Section of westbound lane of Mandela Highway to be closed this weekend

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

MOTORISTS using the Mandela Higway should expect delays this weekend as a section of the westbound lane will be closed to facilitate drainage improvement works. Read More

US pledges further collaboration with Caribbean as new pact takes effect

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) – The United States has released a “Multi-Year Strategy for Engagement with the Caribbean”, in keeping with a mandate from the US–Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, which became Public Law after being signed last year by former United... Read More

Digicel Play to connect children's homes to Internet, Digital TV

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

BEGINNING with the hosting of an exciting movie night and Internet experience for the children and employees at the Nest Children's Home on Manning's Hill Road in Kingston, Digicel Play set in motion its plans to connect more of these homes to the Internet in order to provide wholesome... Read More

Southside weeps for 11-y-o girl slain by gunmen

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter | Saturday, June, 24 2017    

TEARS flowed freely yesterday in the Kingston Central community of Parade Gardens, better known as Southside, as relatives and residents mourned the brutal killing of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes Thursday night. Read More

PNP loses appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | 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 | 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 | 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




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