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New sugar labelling standards take effect July 1

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda announced yesterday that effective July 1 new labelling packaging and food safety requirements for pre-packaged brown and granulated sugar will become mandatory. Read More

PNP loses appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 24 2017    

FORMER President of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and four party members will have to answer questions in open court in relation to the $31-million Trafigura donation after the Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed their... Read More

11-y-o overcomes psychosis on way to GSAT success

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

AFTER being diagnosed with childhood psychosis in 2015, an 11-year-old St Catherine student thought her dream of attending a traditional high school in Kingston was dead. Read More

Chuck says salaries of other judges being reviewed

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck confirmed yesterday that a second round of increases for judges and senior court staff, below the puisne judge level, is being considered and should be announced soon. Read More

UDC ready to adapt to access TEF monies

Friday, June, 23 2017    

Head of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Dr Damian Graham says there is some concern over the Government's decision to pool monies from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) into the Consolidated Fund, but that the agency is making preparations to ensure that... Read More

Fully equipped fire stations in three years, McKenzie pledges

Friday, June, 23 2017    

WITHIN the next three years, all fire stations and firefighters across the island will be equipped with the necessary resources to combat natural disasters, says Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie. Read More

Jamaica gets more support from World Bank

Friday, June, 23 2017    

THE Government's economic reform agenda will be further boosted with the provision of another World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL) in the sum of approximately $9.05 billion (US$70 million). Read More

PHOTO: For the poor

Friday, June, 23 2017    

Representatives of three Corporate Area charities — The Good Samaritan Inn, Open Arms Drop In Centre and Missionaries of the Poor — were last Saturday presented with part of the proceeds from the recent annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk staged to benefit charities that cater to the... Read More

UDC's plans to transform Ocho Rios on the way

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

GENERAL Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Dr Damian Graham says Ocho Rios is yet to realise its fullest ability as its growth potential has not been tapped into. Read More

Extradited!

Friday, June, 23 2017    

A Jamaican wanted in Canada on 12 counts of sexual assault, following allegations that he engaged in sexual intercourse with several women without disclosing his HIV status, was yesterday extradited after he lost his long battle to quash his extradition. Read More

Suspect arrested after double murder in Coronation attack

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

THREE suspects are now in police custody following a double murder inside the popular Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, and the shooting death of a mechanic in Denham Town, on Wednesday night. Read More

PHOTO: Access for all

Friday, June, 23 2017    

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF) Everton Anderson (left) assists Shemar Bennett from the wheelchair lift at the official commissioning of the 'invalid carrier' at the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities' (JAID) Randolph Lopez School of Hope at Golding Avenue... Read More



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