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Food For the Poor defends quality of houses

CHAIRMAN of Food For the Poor (FFP) Andrew Mahfood has defended the quality of the houses the charity organisation is providing to destitute Jamaicans under its five-year joint agreement with the Jamaican Government.“The house is a... Read More

Why Carlos Hill was freed

BY VERNON DAVIDSON & RACQUEL PORTER | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

The long-running case against Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill collapsed yesterday in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston due to the unwillingness of witnesses to testify.The dismissal of the multiple fraud charges against the man... Read More

Chronic illnesses affecting 150,000 Jamaicans

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

MORE than 150,000 Jamaicans, mostly women, have diabetes and suffer from other chronic illnesses, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed.What's more, according to Dr Tufton, is that 25 per cent of Jamaicans between 15 and 74 years... Read More

Breakaway forces JUTC to shorten Lawrence Tavern route

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

THE State-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) said it has been forced to shorten its service on route Number 54 — Half-Way- Tree to Border in St Andrew — due to a breakaway in Lawrence Tavern.According to the JUTC, flood rains... Read More

This Day in History - May 25

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Today is the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year.Today's highlight1986: An estimated seven million Americans participate in 'Hands Across America', forming a line across the country to raise money for... Read More

Volunteers put work into Labour Day

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Several companies, service clubs, citizen's associations, youth clubs, churches and individuals on Tuesday — Labour Day — painted premises, repainted pedestrian crossings, cleaned and refurbished police stations, schools, health facilities and did... Read More

VMBS 'gives back' at STETHS

BY TONI MCLEAN Observer writer | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Keith Wellington, principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) appreciated the efforts of the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) volunteers as they took time out to work on the school's gym for Labour Day on Tuesday. Read More

Pope to first lady: What are you feeding Trump?

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

BIZELJSKO, Slovenia (AP) — Thanks to Pope Francis and the United States first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines.As Melania Trump approached and shook hands with the pontiff yesterday, Francis asked in Spanish,... Read More

Investigators explore UK bomber's links to larger network

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

LONDON, England (AP) — British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the... Read More

Caricom condemns bomb attack in Britain

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) yesterday condemned the bomb attack in Manchester in Britain that left at least 22 people dead and nearly 60 others injured.In a brief statement yesterday, Caricom Secretary... Read More

Today's Horoscope - May 25

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 25, 2017: This year you head in a new direction, and you like what happens. Your creativity spikes and earns you many friends' and associates' respect. Others often seek you out for solutions. If you are single, you might have already met someone... Read More

St James man accused of using teen as sex slave

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A St James man is scheduled to face the Montego Bay Parish Court following his recent arrest and charge in relation to breaches of the Trafficking Persons Act and other offences.A release from the Ministry of Justice stated that the... Read More



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