Senate starts debate on National Identification System

THE Government yesterday commenced the last leg of the legislative process to introduce the National Identification System (NIDS) in the Senate. Read More

Minister makes appeal for healthier foods, improved labelling
HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday made a special appeal to food manufacturers to start voluntarily making their products healthier and enhancing labelling which is appropriate in the Jamaican context, even before these requirements become mandatory.... Read More

NWA imposes restrictions on use of road to Griffin Gully
THE National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday imposed traffic restrictions on the Papine to Redlight District main road in St Andrew leading to the community of Griffin Gully. ... Read More

It was simply the breast
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Team members from Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts in Negril last weekend took to the streets of Lucea, Green Island, Savanna-la-Mar and Negril to enlighten residents about breast cancer, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness...... Read More

Another wait

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 4 2017    

JAMAICA'S Supreme Court, although dismissing claims from local distributors Lasco and Medimpex for post-injunction period losses, yesterday initiated an extended process of estimating their total damages from the Pfizer patent dispute. Read More

It's that time again!

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

The Salvation Army got a shot in the arm yesterday when Scotiabank donated $1 million to kick off its 2017 Red Kettle Appeal during the launch at Scotia Centre in downtown Kingston. Here Scotiabank President and CEO David Noel (left) drops the bank's symbolic cheque into the kettle as Major Oral... Read More

Changes on Mandela Highway tomorrow

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

THE National Works Agency will tomorrow be redirecting eastbound traffic along the Mandela Highway to a newly paved section of the roadway between the East/West Highway off ramp and the Ferry Police Station. Read More

PHOTO: Sweet music

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Sgt Seanene Steers plays up a storm during yesterday's launch of the 2017 Salvation Army Kettle Appeal at Scotibank Centre in downtown, Kingston. Read More

Shaw happy with drop in unemployment

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has hailed the continued decrease in the country's unemployment rate as a positive reflection of the current sprout of financial growth. Read More

Caribbean nationals among 36 arrested in US enforcement surge

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

NEWARK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean nationals are among 36 people arrested by law enforcement authorities in the United States during a five-day operation as part of an ongoing “public safety efforts” campaign, this week. Read More

Hurricane-battered Dominica celebrates 39 years of independence

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Hurricane battered Dominica is celebrating 39 years of political independence from Britain, with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urging citizens not to be daunted by the tasking of rebuilding the island. Read More

How Russians hacked the Democrats' emails

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. Read More

Prosecutors battle for longer Pistorius sentence

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

Johannesburg , South Africa (AFP) — South African prosecutors argued yesterday that Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder must be increased, saying he failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend. Read More

American woman to head new UN organisation on Haiti

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has named 53- year-old American national, Susan D Page of the United States, as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti... Read More

Farmers, exporters capitalising on services at Montego Bay Export Centre

Saturday, November, 4 2017    

FARMERS and exporters are capitalising on the services at the Montego Bay Export Centre, which was established by the Government to meet their export needs. Read More



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