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Troy Primary School being renamed in honour of Veronica Campbell Brown

Monday, November, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says Cabinet has signed off on the renaming of Troy Primary School in Trelawny in honour of Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown. Read More

Pastor calls for certification of people involved in Christian ministry

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 19 2018    

PASTOR of the Freedom Evangelical Association Dr Romeon Facey says people who are ministering to the public should be certified. Read More

Better late than never

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Principal of Merl Grove High School Dr Marjorie Fullerton (right) looks proudly at her charges — members of the classes of 1983 and 1984 — as they march up to receive their school leaving certificates at a special graduation ceremony Saturday evening at Karram-Speid... Read More

More houses

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 19 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday indicated his Government's intention to focus on more housing options for vulnerable Jamaicans living in squatter situations. Read More

Dalton makes it to semifinal of X Factor

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Senior staff reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 19 2018    

DALTON Harris is one step closer to clinching the X Factor UK title for 2018 after the Jamaican cruised into next weekend's semi-final of the popular televised talent show. Read More

MP's salaries: Table a motion and let the argument flow

With Balford Henry | Monday, November, 19 2018    

How did a committee meeting at Gordon House last week on the right to legal abortion turn into an appeal for improved compensation for MPs?The public must be wondering, and so too, the media. Read More

Bennett welcomes plans for cricket centre in Middlesex

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth – President of the St Elizabeth Cricket Association Junior Bennett has welcomed plans for the development of a... Read More

Responding to disruptive trends in energy

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Energy storage, distributed energy, renewables and electric vehicles powered by a smart grid are among the main disruptive trends in the global energy sector. Advances in technology and a global call to preserve the environment, combined with consumer demand for more reliable, better... Read More

More Jamaican men being urged to be positive role models

Monday, November, 19 2018    

DIRECTOR of Policy and Research, Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Sharon Coburn-Robinson is urging more Jamaican men to be positive role models in the society. Read More

Ambassador Richard Bernal now UWI professor of practice

Monday, November, 19 2018    

FORMER Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Dr Richard Bernal has been made a professor of practice (PoP) in international economic policy at The University of the West Indies (UWI), where he currently serves as pro-vice chancellor, global affairs. Read More

JPS pledges electricity stability for Santa Cruz

By Garfield Myers Editor at Large, South Central Bureau | Monday, November, 19 2018    

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years residents and business operators of this bustling south-central town have had to deal with the debilitating consequences of power outages, sometimes multiple times per day. Read More

Sagicor wins big at AMCHAM Awards

Monday, November, 19 2018    

SAGICOR Group Jamaica copped major prizes at the recent American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica Business and Civic Leadership Awards ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Read More

Thumbs up for Mandeville Art Fair

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Mandeville , Manchester — The annual Mandeville Art Fair held recently over three days at the St John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, just west of here was highly successful, organisers say. Read More

Market to be built in Negril

Monday, November, 19 2018    

LOCAL Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says plans are underway to construct a market in the resort town of Negril. Read More

May says ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Monday, November, 19 2018    

LONDON, England (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned yesterday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to... Read More



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