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FINSAC Commission gets more money to complete report

GOVERNMENT has given the go-ahead for a revised budget of $58.3 million for the completion of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission of Enquiry report and has made a recommendation to the governor general that the commissioners be given three more months to complete... Read More

Brazen Spanish Town attack leaves one dead, four injured
INVESTIGATORS from the Major Investigations Division were yesterday trying to ascertain the motive behind yesterday's brazen shooting incident at the Spanish Town bus park which left one man dead and four others nursing gunshot wounds.... Read More

World Bank delegation visits Jamaica
AN 11-member delegation from the World Bank Group (WBG) Board of Executive Directors is to pay a visit to Jamaica from today, to discuss development priorities emerging opportunities and challenges of the island.... Read More

One, 10 and 25 cent coins to be withdrawn from circulation
CABINET has approved a proposal to withdraw the one-cent, 10-cent and 25-cent coins from circulation.... Read More

Public education campaign to 'Talk Di Truth' about marijuana use

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says while a National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) education campaign on marijuana launched Tuesday is welcomed, stakeholders must recognise the challenge at hand and work together to change the perception of youth with regard to marijuana... Read More

PHOTO: You are beautiful

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Using sign language, Dejaun Hudson, a third-grade student at St Christopher's School for the Deaf, tells Davina Bennett — Miss Universe Jamaica 2017 — that she is beautiful. Occasion was a function at the school, yesterday. Read More

No! Ministry rejects Opposition's suggestion

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

THE Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says it has no intention of separating wage negotiations for the police from those involving other groups of public sector workers. Read More

Gov't says impact of airspace closure not as severe

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

JAMAICAN authorities say the impact of the closure of the country's air space on Friday afternoon was not as severe as is thought, as the incident occurred at a time when flights into the island were restricted due to preparations in Florida, United States, for the impending passage of... Read More

Resident insists 'good people' live in Trench Town, Arnett Gardens

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

UNHAPPY with the backlash the Kingston communities of Trench Town and Arnett Gardens have received following the recent deaths of two students, Donnette Dowe thought it was fitting to post Tremayne Brown's photo on social media in a bid to highlight that “good people” reside... Read More

Sandals Foundation starts delivering emergency relief in Turks & Caicos

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Sandals Foundation on Monday began delivering emergency relief to Providenciales in response to the devastation unleashed by Category five Hurricane Irma on the Turks & Caicos Islands last week. Read More

This Day in History - September 14

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Today is the 257TH day of 2017. There are 108 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Eight dead at US nursing home

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Eight residents of a Florida nursing home, without power since Hurricane Irma, died yesterday and the state governor vowed a full investigation into what he called an “unfathomable” event. Read More

Henry says JCAA limiting air traffic services for safety reasons

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has been limiting the hours of air traffic services at the island's two international airports since Friday afternoon, for safety reasons. Read More

More women needed in construction industry, says Grange

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange has called for the inclusion of more women in the construction industry, saying that Jamaica cannot afford to overlook the economic potential of half of the country's... Read More

Tickets now ready for people held with more than two ounces of ganja

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says a ticketing system will soon be established for people who are accused of using more than two ounces of marijuana in Jamaica. Read More



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