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PNP calls for full investigation of the Universal Service Fund after CEO resigns

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson of science and technology, Julian Robinson, says the resignation of Camille Buchanan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF) does not bring closure to the issues at the agency, and that there should be a full... Read More

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Monday, August, 20 2018    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. Read More

215 people killed in road crashes

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that as of today, 215 people have been killed from a total of 190 fatal crashes so far this year. Read More

Medium term socio-economic policy framework to be completed by September

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work on the fourth Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) under the country's long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica – is scheduled for completion in September. Read More

Policeman murdered in Westmoreland

Monday, August, 20 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a police constable was murdered in Westmoreland last night. Read More

Pope on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Monday, August, 20 2018    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up. He demanded accountability but offered no indication of how he plans to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican's long-standing... Read More

CPL Update: Tallawahs defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders

Monday, August, 20 2018    

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Barbadian Javon Searles held his nerve to smash a boundary off the final ball of the match as Trinbago Knight Riders pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League here Sunday... Read More

ECLAC to present 2018 economic report later this week

Monday, August, 20 2018    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says it will present its annual Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 report on Thursday. Read More

Annotto Bay victim of crime says calm long overdue

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

For retired public school educator Patricia Hucey, the calm that has emerged in Annotto Bay, St Mary, and its environs has come at the right time. Read More

Prospect College teen gets seven distinctions in grade 10

BY RENAE DIXON Staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

KHALIL Kelly was ecstatic, but surprised, at his performance in the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Read More

Which seat will Damion Crawford go after?

BY H G HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

His name comes up every time a vacancy in a seat anywhere in Jamaica occurs; sometimes even when there is none. Read More

Wholesale woes linger despite new minimum wage

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Following the announcement of a 13 per cent increase in the National Minimum Wage in June of this year, there has been mixed responses from some of the people who are paid in that range. Read More

Football kicks the gun

BY H G HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

THE people of the seacoast town of Annotto Bay say they have broken ranks with the gun — the weapon used to kill many of their numbers in recent years. Read More

Dr Wykeham McNeill and his mission to remain Vice-President

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor — special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

DR Wykeham McNeill serves the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) as if his life depends on it. But he insists, vigorously too, that it is a choice he made and not because he was born into a political family and the son of the famed Dr Ken McNeill. Read More



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