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Students hail teachers for preparing them for PEP

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

GRADE six primary school students in Kingston lauded their teachers for preparing them for their Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam that came to an end yesterday. Read More

Unemployment drops to record low 8 per cent

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

DIRECTOR General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Carol Coy announced Tuesday that in January 2019 Jamaica achieved a new record-low unemployment rate of eight per cent. Read More

PHOTO: IT'S OVER!

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

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Spalding Police Station attacked by gunmen, cop injured

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

THE constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) last night confirmed that the Spalding Police Station in Clarendon came under attack by gunmen yesterday, leaving one policeman injured. Read More

This Day in History — April 18

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Today is the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1980: Rhodesia becomes independent Zimbabwe. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Delinquent tenants will be fined under new law

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

TENANTS who fail to pay their rent, or breach other rules set out in the landlord and tenant covenant, could be hit with hefty fines under the revised Rent Act, which is expected to be finalised this year. Read More

Guards could get windfall for underpayment over years

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

SECURITY guards who have been short-changed by their employers could receive retroactive payments, if the Government takes on a recommendation being made by Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC). Read More

MOCA regulations to be passed by month-end

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

THE Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is to be made fully operational with the passing of the regulations, which will be tabled in the House of Representatives by the end of April. Read More

Samuda: We had expected Damion's return to the Senate

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-At-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

GOVERNMENT senator and head of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Public Relations Committee Matthew Samuda says there is no surprise in the decision of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to return Damion Crawford to the Senate. Read More

Paulwell says future of bauxite, alumina sector promising

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

OPPOSITION spokesman on mining Phillip Paulwell says the bauxite and alumina sector remains positive, despite challenges, as the industry's future looks promising based on growing global demand. Read More

Disbarred attorney on fraud rap offered bail

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

A former attorney who reportedly collected US$16,366.62 for a property that was not hers to sell was Tuesday offered $2 million bail when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head and died April 17 moments after police arrived at his home to arrest him on corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe. Read More

“Bacch” For One Night

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Thursday Social closes the 2019 chapter of Bacchanal & Dancehall with a recap of events from the third staging of the event at Mas Camp on Friday, April 12. Local and international soca followers turned up for the dancehall- and soca-themed mas dominated by deejays Tyler and Bishop... Read More

T'dad cops search for kidnapped Jamaican businessman

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police were yesterday continuing their search for a Jamaican-born businessman who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday by men pretending to be police officers. Read More

UDC names new GM

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has a new general manager.The corporation's board of directors announced in a release yesterday that Heather Pinnock has been appointed general manager of the entity as of April 1, 2019. Read More



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