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Inspired Design That's On Time

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

Not even a pandemic could press pause on Design Week JA 2020! The launch of the week-long event took place online yesterday at 10:00 am. For two-and-a-half hours, viewers were engaged by a panel of industry experts who did a smashing job at providing 'edutainment' that was particularly... Read More

Agencies promote Two Sisters Cave as investment opportunity

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

IN an effort to boost Jamaica's economic growth, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) have partnered to promote sustainable eco-tourism projects for local and international investment. Read More

Bill to amend Rent Restriction Act to be tabled by end of fiscal year

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr says a Bill to amend the Rent Restriction Act is expected to be tabled in Parliament by the end of this fiscal year. Read More

PwC donates laptops to 3 KC students

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

PwC Jamaica yesterday donated laptop computers to three Kingston College students. One of the three, Noeem McKenzie (second left), is seen here checking out the device after the presentation was made by Leighton McKnight (second right), PwC's territory leader. Also examining the specifications... Read More

This Day in History — October 22

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

Today is the 296th day of 2020. There are 70 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1918: The Great Influenza Epidemic begins. During World War I, over 18 million people die from the flu virus. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Unrest in Lagos after deadly Nigeria protest shooting

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Buildings were torched in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos yesterday as authorities shut down the economic hub after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage. Read More

A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

MEILLE, Haiti (AP) — Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for... Read More

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

ROME, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pontiff while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered yesterday at the Rome Film Festival. Read More

Today's Horoscope — October 22, 2020

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, October 22, 2020: Magnetic, charming and exciting, you are a palpable, seductive presence. This year, you have a very successful career, while having a turbulent personal life. Fiercely intelligent, you accomplish a professional breakthrough in 2021. If single, you... Read More

Register now for Observer's TSO, Chin urges retailers

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

Take Style Out (TSO), the Jamaica Observer's annual initiative to push retail sales islandwide and give shoppers value for money, is scheduled for three days this year — October 29 to 31. Read More

'Golding embodies the principles of the PNP'

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

MARK Golding has been described as undoubtedly the man for the job as People's National Party (PNP) president, and who will be a uniting force for the fractured Opposition which suffered a 14-49 loss to the Jamaica Labour Party in the September 3 General... Read More

Golding: There is no immediate plan to change Opposition senators

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

MARK Golding, the man seeking to replace Dr Peter Phillips as the People's National Party (PNP) president next month, says he has no “immediate intention” of reversing the party leader's Senate appointments should he emerge the victor of the internal... Read More

Third flooding at Hotel Riu Reggae in two years

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Floodwater that pooled on the grounds of Hotel Riu Reggae on Monday afternoon has provoked feelings of déjà vu among stakeholders of the St James property, who experienced their third flooding at the location since 2018. Read More

JLP councillor dies from COVID-19

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

IRVIN “Louie” Brown, Jamaica Labour Party councillor of the Fellowship Division in East Portland, yesterday became one of the latest Jamaicans to die from COVID-19. Read More

It's a myth

Kimone Francis Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Lisa Hanna, who seeks to replace leader Dr Peter Phillips next month, says reports suggesting that she is not popular among delegates form part of a myth being pushed by the media. Read More



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