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Dr Donovan Stanberry new UWI Mona registrar

The University of the West Indies (the UWI) recently announced new senior appointments across the university, including that of new campus registrar for the Mona campus, Dr Donovan Stanberry. Read More

'30 years later, I still love what I do'
FOR the better part of 30 years, housekeeping coordinator at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, Jennifer Robinson has been doing what she loves.... Read More

162,000 PATH-registered children get grants
A total of 162,654 children who are registered with the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will benefit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's back-to-school grant programme.... Read More

Dengue in Caribbean a 'complex situation' — PAHO
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning of what it describes as “the complex situation” of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean.... Read More

Foundation gets support

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

Ruth Jankee (left), executive director, Rose Town Foundation for the Built Environment, and Janene Wright, brand and sponsorship manager, JP Tropical Foods, are all smiles as they pose with children from the Rose Town community after Jamaica Producers Group, through its JP St Mary's brand,... Read More

PHOTO: Diplomatic ties

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

Ambassador of Spain to Jamaica Josep Marķa Bosch Bessa accepts a token of friendship from the Jamaica Observer, represented here by Head of Advertising, Marketing, and Communications a Natalie Chin at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue headquarters on Thursday. The presentation followed... Read More

PHOTO: Late-night crash

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

The driver of this motor car, which is a public passenger-licenced vehicle, slammed into a utility pole on Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew late Thursday night. The Jamaica Observer was unable to ascertain whether anyone was injured in the crash. (Photo: Michael Gordon) Read More

All set for smooth start to school year, says McLean

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dr Grace McLean says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. Read More

OUR tells JPS no

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) said it has rejected a tariff review application from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), citing material deficiencies including the absence of critical information and supporting documentation. Read More

Amnesty International pleased cops charged after six-year probe

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

THE London-based human rights group, Amnesty International yesterday welcomed the announcement that charges have been laid against six members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) following a six-and-a-half-year probe into the shooting death of Matthew Lee. Read More

Children can be formally employed at age 15

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

THE minimum age at which a child can be admitted into formal employment is 15 years if he or she has completed secondary education, says Sasha Deer-Gordon, director, child labour, Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Read More

Health ministry ramps up vector control programme

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has officially launched its Enhanced Vector Control Programme as it continues the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses. Read More

Help from Seprod Foundation

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

THE Seprod Foundation has come to the aid of children dislocated by last week Friday's fire at the Jamaica National Children's Home in Papine, St Andrew. Read More

States team up against White House immigrant benefits rule

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A coalition of states sued US President Donald Trump's Administration yesterday over its new “public charge” rule that aims to deny permanent residency and citizenship to immigrants who claim welfare benefits. Read More

Presidential suite

Saturday, August, 17 2019    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) — Fancy spending the night in a presidential office? Read More



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