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Security concern as apartment owners feel Airbnb boom

SOME owners of apartments islandwide are feeling pressure caused by the Airbnb boom. Read More

US professor suggests method to cut Jamaica's crime rate
UNITED States-based Professor, Dr Ashley Deans is recommending that Jamaica adopt a Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to assist in addressing the country's crime problem.... Read More

'We are not screening', doctor screams
One out of every 21 women in Jamaica will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to detect the disease early, medical officials have said.... Read More

Sandals guests hail Over Water suites as boost to marine life
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Guests spending their vacation at the Sandals Royal Caribbean Hotel are upbeat over the new injection of marine life since the construction of the over water suites nearly three years ago.... Read More

Munroe wants auditor general to refer breaches for prosecution

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Head of anti-corruption watchdog group, National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is suggesting that the auditor general (AG) be given the authority to refer breaches of the Public Bodies Management Act for prosecution.He was speaking at the Ministry of Justice's quarterly... Read More

Bee-keeping creates buzz in York Town

Monday, February, 18 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon — The Railroad Community Council is reaping the sweet reward of hard labour after harvesting honey from its bee keeping project. Read More

Jamaican entrepreneurs featured in Forbes magazine

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 18 2019    

Some Jamaican entrepreneurs, leaders and personalities involved in the island's sustainability and renewable energy movement were recently featured in the internationally renowned business magazine, Forbes. Read More

Mayberry CEO urges athletes to invest for future

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Athletes are being urged to make good investments with their earnings, towards building a strong foundation for their future. Read More

A unique way of preparing children for PEP

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff Reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 18 2019    

The Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination is near and teacher Hoshane Blake has taken a different route in ensuring that his students are well prepared for it. Read More

30% admit offering bribe to avoid traffic ticket

Monday, February, 18 2019    

A combined 30 per cent of people questioned by pollster Bill Johnson's research team last month admitted to bribing a police officer to avoid being issued with a traffic ticket. Read More

$52.4-M BONANZA

BY SHERDON COWAN staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 18 2019    

After much planning, organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run can turn to celebration having surpassed their targets for the number of participants and donations yesterday. Read More

Ocho Rios Primary students train in online safety

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Forty students from Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann have been trained to act as online safety monitors, both at school and in their respective communities. Read More

St Ann, St Mary schools celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Every year, on World Read Aloud Day people all around the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Read More

PHOTO: THE FACES OF SAGICOR

Monday, February, 18 2019    

Christopher Zacca (left), president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, joins patrons Stacey McKenzie and Yohan Blake for a photo opportunity at the start of the 21st Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run in New Kingston yesterday. Read More

Cuban doctor, wife jailed for possessing forged passports

Monday, February, 18 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A Cuban medical practitioner and his wife were sentenced to 12 months in prison after they were found to be in possession of forged Peruvian passports. Read More



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