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Chief justice dismisses criticism of 'light sentence' to accused gangster

CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes has responded to recent reports of disquiet amongst some members of the constabulary about what they contend are “light sentences” handed down in some courts. Read More

Education ministry gets full support from western Jamaica educators
LUCEA, Hanover — Some school principals in western Jamaica have given the Ministry of Education's adjustment to face-to-face classes their full support.... Read More

Politicians have until March 2 to submit final disclosure reports for Sept election
REGISTERED political parties and candidates who contested the September 3, 2020 General Election are required to submit their final disclosure reports by March 2, 2021. ... Read More

Sickle Cell Support Foundation happy with plan for free medicine
THE Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica (SCSFJ) has welcomed Cabinet's decision to allow more people living with the disease to fill their prescriptions for free at public pharmacies.... Read More

Principals back Fayval

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 25 2021    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Education Minister Fayval Williams' announcement yesterday of an immediate end to face-to-face classes for students in lower grades in primary and secondary schools has received support from a number of... Read More

Female prisoner dies from COVID-19

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 25 2021    

THE Ministry of Health and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are facing strong criticisms following confirmation yesterday that an inmate of the South Camp Adult Correctional Facility has died from COVID-19. Read More

PHOTO: Crash!

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

This police service vehicle was damaged yesterday following a crash with a taxi at the intersection of Orange and North streets in donwtown Kingston. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)   Read More

Child mortality reduction programme gets $75-million allocation

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

THE Government has set aside $75 million to continue initiatives under the Programme for Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC) in Jamaica. Read More

Farmers to benefit from formalisation of the sector

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

ONE hundred farmers and fishers are set to benefit from the recently launched Formalising Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural and Fisheries Sector project. Read More

PHOTO: Celebrating Emperor Naruhito

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson toasts Japan Ambassador to Jamaica Masaya Fujiwara at Wednesday evening's birthday for Japanese Emperor Naruhito, at the home of the Japanese ambassador in St Andrew. The annual event was scaled down because of the coronavirus pandemic and most invitees, including... Read More

This Day in History — February 25

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

Today is the 56th day of 2021. There are 309 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Rowley calls for further integration to help push COVID-19 recovery in region

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Chairman Dr Keith Rowley yesterday called for the integration process to be further advanced to help propel COVID-19 recovery, and insisted on the need for regional countries to get access to concessional financing to... Read More

Ocho Rios businessman not deterred by COVID-19

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — While the novel coronavirus has brought much of the tourism sector to a screeching halt, owner of Double V Multi-Purpose Complex in Ocho Rios, St Ann, Colin Mills remains undeterred in going forward with expansion plans. Read More

Manchester school gets well-needed equipment

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

MILE GULLY, Manchester — The Coley Mountain Primary School recently received well-needed equipment, including computers, tablets and a printer to assist teachers and students with online learning, through donations from past students. Read More

Rehabilitation works to commence at Hope Valley Experimental School

Thursday, February, 25 2021    

REHABILITATION works are to commence at Hope Valley Experimental School and August Town Primary School in the upcoming financial year. Read More


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