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Judge sides with DPP in INDECOM counter

Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has failed to get the courts to review the lawfulness of a 2018 decision by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) not to prosecute two policemen for an incident that resulted in the fatal shooting of a man. Read More

Majority PNP Patriots backing Golding, says president

Friday, October, 23 2020    

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) Patriots President Omar Newell says most of the group's members have committed to giving Mark Golding the nod to succeed party leader Dr Peter Phillips, who is set to demit office next month. Read More

Raising party funds hinges on PNP being united — Hanna

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicobsever.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) can claw its way out of the apparent financial hole in which it has found itself, aspiring president Lisa Hanna believes. Read More

'We will shut you down!'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has issued a stern warning to operators of private nursing homes that they could be shuttered if they fail to comply with the Government-recommended prevention and control protocols to stem the spread of the novel... Read More

Flooding headache in Mandeville

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following heavy and persistent rain yesterday. Read More

Golding eyes gold

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

SUPPORTERS of People's National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Mark Golding have been given a fillip following the release of the preliminary list of delegates, which they say show him with very strong support. Read More

PHOTO: Breast cancer awareness

Friday, October, 23 2020    

Scotiabank staff at the New Kingston branch gathered outside the office on October 16 — WorldMammography Day — to raise awareness for the need for early detection in the fight againstbreast cancer. At the start of October, the Scotia Insurance team, which provides... Read More

Recycling Partners of Jamaica gets truck from TPDCo

Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has handed over a box truck, valued at approximately $7 million, to Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited (RPJ) as part of the Government's commitment to environmental protection. Read More

This Day in History — October 23

Friday, October, 23 2020    

Today is the 297 day of 2020. There are 69 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Gordon House renovation to be completed by mid-November

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

LEADER of the House of Representatives Edmund Bartlett is confident that the renovations to Gordon House to accommodate a resumption of sittings of the House of Representatives, will be completed by mid-November. Read More

Ministry hosts first virtual sensitisation session for JPs

Friday, October, 23 2020    

The Ministry of Justice yesterday convened its first virtual justices of the peace (JP) sensitisation session for approximately 150 JPs from Trelawny, St Ann and St Mary. Read More

St Ann volunteer cops Commonwealth Points of Light award

Friday, October, 23 2020    

A second Jamaican has been selected by Queen Elizabeth II for the Commonwealth Points of Light honour. Read More

Health care professionals learn about modern IUD contraception

Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE health system received a well-needed boost recently with the training of 21 health care professionals in modern, effective contraception. Read More

Greenwich Town to get restorative justice centre

Friday, October, 23 2020    

THE Ministry of Justice is looking to establish a restorative justice centre in Greenwich Town, St Andrew, to serve members of that community and surrounding areas. Read More

Designed Living at Karmen's Kollection

Friday, October, 23 2020    

The Design Week JA 2020 Designed Living event aired yesterday from Karmen's Kollection on Constant Spring Road was perfect rainy morning viewing. Read More


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