This Day in History - July 28

Friday, July, 28 2017    

Today is the 209th day of 2017. There are 156 days left in the year.TODAY HIGHLIGHT1976: An earthquake kills more than 240,000 people and almost completely destroys the city of T'ang-shan in north-eastern China. Read More

Death toll rises as Venezuela strike enters second day

Friday, July, 28 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuelea (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition kicked off a second day of a general strike yesterday after a day of street protests left three people dead, in an intensifying showdown over President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the nation's... Read More

Grenada to implement six-year poverty reduction programme

Friday, July, 28 2017    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada is to commence a new EC$32-million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) six-year programme aimed at reducing rural poverty and youth unemployment. Read More

Today's Horoscope - July 28

Friday, July, 28 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 28, 2017: This year you are willing to express yourself authentically. You also find that Lady Luck is riding on your shoulder. You have a gift for words, and you can be very diplomatic. If you are single, your status could change at any moment. You have... Read More

Jamaican economy to benefit from arbitration conference, says organiser

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

THE local organisers of an upcoming conference on arbitration being staged by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are stoked about the potential benefits for the Jamaican economy as the country seeks to build its name as an arbitration destination. Read More

Moravian Church elects woman president

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

A woman has been elected president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, which made unflattering headlines recently, after three of its senior members were accused of being sexually involved with underage girls. Read More

300 await cardiac surgeries at Bustamante Children's hospital

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

APPROXIMATELY 300 children are on a waiting list for cardiac surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, and they will have to wait at least another three months before the first of those surgeries are done. Read More

Chuck says strides being made in human trafficking fight despite challenges

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says a more robust judicial system is needed to send a powerful message to human traffickers. Read More

Portia tells why

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Portia Simpson Miller yesterday pushed back at critics who likened her endorsement of People's National Party (PNP) Senator Angela Brown Burke to “stabbing” Councillor Audrey Smith Facey in the back. Read More

Nursing Council of Jamaica concerned about 'corner shop' schools

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

THE Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) has raised concerns about the influx of nursing schools across the island that continue to enrol unwitting students who, after completing courses at some of these institutions, find that they are not in fact registered... Read More

Leadership coach Dr Karren Dunkley for A New You Empowerment Seminar

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Jamaican-born educator and leadership coach Dr Karren Dunkley, who was in 2016 named among the seven best principals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, will share her strategic life plan when she addresses women at A New You Empowerment Boot Camp in Mandeville,... Read More



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