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JCPD working with OUR to improve service to the disabled

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is working with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to improve service provided by utility and telecommunications companies to consumers within the disabled community. Read More

40 distinguished educators to be recognised by PM

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Forty of the nation's distinguished individuals are to be recognised by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, for their outstanding contribution to the development of Jamaica in the field of education. Read More

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally, VP injured

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and several other party officials were wounded. Read More

Bartlett committed to building tourism on merit, equity

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says his ministry remains committed to building the capacity of local service providers in the tourism industry, through the provision of training and certification opportunities which he hopes will encourage upward... Read More

T&T rocked by magnitude 5.3 quake

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Sections of the twin island republic were rocked by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake late Friday. Read More

One dead, scores injured in grenade blast at Ethiopia PM's rally

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — One person died and scores of others were hurt after a grenade blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first mass rally in the capital that sent crowds fleeing in panic. Read More

Caricom welcomes new Barbados PM to regional body

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed newly appointed Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley to the 15 member regional body. Read More

PNP bemoans ongoing US border crisis

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) External Affairs Commission has expressed grave concerns amid the ongoing border crisis in the United States which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents. Read More

Weather Update: Scattered showers expected this afternoon

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms are expected across most parishes this afternoon as a tropical wave approaches the island. Read More

Gov't reviewing public sector grades and salary scales

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

FINANCE and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government is collating data on the grades and salary scales of various positions across the civil service to determine how best these can be restructured. Read More

Ganja slipping out

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force's Narcotics Division says drug dealers have found a loophole in the courier industry and have been funnelling small quantities of ganja out of the country using this service, as well as postal agencies. Read More

Companies Office of Jamaica to set up more kiosks

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be placing additional kiosks across the island to improve service to its customers. Read More

PHOTO: Lend a helping hand

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

Spotted in downtown Kingston on Wednesday, this woman is seen assisting another woman who was walking with the aid of a cane. Read More

EU plans to make film festival an annual event

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better.The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make it an annual event. Read More

Wheatley needs to give account in Petrojam saga, says Phillips

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 23 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — He stopped short of calling for the resignation of Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley over what is being described as the Petrojam scandal. Read More



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