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Witness adamant he knew Tesha Miller for many years

DEFENCE attorney Bert Samuels submitted to the state witness in the ongoing trial against Tesha Miller yesterday that he met his client for the first time last week. Read More

Accused in $400-m fraud case worth $255 million, says expert
THE financial net worth of Sanjay Elliott, the main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400-million fraud case, has been estimated by an expert witness in finance to be in the region of $255 million at the time of his arrest in 2016.... Read More

An orphan's tale of repeated sexual abuse
Orphaned at the age of three, sexually abused by her grandfather until she was 10, a teen mom by 15, homeless at 16, Shaneille Hall has endured more than most people. ... Read More

Lauriston murders: Judge to rule on no-case submission today
Supreme Court Judge Justice Vivene Harris is to this morning make a judgement which will determine whether former assistant teacher Sanja Ducally, who is accused of the 2011 killing and beheading of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch, also known as Crystal, and her mother Charmaine Rattray in Lauriston,...... Read More

Google Assistant to be 'news host' on devices

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Google says its digital assistant will serve as a “news host” on its connected devices to deliver stories from a variety of its media partners. Read More

PAIN & FEAR

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

“A lot of children in Jamaica are dealing with a lot of pain.” Read More

Farm Roads Rehab Programme controversy

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Chairman Nigel Myrie yesterday dismissed as “untrue” and “absurd”, a claim by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that funds allocated for the Farm Rehabilitation Programme were being mismanaged. Read More

Open defecation dilemma

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — A total of 15.5 million people are forced to defecate in the open in Latin America and the Caribbean, a practice that can pollute the environment and spread disease, warned the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) yesterday on World Toilet... Read More

Azan Jr thanks staff, customers as MegaMart marks 20 years

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

MegaMart Wholesale Club on Monday celebrated its 20th anniversary with an impressive awards banquet at AC Kingston Hotel in New Kingston during which 68 members of staff were honoured for long service. Read More

JTA: Don't allow new teachers to wait four months for first pay cheque

SPEID... it is cruelty | Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Owen Speid has called on Government to ensure that new teachers entering the classroom in public schools do not wait for a protracted period of time before they start receiving their... Read More

This Day In History — November 20

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

Today is the 324th day of 2019. There are 41 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

MPs' call for more pay gets public sympathy

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

A number of Jamaicans surveyed in the capital city yesterday have given conditional agreement to the call by some Members of Parliament (MPs) that they deserve more pay. Read More

Entries invited for child protection mascot competition

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is inviting entries for its child protection mascot design and name competition. Read More

Take a child home this Christmas

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

THE Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is now accepting applications from Jamaicans for its 'Take a Child Home for the Holiday' initiative. Read More

Caribbean Alternative Investment Association launched

Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

A new entity, aimed at fostering development of the local and regional alternative investment industry, has been launched. Read More



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