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TAJ prosecutes taxpayer for unlawfully collecting GCT

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) today reported that a man was hauled before the court last month after it was found that the business which he operates was unlawfully collecting general consumption tax (GCT) from customers while not being a registered... Read More

Mandela Highway without streetlights due to theft — NWA

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says all the circuit breakers that power the streetlights along Mandela Highway have been stolen, leaving the four-kilometre stretch of roadway without lights. Read More

CNN says White House preparing to eject reporter again

Monday, November, 19 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — CNN said Monday it asked for a new emergency hearing to allow its reporter Jim Acosta to remain at the White House, saying officials are threatening to again revoke his press pass. Read More

$17-m Montego Bay welcome sign to be ready by December

Monday, November, 19 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, officials from his ministry and Montego Bay city leaders, over the weekend laid blocks to symbolise the commencement of a project to create a new welcome sign at the roundabout in the vicinity of the Sangster International... Read More

St Catherine man electrocuted

Monday, November, 19 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A St Catherine man was electrocuted yesterday while attempting to cut down a tree in his community. Read More

Spencer says high percentage of inmates passing CSEC exams

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy Leader for Area Council 3, Rudyard Spencer, says that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been focusing on educating people detained in the island's prisons. Read More

Holness sees more good than bad in JCF

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that despite all the bad things being said about the Jamaican police force, there are more good than bad officers in the force. Read More

6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

Monday, November, 19 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Six people were killed and at least five others were wounded Sunday during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan program that provided the country with subsidised oil, police said. Read More

PNP criticises JLP conference, says Holness offered no new policies

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) has criticised the Jamaica Labour Party's 75th Annual Conference, stating that much of the podium presentations were used to rebrand the “poverty to prosperity” slogan. The Opposition Party, in a statement... Read More

Labourites celebrate 75th anniversary at conference today

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

GENERAL secretary of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang says the party is confident of a very successful 75th anniversary year annual conference scheduled for the National Arena, today. Read More

Vernamfield an economic game-changer, says Derby

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project in Clarendon has been described as a game-changer that will benefit the Jamaican economy in terms of jobs and increased trading possibilities. Read More

China eyes US$10 trillion in imports from world

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

 THE Government of the People's Republic of China is looking to import some US$10 trillion in goods and services from across the world over the next five years, China's Ambassador to Jamaica Tian Qi has disclosed. Read More

Reusable shopping bags for National's A Jamaican Made Christmas

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Each patron at this year's A Jamaican Made Christmas will, on entry, receive a reusable tote bag as part of National Baking Company's support for the State's move to protect the environment through a ban on single-use plastics. Read More

Raising awareness about lung cancer

BY DR SUNIL STEPHENSON | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

NOVEMBER is reserved each year as a time when we all try to raise awareness about lung diseases. This includes not only lung cancer, but other conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read More

Man gets in trouble for 3 sheets of zinc

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

There was laughter in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court when a man who was held with three new sheets of zinc in the wee hours of the morning claimed he found them but was caught by the police before he could take them to a police station. Read More



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