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More PNP turmoil

FIREBRAND People's National Party (PNP) Councillor Venesha Phillips yesterday broke ranks with the Opposition party, rejecting its decision to hold separate elections for party president and vice-presidents, arguing that the move only serves to further rip the 82-year-old organisation... Read More

No desire from Phillips to lead PNP in Local Government Election
AMID concerns that the People's National Party (PNP) will be embroiled in a leadership battle when Prime Minister Andrew Holness announces the local government elections, outgoing general secretary of the Opposition party Julian Robinson says party President Dr Peter Phillips has no...... Read More

Gordon House will be closed until November
Newly appointed Leader of the House of Representatives Edmund Bartlett says that the renovation of Gordon House to accommodate members through the COVID-19 crisis will take at least another four to five weeks.... Read More

Offices of Child Diversion Programme now fully operational
THE Child Diversion Programme offices and committees of the Ministry of Justice are now fully operational in all 14 parishes.The programme seeks to divert children who come in conflict with the law away from the formal criminal justice system.... Read More

Bartlett to participate in international webinars during Tourism Awareness Week

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett will participate in international webinars as part of activities to observe Tourism Awareness Week, which kicked off Sunday and will culminate on October 3. Read More

Ministry supports family of dead 9-y-o

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams (seated right) is joined by state minister Robert Morgan (standing left) to offer support to the family of nine-year-old Bianca Spence, who died on Saturday. Read More


Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

A woman comforts a young man after his relative was shot dead by gunmen on Woodpecker Avenue in the Corporate Area yesterday morning.(Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Scary start

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

WITH the virtual start of the new school year less than a week away, there are concerns that students with special learning needs will be among those left out in the cold. Read More

Holness drove JLP vote

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

THE findings of Bill Johnson's August poll held true in the September 3 General Election as most Labourites voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) because they wanted Andrew Holness to continue as prime minister, while seeing the People's National Party (PNP) return to power was the... Read More

No Trini carnival next February

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday gave the clearest indication that his Administration is prepared to cancel carnival celebrations here next year as the two-island republic, like all other Caribbean countries, deals with impact of the... Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to plant trees on October 2

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

THE Forestry Department is encouraging Jamaicans to plant trees at home or in their communities on National Tree Planting Day — October 2. Read More


Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

The garbage-filled pothole at the intersection of Beckford and Princess streets in downtown Kingston, apart from being an eyesore, is apparently not a concern for Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation or the National Works Agency, despite causing the slow movement of traffic in that... Read More

This Day in History — September 29

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

Today is the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Barbados places UK in high-risk COVID-19 category

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has placed the United Kingdom in the category of “high-risk” countries as the European country deals with a new wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

St Vincent reports four dengue deaths

Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC)—The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment yesterday confirmed that four people, including two children ages four and nine years old, have died as a result of the current outbreak of dengue in St Vincent and the... Read More


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