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Game-changing manuals focus on witnesses

THE completion of a national Witness Care Strategy and Action Plan, as well as a Multi-Agency Protocol for Child Justice, has been hailed by key stakeholders as a critical game-changer in the administration of justice by the courts. Read More

Golden Age Home 'out of the woods', says Tufton
HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said The Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, where 87 individuals — including staff and residents — have tested positive for COVID-19, is “out of the woods” in terms of the virus' infection risk and...... Read More

Curfew extended to November 16
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the islandwide nightly curfew that the Government has implemented as one of the measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus will be extended until November 16.... Read More

Finance minister tells design sector to go digital
MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the local design industry to harness digital technology as part of a wider push to have the country rebound from the economic ravages of COVID-19.... Read More

Back to school!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

AFTER two planned reopening of physical school structures were beaten back by the onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Government has decided to pilot the resumption of face-to-face classes with 17 institutions across nine parishes. Read More

Last handshake

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

LESS than 24 hours after Linlee Thomas encouraged his son Jason to give his life to God, the younger Thomas was gunned down at a domino table in Southborough, Portmore, St Catherine, on Tuesday night. Read More

Police not very hopeful businessman will be found

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

THE police in St Elizabeth say they have little hope in recovering the body of businessman Andre Burnett, who is presumed dead after he went swimming in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, on Sunday and has not been seen since. Read More

This Day in History — October 29

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Today is the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

That's a Wrap! #designweekja2020

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Yesterday saw the end of eight days of design! #designweekja2020 was a masterclass in wheeling and coming again. Design Week JA conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte refused to be deterred, even in the face of a crippling pandemic. To use a quip that became the bon mot of the closing... Read More

Design Within Reach at Home & Things

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

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'Penny wise and pound foolish'

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

CHRISTIANA, Manchester — Mayor of Mandeville and chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Donovan Mitchell, says the developer of a three-storey building that collapsed during heavy rain in Christiana earlier this week has been given 14 days' notice to demolish the... Read More

Huawei rejects claims that it poses a security threat to Jamaica

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

The Chinese firm Huawei Technologies has rejected claims that it could be a threat Jamaica's security if it is given the nod to roll out the country's 5G technology. Read More

Passage of Dog Liabilities Bill delayed

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck on Tuesday agreed to delaying passage of the Dogs (Liability for Injuries) Bill after concerns were raised by some members of the House of Representatives about criminal liabilities issues. Read More

Digicel Business launches 'masterclass' business mentorship series

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

Digicel Business is collaborating with some of the best local minds in business and entrepreneurship to mentor aspiring innovators, start-up founders and professionals through a series of virtual, interactive masterclass sessions. Read More

Growth Tech still bullish on free Wi-Fi

Thursday, October, 29 2020    

TECHNOLOGY company Growth Tech Ltd has been forced to rethink its strategy after COVID-19 slashed, by up to 40 per cent, the number of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) riders that use its free Wi-Fi service. Read More


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