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Weather forecast: More rain today

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (MET) Service of Jamaica says the trough across the island is expected to linger for the next three days. Read More

Portmore Mayor: Reduce Bernard Lodge housing, do more farming

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

While charging that the Government should have used the Bernard Lodge lands in St Catherine for agriculture instead of housing, Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas now wants the Andrew Holness Administration to consider reducing the number of housing units that are being proposed for the... Read More

JTA changes leadership in MoBay today

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Principal of Church Teachers' College in this town, Dr Garth Anderson, is set to take on the role today as the new president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA). Read More

Robert Blake... carrying MoBay's disabled community on his shoulders

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — When 37-year-old Robert Blake, a manager of a prominent tour company in St James drove into Copse, Hanover, on the night of August 21, 2006, his only focus was to return to attend a church service in St James after dropping off a worker. Read More

Dinthill alumni continue to give back with annual health fair

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

Hundreds of students of Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine, along with their parents, turned out for the annual two-day health fair put on by the Florida chapter of the school's past students association last week. Read More

This Day in History — August 20

Monday, August, 20 2018    

Today is the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year.TODAYS HIGHLIGHT2008: In Beijing, Usain Bolt of Jamaica breaks the world record by winning the 200 metres in 19.30 seconds. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Vets want dog trainers certified, regulated

Monday, August, 20 2018    

The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) is recommending the establishment of a mechanism for the regulation and certification of dog trainers. Read More

Shaw backs Chinese

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

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Regional Data Security Conference for Jamaica

Monday, August, 20 2018    

With the reigns tightening on big technology companies and countries to address security and privacy concerns on massive data breaches, the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica, AMCHAM Jamaica, in partnership with member company e-Biz ProTrain will, be hosting its first 'Regional Data... Read More

New Fortress energises over 300 top performers

Monday, August, 20 2018    

New Fortress Energy held its third and final Back-to-School Fair for the year in Montego Bay last week, where it first started Jamaica's transition to natural gas, as over 300 students benefitted. Read More

20 from north-east JA head to PAN 2018 showdown in Portland

Monday, August, 20 2018    

TWENTY pan chicken vendors representing the parishes of St Ann, Portland, St Mary, and St Thomas will compete at PAN 2018 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in Portland this Saturday.The competitors representing the north east are: Read More

Anneisha Davidson is Miss Wag Water Valley 2018

Monday, August, 20 2018    

ANNEISHA Davidson, a 15-year-old student at Annotto Bay High School in St Mary, was adjudged Miss Wag Water Valley 2018. Read More

Mouth (14) mek fi chat!

Monday, August, 20 2018    

Friends , mi find mi self deep inna argument with the little old lady (36), black man (23), and the little boy (11). The argument ranges from guns (2, 27), to thief (5), to police (13), and bad girl (21). It was some serious rakes and more! When all was said and done,... Read More

Photo: HONOURING A DINTHILL GIANT AT 96

Monday, August, 20 2018    

Algon Grange (centre) congratulated by his niece, Cabinet Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange after he was honoured by the Dinthill Technical High School Alumni Association Jamaica at a banquet held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew, Saturday night. Algon Grange, 96, was among the... Read More

'No more suffering'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

RESIDENTS in Chesterfield, Castleton, St Mary, say that they are relieved construction is to begin for the bridge promised by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, which will facilitate easier commuting by linking the community to the Junction main road, also in the parish. Read More



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