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Sewer main collapses on Washington Boulevard; traffic affected

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission is advising motorists that emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer main will affect the traffic flow of west bound lanes on Washington Boulevard at the intersection of Colleyville Avenue in Kingston. Read More

Holness implores young people to get trained

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister,Andrew Holness, is imploring young people to get involved in training programmes, so that their ideas can be transformed into tangible innovations. Read More

Weather Update: Trough to bring afternoon showers

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says this morning should be mainly sunny, however, isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected across most parishes in the afternoon. Read More

PNP will solve squatting problem, says Phillips

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has said that the next People's National Party (PNP) Government will put an end to squatting and ensure that people living on unregistered land have access to titles. Read More

BOJ unionised staff enraged by exclusion from pay windfall

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

 THE administration of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and employees are headed for a possible confrontation this week resulting from recent increases in salaries paid only to the executive staff. Read More

Juveniles learn to read in remand centre

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

HAVING one's freedom restricted is not ideal, but for two juveniles at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, it has been a blessing in disguise.For the past seven months, the duo have called the remand centre home. Read More

A basic school in dire need

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

An uphill drive through rugged terrain and one mile of woodlands in Mount Industry, St Catherine, will take you to Mount Ebenezer Basic School, nestled in a small farming community known as Aberdeen. Read More

Tufton says public/private sector pharmacy programme successful

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has described the Public/Private Sector Pharmacy Partner Programme, piloted by the National Health Fund in 2016 in three parishes, as an immense success. Read More

HOPE for areas under enhanced security measures

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

EFFORTS are being made to forge tangible partnerships between the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and security forces on duty in communities declared zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and areas where states of public emergency have been... Read More

St Thomas dairy farmers benefit from Nutramix seminar

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Animal feed manufacturer and distributor Nutramix recently conducted a seminar for dairy farmers in St Thomas as part of its efforts to help develop the local industry. Read More

Windrush windfall

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The UK Government said yesterday that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship as it tries to contain the continuing crisis. Read More

Trendsetter

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

JAMAICA is set to hold talks with the registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) next month in a bid to ensure that the regional examinations are fully aligned to the island's National Standards Curriculum (NSC). Read More

One killed, three wounded in Westmoreland

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Gunmen reportedly went on a bloody rampage in the Negril community of Red Ground in Westmoreland on Sunday, leaving one dead and three others wounded in two separate incidents. Read More

This Day in History — April 24

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Today is 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Trinidad and Tobago Gov't denies deporting Venezuelan asylum seekers

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Government yesterday said it respects the rights of any person to seek asylum here, as well as the decision of any foreign national to voluntarily return to their country of nationality, after the United Nations expressed... Read More



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