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Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says a comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill has been developed and is under review. Read More

Use your influence to reduce crime, NWA's Shaw urges Lucea Rotarians

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

POINT, Hanover - Stephen Shaw, National Works Agency customer service manager, has challenged members of the Rotary Club of Lucea to use their influence in unburdening the parish of Hanover from the impact of crime. Read More

Phillips likens bauxite levy to 'dead Act waiting for burial'

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw on Tuesday assured the House of Representatives that the Government has not abandoned the bauxite levy. Read More

Jamaica's action plan on antibiotic resistance to be ready November

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

A member of the team responsible for Jamaica's action plan on antibiotic resistance challenges currently facing the global health community says it should be ready by November. Read More

This Day in History - July 20

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Today is the 201st day of 2017. There are 164 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

American jailed for lying about business in Cayman Islands

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

KANSAS CITY, United States (CMC) — A US businesswoman has been sent to jail for 18 months and ordered to pay US$1.7 million to the United States Internal Revenue Services (IRS) as she lied under oath about her business in the Cayman Islands. Read More

Street Scenes - July 20

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Roadside bleachingNot even the midday sun could prevent this vendor from applying her bleaching cream on Heywood Street in downtown Kingston last Friday. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans) Read More

Jamaican gets jail time for scamming US woman

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MASSACHUSETTS, United States (AP) — A Jamaican man living in Massachusetts has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for scamming a Texas widow out of more than US$120,000. Read More

Now Open

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis (left) and regional director at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, cut the ribbon to officially open the WRHA's Regional Office in the Fairview Shopping Centre, Bogue, St James, last Friday. The office was formerly located at... Read More

Son of Jamaican woman is Bermuda's youngest premier-elect

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – At 38, David Burt says he is not daunted by the prospect of becoming Bermuda's youngest premier after his Opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stormed to victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) in Tuesday's general election, winning... Read More

Making Jamaica a 'Smart Destination'

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The future of tourism has taken a high-tech turn through a fresh approach from Digicel Business and leading global tech firms Avaya, HP Enterprise and Buddy Platform. Read More

Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear tomorrow

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The week-long staging of Reggae Sumfest moves into high gear tomorrow night with the first of two live shows at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, featuring a galaxy of dancehall stars. Read More

Not dead yet: Trump exhorts Senate to pass Obamacare repeal

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House yesterday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an “Obamacare” repeal bill to... Read More

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Paris, France (AFP) — France's top military chief resigned yesterday after a war of words with Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts that tested the new president's authority. Read More

Today's Horoscope - July 20

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 20, 2017: This year you blaze a new path — not once, but several times. If you see that you are heading in an inappropriate direction, you have the courage to say so and back up. You become more understanding and sensitive to others and their... Read More



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