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New measures to boost National Insurance Fund

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

CABINET has approved several measures to enhance the National Insurance Fund's (NIF) sustainability and boost the adequacy of the accompanying benefits. Read More

Draft of guidelines for board appointments being reviewed

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

THE Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has received the first draft of revised guidelines governing the nomination, selection and appointment of the Boards of public bodies from the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC). Read More

Ministers must hold regular board meetings

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Cabinet ministers are now required to convene regular meetings with the board chairs and members of public bodies under their portfolios as part of measures to strengthen the entities' governance and accountability frameworks. Read More

Jamaica adopts UN protocol on global migration

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

JAMAICA has adopted the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, according to an official statement issued Tuesday. Read More

St Lucia warns against consuming unsafe meat

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Health authorities are warning against consuming unsafe meat during the National Day and Christmas holidays. Read More

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday survived an attempt by her own MPs to remove her but more than one-third voted against her, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. Read More

Trump's ex-lawyer sentenced to 3 years

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for multiple crimes, including making hush payments to silence two women who claimed to have... Read More

Trump says he's innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump tried to shield himself from rising legal heat Thursday with tweets insisting that he never ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. Read More

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

DALLAS (AP) — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Read More

O-Wrap: JDF soldier in custody... Flu vaccine available... J'cans urged to check for hypertension

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. JDF soldier in police custody after wife's murder Read More

Forex: J$129.40 to one US dollar

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, December 13 ended trading at J$129.40 up by 31 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Regional stakeholders urged to prepare for strong winter tourist season

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) – Director General and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank Comito has urged Caribbean's private sector to generate strong profits in the New Year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Read More

Shaw urges microfinance institutions to employ modern technologies

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minster, Audley Shaw, is urging microfinance institutions (MFI) to employ the most modern technologies and best practices in order to better serve their customers. Read More

Flu vaccine available to high-risk groups – Health Ministry

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says that the flu vaccine is now available to high-risk groups, including children, the elderly and people with immuno-compromised conditions such as cancer and... Read More

JDF soldier in police custody after wife's murder

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) lieutenant is in now police custody following the stabbing death of his wife, 34-year-old Nordraka Williams-Burnett, an attorney-at-law, at their home in West Kirkland Heights, St Andrew today. Read More



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