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Court outlines ruling in 'dreadlocks' student case

The “no braids, no beads, no locks” policy of Kensington Primary School did not violate the constitutional right of the seven-year-old daughter of Sherine and Dale Virgo, a full court panel of Supreme Court judges stated in a written judgement released yesterday. Read More

MPs not very visible, but...
Slightly more than two in five voters say they have met their political representatives in the last month, data gathered in March and July this year by veteran pollster Bill Johnson have shown.... Read More

Trouble pick
UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has cited national security concerns as the reason he has objected to the use of Chinese firm Genlot Game Technology as the back-end provider for new local lottery company Mahoe Gaming.... Read More

Gov't moving ahead with plans to amend INDECOM Act; police not happy
JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck, declaring that the country has long moved past the days of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) investigating their colleagues, has doubled down on his proposal to amend the INDECOM Act, a decision likely to sour relations between Government and...... Read More

NWC offers discounts to some customers

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

THE National Water Commission's (NWC) COVID Assistance Programme has been extended until August 31, 2020 for select categories of customers. Read More


Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson has strongly rejected a demand for $25 million in damages from JC Hutchinson in relation to a press release issued by Robinson on behalf of the party on the Holland land divestment deal last... Read More

Gov't, Opposition to cooperate on National Security Act

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

THE Government and the Opposition say they are close to consensus on legislation to incorporate all aspects of a National Security Act for Jamaica. Read More

This Day In History- August 4

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

Today is the 217th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Don't implement Data Protection Act as is, says PAJ

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

THE Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is calling on the Government to pull back, even at this stage, and revise problematic provisions of the Data Protection Act. Read More

'I prayed hard for this house and now victory is mine'

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

TEARS filled the eyes of 46-year-old Michelle Cookhorn as she witnessed the recent breaking of ground for the construction of her first home. Read More

Gov't procuring 100,000 laptops, tablets for PATH students

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

THE Government is in the process of procuring 100,000 laptops and tablets for the country's most vulnerable students for use in the upcoming academic year. Read More

Commonwealth, US welcome election of new president

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has welcomed the election of Dr Irfaan Ali as the new head of state in Guyana, thanking his predecessor, David Granger, for his “stewardship” of the country. Read More

Colleagues to the rescue

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

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Caricom welcomes end to protracted Guyana elections dispute

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping yesterday congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali as the ninth president of Guyana as it welcomed the end of the protracted regional and general elections dispute in the country. Read More

OAS: Democracy has been put to the test

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — Secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has congratulated Guyana's new president, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who was sworn into office on Sunday, ending months of legal and political controversy surrounding the... Read More


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