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Former PM PJ Patterson undergoing evaluation at the UHWI, following accident

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident earlier tonight. Read More

Epilepsy just a bump in the road for UWI graduate

By SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ashleigh Harris, a recent graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) who suffers from a type of epilepsy disorder known as catamenial epilepsy (CE), is encouraging Jamaicans with the disease to persevere and work towards their dreams. Read More

St Elizabeth grapples with dengue

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau | Monday, October, 14 2019    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth Health Department was praised for its anti-dengue campaign at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation. Read More

Small steps reap big rewards at iCann

By CANDIECE KNIGHT Observer staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

ONE of the biggest challenges faced by parents of children with special needs is finding a suitable educational institution for them. While some children with special needs may be able to attend regular schools and function well, there are others who require more individual attention,... Read More

Church throws support behind MoBay mayor over LGBT ban

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The church has thrown its support behind mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation, who are scheduled to face the Supreme Court today for a judicial review of an earlier decision to ban the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender... Read More

Judge to rule on admissibility of statement in parish council

By Jonathan Morrison Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Parish Court may hear today if a statement will be admitted into evidence that may have been given to the police before the accused David Harris knew he was a suspect in the Manchester Municipal Corporation's $400-million fraud... Read More

Vaping ban?

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Worried that vaping is becoming too commonplace in Jamaica, including among high school students, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is mulling a ban on the practice, similar to action taken by some American states where it has been blamed for a number of... Read More

PHOTO: GOAL!

Monday, October, 14 2019    

This Rastafarian man was seen testing his football skills at the match between Portmore United and UWI FC, which was played at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday.(Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

Holness urges country to support anti-corruption mechanism

Monday, October, 14 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday urged Jamaicans to accept the likelihood of more arrests, to have faith in the country's anti-corruption mechanism, and to “let the chips fall where they may” in the process. Read More

Another CHANCE for Portmore students

Monday, October, 14 2019    

MAYOR of Portmore Leon Thomas has implemented a programme — CHANCE — that is geared towards helping needy students at the primary and secondary level within the municipality. Read More

Samuda bats for Grace McLean

Monday, October, 14 2019    

DESPITE the recent ruling of the Supreme Court essentially clearing the way for former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dean-Roy Bernard to be reinstated to that post after the present Administration transferred him to the Ministry of Finance as a... Read More

US Embassy stages second SARA awards

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Twelve Jamaican organisations and individuals representing various sectors of society were recently awarded for their work at the US Embassy's second Stakeholders Appreciation Recognition & Awards. Read More

Still no word on missing Portland educator

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.The figure for shootings, however, remains the same. Read More

Blue Mountain fun

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed. Read More



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