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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military was in control of the capital and the State broadcaster yesterday, and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world's oldest head of... Read More

Get professional advice before taking antibiotics, ministry urges

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 16 2017    

JAMAICANS are being urged to seek advice from a professional before taking antibiotics, as misuse could lead to antibiotic resistance, which can have devastating effects on the population. Read More

CHASE Fund invests $3.3B in health sector in 15 years

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

THE Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has invested $3.3 billion in the development of the health sector over its 15 years of existence. Read More

This Day in History - November 16

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

Today is the 320th day of 2017. There are 45 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Funds being allocated in supplementary estimates for road repairs

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be providing funds in the 2017/18 Supplementary Estimates for road repairs islandwide. Read More

Ministry to host National Minerals Week

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

THE Ministry of Transport and Mining, in an effort to acknowledge the contribution of Jamaica's minerals sector to the country's economy, will next week host its National Minerals Week.The week of activities is set to kick off on Sunday, November 19. Read More

New caps for MSMEs

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 16 2017    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda on Tuesday announced new definitions for micro, small and medium-sized (MSME) businesses operating in Jamaica. Read More

Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

HOUSTON, USA (AP) — Allegations that former United States President George HW Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted. Read More

Sweet freedom

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

BATON ROUGE, USA (AP) — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison yesterday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was “weak at... Read More

Creditors rule Venezuela state oil firm PDVSA in default

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A committee of creditors on Thursday ruled that Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has defaulted on its debt, a decision that triggers payment of default insurance to investors and deals another blow to the oil-rich but cash-poor nation. Read More

720 people registered for UNWTO MoBay conference

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — More than 720 people have already registered for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) global conference to be held from November 27 to 29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. Read More

JCF to benefit from Traffic Ticket Amnesty funds

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says a large portion of the funds collected under the traffic ticket amnesty will be used to purchase vehicles and equipment for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as well as effect improvements to traffic offices... Read More

Work progressing on Cornwall Regional Hospital

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says work to improve the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James is progressing, with certain areas to be completed soon. Read More

US warns of Christmas terror threat in Europe

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Read More

INDECOM probing death of Tower Street inmate, two other shootings

Thursday, November, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three shooting incidents that occurred between 4:00am and 1:00pm today are now the subjects of investigations by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).The incidents ended in the death of two men and the injury of another. Read More



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