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Saluting Horace Chang

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang was the toast of St Ann last Sunday as he celebrated his birthday weeks after he was conferred with The Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD). Read More

Charles Jr wants to maintain strong community link in water improvement quest

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

He has been on the job for eight months, and Pearnel Charles Jr, whenever his tenure ends, will want the people of Jamaica to talk about him as the man who was there with them trying to work out the issues that they faced with water challenges. Read More

524 suspected dengue cases in Manchester

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — With the deadly dengue outbreak plaguing Jamaica, 524 suspected cases were reported here within the last month. Read More

CTOC quiz MoBay businessman for over two hours

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

A prominent Montego Bay businessman was recently questioned for over two hours by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (CTOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. Read More

Las-Bee making a sweet difference with honey

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Westmoreland-based entrepreneur Lascelles Smith wants to see local honey become as globally sought after as Blue Mountain coffee. Read More

In historic first, children to address Parliament on violence

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

History will be made on Tuesday when for the first time a group of children will address the House of Representatives in a special session on violence against them. The session has been organised by UNICEF Jamaica, in collaboration with the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) and the... Read More

Preserving life & health amid SOEs

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

THE gruesome and daring daylight slaughter of humans, as if beasts, has rendered our island State a veritable abattoir. No end to this gushing waterfall of blood seems to be in sight, and even with the militaristic approach of Government in having states of emergency (SOEs), one wonders... Read More

Focus on health, wellness as MegaMart gives back

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

A hot and sunny day it was, but this didn't deter scores of people from attending the second annual Mega Health and Wellness Fair two Saturdays ago at MegaMart Waterloo Road. Read More

Journalists set to pray, party and reflect

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) will start observation of the 2019 National Journalism Week with a church service before moving into several other events to reflect on, and celebrate, the work of local journalists over the past year. Read More

Trinidad announces new gas discovery

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) says it has made a gas discovery with the Ginger exploration well approximately 50 miles off the south-east coast of Trinidad. Read More

Bahamas new report puts hurricane damage at US$3.4 billion

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says a new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas in September at US$3.4 billion, with hundreds dead or missing and impacts on the economy that will last for... Read More

Bolivia's crisis turns dangerous as 8 killed in clash

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. Officials said Saturday that at least eight people died and dozens were injured in an incident that threatens the interim government's efforts to... Read More

Impeachment testimony comes from White House budget official

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON (AP) — House impeachment investigators met in private Saturday with a White House budget official as the historic inquiry produces new testimony offering direct insight to President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. Read More

Sex economy

Tony Robinson | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

She bears a Duke's revenueOn her backAnd n her heartShe scorns our poverty.— Shakespeare, 2 Henry, VI, 1, 3  Read More

Concentrate on the inflation rate and not the dollar slide - Holness

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to focus on the inflation rate and stop worrying about the recent depreciation in the value of the Jamaican dollar. Read More



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