PNP councillor calls for disciplinary action against colleague

AUDREY Smith Facey, one of the contenders in the People's National Party (PNP) candidacy race for the St Andrew South Western constituency seat which was vacated by Portia Simpson Miller on June 29, is calling for disciplinary action to be taken against councillor for the Greenwich Town... Read More

BITU sees 'ray of hope' in pay talks with UDC

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

SOME progress was reported from a meeting Friday between the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) on the current dispute over outstanding fringe benefits owed to UDC's employees in St Ann. Read More

North-south highway toll rates rolled back

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

THE toll rates for the north-south leg of Highway 200 were rolled back last night, after Minister of Transport and Mining Lester 'Mike' Henry announced that the operators of the highway advised him that they have a sufficient supply of coins. Read More

July 28 decision for deaf-mute charged with Mario Deane's death

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The court's decision regarding Damion Cargill — one of three men charged in connection with the beating death of Mario Deane while in police custody in 2014 — has been delayed until Friday. Read More

Social media simplifying surveillance

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

The growing popularity of social media has led to many innovative online tools, some of which have proven quite useful to everyday users, but in the wrong hands could be potentially harmful to unsuspecting victims. Read More

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said yesterday. Read More

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope yesterday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an early phase of human trials. Read More

US$25m for JPS to outfit streetlights with LED lamps

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding to replace existing streetlights in Jamaica with high efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. Read More

Former Cayman premier apologises following arrest in US

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) – Speaker of the House in the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, has apologised to the country following his arrest in the United States last week. Read More

PHOTO: Observer/Gleaner share Media of the Year Award

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) President Kingsley Morris (right) presents the Media of the Year Award to Jamaica Observer's head of advertising, marketing and communications Natalie Chin and Paul Allen, the newspaper's assistant marketing and communications manager, yesterday... Read More

Diaspora fed up

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

AN ambulance that could be the difference between life and death has been sitting on the wharf for almost a year, even as Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton calls for a partnership with the Diaspora. Read More

PHOTO: Talking health

Tuesday, July, 25 2017    

Dr Vincent Reid (left), surgeon, researcher and specialist in cancer diagnosis and treatment, Mercy Medical Center, USA, makes a point to Earl Jarrett (right), chief executive officer Jamaica National Group, Professor Neville Ying (second left), executive director, Jamaica Diaspora Institute,... Read More



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