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Leadership debate had little influence on how Jamaicans voted

Fewer than half of respondents in the latest Jamaica Observer/Bill Johnson Poll said they watched or listened to the national debate between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips before the September 3 General Election. And of that number, most said the... Read More

Death to those who kill police, soldiers chants Rowe
THE Jamaica Police Federation is calling for the death penalty to be imposed on criminals who attack police personnel and other members of the security forces.... Read More

Glee, as Alpha school fire victim cops CAPE subjects
MAY 27, 2020 was a day when 18-year-old Ashieka Townsend lost all hope.... Read More

Tufton: Focus on mental health critical to pandemic response
Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has said that a focus on mental health will form a critical part of the anti-COVID-19 response, as apart from the physical health implications of the virus, the mental trauma is alarming.... Read More

Sunday Brew - September 27

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

Toots, 5446 and the St Mary linkMany stories have been told about the 77 years that Toots, properly named Frederick Hibbert, spent on Earth. Read More

ANOTHER BOOST FOR LISA

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

LISA Hanna has moved closer to delivering the knock-out punch to her opponents' cheeks, as the boxing match to decide the new leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) intensifies. Read More

Tufton hurt by COVID-19 negative talk

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed disappointment and hurt regarding comments from critics who believe the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is politicking. Read More

Bartlett now longest-serving Cabinet minister

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

Ed Bartlett has penned his name in the record books of Jamaican politics, now emerging as the longest-serving Cabinet minister in the Executive, and the first individual to be appointed Tourism Minister three times. Read More

WHEN A JAMAICAN HONOURED GINSBURG

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

Then provost of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, USA, Professor Basil “Bagga” Wilson, presents Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the honorary degree of doctor of laws in 2005. Read More

Howzat?! - Ed Bartlett was once a big-time cricketer

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

His achievements in tourism policy management have been hailed by many, but at one time Ed Bartlett might have thought that he was cut out for a sport that has become synonymous with Caribbean high achievement —cricket. Read More

Holness reassures full support for security forces

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed deep sadness at the killing of 27-year-old Police Constable Kemar Francis who was shot while patrolling on Pretoria Road in the Maxfield Avenue area Friday night. Read More

Veteran Bartlett credits JLP western sweep on programme started in 1996

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) road to victory in all 15 seats in western Jamaica during the Septemwber 3 General Election goes back to a decision by the organisation to position key people to direct political traffic in the region from as far back as 1996, one of... Read More

St Elizabeth, Manchester high schools ready for October 5 online classes

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Long before the Ministry of Education's plan to use a cloud-based learning management system, some schools in Manchester and St Elizabeth expanded on their virtual classes to accommodate students due to the onset of the... Read More

Senior cop satisfied with Port Antonio break-ins probe

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 27 2020    

Commanding officer of the Portland Police Division, Superintendent Duane Wellington, has expressed satisfaction with the process of investigations into a spate of break-ins that businesses in Port Antonio have experienced in the past four months. Read More

Provision of houses for the indigent remains a priority — McKenzie

Saturday, September, 26 2020    

THE provision of houses for the indigent remains a priority for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, says Minister Desmond McKenzie. Read More



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