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Nursing Council of Jamaica concerned about 'corner shop' schools

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

THE Nursing Council of Jamaica (NCJ) has raised concerns about the influx of nursing schools across the island that continue to enrol unwitting students who, after completing courses at some of these institutions, find that they are not in fact registered... Read More

Leadership coach Dr Karren Dunkley for A New You Empowerment Seminar

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Jamaican-born educator and leadership coach Dr Karren Dunkley, who was in 2016 named among the seven best principals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, will share her strategic life plan when she addresses women at A New You Empowerment Boot Camp in Mandeville,... Read More

'We just waan mek a likkle money'

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Online reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

“ Price Rite! Whitehall! Mummy, yuh a go up?” Read More

This Day in History - July 27

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Today is the 208th day of 2017. There are 157 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Read More

Oversight committee seeking to engage workers in public sector transformation

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 27 2017    

Co-chairman of the the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC) Danny Roberts says the committee has endorsed a survey that will assist in engaging public sector workers in fulfilling its mandate. Read More

CCJ orders release of men on death row in Barbados

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday quashed the convictions of the two men — Vincent Edwards and Richard Haynes — who were sentenced to death for murder committed in Barbados in 2006. Read More

Tourism Minister signs contract with the JN Group for UNWTO Conference

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett and Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group (JN Group) yesterday signed an agreement under which the JN Group will provide planning, management and execution services for mounting of the United Nations... Read More

Canada warns against non-essential travel to Venezuela

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) – Canada on Thursday urged its nationals to avoid all non-essential travel to crisis-hit Venezuela, where the government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro and Opposition activists are on a collision course. Read More

US AG Sessions hurt by Trump outbursts, but not quitting

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday called a barrage of criticism from President Donald Trump "hurtful" -- but vowed to remain in his post. Read More

Former Miss Jamaica urges support for Sickle Cell Foundation

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Ambassador for the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica and member of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK), Gina Hargitay, is calling for people to help fight the sickle cell disease, through charity. Read More

Diaspora Adopt-a-Clinic project necessary, says Health Minister

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Diaspora Adopt-a-Clinic project is necessary for renewing faith in the primary healthcare system. Read More

St Vincent int'l airport says no evidence of workers stealing from travellers

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – The five-month old Argyle International Airport (AIA) says its investigation so far has not found any evidence of its workers stealing items from travellers' bags, as several people have claimed. Read More

Agri Ministry hails JSIF/REDI support

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – High praises have come from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) for the support provided to the agriculture sector by the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), managed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund... Read More

US orders relatives of embassy staff to leave Venezuela

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – The US State Department on Thursday ordered the family members of its embassy staff in Caracas to leave Venezuela and authorised the voluntary departure of its employees as a political crisis appeared headed for a dangerous showdown. Read More

Lotto scammer extradited to the US

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An alleged lottery scammer was extradited to the United States today to face federal charges related to the international lottery scheme. Read More



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