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Farmer killed in St Elizabeth crash

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A motorcyclist died yesterday following a collision with a motor vehicle along Central Avenue in St Elizabeth.He has been identified as 43-year-old Peter Miller, a farmer of Vineyard in the parish. Read More

Alleged gang leader, mother killed in Hanover

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

HANOVER, Jamaica — An alleged gangster and his mother were killed in Hanover last night.According to police reports, gunmen entered their home in Elgin Town in the parish about 9:30 pm and shot them multiple times. Read More

Unions sign 4-year wage agreement with HEART/NTA

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Workers Union (NWU), Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the Union of the Public and Private Employees have inked a four-year wage and fringe benefits agreement with the HEART/NTA for over 500 non- management and support services staff island... Read More

Cayman Islands exports Iguana meat to US

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Cayman Islands has shipped over two hundred pounds of iguana meat to the United States, a move that the private sector says could help in tackling the problems posed by the invasive species. Read More

Exiled Venezuelan supreme court 'sentences' Maduro over corruption

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition-run supreme court in exile has sentenced President Nicolas Maduro to 18 years in prison over the infamous Odebrecht corruption scandal, a move dismissed by the regime. Read More

Three delays contributing to maternal deaths in Jamaica

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Maternal mortality is still a problem in Jamaica, due, in large part, to three delays says maternal, neonatal and infant health (MNIH) rights advocate, Linnette Vassell. Read More

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic... Read More

Barbados records rise in syphilis among pregnant women

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados on Wednesday expressed concern about the high rates of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), being seen among pregnant women in that country. Read More

Independence of auditors necessary – Governor-General

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, has underscored the importance of auditors being independent in their functions, as their work affects accountability. Read More

Phillips highlights need to strengthen corporate governance

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips said in order to remove the partisan political stranglehold on the Board of Directors of public bodies, there is need to overhaul the method of selection. Read More

KSAMC eyes CCTV to monitor vending, urinating in public spaces

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is negotiating with JamaicaEye for use of its cameras to monitor vending, illegal parking, the dumping of garbage, and urinating in public spaces, particularly in downtown Kingston and Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew. Read More

Chung: No reason dump divestment

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Observer staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

CHAIRMAN of the board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Dennis Chung says he is frustrated with the slow pace of action from the enterprise team that was set up to manage the privatisation of the Riverton City dump. Read More

Gov't to launch commission to find solutions to violence

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a commission shortly to examine and find solutions to violence in Jamaica.He said that the media will be a major stakeholder in the process. Read More

Access denied

BY JODIE-ANN PATRICK Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

AT least one sign language interpreter is speaking out on behalf of the deaf community, calling for greater inclusion and access to information. Read More



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