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All NHT first-time applicants can now get $5.5-million loan

ALL first-time applicants for mortgages from the National Housing Trust (NHT) should now be able to access the full loan ceiling of $5.5 million, regardless of the age of the homes they are purchasing. Read More

Soldier on cocaine rap gets August 4 court date

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

THE Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who was allegedly caught at the Norman Manley International Airport with almost six pounds of cocaine is to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 4. Read More

Diaspora workshops to target deportees

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

SEVERAL members of the Jamaica Diaspora Immigration and Deportation Prevention Task Force (JDIDPTF) will participate in consultative workshops targeting involuntary returning residents (deportees), to determine their eligibility for return to the United States. Read More

Venezuela Opposition calls nationwide strike against Maduro

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Opposition called a nationwide strike for Thursday to press President Nicolas Maduro to abandon plans of rewriting the constitution, ratcheting up tensions after an unofficial vote rejecting Maduro's plan, and amid months of deadly... Read More

400 benefit from Murray Mountain health fair

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

MORE than 400 people recently received free health care at the sixth community fair hosted by the Church of God Body of Christ Seventh-day in Barbary Hill, Murray Mountain, St Ann. Read More

Norman Manley's vision is the way forward, says Phillips

Garfield Myers Editor-at-Large, South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says he is convinced that the way forward must be to embrace the vision of equality and justice for all Jamaicans advocated by the party's founding president, national hero, Norman Washington Manley. Read More

Former politician shot dead by police after killing of woman

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The commercial centre of this south central town was in uproar Monday afternoon after well-known businessman and former politician Warrenton Barham allegedly shot dead a young woman and was in turn shot dead by police. Read More

Portia backs Angela

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

 FORMER People's National Party President and Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Western Portia Simpson Miller has thrown her support behind Senator Angela Brown Burke to replace her as MP for that constituency. Read More

Arizona flash flood kills 9 relatives celebrating birthday

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

ARIZONA, USA (AP) — The flash flood that killed nine people in an Arizona river canyon began its deadly descent as an impressive but avoidable surge of churning water, black with cinders from a recent wildfire and choked with tumbling tree trunks and limbs. Read More

This Day in History — July 18

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

Today is the 199th day of 2017. There are 166 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Bartlett pushes for more technology in tourism

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

THE Ministry of Tourism, through its Linkages Network, is encouraging the tourism sector to make greater use of technology to enhance guest experience. Read More

New UWI chancellor takes office

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

Trinidad and Tobago national Robert Bermudez has assumed duties as the sixth chancellor of t he University of the West Indies (UWI). Read More



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