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John Graham, Symone Mayhew admitted to the Inner Bar

Monday, October, 26 2020    

Distinguished attorney Patrick Foster, Queen's Counsel (right), congratulates attorneys John Graham and Symone Mayhew on being officially admitted to the Inner Bar at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court in Kingston earlier this month. Read More

Barbados to remove Lord Nelson statue from National Heroes' square

Monday, October, 26 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The minister with responsibility for culture in the Office of the Prime Minister, John King, says the statue of Lord Nelson will be removed from its location in National Heroes' Square on November 16, which is observed as International Day of Tolerance. Read More

Virus is pummeling Europe's eateries — and winter is coming

Monday, October, 26 2020    

HEIKRUIS, Belgium (AP) — As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the owners' decision to move the operation into the spacious village church to comply with coronavirus rules was paying off. The reservation... Read More

Ex-pastor gets 30 years for repeatedly raping girl

Monday, October, 26 2020    

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — The former minister of a Connecticut church who was convicted of repeatedly raping a girl beginning when she was six years old has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Read More

This Day In History

Monday, October, 26 2020    

Today is the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1960: Gordon House becomes the offical meeting place of the Jamaican Government, replacing Headquarters House. Read More

As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

Monday, October, 26 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he... Read More

COVID chaos piles up for Trump

Monday, October, 26 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign was buffeted yesterday by another COVID-19 outbreak in his team, surging infections across the United States, and an uncomfortable admission by his chief of staff. Read More

Disabilities spokeswoman leaves message for PM

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

Approximately one month after coming home to assist as many of her fellow Jamaicans with disabilities as she could, thalidomide survivor Faith Russell returned home to the United States last week. Read More

Tourism made me what I am

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

The name Alvin “Dickie” Butler might not be the most recognisable in local tourism circles, but certainly the same thing cannot be said about his internationally acclaimed eatery, known by many as Portland's “Best Kept... Read More

Educator warns colleagues of online stress

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

AN educator is urging her colleagues to adapt to the new modality of online learning or suffer if they continue to deliver lessons as if they are in a physical face-to-face setting. Read More

Mandeville to Spur Tree main road a pain for motorists

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There is growing concern about safety on the roadway embracing Mandeville through Kingsland to Spur Tree, as well as the steep, winding, accident-prone Spur Tree Hill, because of the deteriorating surface. Read More

US warns Jamaica against Chinese 5g

BY DURRANT PATE Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

The United States has fired a shot across the bow of the Jamaican Government in relation to the installation of fifth generation (5G) mobile technology infrastructure, saying that any decision to engage China or a Chinese firm poses several risks to the... Read More

Juliet Holness appeals for serious focus on how houses are built

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness has made an impassioned plea to her constituents and Jamaicans at large to take serious responsibility for how they settle and where they choose to build houses. Read More

Grandma regrets child not staying with her, as she wanted

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

MONDAY October 19, 2020 — National Heroes' Day — will remain etched in the memory of Christine Bentley. Read More

Adjusting after the wedding day

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

FEW things boast the intimacy of human relationships as does a marriage. So close may this union become that a touch, look, or gesture may convey volumes to a partner. Read More


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