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Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor and homeless

Monday, November, 18 2019    

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — Pope Francis yesterday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor. Read More

Royal catastrophe

Monday, November, 18 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Prince Andrew provoked a backlash yesterday following an extraordinary TV interview in which he denied having sex with an alleged victim of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as public relations experts branded the hour-long... Read More

US businesswoman says 'heartbroken' by Boris Johnson

Monday, November, 18 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A US businesswoman at the centre of controversy over whether Boris Johnson showed her inappropriate favouritism amid an alleged affair said yesterday she had been left “heartbroken” and “humiliated” by the British prime... Read More

'Teef, Teef !!'

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau | Monday, November, 18 2019    

CHUDLEIGH, Manchester - Farmer Albert Forrest grimaced in seeming pain as he pointed The Jamaica Observer team to his patch of sweet peppers. Read More

FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday, November, 18 2019    

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019Press Conference to launch Technology Day 2019 @ The Bishop William Murray Lecture Theatre, Church Teachers' College, Mandeville 4:30 pm NOVEMBER 17-22, 2019Civil Service Week NOVEMBER 22, 2019 Read More

UWI student-staff want their money

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FAILURE to pay over salaries owed to student-workers at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has sparked outrage from those affected, who have been owed monies from the summer. Read More

Charles Jr: Pump & Tank project serving its purpose

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The Government's Pump and Tank project, which focuses on distributing tanks, rehabilitating catchment tanks and ensuring that there is enough capacity for communities, has been serving its intended purpose, Minister with responsibility for water, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, has... Read More

More care for cops

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has embarked on a programme to improve the working conditions of its rank and file members. Read More

Younger Charles solidly focused on becoming MP

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Pearnel Charles Jr is preparing to enter elective politics, although hurdles in the way have been making the journey a bumpier one for him than originally planned. Son of veteran politician Pearnel Charles Sr, the young senator and lawyer has his eyes set on where his dad has virtually... Read More

Trench Town hero donates to dead boy’s mom

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

SINCE he first came into the spotlight in 2017 for having risked his own life to save a youngster from the raging flood waters in a gully, Tremayne Brown has been focused on making an even greater impact in his community and the wider Jamaica. Read More

MPs want more pay

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

One member of Jamaica's Parliament has boldly admitted to accepting monetary gifts from contractors, in order to bolster his salary which he said was too low to meet the needs of his constituents and his home. Read More

8 simple rules for holiday eating

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FOR many, the holiday season brings thoughts of weight gain and potential health issues. Read More

Sunday Brew — November 17, 2019

with HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The Jamaica dollar is under pressure, getting uppercuts, jabs, kicks, slaps, and it has even pitched puppalick as it grapples to stay alive. Read More

Mom: I was not planning to bury my son

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Japhene Campbell, the mother of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair who was last month crushed to death by an unmanned garbage truck while at school, has expressed her dissatisfaction with the lack of financial support from the school towards her son's funeral. Read More

Hi-Tech JCF

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is determined to pull the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into the age of technology and he has already started to reap the rewards. Read More



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