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Fix it, please!

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

RESIDENTS of Mavis Bank in St Andrew say they are fed up with the state of the community's main road and are calling on the Government and the National Works Agency (NWA) to repair the road and implement a proper drainage system. Read More

$27.8m earmarked for education sector reform

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

A sum of $27.8 million has been earmarked for the 'Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform' project; in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Feed store owner caters to needs of farmers in Anchovy

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

AFTER relocating to St James from Kingston about five years ago, Donna Gordon had no idea what she would do for a living. She had previously worked at Stationery & Office Supplies in Kingston for close to 15 years. Read More

10,000 coffee seedlings

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

A hundred coffee farmers in the Windsor Forest and Richmond Gap communities in St Thomas who lost millions of dollars worth of crops to a bush fire in the summer of 2015, are slowly making a recovery. Read More

Catch the InPulse at art exhibition

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

ART enthusiasts are being encouraged to visit the InPulse Art Exhibition as it heads into the final week of its month-long showing, to view the work of participants from the East Kingston area. Read More

Parents to receive critical support

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

PARENTS are to benefit from critical support to improve child-rearing under the Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project. Read More

Follow fashi'n terror

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Friends, what are some of our young people (11, 16) thinking about? Now, is not everything that happens in big, big (33) 'Merica must be replicated in our little (10) island called Jamaica. So, not because boy draw up plan fi kill (3) people at his school we must follow him. If that ever... Read More

Global warming warning

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — How quickly humanity draws down the greenhouse gases driving global warming will determine whether sea levels rise half-a-metre or six times that, even if Paris climate pact goals are fully met, researchers reported yesterday in a... Read More

Dominica to focus on rebuilding projects

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Roosevelt Skerrit Administration will be focusing on rebuilding projects across the island within five years. Read More

Gun control in the US: issues and proposals

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — There have been renewed calls for stricter gun control in the United States following the shooting deaths last week of 14 students and three adults at a Florida high school. Read More

Another fire sweeps through market in Haiti's capital

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety. Read More

Today's Horoscope - February 21

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, February 21, 2018: This year you discover the importance of following through on your thoughts and feelings. At times, you might be overwhelmed by all of the attention you are receiving. Enjoy this period. If you are single, you seem to be surrounded by a... Read More

This Day In History - February 21

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Today is the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Read More

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Oxfam revealed yesterday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, which the British charity called a “wake-up call”. Read More

Suriname, Dominica lose UN vote due to arrears

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

UNITED NATIONS, (CMC) — The United Nations has identified Suriname and Dominica among seven countries that are in arrears of their dues and are, therefore, not allowed to vote in the General Assembly. Read More



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