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Mikael Phillips under pressure for platform speech

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Manchester North West Mikael Phillips says statements he made on the political platform in his constituency over the weekend are being taken out of context. Read More

JCAA transitions to digital AIM system
THE Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has taken another step towards modernising the local civil aviation industry, with the transition from paper-based Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to a modern digital environment, Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).... Read More

JDF hopeful urges help for young people
Aliyah Grant considers herself fortunate. After all, the 19-year-old graduate of Greater Portmore High School expects to be enrolled in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) this year.... Read More

Jamaica gets big promotion in Times Square
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett was welcomed to Times Square, New York City, on Sunday with a billboard located on Broadway and 43rd Street, in the heart of the square, featuring a message for five minutes, exposing Jamaica to an international audience.... Read More

Breast cancer survivor turns healthy eating passion into business

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

BREAST cancer survivor Dr Elorine Turner Pryce has turned her passion for healthy eating into a thriving business.Through her vegan food line, Eden Joy Whole Foods, she is on mission to promote the healing power of food, while earning an income. Read More

Teachers for hire!

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced that high schools struggling to source teachers of mathematics and science should contact The Mico University College and Church Teachers' College to identify graduates who are available for employment. Read More

CXC announces staggered release of 2019 CAPE, CSEC results

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)has announced a new system for the upcoming release of May/June 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination CAPE and (CSEC) examination results. Read More

Contrasting St Kitts polls

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

The four-year-old Team Unity Government of Dr Timothy Harris in St Kitts and Nevis has a commanding 16 percentage point lead over the Opposition Labour Party, according to a recent survey conducted by Jamaican pollster Don Anderson. Read More

Poor management

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

THE body that represents the interests of junior doctors in the island is attributing much of the ills in public hospitals to poor management. Read More

Is a US citizen's child born abroad an American?

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Question: When a American citizen has a child overseas, is the child automatically a US citizen, too? How is this documented?  Read More

Role of medical consultants to be assessed, says Tufton

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the role consultants play at the island's public health facilities is to be assessed. Read More

CMU boss extends leave of absence

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Embattled Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Dr Fritz Pinnock has asked that his leave of absence be extended to September 16, as investigations into allegations of misconduct linked to former education minister Ruel Reid and the university continue, a source close to the institution... Read More

Your sister can't sponsor you but....

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Dear Mr Brown:I would like to know whether my sister and her husband can sponsor me to live in Canada; they live in Toronto. I would like your assistance in doing so.– BSJ Dear BSJ: Read More

HAJ: We are on track to begin work on 3,600 housing units

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

THE Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) says it is on track to begin work on over 3,600 housing units this year. Read More

Major project to overhaul police stations starts

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

THE security ministry has launched a new campaign to bring awareness to the public as it seeks is rebuild, renovate and retrofit police stations islandwide. Read More



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