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Bar Association, Chamber differ on who should handle sexual harassment cases

The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) does not support the proposal to create an independent disputes tribunal to deal with sexual harassment cases. Read More

Why no lockdown of Tivoli Gardens after 5 COVID-19 cases
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says the decision to place the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens under surveillance instead of a lockdown, as it had done in other communities where novel coronavirus infections were detected, was based on a risk...... Read More

Thanksgiving service for Michael Gordon tomorrow
A thanksgiving service for the life of retired Jamaica Observer Senior Photo Editor Michael Gordon will be held tomorrow at Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew.... Read More

J'can cops in US drug bust linked to men nabbed in MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Individuals among the seven men suspected to be major figures in the illegal drug trade who were arrested during a Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC)-led operation in Montego Bay, St James, on Wednesday have been linked to...... Read More

The Chuck reverse

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 3 2020    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has back-pedalled on his position on the one-year limitation for lodging sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and other specified spaces, as proposed in the anti-sexual harassment law that is now being reviewed by a parliamentary... Read More

OUR defends anti-theft campaign

Friday, July, 3 2020    

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has defended its anti-theft advertising campaign, as it responded to social media criticisms yesterday of an online post. Read More

All cattle must have ear tags, passports by January 2021

Friday, July, 3 2020    

ALL cattle must have ear tags and corresponding passports, effective January 1, 2021. Read More

Jamaicans in hiding say specialised cells for 'high-value' criminals not enough

Friday, July, 3 2020    

RESIDENTS of Red Hills Road, St Andrew, who fled their communities because of threats issued by thugs acting on the orders of an incarcerated man, say the pronouncement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that such prisoners will be moved to cells where they will be cut off... Read More

PSOJ wants speedy action on Petrojam reports

Friday, July, 3 2020    

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it expects a speedy review of the “long-anticipated” reports on the Petrojam investigations by the various parliamentary oversight committees. Read More

Mourners reminded to adhere to COVID-19 protocols

Friday, July, 3 2020    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has again appealed for mourners to adhere to the safety protocols that have been put in place for funerals in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Minister says ST&I Policy to address Internet access

Friday, July, 3 2020    

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Policy will address issues within the technology sector, such as Internet access. Read More

8 more imported COVID-19 cases but recovery remains high

Friday, July, 3 2020    

EIGHT more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing Jamaica's number of cases to 715. Read More

Youth accused of shop-breaking charged

Friday, July, 3 2020    

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kenroy Patterson of Hart Street, Old Harbour, in St Catherine was arrested... Read More

Protest forces T&T to deal with at-risk youth

Friday, July, 3 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Government announced Thursday the establishment of a National Recovery Programme (NRP) as it appealed to young people to put down their guns and seek to improve their lives. Read More

This Day in History — July 3

Friday, July, 3 2020    

Today is the 185th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More


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