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First-time councillor ready for deputy mayor role

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Educator and first-time councillor Rohan Kennedy was last Thursday elected as the new deputy mayor and vice-chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Read More

Ground broken for additional classrooms at Immaculate

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

GROUND was broken yesterday for the construction of five additional classrooms and four technology laboratories at Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) in St Andrew for approximately $76 million. Read More

Kingston mayor wants to make markets more fire-resistant

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

MAYOR of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams has indicated that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is well advanced in the repairs being made to the Redemption Arcade.The arcade was destroyed by fire in June of last year. Read More

Feasibility study for irrigation system to serve Pedro Plains farmers

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

FEASIBILITY studies are being done for the establishment of an irrigation system that will take water from the Black River to supply farmers in the Pedro Plains of St Elizabeth. Read More

Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica. Read More

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The leaders of 10 EU countries will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels Sunday aimed at countering movement of asylum seekers between member nations which is a source of tensions within the bloc. Read More

China's vice minister of industry arrives in Jamaica

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will host the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People's Republic of China, Wang Jiangping, from June 20 to 22.    Read More

Technology crucial to moving economy forward — IDB official

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON,  Jamaica (JIS) — General Manager of the Country Department, Caribbean Group, at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, has underscored the importance of technology in creating sustainable and vibrant economies in the region. Addressing a... Read More

Some US migrant children-shelters accused of violations

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — More than a dozen shelters where the US government sent migrant children have a history of allegations of misconduct and violations of care standards, according to a report published Wednesday. Read More

PNP wants MOCA to investigate PetroJam scandal

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is recommending that the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency be called in to investigate allegations of corruption within PetroJam Limited as “there are clear... Read More

Health minister says Enid Bennett worthy of renamed school

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The renaming of Bog Walk High School to the Enid Bennett High School has been endorsed by Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for West Central St Catherine, Christopher Tufton. Read More

O-Wrap: Curfew in Annotto Bay ... Cop accused of soliciting $7,000 ... Closure of Simpson Miller Square

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

1. Curfew imposed in Annotto Bay, St MaryThe police say a curfew has been imposed in sections Annotto Bay, St Mary. The curfew began at Read More

Forex: J$132 to one US dollar

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, June 20, ended trading at J$132.13 down from J$133.00 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JISCO to spend $3b on Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone at Nain

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chinese entity Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) plans to invest more than $3 billion to develop the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St Elizabeth, where it operates the Alpart alumina refinery. Read More

Shaw calls for 'fair and rigorous' application of revised treaty of Chaguaramas

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says that the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas must be applied fairly and rigorously in order to result in... Read More



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