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Chuck clears up guilty plea negotiations

Monday, November, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has explained that a lesser sentence is not guaranteed in all circumstances for accused who appear before the court and plead guilty under the new Plea Negotiations Act. Read More

Fit wi haffi fit, ready, agile, says Richard Byles

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Chairman of the Sagicor Group Richard Byles says that improvement in Jamaica's human capital, within both the public and private sectors, should be an essential part of national development and transformation plans. Read More

87,000 new jobs

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 20 2017    

APPROXIMATELY 87,000 direct jobs are expected to be created if Jamaica's Logistics Hub Initiative is realised, chief executive officer, Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority Dr Eric Deans has said. Read More

JAIFA's new president is Sagicor's Monica Robotham

Monday, November, 20 2017    

The 65th president of the Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (JAIFA), one of the oldest membership organisations in Jamaica, is chartered life underwriter Monica Robotham, who won the support of her peers at their recent annual general meeting. She will serve for the... Read More

Lisa Hanna lashes 'failed' US embargo against Cuba, says Jamaica also hurting

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Lisa Hanna, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) foreign affairs spokesperson, is pressing the United States to lift its “failed embargo” on Cuba, saying it was incomprehensible and robbing both countries, as well as Jamaica, of valuable trade, investment and cultural... Read More

Jamalco workers get HEART certification in metrology

Monday, November, 20 2017    

May Pen, Clarendon — Following months of intense training in metrology (the scientific study of measurement), 44 employees of bauxite/alumina company Jamalco can now boast of being qualified metrologists. Read More

Art and fun

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — Organisers are describing the 26th annual Mandeville Art Fair, held recently at the St. John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, Manchester, as highly succesful. Read More

New dining room for St Elizabeth Infirmary

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years, Joycelyn Bryan, matron of the St Elizabeth Infirmary has been lobbying, for a new dining room so residents of the institution can dine in comfort and with dignity. Read More

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the leadership of BMR Jamaica says the company will not rest on its laurels. Read More

Too much power

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Friends, seems power to some leaders (26, 34) become like addictive drugs. Why the very old man (9), the hero-turn-villain, want to hang on to power when clearly no one wants him there? Read More

Blind faith

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Scores of Jamaicans packed the auditorium of the Regional Headquarters building of The University of the West Indies (UWI) to demonstrate their support for Dr Floyd Morris, the country's first blind senator, at this month's launch of his autobiography — By Faith, Not by Sight — in... Read More

Manchester High 5K Run/Walk set for December 10

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — The inaugural Manchester Capital Run 5K run/walk aimed at raising money for Manchester High School (MHS) sports programmes, is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, along the streets of Mandeville, starting at 6:30... Read More

Heart of a lion!

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Members of the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) football team celebrate with supporters and representatives of sponsors after defeating Calabar High 6-5 on penalties in the semi-final of the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup at Sabina Park in Kingston late Saturday. STETHS had earlier rallied from... Read More

Walking for cancer research

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — Organisers say age was not a deterrent for participants in The Carnegie Foundation for Cancer Research Walkathon, held last month. Read More

Obstacle Course!

Monday, November, 20 2017    

Motorists struggle to avoid potholes caused by heavy rains on the Scotts Pass main road on the Clarendon/Manchester border last week.The road links Kingston to Mandeville and points west. Prime Minister Andrew Holness promised last week that money would be made available in the Supplementary... Read More



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