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Finance minister appoints IMF expert as chief fiscal advisor

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday announced that Calvin McDonald has joined the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service as chief fiscal advisor to the minister. Read More

$7-m theft forces closure of financial service centre
THE closure of Grace Kennedy Financial Service Centre (FSC) on King Street in downtown Kingston, after thieves broke in and stole approximately $7 million, has left dozens of customers in that section of the city inconvenienced.... Read More

'Enough is enough'
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Over 200 teachers and students of Grange Hill High School, members of Grange Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church and community members staged a peaceful march through the violence-torn community last Thursday to vent their disgust over the spate of crime...... Read More

New JDF aerial fleet a commitment to security, says PM
The Government yesterday commissioned into service a new surveillance aircraft, two of nine Bell 429 helicopters, and a maritime patrol aircraft hangar, an investment that Prime Minister Andrew Holness said demonstrates his Administration's commitment to secure the...... Read More

PHOTO: New JDF aircraft

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

This Beechcraft King Air 350 ER Maritime Patrol aircraft, which was acquired along with two Bell 429 helicopters, for the Jamaica Defence Force's newly established Maritime Air and Cyber Command, is seen in the JDF's new Maritime Patrol Aircraft Hangar at the JDF Air Wing Manley Base, Norman... Read More

House committee to examine MPs compensation

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

The Human Resource and Social Development Committee of the House of Representatives said it will take up the issue of the salaries and benefits paid to parliamentarians and other public servants. Read More

Trump fires senior advisor after wife's demand

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — An angry Donald Trump removed a senior advisor yesterday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm... Read More

Woman beater freed

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

A man who went on the run in 2015 after he dragged his ex-girlfriend into a room, then punched and kicked her when she refused his demands for sex, walked from the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a free man on Tuesday. Read More

PAAC turns heat on USF board for employment of CEO

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

THE Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament says the Universal Service Fund (USF) board must explain its reasons for overlooking 24 highly qualified candidates for the position of chief executive officer in 2016, and shortlisting at least one applicant... Read More

'Airline should refund fares, compensate passengers for ordeal'

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

JAMAICA Observer online readers have weighed in on yesterday's front page story, Stranded, empathising with Jamaicans who have been unable to return home since the crash-landing of a Fly Jamaica Airways carrier in Guyana last Friday, and who were up to yesterday still unaware of when they will... Read More

Paulwell cautions about possible clash between NMIA and Vernamfield project

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

KINGSTON East Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell says he is concerned about a likely clash between the proposed Vernamfield development project and the planned investments for the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA). Read More

This Day in History — November 15

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

Today is the 319th day of 2018. There are 46 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Retired Gov't worker revealed as US$343-m Powerball winner

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Robert Bailey has been playing the same six lottery numbers for 25 years and plans to keep on doing it — even though his digits finally hit for a US$343.8-million Powerball win, the largest in New York Lottery history. Read More

List of missing in fire includes many in their 80s and 90s

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Authorities searching through the blackened aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire have released the names of about 100 people who are still missing, including many in their 80s and 90s, and dozens more could still be unaccounted... Read More

White House claims right to exclude 'grandstanding' Acosta

Thursday, November, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House “hard pass”. Read More



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