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PHOTO: D&G Foundation pushes literacy

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) Foundation member Tyheissa Williams (left) reads to students at Callaloo Mews Basic School, while her colleagues Barbara Robinson (centre) and Stacy-Ann Williams-Smith look on. The activity formed part of the foundation's recently launched 'Read Across The Community'... Read More

Awaiting fate

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September, 14 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — At least one Jamaican in hurricane-ravaged Grand Bahama has battened down ahead of a weather system that is expected to bear down on the islands in north-western Bahamas this weekend. Read More

Big boost to St Ann's Bay Hospital Physiotherapy Department

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

The Physiotherapy Department at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital has been bolstered with critical equipment to support stroke prevention and care. Read More

Inside the Twenty20 stands

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

Sabina Park in Kingston was abuzz with excitement Thursday night as Jamaica Tallawahs took on the St Lucia Zouks in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket match. Here are a few off-pitch activities captured by OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER GARFIELD ROBINSON. Read More

PHOTO: Good deed

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

This man does the neighbourly thing by assisting a blind woman walking along Constant Spring Road across from the Half-Way-Tree Transportation Centre in St Andrew yesterday.(Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

Petrojam stands ready to supply right fuel to ships

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

As new legislation regulating the sulphur content in marine fuel takes effect in January 2020, Petrojam stands ready to supply 0.5 per cent bunker fuel at the right price and quality to the market. Read More

Rotarians promote literacy with donation of more than 200 books to schools

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

The Rotary clubs of Kingston East and Port Royal, St Andrew, and Portmore celebrated International Literacy Day 2019 by donating more than 200 reading books to schools. In addition, members of the clubs read to the children at each school. Read More

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husband

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centres on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy black veil as she succeeded in getting the country's president to scrap his plans for... Read More

Trump-Biden matchup promises epic presidential gaffes contest

Saturday, September, 14 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — One's a septuagenarian male politician whose verbal gaffes raise doubts over his fitness for office. The other is a septuagenarian male politician who makes so many slip-ups that the public has almost stopped taking... Read More

Now it's Louise Bennett-Coverley Square

Friday, September, 13 2019    

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Tuesday approved a resolution to rename the Gordon Town Square in Gordon Town in honour of late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett- Coverley, better known as “Miss Lou”. Read More

Gov't prepared to enforce mandatory evacuation, says McKenzie

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 13 2019    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Desmond McKenzie says the Government is prepared to enforce mandatory evacuation in instances where Jamaicans are refusing to leave vulnerable communities in the face of approaching tropical cyclones. Read More

Long, hard road to recovery, says PM Minnis

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 13 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Painting a grim picture of the reality on the ground in Hurricane Dorian-affected islands here, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis in a national address late Wednesday admitted that besides physical resources required to rebuild and recover, the country will also... Read More

Hurricane-hit Bahamas revises missing figure to 1,300

Friday, September, 13 2019    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Some 1,300 people are still unaccounted for in The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, officials said yesterday, down from the 2,500 previously reported. Read More

Silence, court in session

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 13 2019    

LAY Magistrate Lorraine Ross-Clunie is hoping that the installation of silent zone signs in the vicinity of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Maxfield Avenue will remind motorists who have been disturbing court proceedings that they should proceed... Read More

Crown, defence attorney joust over land ownership question

BY Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 13 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The prosecution in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial yesterday sought to make a connection between one of the accused and at least two of four properties for which the Financial Investigation Division (FID) requested... Read More



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