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Municipal corporations urged to make provisions for the homeless during Christmas

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is calling on the island's municipal corporations to make special provisions for the homeless during the Christmas season. Read More

PHOTO: Old-time something

Monday, December, 17 2018    

These seniors dance up a storm with members of Bog Walk Youth Club at HELP Outreach's annual elderly Christmas treat in Bog Walk, St Catherine, yesterday. HELP Outreach is a not-for-profit organisation which has been operating in the community since 2006. The outreach agenda involves a weekly... Read More

Trigger-happy

Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE gun is still the weapon of choice for co mitting violent crimes in Jamaica, with the deadly weapon being used in 78.9 per cent of murders and 67.8 per cent of robberies in 2018. However, this is a decrease from its use in 81.7 per cent of murders and 67.6 per cent of robberies in... Read More

A golden treat

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Ettalyn Grant (right), president of EMMS Outreach Ministry, serves Linton Foster and Perline Herron, both of the Golden Age Home in Denham Town, at the charity's annual Christmas treat held at Denham Town Infant School yesterday. Read More

PM, wife treat children for Christmas

Monday, December, 17 2018    

OVER 2,000 children in State care, as well as from the constituencies of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, were treated to a fun-filled afternoon on the lawns of Jamaica House yesterday. The children received care packages, medical treatment, gifts and food, and were entertained... Read More

PHOTO: Music lessons

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Kieren York (left) of the Canadian High Commission, gets drumming lessons from Amiela Owen, Denham Town Sunday School student, at the annual Christmas treat hosted by EMMS Outreach Ministry at Denham Town Infant School yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Big day at STETHS

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) recently showed off its technical/vocational education programme during 'Tech/Voc Day' on the school campus. Read More

SDC Local Economic Support boosts farming in Manchester

By Kasey Williams Jamaica Observer writer | Monday, December, 17 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 25 farming communities in Manchester are benefiting from the Social Development Commission's (SDC) Local Economic Support initiative which recently hosted a farmers' festival in this south central town. Read More

Joyful, joyful

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Under the theme “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” the Manchester Municipal Corporation in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force last Monday (December 10) held the annual service of readings, carols and tree lighting, to officially... Read More

PHOTO: Home-bound

Monday, December, 17 2018    

This farmer and his donkey from Brandon Hill, Clarendon, return home last Thursday after a long day in the field. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Gov't will redouble crime-fighting efforts after SOE ends, says PM

Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE Government is pledging that it will not sit by and allow the gains made by the states of public emergency (SOE) to be eroded when the anti-crime measure is lifted next month. Read More

Ground broken for rehabilitation and expansion of Gayle Community Centre

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has broken ground for phase one of the rehabilitation and expansion of the Gayle multi-purpose community centre in St Mary. Read More

JAMPRO secures US$166.7 million in FDIs

Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors. Read More

Phillips lauds St Andrew East Central senior citizens

Monday, December, 17 2018    

PEOPLE'S National Party president and Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Central Dr Peter Phillips told scores of senior citizens that their contribution to community and nation building must be lauded by all, especially those who will inherit the fruits of their... Read More

Three men on $100-m fraud rap back in court this week

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 17 2018    

THREE St Ann residents, including a businessman, implicated in a $100-million fraud at National Commercial Bank (NCB) are scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish on Wednesday for bail applications. Read More



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