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Chinese mosquito coil denied registration in Guyana due to cancer risk

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) in Guyana has denied the registration of “Zenden Mosquito Coil”, that is manufactured in China. Read More

JCF reassures its commitment to cauterising gang activities islandwide

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is assuring the public that it is committed to dealing with protracted and complex investigations and will ensure that full enforcement of the law is done to cauterise gang activities islandwide. Read More

Tourism ministry welcomes new non-stop flight between N Carolina and MoBay

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett led a group of tourism officials to welcome yet another new flight service at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay yesterday. Read More

Shaw endorses proposed Jamaica social stock exchange

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, has endorsed the proposed establishment of the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange [JSSE]. Read More

Take disease prevention more seriously, ministers urge

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

WITH more bacteria demonstrating full or partial resistance to antimicrobial agents in recent years, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw are calling on Jamaicans to take disease prevention more... Read More

Holness to address high-level conference on climate change

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness will deliver the feature address at the one-day high-level conference on building resilience to disasters and climate change in the Caribbean later this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has... Read More

El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in region

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: It is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women. Read More

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump Administration yesterday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is... Read More

PHOTO: 'Beers' to the future

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange (right) receives an assortment of Red Stripe beers to be placed in the Jamaica50 Time Capsule from Dianne Ashton-Smith, head of corporate affairs at Red Stripe. The capsule will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica and opened in 2062... Read More

Gov't to accelerate zinc fence removal

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

THE Government will be accelerating its zinc fence removal programme and regularisation of more communities, says minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Karl Samuda. Read More

Montague says new Road Traffic Act 'groundbreaking'

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 17 2018    

THE Government is moving to penalise motorists for road traffic breaches that are detected by traffic cameras and other electronic devices. Read More

Another parent killed

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 17 2018    

RUMOURS have been swirling that a court case may have led to the death of 46-year-old Nadine Brown, who was executed at her home in Retreat District, St Thomas, yesterday morning.However, the police are neither confirming nor denying these allegations. Read More

Rolling in toilet paper: Sheriff buys 24K extra rolls

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

ALABAMA, United States (AP) — Officials in an Alabama county have a financial mess to wipe up after the sheriff's department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper. Read More

PHOTO: Tough task

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

Three men put their backs into pushing a Toyota Coaster, with passengers aboard, in Parade, downtown Kingston on Wednesday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

France seizes jet at take-off after Ryanair doesn't pay bill

Saturday, November, 17 2018    

PARIS, France (AP) — Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add “your plane has been seized by the g overnment” to the list of things that can delay your flight. Read More



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