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Petrojam HR manager defends her reputation

PETROJAM'S Human Resources Manager Yolande Ramharrack, whose name has been embroiled in allegations of nepotism at the State-owned oil refinery, yesterday took a firm stance before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) as she continued to defend her... Read More

UCC partners with ministry to offer degree in human trafficking
THE University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will this year be offering a master's degree in human trafficking, which is aimed at equipping stakeholders to better combat the multimillion-dollar trade, commonly referred to as modern-day slavery.... Read More

Increased temperatures fan heat-related deaths study
A regional study to determine the mortality rate associated with heat stress is to be undertaken by Jamaica's Met Service, the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, and The University of the West Indies, a local climatologist has told the Jamaica...... Read More

PM to examine building approvals process
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will be examining the procedure for the granting of building approvals by the local government authorities in order to speed up the process.... Read More

More heat

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

BUSINESS and church leaders, as well as National Integrity Action (NIA), have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to discuss their recommendations regarding the handling of the Petrojam oil refinery issue. Read More

Lawyer blasts judge who convicted Kartel

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

JUSTICE Lennox Campbell yesterday came under more fire for his handling of the murder trial of dancehall star Vybz Kartel (Adija Palmer) and his co-appellants as another defence lawyer yesterday accused him of not having an understanding of the law. Read More

This Day in History — July 19

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Today is the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year.HIGHLIGHT1980: Summer Olympics in Moscow begin, minus dozens of nations boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.  Read More

MAN Ting appeals to Christians to get involved

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

WHILE clarifying that MAN Ting, a church-organised march in Kingston, will engage in mentorship of men who are prepared to turn away from negative behaviours such as gun violence and crime, Reverend Al Miller yesterday said the initiative is calling on all Christians to be... Read More

'Greater synergy needed between municipal corporations, central gov't'

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

MAYOR of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for greater synergy between the municipal corporations and central government. Read More

Jamaican dancers slapped with immigration charges in the Bahamas

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A judge slapped four Jamaican women with various immigration charges when they appeared in court here on Tuesday. Read More

Sandals Foundation supports disaster preparedness training for MSMEs

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

WITH the 2018 hurricane season already under way, many Jamaicans are concerned about the country's preparedness for an active season. Read More

Claudette McLeish, a passionate, caring boss

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Jamaica Observer staff are still mourning the loss of former Financial Controller Claudette McLeish who passed away last Friday after a long illness. Read More

St James SOE extended for another 3 months

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 19 2018    

THE House of Representatives united again Tuesday in approving extensions for the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, as well as the zones of special operations in Denham Town, Kingston, and Mount Salem, St James. Read More

More than one billion people face risks from lack of cooling

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New data from 52 countries in hot climates reveals that over 1.1 billion people face “significant risks” from lack of access to cooling including death, a UN envoy said Monday. Read More

'All hands on deck'

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

WHILE some Jamaica Observer online readers do not believe the churches' decision to have men march in Kingston over the next few weeks as a means of reaching out to 'men at risk' in order to tackle social ills and criminality, as mentioned in... Read More



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