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Fear heightens as Humberto dumps rain on battered Bahamas

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in The Bahamas on Saturday, as Tropical Storm Humberto dumped rain on parts of the archipelago's north-western region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks... Read More

How Jamaica is helping to heal the ozone layer

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Dane Rookwood installs and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning units for a living. Working with cooling gases is part of his everyday routine. Read More

Trelawny farmers tense about mining in the Cockpit Country

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Mining on the border of the Cockpit Country remains a worrying prospect for residents of Albert Town, Ulster Spring, Alps, Linton Park, Soyers, and Freeman's Hall in Trelawny, where sections of their communities, which fall under special mining lease (SML) area 173, are... Read More

Pssst…

Tony Robinson | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

If we offend, it is with our good will,That you should think, we come not to offend,But with good will…To show our simple skill,That is the true beginning of our end.— Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, V, 1“Psst…nice girl, shapely... Read More

Teens accused of stealing phone to attend church

BY RACQUEL PORTER Staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Three teenage boys who are implicated in the theft of a cellular phone in rural St Andrew were ordered to start attending church as part of their bail conditions.In addition to attending church, the boys will have to present an attendance book to the pastor or first... Read More

Epican partners with Jamaica Epilepsy Assn to raise money

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The Jamaica Epilepsy Association will partner with Epican Jamaica to raise funds in an effort to secure medication and other services for its members. The event, dubbed Art for Epilepsy Sip and Paint, is slated for Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 pm at the Epican Lounge,... Read More

Banned!

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

EARLIER this month, Google announced a broad ban on advertisements on its online platform, to include a wide range of unproven medical procedures and treatments — including advertised stem cell treatments and gene therapies that have not been tested in rigorous clinical... Read More

Lawyer's murder still a mystery

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

WHILE the brutal killing of promising young attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough has shocked, in particular, the parishes of St Ann and St James where she practises mainly, the police have no leads yet into the murder, nor has a motive been established. Read More

Judge slams SOE, ZOSO as she chides pregnant accused women

BY RACQUEL PORTER Staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

A stinging rebuke of states of emergency (SOE) and zones of special operations (ZOSO) has been delivered by one of Jamaica's respected parish judges. Read More

'Cockpit Country not secured,' says Dixon

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Excutive director of the Sourthern Trelawny Environmental Agency, Hugh Dixon is chiding the Forestry Department and the g overnment for failing to secure a buffer zone for the eastern boundary of the Cockpit Country Protected Area... Read More

Sunday Brew — Sept 15, 2019

with H G Helps Editor-At-Large | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

If you are fortunate or unfortunate to enter shopping plazas such as Boulevard Shopping Centre, Sovereign Centre, Clock Tower Plaza and Lane Plaza, upon entry you will be handed a card, which you are told is for security reasons — specifically, to reduce the... Read More

KONNECTING!

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Dean Nevers (left), managing director of Konnexx Services Limited, presents a replica of his company's truck to Micheal Willacy, vicep-president of Corporate Retail andSME Banking, at a recent Sagicor Bank mingle held at Konnexx Ltd. Read More

Dominican Opposition legislator arrested

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — An opposition legislator was on Friday arrested by police over statements he allegedly made during a recent public meeting of the United Workers Party (UWP), a senior official of the party has said. Read More

Epican partners with Jamaica Epilepsy Assn to raise money

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

THE Jamaica Epilepsy Association will partner with Epican Jamaica to raise funds in an effort to secure medication and other services for its members. The event, dubbed Art for Epilepsy Sip and Paint, is slated for Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 pm at the Epican Lounge, Marketplace, St... Read More

Bartlett urges global support for hurricane-impacted Bahamas

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly to express solidarity with the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Read More



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