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Harvey weakens to depression, heads through Caribbean

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Harvey weakened into a depression as it moved through the Caribbean Sea yesterday, on a projected course that would have it approaching Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula early this week. Read More

Tough road back for an ex-con
Having served time in prison, Raymond Brown thought he would have completed paying his debt to society upon his release. But he has found that living with a criminal record is not easy. ... Read More

2,300 benefit from Hope Gospel Assembly back-to-school fair
Parents and children filled the yard at Hope Gospel Assembly in Liguanea, St Andrew, yesterday for the church's highly anticipated back-to-school fair. ... Read More

Be careful!
PEOPLE interested in watching tomorrow's solar eclipse is being urged to do so with caution.In a release on Friday, the Ministry of Health advised the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse, as looking directly at the sun could damage the eyes.... Read More

JPS on target to change 6,000 street lights in St James

BY HORACE HINES Sunday Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is on target to replace 6,000 street lights in St James with LEDs by the end of this year. Read More

Public sector transformation will help businesses, says PM

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is ensuring transformation of the public sector with a view to making it more efficient in its service to the private sector. Read More

Suarez Brothers Circus opens in Kingston this Friday

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

After wowing large audiences in Ocho Rios for the past 12 days, the Suarez Brothers Circus will stage its final performances in that resort town today before moving to Jamaica's capital city Kingston, where it will open on Friday, August 25. Read More

Photo: TOO MUCH!

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

A resident of Rockfort is overcome by her pain at the deadly violence rocking the community for the past few months. She was speaking at a news conference called by the Rockfort Development Council last Friday. (Photo: Michael Gordon) Read More

Berrisford Grey: From bank teller to Sygnus Investments CEO

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Observer business writer | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Jamaica's newest financial house, Sygnus Investments, is led by three talented and innovative businessmen who have made it clear that their aim is to revolutionise how businesses raise money in capital markets, facilitate mergers and acquisitions, and provide advisory services for tax planning... Read More

Teachers likely to reject wage offer, says JTA

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Sunday Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

TEACHERS are likely to reject the Government's wage and fringe benefits offer following the first round of negotiations, outgoing Jamaica Teachers' Associations (JTA) President Howard Isaacs has said. Read More

Wife accused of hammering husband over Irish Moss

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

A woman appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week after she reportedly used a hammer to hit her husband on his head during a dispute over a bottle of Irish Moss. Read More

'It was like Hurricane Gilbert'

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Not for the first time, residents of Myersville, south- east St Elizabeth, are complaining about dust nuisance from a nearby red mud lake (large pond containing bauxite/alumina waste) operated by bauxite/alumina plant Alpart. Read More

'Wi can't tek it nuh more'

BY JAVENE SKYERS Sunday Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Anger, frustration and fear have come to a boil in Rockfort where marauding gunmen have been trading bullets and terrorising residents for the past few months. Read More

'We want a young MP'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Sunday Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

People's National Party (PNP) supporters in St Mary South Eastern are insisting that their next Member of Parliament must be young. Read More

JSIF summer camp closes with a bang

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Hundreds of youngsters who were engaged in a range of activities over the past weeks were feted during the recent West Kingston Summer Camp closing ceremony inside the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College. Read More



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