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Hero nurse

Davia Romano Tucker's act of bravery in helping to save the life of four children at Bustamante Hospital for Children first came to light on January 12 when news broke of a fire at the hospital. Read More

Brave, selfless correctional officers honoured
VINCENT Allen did not panic when he heard the faint voice of a friend over the phone who was desperately in need of emergency medical assistance.... Read More

Spirited performances at Portland Heroes' Day ceremony
PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Spirited cultural performances in tribute to the island's national heroes were delivered yesterday morning by Drapers Basic School's Unique Group and Port Antonio Theatre Group at the annual Portland Heroes' Day Parade in Port Antonio...... Read More

Basketball champ happy to receive national honour while alive
NOTING that many Jamaicans have been honoured posthumously, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) champion Simone Edwards yesterday expressed pleasure at receiving a national award while she is still alive.... Read More

This Day in History - October 17

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

Today is the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Late Observer vendor hailed as a pleasant man, excellent chef

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

JACKSON TOWN, Trelawny — Scores of mourners from all walks of life turned out at Jackson Town Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday to bid their final farewell to Owen Ramsay, the Jamaica Observer's top newspaper vendor in Trelawny. Read More

Audley's hour

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Audley Shaw on Saturday received the Caribbean Finance Minister of the Year 2016 award and, just as he did when news of his selection had been made public in August, he thanked his staff at the finance ministry and reiterated that the award is a... Read More

Nation honours 257 for outstanding service

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

 Two hundred and fifty-seven Jamaicans received national honours and awards yesterday at the annual investiture and awards ceremony held on the laws of King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Competition for young poets

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The country's young poets are being invited to submit entries for the newly established Poet Laureate of Jamaica and Helen Zell Young Writers' Prize for Poetry. Read More

Massive achievements on show ahead of China ruling party's 19th Congress

BY PETE SANKEY Senior associate editor sankeyp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

BEIJING, China — The national focus here this week is on one event — the 19th Congress of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) — and on one man, the country's beloved President Xi Jinping. Read More

Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Celebrities and everyday people continued flooding social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment yesterday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. Read More

Woman Inc crisis shelter reopens

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

Woman Incorporated's crisis shelter in Kingston was officially reopened last Wednesday after extensive upgrading. Read More

St Mary residents to start process of having Tacky declared national hero

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague said the people of St Mary intend to start the process of having Tacky declared a national hero as soon the Bill to absolve certain national heroes is passed in the House of Representatives. Read More

Gov't initiate 'Youth Club Charge Up' to promote peace

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has initiated a youth-development programme to engage young people in the promotion of peace while building the capacity of youth clubs to steer community growth. Read More

Jamaica to benefit from US$7.52-m grant funding

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica is set to benefit from an initial US$7.52 million in grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 9). Read More



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