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Jamaica maintains dialogue is answer to Venezuelan crisis

THE Jamaican Government says it is sticking by its position for dialogue on the current crisis in Venezuela, as proposed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith told the Jamaica... Read More

1,000 new jobs in MoBay soon

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

THE Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) workforce in Montego Bay is to expand by a thousand as the second city sees an increase in investors looking to set up shop.Last week, regional manager at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) Conrad Robinson told the... Read More

Jamaicans to restore, preserve and beautify as country observes Labour Day

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

PRESERVING national monuments will be the focus of today's Labour Day activities to be observed under the theme 'Restore, Preserve, Beautify'.Several Labour Day projects are expected to take place across the island, including two national projects, focusing on... Read More

Ministry, JIS and PAJ hail late journalist Doreen Brown

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information yesterday hailed Doreen Brown, late former Head of the Jamaica Information Service's Radio and TV departments, as a gifted woman who has led a productive life, which has impacted positively on everyone that she met along the way. Read More

Gold in the soil Farm work aids education Agri school teacher says she's committed to grooming students J'can labourers, employer provide educational grants to 13 Clarendon students

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

For a decade, Carlene Gold has been grooming the next generation of young agriculturalists at Knockalva Agricultural School and she has no plans of switching careers as she is committed to showing the nation's youth the versatility and vast opportunities the... Read More

PHOTO: JPS marks 94

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Jamaica Public Service staff enjoying the praise and worship segment of Sunday's church service at Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston, where they marked the 94th anniversary of the company which was registered on May 25, 1923. Front row (from left) Sheree Martin, Charmaine Campbell,... Read More

Near 400 Freemasons registered for tercentenary celebrations in Jamaica

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Just under 400 delegates have registered for this week's 300th anniversary celebration of English Freemasonary being held in Montego Bay.The celebrations, scheduled for Thursday to Sunday, mostly at the Montego Bay Conference... Read More

Jamaica, Dominican Republic sign visa waiver agreement

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

JAMAICA and the Dominican Republic have signed a visa waiver agreement that will facilitate easier travelling for holders of diplomatic and official passports.A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said this is just one of the bilateral... Read More

This Day in History

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Today is the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2010: Thugs allegedly aligned to Christoper “Dudus” Coke torch three police stations and attack members... Read More

Doctors join anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Doctors rallied in Venezuela yesterday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd.The death toll climbed to 49 as the... Read More

Fight back

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

OREGON, USA (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among... Read More

Food stamps, Medicaid on Trump's chopping block

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programmes for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts. Read More



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