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Reid pledges to help with funeral expenses of St James crash victims

ROSE HALL, St James — Senator Ruel Reid has pledged to provide financial support to assist with the funeral expenses for the three John Rollins Success Primary School students who died in a motor vehicle crash on the Rose Hall main road in St James, on... Read More

PM urges public sector to embrace efficiencies in bureaucracy
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has again signalled the Government's intention to tackle the systemic inefficient bureaucracy in the public service.... Read More

Hanover Infirmary CCTV to address security concerns
LUCEA, Hanover — The security of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea has been improved with the installation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system valued at almost $1 million.... Read More

Jampro, PICA working to make it easier to invest in Jamaica
JAMAICA Promotions Corporation (Jampro) and the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) have cemented their commitment to partnering on initiatives that will make investing in Jamaica easier for international investors.... Read More

Guilty!

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 16 2018    

FIVE years ago when Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown joked about signing away his freedom during a meeting with officials from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) after detailing his role in the deaths of three men in Clarendon, he had no idea he was, in fact, sealing... Read More

At least 8 cases of sex with people under 16 reported daily

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 16 2018    

SUPERINTENDENT Charmaine Shand, head of the constabulary's Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), says the issue of people having sex with persons under 16 years old continues to be a challenge. Read More

This Day in History — November 16

Friday, November, 16 2018    

Today is the 320th day of 2018. There are 45 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2010: A rare pink diamond smashes the world record for a jewel at auction in Geneva, selling for more than $46 million to a well-known gem dealer. Read More

Energy company hands out 16 scholarships valued at $16 million

Friday, November, 16 2018    

NEW Fortress Energy (NFE) recently announced that 14 students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, have been awarded with scholarships to the tune of $16 million. Read More

Shaw: Talks going well with investors for Long Pond, Monymusk operations

Friday, November, 16 2018    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says progress is being made in discussions involving the Government and private investors regarding the operation of the Monymsk and Long Pond sugar factories in Clarendon and Trelawny,... Read More

Plastic ban good for the environment — NEPA

Friday, November, 16 2018    

CEO of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Peter Knight is pleased with the Government's policy position to impose a ban on specific categories of plastic packaging materials. Read More

Flood of applications for Public Transportation Liberalisation Pilot

Friday, November, 16 2018    

THE Transport Authority says it has received approximately 5,000 applications for road licences under the Public Transport Liberalisation Pilot. Read More

UK's defiant May tells critics it's her Brexit deal or chaos

Friday, November, 16 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course yesterday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into “deep and grave... Read More

Civil servants hailed for country's ranking on Global Competitiveness Report

Friday, November, 16 2018    

PUBLIC sector workers have been hailed for their contribution to the country's positive performance in the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report, which shows that Jamaica is ranked 27 out of 140 countries in labour market efficiency. Read More

A Tru Applaud It! Ocassion

Friday, November, 16 2018    

Trade Winds Citrus Limited, makers of Tru-Juice, pulled out all the stops yesterday afternoon when Managing Director Peter McConnell invited 10 St Dominic Preparatory School students to join him and a few of his executives for lunch. The cherub-faced youngsters from... Read More

Philippine president defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows

Friday, November, 16 2018    

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said “power naps” had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit. Read More



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