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Flood damage estimated at nearly half-billion dollars

DAMAGE to the island's road network and other infrastructure from heavy weekend rains has been put at close to half-a-billion dollars, according to a preliminary report presented by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie in the House of Representatives,... Read More

Heart attack survivor shares frightening experience
A 47-year-old man who survived a heart attack in 2015, which would have probably killed him had he not got to hospital in time, yesterday stunned close to 200 people at the Jamaica Observer's inaugural Your Health, Your Wealth Symposium when he candidly shared his experience and urged...... Read More

Bail extended for woman accused of abandoning 5-day-old baby
THE mother of a five-day-old baby boy who was found in a plastic bag last month on Sergany Drive in Kingston had her bail extended when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, yesterday.The accused, Sabrina Markland, a resident...... Read More

Extradited!
Eight Jamaicans accused of lottery scamming are being extradited to the United States today.A former policeman is among the eight who were ordered extradited by Parish Judge Vaughn Smith in March following a hearing in which...... Read More

Opposition wants details of agreement with New Day Aluminium

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

THE Opposition has demanded that the Government make public the agreement it signed with New Day Aluminium (Jamaica) Limited in a joint venture partnership for assets that were previously shared with Noranda Aluminium Holding Corporation (NAHC). Read More

Econmic Growth Council to present second report

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

The Economic Growth Council (EGC) is expected to present its second report to the nation tomorrow, at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI).Themed: “Improving Citizen Security — Whose... Read More

Lying on visa application may permanently disqualify you

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Q: I am applying for a visa, and am worried about what to put in my application. Some people have told me that I shouldn't be honest in the form I fill out, but I want to be. What should I do? A. Thank you for asking... Read More

Gov't to issue new residential zoning orders, says Vaz

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

DARYL Vaz, the minister without portfolio, with responsibility for land and environment in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, yesterday signalled the Government's intention to issue new residential zoning orders.In his... Read More

More than 300 girls for ICT conference tomorrow

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

MORE than 300 students from 30 schools will participate in the Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, tomorrow.The event, which is being hosted by the Ministry of... Read More

Vertical gardening

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Children from the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) nursery helped plant a vertical garden at the financial group's head office on Earth Day, observed around the world last Saturday. They reused empty plastic beverage bottles as planters, which they tied to a... Read More

MOCA shares anti-corruption tools at regional conference

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is expected to share some key investigative approaches and deterrent methodologies with anti-corruption bodies from across the region, at the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions... Read More

70-year-old KC chapel, choir hailed for inspiring hope

BY MIGUEL A THOMAS Associate editor — opinion thomasm@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Words from Christopher Tye served as a call to celebrate at St Augustine's Chapel on the North Street campus (Clovelly Park) of Kingston College (KC), as that community gathered for the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the chapel and its world-renowned choir on Sunday last:... Read More

Green party working and water more than...

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Friends, a lot a people quiet about phase two of the tax money (25)!And a whole heap a dem who did a complain bout property tax get a big drop in the amount and stay quiet. If you think a lie ask people from the big (33) scheme called Waterford!... Read More

Simulating mom's womb in research to help preemies

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the firstof-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. Read More

'Complete hogwash'

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Indian doctors yesterday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian, once believed to be the world's heaviest woman, had lost following surgery.The sister of Eman Ahmed Abd El... Read More



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