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DC sniper case ruling may impact teen murderers' sentences

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorised the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the centre of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other... Read More

Cautious response to Phillips's paternity leave law promise
A declaration by People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips that the next Government the party forms will legislate paternity leave has been met with uncertainty and caution by two of the country's private sector leaders.... Read More

Gov't Electrical Regulator to begin operations soon
The Government Electrical Regulator (GER) is to be operationalised soon to speed up the process for the delivery of electricity, according to Science, Energy and Technology Minister Fayval Williams.... Read More

Crown, prosecution again haggle over document disclosure
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Despite consensus at last Thursday's hearing in Porus on the management of the large volume of documents related to the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, Friday's sitting of the parish court in Mandeville was again marked by lengthy wrangling...... Read More

PHOTO: Cleaning the coast

Monday, September, 23 2019    

Allan Lewis (third right), managing director, JN Fund Managers, gets support from Stacey-Ann Mighty Whyte (left), Patrick Whyte, and Javine Heath from Allman Town Primary School in collecting recyclable plastics along the Palisados strip in Kingston on International Coastal Clean-up Day last... Read More

Vendors lament poor sales at PNP conference

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 23 2019    

LIKE the more than 20 other vendors who were hoping to benefit from sales at yesterday's People's National Party (PNP) Annual Conference, Eileen left the National Arena in Kingston feeling disappointed. Read More

'Bias toward none'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 23 2019    

Dr Peter Phillips yesterday applied another suture in his attempt to stop haemorrhaging in the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) two weeks after he narrowly survived a challenge to his presidency by Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter... Read More

New medical lab opens in Christiana

Monday, September, 23 2019    

Residents of Christiana, Manchester and its environs now have the benefit of a new medical laboratory, which has been built in the town at a cost of over $20 million. Read More

Sagicor Financial Corp contributes US$300,000 to Bahamas

Monday, September, 23 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Sagicor Financial Corporation (Sagicor) has committed US$300,000 to support recovery efforts in The Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

SOE in St James not indefinite, says Chang

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — N ational Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James will not be indefinite. Read More

High achieving Glenmuir High celebrates 61 years

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MAY PEN, Clarendon - Glenmuir High celebrated its academic achievements as the school marked its 61st anniversary here recently. Read More

Ambitious 10 year-old gets scholarship

Monday, September, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Ten -year-old Rhyeme Dunn is the 2019 recipient of the Elsie Barnett Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student of Ardenne Preparatory in this south-central town. Read More

Tropical Storm Karen moves across Eastern Caribbean

Monday, September, 23 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines as Tropical Storm Karen moved into the south-eastern Caribbean Sea yesterday. Read More

PAN chicken time again

Monday, September, 23 2019    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Thirty pan chicken vendors representing Manchester, Clarendon, St Elizabeth, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland are set to compete at PAN 2019 Regional 2, organised and hosted by CB Foods, at Independence Park here on September... Read More

Former Rusea's student earns Gillian Whylie Scholarship

Monday, September, 23 2019    

Former Rusea's High School student Sareka Crawford, who is now studying at The University of the West Indies (UWI), has been awarded this year's Gillian Whylie Scholarship. Read More



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