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Opposition supports SOE, but asks 'where's the plan?

MONTEGO BAY, St James— President of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says the Government needs to place more emphasis on long-term social intervention programmes and proper policing to effectively tackle the crime and violence that beset the... Read More

Holness says Gov't will not abandon SOEs
Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that to abandon the current crime-fighting strategies of the security forces would set back the country another 10-20 years.... Read More

Samuda condemns 'dastardly' killing of Vauxhall school teacher
Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda has condemned as a dastardly act, the killing of 36-year-old Carl Samuels, a teacher at the Vauxhall High School in East Kingston.... Read More

PNP finding it hard to fill one St James, two Portland seats
MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson says the party expects to find suitable standard-bearers for the remaining seats in its constituencies within another three weeks, as the party prepares for general election, which it is widely...... Read More

Green Acres police station a partnership with the community

Monday, January, 27 2020    

The Green Acres Police Station in St Catherine, for which ground was broken for its construction last Friday, is a good example of community partnership with the police, says Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang. Read More

'Mosquitoes don't come in green or orange, let's fight dengue together'

By Racquel Porter Observer reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 27 2020    

“Mosquitoes do not come in green or orange, the blood is red, and no matter who you are, which party you support, mosquitoes will bite you if you don't do the right thing to prevent it from biting you,” was the rationale Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie used to... Read More

Brazen Scam!

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor - special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 27 2020    

Twenty years after falling victim to timeshare scammers in Florida, United States, a Jamaican man says he has again been approached in a new effort to con him out of US$10,000. Read More

Hon Jah Paul joins fight to end violence against women

Monday, January, 27 2020    

New York-based Jamaican activist and entertainer Honorable Jah Paul has joined the fight against violence against women, dedicating his latest song (Mi love mi) New York wife, to the cause. Born Paul Haughton in Granville, St James, the singer is a familiar face against violence... Read More

White Episcopal priest proudly sports his dreadlocks

Monday, January, 27 2020    

A white priest who proudly wears his dreadlocks as he carries out his canonical duties is a rare sight, perhaps never before seen in the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Long Island, New York. Read More

Jampro's NY office bringing in the bacon

By Harold G Bailey Observer writer | Monday, January, 27 2020    

New York, USA — In the 15 months since it reopened its offices in New York, Jamaica Promotions Ltd (Jampro), the trade, investment and promotion arm of the Government, has racked up an impressive performance. Read More

Finally, a way to accurately count Carib nationals in US

Monday, January, 27 2020    

New York USA — For the first time in the history of the United States Census, persons from the Caribbean region and those with roots there will now be able to write in their nationality or ancestry on US Census forms this March, thanks in large part to the vision... Read More

Manchester community leaders urged to serve well and do what's right

BY KATRICH WALKER Observer writer | Monday, January, 27 2020    

Mandeville , Manchester — Seven months after being appointed custos of Manchester, Garfield Green kicked off the new year by hosting a church service during which he encouraged leaders to make the best of 2020 for their communities and... Read More

30 dead, 3,500 displaced

Monday, January, 27 2020    

Horizonte Belo, Brazil— An aerial view of the overflowing Das Velhas River in Sabara, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, yesterday, after heavy rains. At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in south-eastern Brazil, the Minas... Read More

100 not out — NCU aims for greater heights

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer writer | Monday, January, 27 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Lincoln Edwards has highlighted the alignment of the century-old multidisciplinary institution with the practical demands of a modern, developing Jamaican society. Read More


Monday, January, 27 2020    

KARACHI, Pakistan — Civil society activists carry a symbolic coffin during a demonstration against the price hike in food and essential utilities, in Karachi, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)  Read More


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