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'I want my father!'

A seven-year-old boy's prolonged high-pitched cry echoed through the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church yard on Lyndhurst Road in Kingston where he and other wards of the State are staying temporarily. Read More

NWA reports on fake material probe
National Works Agency (NWA) boss E G Hunter yesterday said that after extensive investigations into fraudulent material test results from 36 subcontractors, no proof has surfaced that any of the works under those contracts carried out three years ago were...... Read More

Kingston East police commander transferred
THE Jamaica Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that Superintendent Victor Hamilton will replace Superintendent Robert Walker as commanding officer for the Kingston East Division.... Read More

PNPYO calls for probe into attacks on young women
THE People's National Party Youth Organisation has called on Police Commissioner George Quallo to launch a probe into reports of an increase in attacks on young women.... Read More

NWC to embark on renewable energy pilot

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

THE National Water Commission (NWC), as part of plans to modernise its operations, will be installing a five-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system at the Mona Reservoir in Kingston Read More

Heart Foundation targets 2,000 participants for 5K run

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is targeting 2,000 participants for the second staging of its 'Heroes of the Heart 5K' run. Read More

PHOTO: Live ulrasound

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

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'Machete mom' gets February 9 court date

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

THE St Thomas woman who was arrested last year after she was seen in a video beating her 12-year-old daughter with a machete, should know her fate next month. Read More

PHOTO: Happy 105th birthday, Aunt B

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

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Cruel twist of fate

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

In 2011 when Trudy Parker's house was destroyed by a fire she thought that placing her daughter in State care would be the safest option. Read More

Auditor general concerned about NWA's quality assurance system

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis yesterday expressed concerns about the National Works Agency's (NWA) quality assurance system, as Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) began reviewing her department's performance audit report of the agency for the period 2009-2014. Read More

This Day in History — January 17

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Today is the 17th day of 2018. There are 348 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1893: Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters force Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.  Read More

Will Canada follow the USA?

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

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Obtaining an immigrant visa starts with filing of petition on behalf of applicant

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Q. My brother lives in the US and he filed some papers for me to join him there five years ago. We have not heard or received any information. From which agency can I receive an update?  Read More

Ambassador hails committee for assistance to high school students

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON DC, USA — Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks has commended the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Committee for providing more than US$8.4 million in scholarships to 21 students from Calabar High School and Kingston... Read More



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