Jamaica gets an 'A' from billionaire American investor

Billionaire American businessman Wes Edens is giving the Jamaican Government high marks for the role it played in paving the way for his company's multimillion-dollar investment here. Read More

We're ready for Nomination Day — JCF
THE police is reporting that it is prepared for today's nomination exercises ahead of the October 30 by-elections scheduled for three constituencies.... Read More

Increased police presence drives down crime, inspires hope in Rockfort
Over the past few months, the community of Rockfort in St Andrew has seen a drastic decline in criminal gang activity, thanks to increased police presence in the area.... Read More

Provide health, life insurance for the elderly — clergyman
DUANVALE, Trelawny — Clergyman Devon Dick is appealing to health and life insurance companies to provide long-term health coverage for the elderly.... Read More

Rapists on the loose?

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 9 2017    

It was a Tuesday night like any other for the young woman in her early 20s. It was 9:30 and she had just ended her shift and was heading home. She walked across the street from the complex and waited for a cab. Read More

'Justice only for a few in Jamaica'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 9 2017    

ONE year after the gruesome killing of 51-year-old Germaine Junior at the upper St Andrew home of prominent attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey, his family says they are emotionally raw because no progress has been made in identifying or arresting the perpetrator. Read More

Shoppers relish TSO bargains despite hurdles in Santa Cruz

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Overcast and drizzly conditions and tough economic times meant Thursday's Takes Style Out promotion wasn't what it used to be in this south-central town. Read More

This Day in History - October 9

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Today is the 282nd day of 2017. There are 83 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1967: Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, is summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture. OTHER EVENTS Read More

'Get fit,' Jamaicans told

Monday, October, 9 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — Physiotherapists at Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) who recently celebrated World Physiotherapy Week, are urging Jamaicans to use physical activity as a prescription for healthier lifestyles. Read More

'Satisfied, thankful, hopeful' - Manchester TSO participants

Monday, October, 9 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Now a fully fledged entrepreneur with more time for her business since last year's Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO), where she was still balancing her day job with her boutique Anita Elizabeth, Summer James strategically planned her participation in last... Read More

Universal health fund framework to be in place by March

Monday, October, 9 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that by the end of this financial year there will be a framework in place to address sustained funding for health care. Read More

UWI to launch Centre for Reparation Research

Monday, October, 9 2017    

The University of the West Indies (the UWI) will tomorrow launch its recently established Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), which it says is the first of its kind in the academy. Read More

Bill to expand role of JPs to be tabled tomorrow

Monday, October, 9 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As part of the ongoing justice reform process as well as the changing demands of the communities within which Justices of the Peace (JPs) serve, Cabinet has given approval for the enactment of legislation to strengthen their role. Read More

Agriculture is business, not hobby says expert

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 9 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Derrick Deslandes says Jamaica's economic progress is tied to agriculture but productivity needs to improve. Read More

JISCO starts US$1-b spend in Jamaica this week

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 9 2017    

China's Jiuquan Irons & Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO) is to commence a US$1-billion spend this week in Jamaica, based on new bilateral agreements with the Government, which the Administration believes should boost local economic growth and job... Read More


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