FAO, CDB sign agreement for implementation of cassava project

THE Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement for the bank to approve a grant of US$1.2 million for the FAO to implement a cassava project in Dominica, Suriname and Trinidad and... Read More

Verdict in McLean murder trial expected today
THE seven-member jury in the murder trial of Michael McLean is expected to deliberate today whether or not the accused is guilty of brutally slaying two women and four children 12 years ago.... Read More

Security measures suppressing gang activities in St James, says cop
THE St James Police Division is expressing satisfaction at how the enhanced security measures in the parish have been progressing, particularly the impact in suppressing gang activities.... Read More

Jamaica flight among first to feature new British Airways cabins Carrier rolls out impressive upgrades in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus
British Airways yesterday unveiled its brand new World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) seats, and the flight from London Gatwick to Kingston yesterday is among the first to feature the new, revamped cabins.... Read More

GraceKennedy surpassed $90 billion in revenue in 2017

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

GraceKennedy Limited's revenue increased by $237 million in 2017 to reach a milestone of $92.48 billion, the company said in a release on Friday, based on its 2017 Audited Financials. Read More

Caribbean a world champion in obesity, says FAO exec

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Assistant director for the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Latin America and Caribbean region Dr Julio Berdegué is pondering the anomaly of the high proportion of obesity among people of the Caribbean, which is also a hotbed for churning out the... Read More

Defence attorney in Clacken murder wants change of venue

By Observer Writer | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

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Lee-Chin pleased with NCB's 'world-class' standard

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

National Commercial Bank (NCB) Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin, said that the reconfigured format of the financial institution currently being rolled out across the island exemplifies a firstworld standard of doing business in towns like Mandeville and Jamaica in... Read More

NWA moves to improve traffic flow on Barbican Road

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it will this week ramp up activities in Barbican, St Andrew, to improve the flow of traffic. Additional sections of the corridor are expected to be paved over the next week, starting today. Read More

Cuban workers to help in reconstruction of Dominica

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica says it will soon sign an agreement with Cuba for 100 skilled workers, including engineers, as it also urged nationals living overseas with such skills to return and assist in the reconstruction of the hurricane battered... Read More

Nigel takes it

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

Nigel Clarke yesterday turned back the challenge of People's National Party (PNP) candidate Keisha Hayle to win the St Andrew North Western by-election for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Read More

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Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

Today is the 65th day of 2018. There are 300 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Jamaica hails OAS for assisting with social development

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

FOREIGN Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has hailed the Organization of American States (OAS) for its role in aiding Jamaica's social development and that of other nations in the Caribbean region. Read More


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