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JHTA president calls for solution on crime

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson, in light of the recent travel advisory issued by the United States State Department to its citizens to “exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime”, is urging the Government and the... Read More

Wrong fuel pumped into PM's vehicle
This Land Rover Discovery assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister is being transported on a flatbed on Saturday to the dealer on South Camp Road in Kingston after diesel fuel was inadvertently pumped into it at a service station in Kingston. The high-end vehicle, which uses premium unleaded...... Read More

NSWMA gets money to repair garbage trucks
THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has received $120 million from the Government to effect much-needed repairs on approximately 30 garbage compactor trucks. ... Read More

National Security Council meets today
THE National Security Council is expected to meet today to consider and operationalise crime-fighting strategies coming out of the Government's three-day Cabinet retreat, which ended on Friday.... Read More

Concrete barriers in Barbican road work irk architect

Monday, January, 15 2018    

Noted Jamaican architect Clifton Yap has scolded the National Works Agency (NWA) and China Harbour Engineering Company for installing concrete barriers as part of the Barbican square road realignment, saying that they are inappropriate for use in city streets. Read More

COJO pledges to continue helping children

Monday, January, 15 2018    

SINCE 1994 Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO), a charity registered in the United States, has been working to transform the lives of some of Jamaica's most underserved children. Read More

This Day in History - January 15

Monday, January, 15 2018    

Today is the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Rats! Harry Watch Health Centre closed

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver. com | Monday, January, 15 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — chief public health inspector in Manchester, Charmaine Palmer-Cross has confirmed that the Harry Watch Health Centre was closed due to rodent infestation and because of its aged and unsafe structure. Read More

ODPEM launches National Disaster Risk Management Volunteer Programme

Monday, January, 15 2018    

THE Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has launched its National Disaster Risk Management Volunteer Programme, designed to strengthen community and parish level stakeholder response to catastrophes. Read More

Maroon Christmas

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — The annual Maroon celebrations here took place on January 6, marking the 280th year since the signing of a peace treaty with the British. Read More

'A true patriot'

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 15 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday described late veteran journalist and speechwriter Ian Boyne as “fair, fearless and factual”, as he joined a distinguished field of political leaders paying tributes at a five-hour thanksgiving service inside the National Indoor Sports... Read More

Box-up, box up

Monday, January, 15 2018    

Friends, you realise seh a pure dumb people walking around wid smartphones? How on Earth could grown people believe it was right to be taping the bright and out-of-order Chinese woman (17, 22) a box up di likkle girl (16) without intervening? Read More

Goodbye 'chi chi'

Monday, January, 15 2018    

BALACLAVA, St Elizabeth — For many, including health workers and patients, the best aspect of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre is that it now has a concrete slab roof. Read More

British envoy hails Maroons

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad said his attendance at the celebration in Accompong earlier this month indicates continued respect for the relationship and agreement between the Maroons and the British, following the signing of a peace... Read More

Germany's SPD at odds over coalition plan

Monday, January, 15 2018    

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany (AFP) — Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism yesterday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, days after the hard-fought deal was hailed as a... Read More



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