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KONNECTING!

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Dean Nevers (left), managing director of Konnexx Services Limited, presents a replica of his company's truck to Micheal Willacy, vicep-president of Corporate Retail andSME Banking, at a recent Sagicor Bank mingle held at Konnexx Ltd. Read More

Dominican Opposition legislator arrested

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — An opposition legislator was on Friday arrested by police over statements he allegedly made during a recent public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP), a senior official of the party has said. Read More

Epican partners with Jamaica Epilepsy Assn to raise money

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

THE Jamaica Epilepsy Association will partner with Epican Jamaica to raise funds in an effort to secure medication and other services for its members. The event, dubbed Art for Epilepsy Sip and Paint, is slated for Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 pm at the Epican Lounge, Marketplace, St... Read More

Bartlett urges global support for hurricane-impacted Bahamas

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly to express solidarity with the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Deciding to change could save your life

BY FITZ GEORGERATTRAY | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

THE odds are, your habits and way of life are killing you. Read More

Chinese foreign ministry group visits

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

A working group from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on the Jamaica Observer last Friday and discussed a range of issues with the newspaper's managers, editors, and reporters, including bilateral, regional and global affairs, China's belt and road initiative, as... Read More

The Bahamas hurricane challenge

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is being faced with challenges concerning the distribution of relief supplies to victims of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

CTOC to question prominent MoBay man

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (CTOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is to question a prominent Montego Bay businessman who has links with the tourism industry regarding activities carried out on behalf of his company while it was in... Read More

Tooth to tooth contact

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

TEETH must put up with all sorts of things in the form of food every day.Too much pressure on teeth can lead to dental damage in the form of dental abrasion or attrition. The teeth enamel may wear down and may make teeth weak. Read More

Jamaica must benefit from solid waste divestment — McKenzie

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

RETIREMENT, St James —Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the reason for the long wait for the announced privitisation of the nation's solid waste management operations is due to the Government's insistence that the move will benefit the nation. Read More

240,000 traffic tickets cleared

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that a total of 240,000 traffic tickets have been cleared, following software modification to the island's traffic ticket management system. Read More

Golding opposes exemption for public registries under Data Protection Act

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 14 2019    

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee (JSC) which is reviewing the Data Protection Act has agreed that public registers should not be exempted from mandatory registration as data controllers.  Read More

Senate updated on post-Dorian situation in The Bahamas

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 14 2019    

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has commended the work being done by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Disaster Assistance and Recovery Team in the rehabilitation efforts in The Bahamas after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Prominent Greek-born hotelier freed of revenue breaches

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

Prominent businessman and hotelier Dimitris Kosvogiannis was yesterday freed by the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court of a charge of breaching the country's Revenue Act. Read More

Pinnock extends leave of absence from CMU

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock has requested a further extension of his leave of absence from the institution as investigations linked to allegations of corruption at the school and involving former Education Minister Ruel Reid... Read More



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