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Tenement yards to be upgraded

The Government is to unveil a new social housing programme for the poor, and upgrade tenements, known in urban areas as “big yards”, this year. Read More

Government makes security a priority
THE Government intends to create and table enhanced security measures legislation in Parliament this year, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen revealed yesterday, as he outlined the Administration's policies and programmes for the new parliamentary year.... Read More

Government won't be distracted, says Vaz
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the policies and programmes outlined by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen in the throne speech yesterday give a true picture of the Government's achievements over the past three years and its...... Read More

Accused baby thief appears in court Monday
THE woman accused of snatching a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston last month is expected to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday.... Read More

Tight budget

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 15 2019    

The Government yesterday tabled an $803 -billion budget for the 2019/20 financial year, showing a massive increase in public debt servicing, as well as increases to support its anti-crime activities and to meet outstanding payments for public sector employees based on... Read More

Record number registered for Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run

Friday, February, 15 2019    

Sagicor reported yesterday that a record number of participants have registered for this year's Sigma Corporate Run, scheduled for this Sunday in New Kingston. Read More

Majority willing to help police identify criminals

Friday, February, 15 2019    

More than half of Jamaicans surveyed in a Jamaica Observer-commissioned Bill Johnson Poll say that if they witnessed a serious crime they would be willing to help the police identify the perpetrators. Read More

NSWMA to host consultations on e-waste regulations

Friday, February, 15 2019    

THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to host public and private consultations soon, on a draft of its electrical and electronic (e-waste) regulations. Read More

This Day in History — February 15

Friday, February, 15 2019    

Today is the 46th day of 2019. There are 319 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1964: Cassius Clay —who changed his name to Muhammad Ali — becomes the world's heavyweight boxing champion.OTHER EVENTS Read More

JDF to receive US$30-million coastal surveillance system

Friday, February, 15 2019    

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is to receive a new US$30-million coastal surveillance system to boost its operational capabilities. Read More

Three cops to be sentenced April 5

Friday, February, 15 2019    

THE fate of three police constables who were last week found guilty of manslaughter for the 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland will be decided on April 5. Read More

Govt takes policy decision on use of non-disclosure clauses

Friday, February, 15 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has invited the House of Representatives to note the outcome of the Cabinet's deliberations, on Monday, on the use of non-disclosure/confidentiality clauses in relation to human resources personnel matters at Petrojam Limited. Read More

Special needs students will be accommodated for PEP

Friday, February, 15 2019    

PROVISIONS will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. Read More

Caribbean urged to focus on improved planning amid climate change

Friday, February, 15 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean countries have been told they need to focus their efforts on improving project planning and implementation capacity in light of the risks posed by natural disasters and the intensification of climate change. Read More

Workshops encouragaes health sector workers to save energy

Friday, February, 15 2019    

MORE than 150 of Jamaica's health sector employees are participating in a series of technical training and sensitisation workshops as part of a major initiative to reduce energy bills in the health sector and across the nation's public sector. The first was held Tuesday and the final is... Read More



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