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'Fix crime and watch the growth of tourism'

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 22 2017    

BUSINESSMAN John Mahfood says that unless the long-standing problems with crime are addressed then there can be no hope for the growth in tourism sector, which he said is the sector that will best drive the country's economic success. Read More

Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica, says PM

Friday, September, 22 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Maria left more than 15 people dead in hard-hit Dominica, the small Caribbean island's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced yesterday. Read More

Woman who confessed to hiding ganja in vagina to be sentenced

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 22 2017    

A Kingston cosmetologist who tried to leave the island for Barbados with almost two pounds of ganja in her vagina and belly was on Wednesday remanded for sentencing in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on October 10. Read More

Guyana remains 'imperiled' by Venezuela's claim to its territory

Friday, September, 22 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Guyana has reiterated the danger that it says it is still facing on its borders as a consequence of the territorial claims by its western neighbor, Venezuela. Read More

PHOTO: Store on wheels

Friday, September, 22 2017    

These women examine goods being sold by this man from his 'bicycle store' on North Street in Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Karl McLarty Read More

'Too many illegal structures on riverbeds, gully banks and blocking drains'

Friday, September, 22 2017    

LOCAL Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie this week told residents of Clarendon that they have an important role to play to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. Read More

PHOTO: Education talk

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid (right) speaks with Member of Parliament for St Mary Central and Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs and foreign trade Dr Morais Guy, and the ministry's Region 2 director Janet Brimm. Occasion was a recognition ceremony for 23... Read More

CCTV coming for schools

Friday, September, 22 2017    

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says several schools across the island will soon see the introduction of closed-circuit television (CCTV) equipment in a move to improve the state of safety and security in the nation's places of learning. Read More

Social: With Honours

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Four decades in, and the Darlene Jones-led Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) which continues its mandate of providing professional development for persons working within the banking sector, rolled out the proverbial red carpet on Wednesday evening to bestow six individuals... Read More

This Day in History - September 22

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Today is the 265th day of 2017. There are 100 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1989: F W De Klerk takes over as president of South Africa. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Sept 29 deadline to get on Nov voters' list

Friday, September, 22 2017    

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has asked Jamaicans who want to get on the next voters' list to register by Friday, September 29. Read More

US in solidarity with Caribbean islands ravaged by hurricane

Friday, September, 22 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The United States on Wednesday said that it “stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica and all those across the Caribbean region” affected by Hurricane Maria. Read More

CHTA stands with Caribbean leaders to build climate change resilience

Friday, September, 22 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says it is backing calls by Caribbean leaders for the international community to keep the devastating impact of climate change on the global development agenda. Read More

CMI head outlines benefits of logistics hub

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) Dr Fritz Pinnock says the Logistics Hub programme will have numerous benefits for Jamaicans, especially in providing jobs for the unemployed and vulnerable youth. Read More

Jamaica reassures travel partners following shutdown of airspace, hurricanes

Friday, September, 22 2017    

JAMAICA'S Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has been reassuring travel partners that Jamaica remains open for business following the damage to other Caribbean islands that took bad beatings from the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More



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