Friday, September, 13 2019    

HIGH ROCK, The Bahamas (AP) — The Government of The Bahamas yesterday issued a tropical storm warning for several of its north-western islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Controversial attorney Raymond Clough passes on

Friday, September, 13 2019    

Prominent attorney-at-law Dr Raymond Clough died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, after a long illness. He was 71. Read More

Dynamic linkage strategies increase visitor spend – Adam Stewart

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Observer senior reporter | Friday, September, 13 2019    

Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International and Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council Adam Stewart believes that the dynamic strategies that are now being used to build Jamaica's tourism product have not only bumped up arrivals, but also the amount of money visitors... Read More

Displaced students being assigned to new schools

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health | Friday, September, 13 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Government yesterday started assigning children displaced by Hurricane Dorian to new schools in this Atlantic archipelago. Read More

Crown says case file in education ministry fraud matter now ready

Friday, September, 13 2019    

The prosecution says it has completed the case file clearing the way for the two teachers and salary clerk implicated in a multimillion dollar fraud at the Ministry of Education to be tried. Read More

Push for better parenting

By CANDIECE KNIGHT Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

BETTER parenting is being heralded as the panacea for many of Jamaica's social ills. This was the main takeaway from the messages shared by representatives from financial and government institutions, who spoke at the annual Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) scholarship awards ceremony... Read More

Jamaica Food and Drink Festival: Five Years of Deliciousness

Friday, September, 13 2019    

The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) is back for the fifth year, and although the first event isn't until October 26, mouths are already salivating. Read More

Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

Friday, September, 13 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Havana awoke yesterday to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Diaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions. Read More

Residents of Norwood Section H get piped water

Friday, September, 13 2019    

Residents of Norwood Section H now have water flowing from taps in their homes, following completion of a water supply improvement project to serve that section of the community in St James. Read More

ECO Champions competition launched

Friday, September, 13 2019    

Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) Limited has announced the launch of its annual ECO Champions competition in schools across the island. Read More

189 sites registered for Coastal Clean-up Day

Friday, September, 13 2019    

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is reporting that it has registered 189 clean-up sites for International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day scheduled for Saturday, September 21. Read More

Democrats intensify 'impeachment' probe of US president

Friday, September, 13 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Democrats stepped up their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump yesterday, even as the party's leaders remained dubious about the political value of the move 14 months before the next presidential election. Read More

Trump's immigration crackdown starts to gain traction

Friday, September, 13 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — With a little help from the Supreme Court and Mexico, US President Donald Trump's fitful crackdown on immigration is finally gaining traction. Read More

Today's Horoscope — September 13, 2019

Friday, September, 13 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, September. 13, 2019: This year, you gain the ability to see both sides of an issue. You could find this ability overwhelming, but if used properly, you will gain. If single, you might be able to relate more easily to people, especially a touchy, potential sweetie. If... Read More

'I almost gave up on life'

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health | Thursday, September, 12 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The sight of “Big Sam” outside The Bahamas Red Cross Society on John F Kennedy Drive here, belting out the words “Thank you Lord for bringing me through the storm” made it hard to believe that just over a week ago he had been on his... Read More


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