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Give world's oldest person an official funeral

The world's oldest person, Violet Moss Brown, might have died in controversial circumstances September 15, 2017 but that should not be the last word on an extraordinary life that brought pride to Jamaica. Read More

Deaf need to hear why they can't get general driver's licences
CARLYLE Gabbidon, manager of Deaf Can Coffee, is usually beaming with joy, but today it is the opposite.... Read More

Bankers Association counters Shaw on interest rates
The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) has recommended that the Government consider lower Jamaican dollar reserve requirements to facilitate further decreases in interest rates.... Read More

National starts distributing Little Leaders kits to early childhood institutions
National Baking Company is now distributing Little Leaders learning kits to more than 2,500 early childhood institutions, as the company continues its initiative to provide quality learning experiences to children between the ages of three and six in a fun and creative...... Read More

Holness to open long-awaited debate on MOCA Bill tomorrow

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 25 2017    

The long-anticipated debate on the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Bill will commence in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, “I will be opening the debate on the MOCA Bill on Tuesday,” Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the media in response to... Read More

Attempts to avenge female gang leader's death in east Kingston

Monday, September, 25 2017    

GUNMEN rained bullets on two separate teams of police officers yesterday following the shooting death of an alleged female gang member in the east Kingston community of Dunkirk. Read More

'Duppy Film' dead

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibberk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 25 2017    

As he lived, so he died, clutching the gun, his favourite tool in a long reign of terror. Read More

C&W Charitable Foundation launches with US$500,000 for hurricane relief

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria, C&W Communications (C&W) yesterday launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation ('the Foundation'), with seed funding of US$500K to help support... Read More

Jamaican is senior advisor to UN General Assembly president

BY HAROLD BAILEY Observer writer | Monday, September, 25 2017    

New York, USA — Kurt Davis, the counsellor for humanitarian and cultural affairs at Jamaica's permanent mission to the United Nations, has been seconded to the world body for a period of one year. Read More

Better late than never — Anthony Hylton gets Obama medal

Monday, September, 25 2017    

It arrived belatedly, in fact nine months late, but Jamaica's Ambassador Anthony Hylton is not complaining. Read More

This Day in History - September 25

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Today is the 268th day of 2017. There are 97 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

National registry for seniors

Monday, September, 25 2017    

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is ensuring the safety and security of the nation's elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for Seniors. Read More

Kia to join ATL Automotive

Monday, September, 25 2017    

The ATL Automotive Group says it is set to add another world- leading brand to its portfolio when it assumes the exclusive distributorship for Kia at the beginning of next year. Read More

JPS boss targets renewable energy investment barriers

Monday, September, 25 2017    

The new president and CEO of Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says he will be working to remove some of the barriers preventing the company from seizing renewable energy investment opportunities. Read More

Jamaica to adopt Madrid Protocol

Monday, September, 25 2017    

The Government says it is working to fast-track the process of adopting and implementing the international trademark registration system, the Madrid Protocol. Read More



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