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ANOTHER BOOST FOR LISA

September 27, 2020

LISA Hanna has moved closer to delivering the knock-out punch to her opponents' cheeks, as the boxing match to decide the new leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) intensifies. Hanna, 45, who secured a narrow 31-vote win over newcom more

Ambivalence growing about business conditions in Jamaica reveals BOJ survey

September 27, 2020

More local businesses are ambivalent about the present and future business conditions in Jamaica. This is based on the Bank of Jamaica's (BOJ's) latest Survey of Businesses' Inflation Expectations for July 2020, which was released recently. The sur more

Caribbean Development Bank to lend US$70 million to The Bahamas, St Lucia to counter COVID-19 fallout

September 27, 2020

THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved loans of US$40 million to The Bahamas and US$30 million to St Lucia in support of the countries' economic recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 period. According to CDB President Dr William Wa more

JN Foundation offers tertiary scholarships

September 27, 2020

The JN Foundation is offering 15 one-year tertiary scholarships to attend universities and colleges in Jamaica. The deadline for the submission of application is October 5, and perspective applicants are invited to access the application on the JN more

CDB approves grant to enhance remote learning for UWI students

September 27, 2020

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – The board of directors of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist young people across the region who lack technological devices and Internet access in the wa more

Motive for their mayhem

September 27, 2020

I was watching a demonstration recently in Louisiana, United States of America (USA). It involved the Black Lives Matter movement, some black militia and, of course, some white supremacist groups. Two out of the three abovementioned where armed like more

Pregnant? Here's how your nutritional needs will change

September 27, 2020

THE consequences of a woman's food choices does not only affect her health, but that of future generations as well. Also, prior to pregnancy, a woman has the unique opportunity to prepare herself physically, mentally and emotionally for the many chan more

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The urgency of transforming Caribbean tourism

September 27, 2020

World Tourism Day being observed today under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development” comes at a sobering time for the Caribbean. Travel is unlikely to return to normality for another year, or even well into 2022. We need to make this a more

The real centres of money laundering

September 27, 2020

The ability of developing countries in general — but especially the small, developing economies such as those in the Caribbean — to survive and thrive depends on finding a niche in the modern globalised world economy. However, their ab more

Veteran Bartlett credits JLP western sweep on programme started in 1996

September 27, 2020

The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) road to victory in all 15 seats in western Jamaica during the Septemwber 3 General Election goes back to a decision by the organisation to position key people to direct political traffic in the region from as far bac more

The election via social media

September 27, 2020

The September 3 General Election ended with a landslide victory for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and left the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) bewildered and excoriated. The official campaign period was short with nomination day on August 1 more

Implementing the SDGs and Vision 2030

September 27, 2020

The following is a lightly edited version of the keynote speech presented on September 23, 2020 at the UN General Assembly Conference 2020: Jamaica's motto is “Out of Many One People.” This is representative of an approach to nation-bui more

The assassination of Maurice Bishop, excerpt 2 of 4

September 27, 2020

Lt Colonel Liam “Owusu” James glanced at the agenda, then looking straight at the prime minister, bluntly stated, Comrade Bishop, this agenda is lacking in focus. James was the chief of intelligence and counter-intelligence at the Minist more

Digital laryngoscopes for Mandeville Regional Hospital

September 27, 2020

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —The use of three donated digital laryngoscopes valued at $1.2 million over the last two months has greatly assisted medical staff at the Mandeville Regional Hospital, according to Alwyn Miller, chief executive officer at more

Police: Three arrests at right-wing rally

September 27, 2020

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Police arrested three people at a right-wing rally Saturday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, and authorities say they're also investigating an assault after one person who was documenting the event was pushed to the ground more

BVI governor invities British navy to secure borders, overrides premier

September 27, 2020

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert has invited the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Medway to help secure the borders of the territory. “As your governor, it is my constituti more

It's 'now or never' for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out

September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family. But the former Department of Homeland Security ( more

Virtual format for National Honours and Awards ceremony 2020

September 27, 2020

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has advised that the Government of Jamaica will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours and Awards investiture ceremony. The ceremony will be broadcast on National Heroes more

Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost more

Josef Forstmayr &The Magnificent 29 Part 2

September 27, 2020

Forstmayr's Garden Care Forstmayr doesn't use any pesticides in his home garden and sticks to traditional organic plant care methodologies. Though he's not an orchid lover, as with all other plants that he's blessed with his green thumb he's had tre more

Mental Wellness and Your Finances

September 27, 2020

It's safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. From turbulent weather to an unyielding pandemic which resulted in economic turmoil worldwide, the events of this year have meant big changes in our day-to-day lives. These changes an more

Inspired Living - SW Interior Design

September 27, 2020

SW Interior Design principal Sue Williams recently shared her wealth of architectural and design knowledge on the Jamaica Observer's Inspired Living: The New Aesthetic For Extraordinary Homes And Retreats webinar. SO churns over a few of those gems more

Sunday Brew - September 27

September 27, 2020

Toots, 5446 and the St Mary link Many stories have been told about the 77 years that Toots, properly named Frederick Hibbert, spent on Earth. His songs in the early years were like expensive meals in my St Mary household, with 5446 That's My Numb more

Howzat?! - Ed Bartlett was once a big-time cricketer

September 27, 2020

His achievements in tourism policy management have been hailed by many, but at one time Ed Bartlett might have thought that he was cut out for a sport that has become synonymous with Caribbean high achievement —cricket. Born in George's Plain, more



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