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Gospel in motion

Monday, March, 25 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An estimated 5,000 volunteers were on Sunday, March 17, part of an initiative called Operation Save a Youth (OSAY) across Manchester. Read More

Tourism minister wants faculty of tourism in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 25 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has recommended that all tourism studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) be amalgamated and offered from their new Western Jamaica campus, for which ground was officially broken at the Barnett Estate here on... Read More

Over 500 cataract patients to receive free eye surgery

Monday, March, 25 2019    

OVER 500 Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), performed by Chinese ophthalmologists from the Bright Journey Medical Mission. Read More

Island Traffic Authority empowered to suspend licences for road violations

Monday, March, 25 2019    

DIRECTOR of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Kenute Hare says the new Road Safety Act better empowers the Island Traffic Authority in ensuring safety on the roadways in order to reduce injuries and deaths from crashes. Read More

This Day in History - March 25

Monday, March, 25 2019    

Today is the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1982: The Canada Act is signed, ratifying the Canadian constitution and making the country wholly independent of Great Britain.  Read More

Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre

Monday, March, 25 2019    

BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) — Mali's government yesterday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children. Read More

Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after hundreds airlifted to safety

Monday, March, 25 2019    

OSLO, Norway (AFP) — A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam yesterday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation, TV images showed. Read More

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Monday, March, 25 2019    

BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) — Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned yesterday. Read More

3 jihadists blow themselves up in north Iraq – Army

Monday, March, 25 2019    

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers blew themselves up yesterday in northern Iraq, the army said, a day after the jihadists' “caliphate” was wiped out in neighbouring Syria. Read More

PM facing three-way Senate tug of war

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

An unusual three-way tug of war has developed in the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as factions try to nudge Prime Minister Andrew Holness to select a candidate of their choice to fill the seat left vacant in the Senate by the sudden resignation of Ruel Reid last... Read More

Cheap, fake braces!

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

Repeated warnings from trained medical professionals about the potential danger of non-professionals installing braces are being ignored by scores of Jamaicans who are taking advantage of the cheaper price while putting themselves at risk. Read More

Holness pleased with two-hour talks with Trump

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

MIAMI, USA (CMC) — Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the message coming out of the discussions the United States President Donald Trump had with a select group of Caribbean leaders is that Washington “wants to encourage and promote a stronger relationship with the... Read More

Teen depression

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

TWO out of every 10 students, during their teenage years, will experience clinical depression. Read More

Sunday Brew — Marh 24, 2019

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

Appoint Pearnel Charles Jnr a ministerThe political demise of Ruel Reid must now pave the way for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to appoint Senator Pearnel Charles Jnr as a full-time minister of Government. Read More

Woman beater changes plea to guilty

BY RACQUEL PORTER Staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

 A man who told the court that he was not guilty of slapping the mother of his child because she retaliated, changed his plea after the judge told him that the woman has all right to defend herself. Read More



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