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Parents lament high cost for khakis, say other prices manageable

DESPITE the yearly increases in the cost for back-to-school supplies, it was business as usual for parents in downtown Kingston on Monday as they sought to complete their preparations ahead of the new school year. Read More

Former Ministry of Labour industrial relations chief dies
GRESFORD Alexander Smith, a former director of industrial relations at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, has died.... Read More

Teachers reject Govt's wage offer
ROSE HALL, St James — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has unanimously rejected the 2017/2019 wage offer put forward by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.... Read More

Tertiary students urged to use critical thinking to advance country
Governor-general Sir Patrick Allen is urging students to use tertiary training for the advancement of the country, through critical thinking.... Read More

Church gives back to Portmore community

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

MORE than 400 children from the Newlands and Naggo Head communities in St Catherine were feted last Friday when Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Portmore hosted its annual back-to-school treat. Read More

Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman told AFP yesterday. Read More

Farm workers protected by same rights as Canadians

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Dear Mr Brown,I have heard many horror stories about the farm work programme and the lack of rights for workers. Does Canada protect the rights of farm workers the same way it does for citizens? Read More

Trade union leader lashes education minister; says $19,000 funding per child inadequate

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) Helene Davis Whyte has joined sector leaders and educators who have lashed Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid for his reference to some school leaders as being corrupt and extortionists... Read More

Ambassador tells J'cans in US to exercise political influence

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the time is ripe for Jamaicans domiciled in the United States to exercise political influence in their adoptive home. Read More

Heads roll!

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

TWO senior managers, one of whom was a director, were yesterday sacked by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) as part of what a source close to the agency said is a major management shake-up. Read More

More men than women killed in domestic violence, Montague reveals

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

IN the last two years, 82 men have lost their lives to domestic violence in the island, twice the number of women who have died under similar circumstances. Read More

Silent cuts KFTL

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

A total of 90 workers were terminated between May and June this year by Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), the French subsidiary that has leased Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) under a 30-year concession agreement. Read More

PHOTO: MINI fever!

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

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Traveller's checklist

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

A trip abroad requires careful planning. Read More



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