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Lawyer urges colleagues to offer crime-fighting solutions

Defence attorney Peter Champagnie yesterday urged his colleagues in the legal fraternity to offer crime-fighting solutions as the country continues to grapple the problem of murder. Read More

JET responds to Noranda employees after demonstration
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is holding its position that mining should not be allowed in the adjoining sections of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) following a demonstration by Noranda employees outside the environmental watchdog's office on Constant...... Read More

Cancer doesn't discriminate, so Walk For The Cure, CIBC FirstCaribbean boss urges
The eighth staging of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (CIBC FCIB) 'Walk For The Cure' is set to take place on Sunday, September 29 at Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew.... Read More

Smouldering dispute
Days after Carreras Limited, Jamaica's sole licensed distributor of cigarettes, warned that pending tobacco regulations being planned by the Ministry of Health and Wellness could seriously affect the legal cigarette trade, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is urging the ministry...... Read More

Petrojam awards scholarships

Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

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FATAL CRASH

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

FLANKER, St James — A three-vehicle collision on a section of the elegant corridor which runs through Flanker left two drivers dead and about 15 students injured yesterday afternoon. Read More

Noranda workers counter criticisms of bauxite mining rights

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

Factions on either side of the disputed issue of bauxite mining close to the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) could face off outside Gordon House in Kingston today when Parliament sits, the Jamaica Observer has learnt. Read More

This Day In History – September 17

Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

Today is the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT  Read More

'Worse than Gilbert'

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mere days after making it out of Marsh Harbour in Abaco Islands, a Jamaican sat among a group of volunteers who was sorting donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the capital city of The Bahamas. It was September 12 — the 31st anniversary of... Read More

Today's horoscope — September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, September 17, 2019: This year, your innate skills emerge or evolve. You develop an even stronger sense of control and power. Your perspective on money evolves. Many people gravitate toward you, but others sense your power and back off. If single, you will need to let... Read More

Calls made for coffee farmers to get registered

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 16 2019    

NORMAN Grant, president of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA), is pushing for all coffee farmers to be registered with the association. Read More

JHTA boss upbeat ahead of flights from Peru

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 16 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson is upbeat about the expected growth in tourist arrivals from Latin America. Read More

Clean-up resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

Monday, September, 16 2019    

MCLEAN'S TOWN, The Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama island.What was underneath... Read More

Gov't working to address water challenges

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 16 2019    

SENATOR Pearnel Charles Jr supports the United Nations' (UN) position that “water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change”. Read More

Petrojam awards scholarships

Monday, September, 16 2019    

Petrojam General Manager Winston Watson presents a plaque to top performing Primary Exit Profile (PEP) student at St Andrew Primary School Jodi Green at Petrojam's 2019 scholarship awards luncheon held recently at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation Resource Centre, Marcus Garvey Drive,... Read More



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