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Montague promises 2,000 land titles to bauxite evacuees

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has said that the transfer of approximately 2,000 titles owed to families who have been relocated from bauxite mining lands will be priority. Read More

Manhunt still on for suspect in Manchester murder
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Up to last evening the Manchester police were still searching for a man believed to be of unsound mind who allegedly chopped another man in his community to death in what is reported to be a dispute over land.... Read More

Chamber of Commerce calls for Data Protection clarification
The business community, under the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) umbrella, is urging legislators to clarify the role of the Minister of National Security as set out in the proposed Data Protection Act that is now before Parliament.... Read More

Jamaica, Thailand make gastronomy linkages
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is reporting that Jamaican cuisine made a huge impact on the global gastronomy industry during the fourth UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in Bangkok, Thailand.... Read More

Disturbing

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 4 2018    

A 17-year-old high school student who posted photographs of reportedly self-inflected cuts on social media late last week has elicited urgent calls from mental health professionals for more to be done in schools, and in society in general, to address what they describe as an emerging... Read More

Breakthrough in murder of policeman on Waterloo Road

Monday, June, 4 2018    

The Criminal Investigation Branch has reported a breakthrough in the investigation of the murder of Constable Derron Henry, formerly of the Motorised Patrol Division. Read More

This Day in History — June 4

Monday, June, 4 2018    

Today is the 155th day of 2018. There are 210 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Ricardo McCalla: From dancehall act to promising preacher

By Lawrie Henry | Monday, June, 4 2018    

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Homeless to hopeful

Monday, June, 4 2018    

It was sheer determination to improve his situation that led Kingston-born Orlando Grant to sign up for the Government's Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment Programme (HOPE). Read More

Roses Valley health fair still going strong

Monday, June, 4 2018    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – For the fourth year in a row, residents of ruggedly mountainous Roses Valley and surrounding communities, close to the south Trelawny border, participated in a health fair organised by the USA-linked Unity Fellowship Jamaica... Read More

JMMB SCORES AGAIN

Monday, June, 4 2018    

The finance management and banking group JMMB recently hosted football fans to a special Champions League viewing party at the Beaux Exchange in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. Photo shows excited fans as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League final. (Photo: JMMB) Read More

Health fair for pregnant women

Monday, June, 4 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An antenatal health fair dubbed PREGMATE (Pregnant Mothers Advancing Through Education), initiated by the Manchester Midwives Association and the only one of its kind in Jamaica, has been making great strides in empowering pregnant women, according to a... Read More

Culture of Kindness

Monday, June, 4 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester- Evolving out of the labour riots in Jamaica in 1938, meant to secure the rights of workers, the stage was set for what is now recognised as Labour Day on May 23 annually. Read More

Jamaica, US sign agreement to fight child trafficking

Monday, June, 4 2018    

The United States Government through its Child Protection Compact (CPC) on Thursday pledged US$4.5 million to Jamaica to help reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in the country. Read More



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