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Commentator expects close finish in St Mary SE despite JLP poll

THE findings of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-commissioned poll in St Mary South Eastern has neither attracted the backing nor opposition of political commentator Shalman Scott, who yesterday said the results of the October 30 by-election will be a blanket... Read More

Remuneration driving prosecutors away from DPP's office
DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she is very concerned about the attrition rate for prosecutors in her office, as the retention of experienced prosecutors is critical to the justice system.... Read More

Sell alumina at better prices to improve workers' pay, union suggests
THE union representing approximately 600 workers at UC Rusal bauxite mining operations in Jamaica says the company could improve compensation packages for its employees if it sells alumina at better prices.... Read More

China ramps up efforts to go green
BEIJING, China — Often criticised for heavy air pollution, especially here in the capital, China has vowed to take further steps to tackle environmental problems affecting the Asian giant.... Read More

Arsonists strike again!

Friday, October, 20 2017    

JUST over a month after a section of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew was destroyed by fire, arsonists struck again on Wednesday, this time destroying the lectern and five monitors. Read More

Cyber rape?

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer Online reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 20 2017    

A former American celebrity TV news anchor is accusing the Jamaican authorities of not doing enough to stop her Jamaican ex-lover from subjecting her to what she described as “cyber rape”. Read More

Passage of Building Act again delayed

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 20 2017    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie assured the House of Representatives Tuesday, that he would seek legal advice on the rights of individuals occupying other people's land for 12 years, to legally claim the land. Read More

BCIC celebrates 55 years of service

Friday, October, 20 2017    

BRITISH Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC), one of the country's leading general insurance providers, is celebrating 55 years of service to the Jamaican public. Read More

Celebrating Gary Sadler, OD, a tourism standout

Friday, October, 20 2017    

AFTER the formalities of the King's House Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards on National Heroes' Day, Gary Sadler, senior vice-president of Unique Vacations, worldwide representatives of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and now officer of the Order of... Read More

Portmore school to be renovated thanks to 'Short Boss', Digicel Foundation

Friday, October, 20 2017    

THE Reliance Basic School in Braeton, St Catherine, has been chosen by this year's Digicel Rising Stars winner Akeem “Short Boss” Smith as the charity to benefit from the Digicel Foundation's donation of $1.5 million as part of his overall winnings in the talent... Read More

Avoid imports containing lead, warns CARPIN

Friday, October, 20 2017    

THE Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN) is warning that individuals may unwittingly be bringing products containing lead into the country. Read More

Campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening bananas launched

Friday, October, 20 2017    

ROME, Italy (CMC) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says it is working with partners to help protect the world's banana crops from a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil. Read More

Trinidad and Tobago's new Archbishop installed

Friday, October, 20 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Bishop Charles Jason Gordon of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados, has been installed as the 13th archbishop of Port of Spain.News of the appointment was made early yesterday by Pope Francis. Read More

15,000 children under five die from preventable illnesses each day

Friday, October, 20 2017    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a UN report said yesterday. Read More

US approves second gene therapy against cancer

Friday, October, 20 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators have approved a second form of gene therapy to fight cancer. The treatment, called Yescarta, is the first immunotherapy on the US market for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymph... Read More



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