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PM appeals for understanding as roadworks continue

Friday, August, 17 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is appealing for understanding as the Government undertakes road improvement works in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine. Read More

Phillips wants PSC to have oversight responsibility for public bodies

Friday, August, 17 2018    

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for an urgent review of the present governance arrangements, especially in light of the recent developments in Jamaica's public sector. Read More

United Way donates $1.47 million to six basic schools

Friday, August, 17 2018    

UNITED Way of Jamaica has provided grant funding of $1.472 million to six basic schools islandwide, which will assist the institutions with their preparations to become certified with the Early Childhood commission (ECC). Read More

Calmer hurricane season predicted but Met says J'cans must still be prepared

Friday, August, 17 2018    

JAMAICA'S Meteorological Service Division yesterday endorsed the updated August forecast of the Climate Prediction Centre of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which has predicted a much calmer season. Read More

Observer sales exec takes AAAJ award again

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Jamaica Observer Advertising Sales Executive Sharla Murray-Wright again copped the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) Best Service Agent award in the print category at yesterday's AAAJ Media Awards held at the Spanish Court Worthington in St Andrew. Murray-Wright is a consistent... Read More

PHOTO: Queens call on ministers

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange (seated center) told finalists in the Miss Universe Jamaica 2018 pageant that the ministry is willing to work with them, especially since they all have interests and skills related to her portfolio. Grange received the... Read More

Regional coastal erosion monitoring tower to be installed at Hellshire

Friday, August, 17 2018    

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Jamaica will be home to the region's first coastal erosion monitoring tower, to be placed at the Hellshire Beach in the central parish of St Cathereine. Read More

Major road patching to be done in 10 parishes

Friday, August, 17 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) is now in the process of finalising another round of patching along major corridors across the country. Read More

Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave

Friday, August, 17 2018    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex. Read More

South Koreans award scholarships to Jamaicans

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Young Gyu Lee (second left), head of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica, and Seong Hoon Kim (right), third secretary in the embassy, with scholarship recipient Shaneika Lee (second right) and past scholarship recipient Sabrina Morant at a dinner hosted by the South Koreans... Read More

Things looking up for Mount Salem

Friday, August, 17 2018    

RESIDENTS of Mount Salem — a zone of special operations (ZOSO) — have benefited from outreach activities aimed at providing them with job-readiness skills and improved access to critical social services. Read More

This Day in History - August 17

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Today is the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1969: Hurricane Camille hits the US Gulf Coast, killing 248 people. OTHER EVENTS Read More

THE RAKE MASTER SAYS... Death comes in threes

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Friends, death (3) really comes in threes, and yesterday was a good example. News first came that the queen (21) of soul had moved on to a greater place after battling a long illness (20). It was not long after there was news that a former Indian prime minister (34, 17) had passed,... Read More

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies at 93

Friday, August, 17 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died yesterday after a prolonged illness. He was... Read More

Rise in syphilis cases among pregnant women in Barbados

Friday, August, 17 2018    

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



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