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Grange announces expanded Arts in the Park programme

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says that this year's staging of the annual Arts in the Park programme, which begins today at the National Gallery of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, “will be like no other”. Read More

New report says most countries still not prepared for a pandemic after Zika, Ebola

Friday, May, 26 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a new report released on Thursday by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a... Read More

26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

Friday, May, 26 2017    

CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) – Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people including many children, officials said.The assailants in three pick-up trucks... Read More

TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking

Friday, May, 26 2017    

PPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (CMC) – The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to continue to main a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs). Read More

Repairs being monitored at ward theatre to maintain heritage value

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) is monitoring repairs at the Ward Theatre to ensure that its heritage value is maintained.Renovation work is ongoing at the theatre, a historical landmark situated on North Parade in... Read More

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters – monitor

Friday, May, 26 2017    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) – A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking... Read More

Westmoreland cane cutters stumble on dead man in field

Friday, May, 26 2017    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Cane cutters in Friendship, Westmoreland yesterday morning stumbled upon the body of a man in a cane field.The Westmoreland police are now seeking the public's assistance in identifying the man.The body is... Read More

Jamaicans urged to invest in local products

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), Dr Cliff Riley is urging Jamaicans to invest in their own ideas and products.“Growth will only come from people investing in our country and ensuring that we have... Read More

Food For the Poor defends quality of houses

By: Alphea Saunders Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

CHAIRMAN of Food For the Poor (FFP) Andrew Mahfood has defended the quality of the houses the charity organisation is providing to destitute Jamaicans under its five-year joint agreement with the Jamaican Government.“The house is a... Read More

JN enhances schools, police stations

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Scores of employees of the Jamaica National Group and dozens of volunteers in the JN Foundation's ACTION Jamaica Volunteer Corps, laboured to enhance police stations, lock-ups and schools in 14 communities across the country, on Tuesday. Read More

Portlanders support Labour Day

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

Many Portlanders were up from the crack of dawn on Labour Day (Tuesday, May 23) as they gave their support to the many and varied projects across the parish. The parish project spearheaded by the Portland Parish Council took... Read More

Eat more fruits, vegetables to reduce obesity

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

THE Ministry of Health is leading a multi-sectoral approach to reduce the number of people suffering from obesity.Under the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica 2013 to... Read More

Why Carlos Hill was freed

BY VERNON DAVIDSON & RACQUEL PORTER | Thursday, May, 25 2017    

The long-running case against Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill collapsed yesterday in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston due to the unwillingness of witnesses to testify.The dismissal of the multiple fraud charges against the man... Read More

Chronic illnesses affecting 150,000 Jamaicans

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

MORE than 150,000 Jamaicans, mostly women, have diabetes and suffer from other chronic illnesses, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed.What's more, according to Dr Tufton, is that 25 per cent of Jamaicans between 15 and 74 years... Read More

Breakaway forces JUTC to shorten Lawrence Tavern route

Thursday, May, 25 2017    

THE State-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) said it has been forced to shorten its service on route Number 54 — Half-Way- Tree to Border in St Andrew — due to a breakaway in Lawrence Tavern.According to the JUTC, flood rains... Read More



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