition party fight it out in public

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell has described as his 'biggest error” his former f inance Minister Arnhim Eustace, as yet another public spat between the two former leaders of the main opposition New... Read More

PM says economy has progressed under ERP

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the economy has made progress under the Economic Reform Programme (ERP). Read More

Senate moved by Pastor Johnson's murder

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

SEVERAL senators yesterday diverted from issues surrounding the extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine to passionately address the daring murder of Pastor James Johnson on Thursday. Read More

'A dark day in the nation'

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

ADMINISTRATIVE Bishop of the Church Of God of Prophecy Winston Leith yesterday called for the swift apprehension of the gunman responsible for Thursday's murder of one of its ministers of religion in St Catherine. Read More

Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

MARYLAND, USA. (AP) — The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said... Read More

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched yesterday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The official death toll was 127, but horrified... Read More

3 newborn babies, 2 adults stabbed at neighbourhood nursery

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early yesterday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighbourhood nursery, and then slashed her own wrist, police said. Read More

Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AFP) — Eight children, including four siblings, were killed in Afghanistan when a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives said Saturday, adding to the ever-growing civilian toll in the 17-year war. Read More



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