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NWC to spend $4.5 b to tackle non-revenue water in Portmore, on north coast

THE National Water Commission (NWC) is slated to spend approximately $4.5 billion, during the next 18 months, to continue its non-revenue water reduction programme in sections of Portmore, St Catherine, and along the north coast. Read More

Police meet next week with Mandeville taxi operators
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — After demonstrating for most of the day, transport operators in this south central town returned to normal duties in late afternoon following assurances from the police.... Read More

Game-changer: Gov't to revise investment limits on pension funds
FINANCE Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday said that the Government will revise the investment limits placed on pension funds, a move that will make more than $20 billion available for investment in venture capital, which the funds are currently restricted from...... Read More

Local contractors for Yallahs to Port Antonio leg of highway
THE Government is contending that local contractors stand to benefit from US$85 million that has been earmarked for the Yallahs to Port Antonio leg of the south coast highway, on which work is scheduled to begin in the final quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year.... Read More

Chief Justice promises to clear divorce backlog by end of 2019

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has pledged that the backlog of divorce cases before the Supreme Court will be cleared by the end of next year. Read More

Hospitals to benefit from US$5.35-m energy-saving project

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

THE Kingston Public, Victoria Jubilee, Mandeville, and Falmouth hospitals are to benefit from a project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the institutions. Read More

TPDCo justifies $17-m cost for 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

THE Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo) has defended the $17-million price tag for the 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign. Read More

Police seek more powers

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

THE police are seeking powers to force suspects in organised crime investigations to give them access to their mobile phones, and other electronic devices, without a court order. Read More

Men with multiple women, babies pose paternity leave challenge

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

HEAD of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), Oneil Grant says there are men who genuinely want to participate in their newborn's life, but the issue of how to deal with men who have multiple women and births is posing a challenge in the development of paternity leave... Read More

US judge stalls enforcement of asylum restrictions

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

TEXAS, USA (AP) — A judge has ordered the US Government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump Administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional... Read More

Transport minister says road traffic law amendments apply to all

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

TRANSPORT Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) yesterday put Minister of Transport Robert Montague and the Transport Authority on notice, signalling that taxi operators could continue to withdraw their services today if problems in the sector are not addressed soon. Read More

Information-sharing between Canadian and US officials

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

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US Coast Guard vessel visits Ocho Rios

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

THE United States (US) Coast Guard cutter Resolute, with its 78-strong crew, recently docked at Reynold's Pier in Ocho Rios, St Ann, for a three-day visit. Read More

This Day in History — November 21

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Today is the 325th day of 2018. There are 40 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1991: The UN Security Council chooses Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be the new secretary general.  Read More

Minister: Pilot had not declared emergency when plane ran off runway

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The pilot of the Fly Jamaica flight that was forced to make an emergency landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) earlier this month did not declare an emergency, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said... Read More



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