Students encouraged to engage in environmental protection

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — University of the West Indies (UWI) Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Dale Webber, is encouraging students to enlighten themselves on environmental protection, and sharing this information with their peers. Read More

Disc jockey 'DJ Stone' reported missing

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that 30-year-old Rayon Thompson, otherwise called 'DJ Stone', a disc jockey of Robert Avenue, Kingston 3 has been missing since last month. Read More

11-y-o Portmore boy reported missing

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police have activated a 'High Alert' for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Portmore, St Catherine yesterday.He is Noel Palmer, a student of Citron Close, Portmore Pines in the parish. Read More

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that a new tropical storm, Kirk, has formed and is expected to move quickly across the tropical Atlantic. Read More

Parents face tougher rules in US to get immigrant children back

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. Read More

Regional health ministers to discuss health priorities

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean health ministers will join their counterparts from the member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for a week-long meeting aimed at establishing priorities and plans to address the main health challenges faced by the... Read More

Social security minister urges society to protect the elderly

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, is encouraging Jamaicans to protect the elderly by reporting incidents of abuse meted out to them to the police or the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC). Read More

Church group grieves murder of young St Catherine pastor

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC) has condemned Thursday's murder of young pastor James Johnson and said it is grieving the "violation of the place of refuge" . Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Let's change the way we educate

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Dear Editor,We are all social beings that develop, therefore if we are not connected to the systems in society that will support our positive development, we will connect to those that support negative development. Read More

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday. Read More

Business community supports Central Bank independence

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says there is support from the business community for Government's move to amend several laws governing the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) operations in order to make the entity more independent. Read More

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or less, leading to short term drought in several islands, the transition between the wet and dry seasons is usually still... Read More

British agency reports big drop in

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor – special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 21 2018    

BRITAIN'S Department for International Development (DFID) has reported a 75 per cent drop in suspicious shootings by Jamaican police, a figure which appears to have fallen below the news radar in the country's high-crime environment. Read More

Finance ministry drafting policy to respond to natural disasters

Friday, September, 21 2018    

FINANCE and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the ministry is drafting a Public Financial Management for Disaster Risk Policy and Framework, for submission to Cabinet. Read More

Couple denies kidnapping pregnant woman over stolen DJ mixer

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 21 2018    

A couple who allegedly kidnapped a pregnant woman over a stolen DJ mixer, holding her hostage for two days after demanding money from her sister, was on Tuesday offered bail when they reappeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More



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