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Bob Marley's London house to get English Heritage blue plaque

A house in London where Bob Marley sought refuge after the trauma of an assassination attempt in Jamaica is to have an English Heritage blue plaque installed, the UK Guardian newspaper reported yesterday. Read More

'Thank God me get it so people can stop call me alien'
FOUR months after the Jamaica Observer highlighted his plight of not having a birth certificate, Raheem Powell is finally a registered Jamaican citizen.Powell received a copy of his birthday certificate at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Monday.... Read More

Ferry pipeline permanent fix won't be ready by end of March
THE National Water Commission (NWC) says the end of March timeline for completion of the construction of two new replacement pipelines to the south of the new Mandela Highway will not be met.... Read More

New minister reiterates plan to ensure quality gas at pumps
NEWLY appointed Minister of Energy Fayval Williams yesterday reiterated the Government's position to explore legislation that would ensure that consumers receive quality gas at the pumps.... Read More

Tufton welcomes modern X-ray system at UHWI

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says he welcomes the addition of a new DDR X-ray machine to the growing storehouse of modern, medical technology resources available now at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) at Mona. Read More

Petrojam must not be a 9-day wonder

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

Dear Editor,It seems that each day we receive added information with regard to the big pay out of Petrojam to its former managers. We recently learnt one payment was higher than previously thought, even though the person scored 45 per cent on appraisal. Read More

Canada's Post-Graduation Work Permit

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

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Jamaican accused of selling another's boat granted bail

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — A Jamaican man accused of selling a fishing boat and engine that did not belong to him was granted US$40,000 bail when he appeared in court last week. Read More

ULTIMATUM

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

THE House of Representatives last night approved a bill giving the Government the right to compulsory recovery of Venezuela's 49 per cent share in Jamaica's only oil refinery, Petrojam. Read More

Ousted Police Federation chair seeks reinstatement

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

THE Jamaica Police Federation yesterday said it was surprised by the legal challenge that has been mounted by recently ousted chairman, Corporal Arleen McBean, but insisted that she was duly removed from her position as chairman after the executive lost confidence in her leadership. Read More

General information on filing your tax returns

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

 Q: I heard that it's the start of the tax season in the United States. How do I know if I should file taxes and what should I do?  Read More

Engineering students explore emerging LNG opportunities

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

DOZENS of engineering students gathered at The University of the West Indies Mona (UWI) during its Research Days to learn more about opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry locally and overseas. Read More

Fire Brigade received over 1,300 prank calls last year

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

In much the same way that the police are being affected by prank calls to 119, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) says that false alarms are having a negative effect on its operations. Read More

J'can recounts abuse by priest, pregnancy and abortion

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Denise Buchanan was 17 when she was raped by a seminarian who continued to abuse her when he became a priest in her native Jamaica.The Catholic Church, she says, has offered her nothing but their “prayers”. Read More

Parenting workshop to focus on puberty

Wednesday, February, 20 2019    

THE Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Ardenne High School and Maverick Communications Ltd are staging a workshop this weekend to guide parents in handling the emotional and physical changes in their children as they experience puberty. Read More



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