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Major change

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A new major has been appointed at the Salvation Army's Lyndhurst Road branch, months after allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled at an officer at the location. Read More

Woman found dead after blaze

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

THE body of a woman was discovered among ashes in Buff Bay, Portland, by firefighters who responded to a call late Tuesday evening.Police have identified the dead woman as 50-year-old Maureen Johnson. Read More

Police inspector on double murder rap offered bail

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A police inspector who was implicated in a double murder in 2010 was yesterday offered $1 million bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Jamaican-born woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

CONNECTICUT, United States (AP) — A Connecticut woman who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-citizens has pleaded guilty. Read More

This Day in History — August 22

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Today is the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

US stocks climb after major US retailers post solid earnings

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Strong earnings reports from several big retailers helped drive stocks broadly higher on Wall Street yesterday as the market bounced back from its first loss in four days. Read More

KSAMC to address food vendors tomorrow

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is finally moving to address widespread unregulated food vending in the Corporate Area. Read More

Jamaicans benefit from $40m in US scholarships

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

SIX Jamaicans are among hundreds worldwide to benefit from the 2019 US Government-funded International Exchange programmes and fellowships — Fulbright and Humphrey. Read More

National Spatial Plan draft to be completed December

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

A draft of the National Spatial Plan (NSP), which will outline the governance framework for the optimal and effective use and management of Jamaica's natural resources, is to be completed by December 2019. Read More

Akeem eyes inner-city drama programme to cure social ills

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

More than 220 Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships since it was first introduced in 1983. Chevening is the United Kingdom Government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the opportunity to study in the UK. This year, 19 outstanding young Jamaicans were... Read More

New US ambassador eyes strengthened relations with Jamaica

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

THE new United States ambassador to Jamaica says he is looking forward to helping to further strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and the United States. Read More

American Airlines, Guyana authorities differ on reasons for aborted flight

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) yesterday insisted that pilots had been urged to “exercise caution”, as it sought to distance itself from blame regarding an American Airlines aircraft with more than 100 passengers on board being... Read More

Climate change provisions for updated National Water Plan

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

AS Jamaicans continue to witness the adverse effects of climate change, the Water Resources Authority (WRA) has assured that the updated National Water Plan will consider the current impact of climate change on the nation's water resources. Read More

Gov't says help coming for fire-affected farmers

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries JC Hutchinson has indicated that help is on the way for 47 farmers whose farms were recently devastated by fire in the community of Flagaman, St Elizabeth. Read More

Venezuelan officials reached out to discuss Maduro exit — US

Thursday, August, 22 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) —Venezuela's Opposition leader Juan Guaidó said yesterday his rival Nicolas Maduro had been made to look ridiculous by insisting he had authorised back channel talks with Washington, only for a top US official to reveal it was Caracas who had made the... Read More



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