PNP calls for end to violence against Palestinians

JAMAICA'S Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it views with alarm and sadness the death of 60 Palestinians and wounding of more than 2,700 people in the Gaza Strip during protest against the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. Read More

CRH forum at UTech tomorrow
A public forum on the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is being held tomorrow by the University of Technology, Jamaica's Faculty of the Built Environment.... Read More

EXIM Bank says TEF-funded $1-b loan facility nearing exhaustion
ROSE HALL, St James — General Manager, trade and commercial lending at the Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank), Lenworth Tracey, has indicated that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)-crafted $1-billion special loan facility with the bank is on the verge of...... Read More

PSTOC head wants value of public sector taught in schools
CO-CHAIRMAN of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee Danny Roberts wants the education sector to incorporate, as part of its social studies curriculum at primary and high school levels, the value and importance of the public sector to national...... Read More

UWI principal heads oversight committee for CRH rehabilitation

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

THE Ministry of Health says it has named a multi-skilled, independent oversight committee for the rehabilitation project at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). Read More

JTB to roll out

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that by the middle of June the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is slated to roll out a new website. Read More

St Ann's Bay Hospital to get two high-dependency units

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

GROUND will be broken on May 17 for the construction of two high-dependency units (HDU) at St Ann's Bay Hospital in St Ann.The project comes under the European Union (EU)-funded Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC). Read More

Fire safety at children's homes being strengthened

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is taking measures to strengthen fire prevention and safety at children's homes and places of safety. Read More

NWC borrows $15b from NCB

Alphea Saunders Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

Government - owned water services utility National Water Commission (NWC) has engaged NCB Capital Markets Limited in a $15-billion refinance agreement to primarily restructure a significant portion of its foreign currency debt and... Read More

Messado under multiple investigations, say cops

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

Well - known real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who was recently arrested following allegations that she tried to sell properties owned by a church without the owner's consent, is currently under investigation in relation to seven... Read More

Jamaica deeply troubled by violence in Gaza Strip — foreign ministry

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday issued a statement reaffirming Jamaica's support for a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and called for peace in the region where violence has erupted in the wake of America's relocation of... Read More

This Day in History— May 16

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

Today is the 136th day of 2018. There are 229 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1975: Japanese climber Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Privy Council dismisses Antigua and Barbuda

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — The London-based Privy Council has dismissed an appeal by the Antigua and Barbuda Government that sought to prevent the former executive secretary of the Board of Education, Gisele Isaac, from taking legal action against the minister of education and... Read More

All you need to know about your US Embassy visit

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

Q: I have an appointment with the embassy next month. What do I need to know before I come in? A: Thank you for the question, it's one we get quite often. Regardless of the reason for visiting us, here are a number of items to keep in mind. Read More

N Korea threatens to cancel US summit

Wednesday, May, 16 2018    

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea cancelled a high-level meeting set for today with South Korea and threatened also to call off the historic summit planned next month with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the South and the United States, South Korea's... Read More



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