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Gov't launches project to protect forests

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government says it is taking steps to protect and preserve the country's forest cover, through the launch of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Readiness Preparation... Read More

Facebook to fix children's app flaw allowing chats with strangers

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

San Francisco, United States (AFP) — Facebook acknowledged Tuesday that a flaw in its Messenger Kids service allowed children get into group chats with people who were not approved by their parents. Read More

Lucea, Hanover now twinned with Huangshi Municipality of China

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

HANOVER, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is announcing the official twinning of the historic township of Lucea in Hanover, Jamaica's second smallest parish, with Huangshi, a prefecture-level city in south-eastern Hubei province... Read More

St Lucia, Barbados on Ebola alert

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

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Nissan to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide — report

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Kyodo News agency said Tuesday, citing company sources. Read More

PSOJ calls on politicians to jointly address corruption

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in a call for politicians to jointly address corruption, says that it is “deeply concerned at what appears to be the continuing neglect of the principles of good governance and the attempted redefinition of the... Read More

France sweats in new record-breaking Europe heat wave

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Tour de France cyclists competed in scorching temperatures and a French nuclear power plant prepared to shut down Tuesday as western Europe baked in a new heat wave already breaking longstanding records. Read More

Gov't partners with Carib Cement to remove tyres from Riverton

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is partnering with the Caribbean Cement Company to remove between 1.5 and two million tyres from the Riverton City landfill. Read More

Haitian police arrest most wanted gang leader

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Police say they have captured the country's most wanted criminal, Arnel Joseph, who had earlier challenged law enforcement authorities to arrest him despite having a two million Gourde (One Haitian... Read More

WINDALCO employs 50 university students in summer programme

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Bauxite company, WINDALCO, says it has employed 50 university students as part of its annual Summer Employment Programme, investing approximately $4 million in the project. Read More

Johnson Smith elected President of the Assembly during Seabed Authority 25th session

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has been elected as the President of the 25th Session of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) yesterday, July 22 at... Read More

16-y-o Abigail Leslie of Stony Hill missing

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Sixteen-year-old Abigail Leslie of Red Ground district in Stony Hill, St Andrew has been reported missing since Saturday, July 20.Abigail is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Read More

JDF soldier arrested in 'One Don Gang' investigation

Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch is confirming that a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been arrested in connection with ongoing investigations surrounding the 'One Don Gang' in St Catherine. Read More

Full of heart

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

TWENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Abi-Gaye Smythe, in a bid to raise awareness about a rare heart disease known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia and to help others who suffer from the condition, is set to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness next week. Read More



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