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Gary Sadler, OD, conquered New York without a driver's licence!

THE award of the Order of Distinction (Officer Class) to Gary Sadler last Heroes' Day at King's House, St Andrew, celebrates one of the most dynamic salesmen to come out of Jamaica. Read More

51 new grants awarded for climate change adaptation
FIFTY-ONE community and civil society organisations will be implementing projects to boost climate change adaptation in Jamaica after being awarded grants totalling $228-million under the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) — one of two funding mechanisms under the...... Read More

China vows to continue lobbying for Caribbean
BEIJING, China — China says it will stand with small island states in the Caribbean which have been lobbying multilateral institutions that put restrictions on them in receiving concessionary loans and grants because of their designations as middle-income...... Read More

UTech's law programme granted UCJ accreditation
The law programme offered by the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has been granted accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), UTech announced on the weekend.... Read More

PHOTO: The '3D' Finale

Monday, October, 23 2017    

Overcome with grief at a thanksgiving gala held for her late son Dexter '3D' Pottinger yesterday at Struan Castle, Boone Hall, homemaker Estrie Williams embraces a photo of the slain fashion designer, wardrobe/hairstylist, make-up artist, and music video director, who tragically passed in... Read More

Region's largest tourism marketing event still on for Puerto Rico

Monday, October, 23 2017    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed confidence in the readiness of Puerto Rico to host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in January. Read More

Photo: Fire Safety Awareness Week

Monday, October, 23 2017    

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Defendants snubbing plea bargain deals

By ALPHEA SAUNDERS Observer senior reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 23 2017    

PROSECUTORS are concerned that plea bargaining legislation is underutilised as individuals accused of murder and other serious crimes have not been taking up the option, often due to poor advice from those behind bars. Read More

Fix family life!

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 23 2017    

AS the Holness Administration struggles to find an effective crime-fighting strategy to stem the country's spiralling crime rate, Hear the Children's Cry founder Betty Ann Blaine contends that the lack of wholesome family values is Jamaica's problem, and the Government should push to... Read More

Clarendon North Western schools proud of success in skill areas

By Alicia Sutherland Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 23 2017    

SPALDING, Clarendon — Last Friday Alston High, Knox College High, Thompson Town High, Claude McKay High, Edwin Allen High, Spalding High and C Palmer Project Hope Skills Training Centre were each recipients of $500, 000 cheques for the growth of skill areas at their respective... Read More

Lyn heads new funeral directors' association

Monday, October, 23 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Proprietor of Lyn's Funeral Home in Manchester, Calvin Lyn, has been elected as president of the newly formed Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Read More

$54-m contract signed for May Pen Hospital roof repairs

Monday, October, 23 2017    

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton recently signed a contract to effect repairs to the roof of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon valued at $54.7 million. Read More

Guns, ammo seized in Westmoreland

Monday, October, 23 2017    

TWO firearms and seven cartridges were seized in separate incidents in Westmoreland yesterday. Read More

Falmouth poised to become a model regional cruise shipping port

Monday, October, 23 2017    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says the Port of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to become a model, regional cruise shipping destination, noting that this augurs well for Jamaica's industry to exponentially record additional growth. Read More

DJ on murder charge granted bail

Monday, October, 23 2017    

A disc jockey accused of killing his stepchild's father and wounding another man, was granted $100,000 bail when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court Friday. Read More



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