This Day in History — November 21

Today is the 325th day of 2017. There are 40 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1991: The UN Security Council chooses Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be the new secretary general.  Read More

11 Caribbean countries move to improve food safety
Jamaica is among 11 Caribbean countries that are now free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores.... Read More

Farm labour programme surviving despite challenges, says Barbados Minister
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer Suckoo says the future viability of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme (SAWP) will be among agenda items discussed during the annual review meeting of the Canada/Caribbean programme now underway...... Read More

G2K expands reach into Massachusetts
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Generation 2000 (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has expanded its reach into Boston, Massachusetts, USA.... Read More

Robert Mugabe resigns

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign.Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. Read More

TPDCO stages 2nd Ocho Rios craft fair

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The craft department at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) will stage its second annual craft fair on Friday November 24, at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios. Read More

Flash flood watch for central, eastern parishes

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A flash flood watch is now in effect for eastern and central parishes until 5:00 pm today. Read More

Zimbabwe Parliament opens session to begin Mugabe impeachment

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's Parliament opened a session on Tuesday to begin the process of impeaching President Robert Mugabe, which could lead to him being stripped of office, an AFP correspondent said. Read More

Gov't pursuing GLOBALG.A.P farmer certification

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is moving to have farmers certified by GLOBALG.A.P, which is an internationally recognised organisation dedicated to good agricultural practices. Read More

PHOTOS: A hole-y encounter

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt that between yesterday afternoon and this morning two cars fell into a huge crater on Washington Boulevard near the intersection with Duhaney Drive.One of the vehicles, a taxi, was left immobile. Read More

Bartlett to welcome cruise ship in Port Antonio

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to officially welcome the MS Insignia cruise ship at the Ken Wright Pier in Port Antonio, Portland this morning. Read More

Making Sandals a campaign issue a poor political strategy

BY TEDDISON FELIX | Monday, November, 20 2017    

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has attracted no new investor to Antigua and Barbuda in his entire term of office so far, despite lots and lots of promises, this at a time when new projects are popping up all over the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin and Central... Read More

Top cop calls for divine intervention

Monday, November, 20 2017    

LIKE those before him having similar interests and responsibilities for the country's security, Commissioner of Police George Quallo yesterday called for the divine help of the church in the fight against crime, as murders gallop past the 1,400 mark. Read More

Awaiting the fate of the Cockpit Country

Monday, November, 20 2017    

New York , USA — Chief executive officer of Jamaica Environment Trust Diana McCaulay said here last week that Government's position on the fate of the Cockpit Country “is being eagerly awaited by Jamaicans concerned about the many environmental issues facing... Read More

Odetta Rockhead-Kerr: Sutherland's visionary leader

BY MOSES JACKSON | Monday, November, 20 2017    

Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the eighth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader: Executive Steward”. The nominees are among the top CEOs in Jamaica.  Read More


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