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Jamaican killed in Italy bridge collapse

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — News from Italy is that a Jamaican woman, her Italian husband and nine-year-old daughter, were among the causalities of last Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa. Read More

Buchanan removed as USF CEO

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Camille Buchanan has been removed from the State-agency. Read More

C’bean think-tank conducts poll on US presidential pardon for Garvey

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Washington, DC-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey. Read More

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) — A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers expected across most parishes

Sunday, August, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that showers and thunderstorms are expected across sections of eastern parishes this morning, while elsewhere should be partly cloudy. Read More

Irwin 'Carrot' Jarrett believed in the power of creation

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast. Read More

Broilers VP is new NHT chair

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Saturday, August, 18 2018    

INDUSTRY COVE, Hanover — Jamaica Broilers Group Vice-President of Accounting Lennox Channer is the new chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT). Read More

KSAMC to remove illegal signs, billboards in city

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city. Read More

Walker's Place of Safety to be rebuilt as state-of-the-art facility

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green says the Walker's Place of Safety, which was destroyed by fire in January this year, will be a state-of-the-art facility once rebuilt. Read More

St Kitts praises Jamaica's Stewart Saunders for crime control

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — St Kitts-Nevis said that its security apparatus continued to be strengthened with the increase of manpower and equipment; the employment of new tactics and strategies; implementation of social intervention programmes; and other related measures that have... Read More

Expose them!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 18 2018    

PRESIDENT of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) Lennon Richards says schools must abide by the Ministry of Education's no- tuition-fee policy, and that those who deviate from the rules must be penalised. Read More

Ministry clarifies new hospital fee regime

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE Ministry of Health assured Jamaicans yesterday that Government's no-user-fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in effect as they will not be charged. Read More

Japan funds ministry's mathematics development programme

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students' performance in mathematics. Read More

PHOTO: Water talk

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Karl Samuda ( left) converses with National Water Commission President Mark Barnett, during Wednesday's launch of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association's annual conference and exhibition at Jamaica House. The... Read More

Windward Rd/Mountain View Ave intersection to be closed tomorrow for pipe-laying works

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) announced yesterday that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, this Sunday, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Read More



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