Senate expected to pass ACB merger Bill today

THE Senate will make another attempt today to pass the Agricultural Loan Societies and Approved Organizations Act, 2017. Read More

St Thomas residents beg for machete-beating mom
A day after the mother who was seen in a video beating her daughter with a machete was released from police custody, St Thomas residents issued an appeal for the judge who will be presiding over her case to be lenient.... Read More

JN Foundation launches disaster relief fund
The JN Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds that will assist Caribbean islands which were devastated by the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. The campaign, called 'Help Our Caribbean Neighbours'.... Read More

Gunmen disrupt meeting, rob 15 people
THE police say they have launched a “major investigation” into a robbery in which 15 people, including 13 Chinese nationals, were robbed of valuables at gunpoint.... Read More

PHOTO: What bad weather?

Friday, October, 6 2017    

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and by the look of the ear-to-ear grin on these women's faces, coupled with the bags wrapped around one of the women's feet to protect her shoes from getting wet, the inclement weather wasclearly not an issue when they saw the... Read More

Farm work justice

Friday, October, 6 2017    

A Jamaican farm worker who suffered an on-the-job injury nine years ago in Canada was handed a major victory by a tribunal which ruled that a policy that cuts benefits to injured migrant farm workers was illegal. Read More

'No rain nah stop me'

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, October, 6 2017    

DESPITE the heavy rains yesterday, Jamaicans still turned out in their numbers to make the most of the sales and bargains that were being offered by the participating stores in the Jamaica Observer's annual Take Style Out (TSO) shopping event. Read More

PHOTO: Fully loaded

Friday, October, 6 2017    

This motorcyclist (left) is stopped by the police on the Mona Road in Kingston most likely because of the load he was carrying on his motorcycle. The question that everyone who saw the incident asked was where did he sit on the motorcycle? Read More

HOPE programme to satisfy BPO sector's workforce demand

Friday, October, 6 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assured stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry that the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme will satisfy their burgeoning sector with trained... Read More

Street Scenes - A wet Thursday

Friday, October, 6 2017    

Already soaked, these schoolboys dash across North Street in Kingston yesterday as they make their way home during the heavy downpour. With shoes in hand, a pedestrian makes his way across a flooded road in Cross Roads, Kingston, yesterday.  Read More

Cabinet approves $1.3 billion for works on office, housing projects

Friday, October, 6 2017    

CONTRACTS valued at more than $1.3 billion have been awarded to M&M Jamaica Limited to undertake building and construction works in the parishes of St Andrew and St Ann, following approval by Cabinet. Read More

Technology minister tables Data Protection Bill

Friday, October, 6 2017    

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley on Tuesday tabled the Data Protection Act (DPA) in the House of Representatives. Read More

Tullow oil moving to 3-D surveys in oil and gas exploration

Friday, October, 6 2017    

TULLOW Oil, encouraged by findings from two-dimensional seismic surveys conducted off the country's south coast in the search for oil and gas in Jamaica, will now be moving to three-dimensional surveying. Read More

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Friday, October, 6 2017    

JAMAICA has joined the international community in observing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. Read More

PHOTO: High commissioner calls on Shaw

Friday, October, 6 2017    

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw (left) welcomes new British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad when he called on the minister at his National Heroes' Circle offices in Kingston, Wednesday. Read More


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