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Lisa Hanna's lawyers say findings of OCG baseless

ATTORNEY K D Knight and his team of lawyers representing embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann South Eastern Lisa Hanna have slapped down the contractor general's findings of wrongdoing against the MP as baseless, and vowed to defend her integrity. More


$7-m facelift for Kingsvale Police Station

KINGSVALE, Hanover— Mayor of Lucea Sheridon Samuels has expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, for spearheading a $7-million refurbishing exercise at the Kingsvale Police Station in Hanover. More


We give up privacy on social media, why fight NIDS?

The Data Protection Act, as outlined in Parliament on Tuesday, should go a far way to quiet the fears of many Jamaicans who believe the National Identification and Registration Act, or NIDS, will be too intrusive. More


No to child abuse disguised as corporal punishment

Dear Editor,Having seen the newscasts and read the newspapers, I believe it's unfortunate and disheartening when I see such misguided support for corporal punishment.We need to understand that there's a very thin line between what's perceived as discipline and child abuse. Once that line is crossed, the State goes into reactive mode. More


Steppin' Up To The Plate

“I was showcasing Jamaican flavours, keeping things local and seasonal.” This was the self-imposed mandate of award-winning caterer Celeste Gordon, who, joined by her perennial collaborator Siri Saunders, prepared a five-course meal for the 2017 launch of the Jamaica Observer's mentorship brunch series Applaud It! at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue HQ,... More


Regulating medical cannabis is no joke

Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology and world renowned diabetologist, after listening to a flawed scientific presentation, has been heard to say, “Science is science and joke is joke.” Professor Morrison, more than anyone I know, is uniquely qualified to make this distinction. He is scientist par excellence who... More


Bacchanal to raise bar

CARNIVAL powerhouse Bacchanal Jamaica says it intends to continue being the ultimate premium experience for soca lovers.Michael Ammar Jr, a director of the 18-year-old outfit, was speaking with the Jamaica Observer ahead of Bacchanal's 2018 season launch at Serengeti located at the Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Saturday. More


'We have to keep working!'

Former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper and Jamaican World Cup '98 veteran Aaron Lawrence admits that his Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Sandals South Coast FC team is lacking quality in some key areas and he intends to boost the player stock in the January transfer window. More


Somebody wants crime around; study it!

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From national lottery to NIDS

Last week's column was entitled 'Big Brother is watching you'. I asked why the Government would want everyone's DNA. In the same issue of the Jamaica Observer there was a Government-sponsored advertisement and in it we read that the Government does not want our DNA or bank information. So will there be biometrics at all? More


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SCHEDULE OF CARIBBEAN EVENTS

    August 12, 2016
  • 07:30 AM Men's Discus Throw
  • 07:35 AM Women's 100m H Hep
  • 08:05 AM Women's Shot Put
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