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30 hurt in St Thomas motor vehicle crash

The police yesterday appealed to motorists to avoid overtaking unless the road is clear after 30 people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Grants Pen main road in St Thomas. Read More

Political parties registration will ensure greater transparency
Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said the registration of political parties will ensure greater transparency and accountability, and is transformational for the country's democracy.... Read More

Henry seeks support
MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry has appealed to public transport operators to join his efforts to review the National Transport Policy (NTP), which has been in effect since 2007.... Read More

Phillips wants teeth in political code of conduct
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday added his voice to the call for a legislative framework to enforce the political code of conduct, which is now administered by the Office of the Political Ombudsman.... Read More

Books bring light to Schoolfield

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Elaine Dickson and her husband Easton, residents of Rhode Island in the United States, remember how hard it was to access books when they were growing up in rural Jamaica. Read More

Rockfort farmers using technology to protect environment

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Two farmers in Rockfort, St Andrew, have invested in a wastewater treatment facility that they say will protect the environment. Read More

MP on assault charge

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for St Catherine North Central Natalie Neita is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court next month to answer to an assault charge. Read More

Bartlett says Jamaica must show that visitors are protected

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WESTERN BUREAU — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says while the destination is powerless against the issuing of travel advisories it is important to show international partners that the nation is working to improve measures to protect visitors from harassment. Read More

Trelawny communities hit by flooding

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

CLARKS TOWN, Trelawny — S ections of Trelawny were flooded for the second time in a week as heavy rainfall pounded parts of the parish from Sunday night into yesterday morning, causing severe hardship for some residents. Read More

Urgent!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

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Smith leaves Cabinet; expected to resign as MP this week

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for St Andrew North Western Derrick Smith has tendered his resignation from the Andrew Holness Cabinet. Read More

This Day in History — January 16

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Today is the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Flood cuts of Thicketts

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

RESIDENTS of Thicketts in Discovery Bay, St Ann, were marooned yesterday after flood rain cut of access to the community. Read More

Public forum to discuss adversarial nature of wage negotiations

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

A public forum to examine alternative approaches to the contentious and adversarial nature of public sector wage negotiations is set for next Monday, January 22. Read More

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017, says UN

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Global food prices rose by 8.2 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016, the United Nation's food agency said on Friday. Read More



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