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Displaced vendors contemplating next move

VENDORS who, up to Tuesday, sold items in the vicinity of the newly installed bridge in Manor Park, St Andrew, have been sent packing and are now wondering where to go next. Read More

Reconstruction project on in earnest
WORK is on in earnest as construction on the four kilometres of road, between the Red Hills Road intersection with Eastwood Park Road to Manor Park in St Andrew advances. The roadwork will see the widening of the road from two to four lanes, with sidewalks and concrete median, among...... Read More

Phillips wants PM to address CRH issue
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Andrew Holness address the issue of the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), saying that the head of Government needs to speak to the one-year delay in implementing a...... Read More

Expo Jamaica to highlight new and emerging industries
Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) President Metry Seaga has said that “new and emerging” local industries and innovative products will highlight Expo Jamaica, which opens this evening at the National Arena in Kingston.... Read More

Anger brewing

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 19 2018    

TEMPERS in the education system are just below boiling point in response to a Ministry of Education circular effectively extending the academic year by three days. Read More

This Day in History — April 19

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

Today is the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

HOPE needs more private sector partnerships

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

NATIONAL coordinator of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment Programme (HOPE) Lieutenant Colonel Martin Rickman, says the programme is seeking to increase partnerships with private sector organisations in an effort to expand its reach. Read More

Alexandria Community Hospital certified 'baby-friendly'

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

THE Alexandria Community Hospital located in St Ann has become Jamaica's second medical institution to be accredited as a Baby-Friendly Hospital (BFH). Read More

Groups reaffirm commitment to special needs community

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

REPRESENTATIVES from several public and private sector groups have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the advancement of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Read More

'I can't be illegal!'

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Half a century after emigrating to Britain, Anthony Bryan decided it was time to go abroad. But the decision set off a bureaucratic nightmare that saw him lose his job, detained twice and almost deported to Jamaica. Read More

Security guard who tried to strangle ex-girlfriend to be sentenced

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

A security guard who attempted to kill his ex-girlfriend in 2011 was convicted in the Home Circuit Court on Tuesday.He is 52-year-old Enos Smith of Highlight View, Kingston 6. Read More

Ex-cop on carnal abuse charge granted bail

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

A former policeman, who is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl, was granted bail in the sum of $600,000 when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Hampton High saves big on electricity bills

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

THE Hampton School in St Elizabeth has saved close to $5 million on its electricity bills since 2015. Read More

12-year-old donates birthday cash to Jamaican students

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

Twelve-year-old Simon Fazio, who has visited Jamaica and Beaches Negril Resort multiple times with his family, last month decided to do more than just enjoy the island vibe. Read More

Prepare workforce for tech-driven future, IDB's Turner-Jones urges

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Country Department General Manager Therese Turner-Jones says the Jamaican labour force must be equipped to operate in a world characterised by rapidly evolving technology. Read More



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