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Be creative with housing finance products, PM urges

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that there is a growing demand for mortgage providers to adjust financial packages aimed at satisfying the needs of prospective homeowners. Read More

Gov't to ZAP mosquitoes
GOVERNMENT says it is moving to combat the impact and potential loss of earnings due to vector-borne diseases with the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP).... Read More

Gov't names first entertainment zone
FORT Rocky, an abandoned fort located on the Palisadoes strip near Port Royal, has been chosen as Jamaica's first entertainment zone.... Read More

Accused in publicised cases plead guilty on 'Sentence Reduction Day'
RELATIVES of the operator of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, who was gruesomely murdered in March by one of her employees, can expect to get justice in under a year after the accused pleaded guilty in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday.... Read More

Social media users react to AG's 'informal poll'

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte came in for some sharp criticism on social media this week when she posted on Twitter that she was polling her colleague law ministers from around the British Commonwealth about non-citizens sitting in their houses of parliament. Read More

Scott Mottley, Damion Crawford join Senate

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Donna Scott Mottley returned to the Senate yesterday as the leader of Opposition business, after a 10-year absence. Read More

Fight for Supreme Ventures

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) yesterday confirmed that it has received correspondence from Mayberry West Indies Limited for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to pass a resolution to remove seven current members of the SVL board including Chairman Paul... Read More

8 million rounds of ammo unaccounted for

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 21 2017    

THE Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) will be carrying out an audit of the eight million rounds of ammunition that National Security Minister Robert Montague says is unaccounted for, to ensure that legal bullets are kept out of the hands of criminals. Read More

China's Xi not letting up on corruption

BY PETE SANKEY Senior associate editor sankeyp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 21 2017    

BEIJING, China — President Xi Jinping, who in his first five-year term as head of the Communist Party of China (CPC) managed to put a dent in corruption, is not letting up. Read More

Benefit concert entertains

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

SWALLOWFIELD Chapel in St Andrew came alive last Sunday as Sound of Man and Family harmonised for 'Hero', giving patrons a treat at a benefit concert on the 47th anniversary of the chapel. Proceeds from the concert are in aid of the chapel's multi-purpose facility dubbed the Transformation... Read More

Improved standards for Communist Party of China officials, says Xi

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

BEIJING, China — China, which has emerged as a world economic power, is also paying attention to the professional and personal lives of its citizens. Read More

Two-storey Star Wars replica in yard for Halloween

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

OHIO, United States (AP) — A two-storey, Star Wars-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Read More

Bomb-sniffing dog recruit flunks smell test

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn't her line of work. Read More

Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

ALASKA, United States (AP) — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub. Read More

Drone strike kills six al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Saturday, October, 21 2017    

ADEN, Yemen (AFP) — A drone strike killed six suspected Al-Qaeda members... Read More



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