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Let the public be the judge

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips says he is leaving it to members of the public to form their opinions on the failure of the Integrity Commission to publish a summary of the statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness for last year. Read More

Caricom conducting CSME sensitisation meetings in Jamaica

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

A delegation from the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat is here for a series of engagements with the various stakeholders including the private sector and the labour movement on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). Read More

Cop denies knowing reputed gang leader

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes was amazed yesterday by an admission from Corporal... Read More

Wrong priority

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

CHIEF executive officer of Honey Bun Limited, Michelle Chong has added her voice to those calling for a more structured data-driven focus on the development of Jamaica's small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) agrees. Read More

English Freemasons install new district grand master for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

Attorney and distinguished Freemason Dwight Reece was last Saturday installed as the new district grand master for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, in a ceremony marked by pomp and pageantry at the AC Hotel Kingston in St Andrew. Read More

'Sent home to die'

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

ONE woman is convinced that she was sent home to die earlier this year after visiting the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for treatment. Read More

Water restrictions continue

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

THE National Water Commission (NWC) warned yesterday that consumers in Kingston and St Andrew will continue to have disruptions in their supplies. Read More

This Day in History— July 23

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

Today is the 204th day of 2019. There are 161 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1958: Queen Elizabeth II names four women to peerages — the first women to sit in Britain's House of Lords.  Read More

Waite says Phillips is a man of vision, integrity

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

BRAES RIVER, St Elizabeth —It was mostly about his own formal, public installation as People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Elizabeth North Eastern (NE). Read More

T&T tries another crime-fighting measure

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Government says it will be providing funds for a new initiative aimed at curbing the criminal activities here, with the number of murders here so far reaching almost 300. Read More

Congresswoman Clarke continues fight for migrants

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced new legislation in the US House of Representatives to create what she describes as a “9/11-style Commission” to investigate the treatment of migrants. Read More

Today's horoscope — July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 23, 2019: This year, you seem to be able to accomplish whatever you desire, within reason. Your charisma often speaks for you, and it certainly remains a positive. Your creativity and ability to come up with excellent ideas push you to the forefront. These... Read More

O-Wrap: JDF soldier arrested... Jointly address corruption, PSOJ urges... IMF rep, business leaders welcome drop in unemployment

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories today:  Read More

Forex: J$137.87 to one US dollar

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, July 23 ended trading at J$137.87 down by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

IMF rep, business leaders welcome drop in unemployment

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, says the reduction in Jamaica's unemployment rate to 7.8 per cent is a “tremendous achievement”. Read More



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