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VIDEO: We can't eat

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

THERE is growing tension among residents in Duckenfield, St Thomas, following the decision to close the Seprod-controlled Golden Grove Sugar Factory later this week. Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to guard gains

Monday, July, 22 2019    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr is encouraging Jamaicans to guard their gains, stay focused, work harder and smarter, and achieve their goals. Read More

PISA prep under way

Monday, July, 22 2019    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is preparing for the administration of the 2021 Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA). Read More

Staffroom for Tarrant Primary School

Monday, July, 22 2019    

FOR the first time in 49 years, teachers at Tarrant Primary School in St Andrew, will have a place to which they can retreat between and after classes. Read More

An Evening of Excellence with Port Antonio Theatre Group

Monday, July, 22 2019    

The Port Antonio Theatre Group last Saturday hosted its 13th Evening of Excellence at Linnette Williams Multi-Purpose Hall in Port Antonio, Portland.The function featured speech, dance, and drama productions. Read More

Chaos!

Monday, July, 22 2019    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Hong Kong descended into chaos last night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-Government protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in a vivid rebuke to Beijing's rule. Read More

VIDEO: 'We are suffering'

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

Three years after the official opening of the Caymanas to Mammee Bay leg of the north-south stretch of Highway 2000, craft vendors in Fern Gully, St Ann are still reeling from its effects. Read More

PHOTO: An Evening of Excellence

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Children perform a drama piece Wolfee Tribulation (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

South African leader slams 'flawed' graft report

Monday, July, 22 2019    

PRETORIA, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday slammed as “fundamentally and irretrievably flawed” findings by a watchdog concerning a donation to his 2017 campaign to head the ruling party. Read More

US sizzles as weekend heatwave tightens grip

Monday, July, 22 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather yesterday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits. Read More

Britain's bookish Hammond turns unlikely resistance chief

Monday, July, 22 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Philip Hammond's decision to resign as Britain's finance minister should Boris Johnson become prime minister thrusts him into the front lines of a brewing internal revolt against the likely incoming leader. Read More

UK mulls options as Iran says ship's fate depends on probe

Monday, July, 22 2019    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — Iran warned yesterday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain said it was considering options in response to the stand-off. Read More

O-Wrap: SOEs not to replace crime plans .. Two found dead inside house ... Road fatalities hit 251

Monday, July, 22 2019    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories today:  Read More

TAJ, MOCA joint operation targeting delinquent St Ann taxpayers

Monday, July, 22 2019    

KINGSTON Jamaica -- Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and members of the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) say they have been conducting a joint operation in the parish of St Ann targeting 62 chronically delinquent taxpayers who failed to obey court orders. Read More

Forex: J$137.99 to one US dollar

Monday, July, 22 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, July 22 ended trading at J$137.99 up by four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More



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