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Banana threat

EXCEPT for those in the agricultural sector, most Jamaicans have no idea what Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4 (or TR4) is, and can't imagine its potentially devastating effects on the island's banana and plantain crops. Read More

New twinning concept for 35 high schools
ROSE HALL, St James — Minister with responsibility for education, youth and information Karl Samuda says funding is already in place to introduce a new twinning concept in 35 of the nation's high schools this year.... Read More

Dry spell expected to continue
THE National Water Commission (NWC) says regulation of its water supply systems will continue into September as the period of low rainfall is expected to extend beyond summer.... Read More

Weight loss surgery can help control diabetes, hypertension
Weight loss surgery is a viable option to control comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes, but not many people are informed about this, one of the island's expert surgeons has said.... Read More

Over 100 children benefit from health and back-to-school fair

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

MORE than 100 children from the Whitehouse Village in Montego Bay, St James, have been better equipped to start the new school year following a back-to-school and health fair hosted by Sandals Foundation. Read More

Major change

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A new major has been appointed at the Salvation Army's Lyndhurst Road branch, months after allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled at an officer at the location. Read More

Woman found dead after blaze

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

THE body of a woman was discovered among ashes in Buff Bay, Portland, by firefighters who responded to a call late Tuesday evening.Police have identified the dead woman as 50-year-old Maureen Johnson. Read More

Police inspector on double murder rap offered bail

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A police inspector who was implicated in a double murder in 2010 was yesterday offered $1 million bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Jamaican-born woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

CONNECTICUT, United States (AP) — A Connecticut woman who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-citizens has pleaded guilty. Read More

This Day in History — August 22

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Today is the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

US stocks climb after major US retailers post solid earnings

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Strong earnings reports from several big retailers helped drive stocks broadly higher on Wall Street yesterday as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Read More

KSAMC to address food vendors tomorrow

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is finally moving to address widespread unregulated food vending in the Corporate Area. Read More

Jamaicans benefit from $40m in US scholarships

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

SIX Jamaicans are among hundreds worldwide to benefit from the 2019 US Government-funded International Exchange programmes and fellowships — Fulbright and Humphrey. Read More

National Spatial Plan draft to be completed December

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A draft of the National Spatial Plan (NSP), which will outline the governance framework for the optimal and effective use and management of Jamaica's natural resources, is to be completed by December 2019. Read More

Akeem eyes inner-city drama programme to cure social ills

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

More than 220 Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships since it was first introduced in 1983. Chevening is the United Kingdom Government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the opportunity to study in the UK. This year, 19 outstanding young Jamaicans were... Read More



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