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Former ECJ commissioner says body should be entrenched in Constitution

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Peter Bunting, former commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), said, over time, politics has crept into a number of organisations but that it should not be allowed to happen to a body that is responsible for ensuring free and fair... Read More

PHOTO: Rare 'feet'

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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Poverty Down

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

FINANCE Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday informed Parliament of a 19 per cent decline in the rate of poverty in Jamaica in 2016, which he described as “the largest annual reduction” in a decade Read More

PHOTO: Painful

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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6-month-old boy among three shot, injured

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

THE Kingston Western Police have theorised that yesterday's shooting of three people, including a six-month-old boy and his grandmother on Ramsay Road in Kingston, was the result of a gang feud in the area. Read More

'We owe nothing!'

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday reported that the Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/2018 fiscal year, suggesting that the clearing of the arrears was likely historic. Read More

Pastor speaks out against complacency as church marks 55 years

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter folkesf@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

A capacity congregation attended Saxthorpe Methodist Church's emerald anniversary service on May 6, and listened attentively as a visiting pastor encouraged them not to let the institution's 55 years of existence lead to complacency in their... Read More

Canada's growth depends on immigration

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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This Day in History — May 23

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Today is the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Trump, Moon try to keep N Korea summit on track amid doubts

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump laboured with South Korea's Moon Jae-in yesterday to keep the highly anticipated US summit with North Korea on track, after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Read More

The O Team celebrates 25

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

The Jamaica Observer's Silver Anniversary Awards banquet held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on May 15 was not only an occasion to recognise staff and advertisers who have been with the company for 25 years, it was also attended by long-serving employees who were special... Read More

J'cans nabbed in drug bust at sea offered bail

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

TWO St Elizabeth men who were recently arrested following the seizure of 765 pounds of ganja off the coast of White House, Westmoreland, were both granted $500,000 bail when they appeared in the Westmoreland Parish Court. Read More

Check status of schools before registering children, ECC urges

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

OFFICIALS of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) are imploring parents to check the status of institutions before registering their children in order to ensure their safety. Read More

Wonders and signs

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Friends, it is another public holiday but I am hoping that men (23) and women (22) will put some work into Labour Day. The curry goat (35) and the beach (24) can come after. Read More

Venezuela expels top US diplomats

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top US diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy yesterday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist Government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. Read More



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