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Peter Phillips under fire

COUNCILLOR for the Chancery Hall Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation Duane Smith has blasted Opposition Leader and People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips for comments he made while on a political platform on Sunday. Read More

PNP leaves Bunting in Chinese row
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has scrambled to make amends with the Chinese Government in the wake of a backlash resulting from scathing comments made by its spokesperson on national security, Peter Bunting, about Chinese investment and commercial activity in...... Read More

Haulage contractors still unhappy with slow pace at port
HAULAGE contractors at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) are bracing for a week of more frustration, as operations at the port remains at a pace which they say is costing them thousands of dollars per day in lost earnings due to the back-up of containers over the past few...... Read More

Welcome to Saint John
SAVE for the marked difference in temperature, even in August, and the old world architecture, a Jamaican could feel right at home in downtown Saint John. ... Read More

TVET critical in advancing country's economic development

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry says technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) will play a critical role in the economic advancement of the country. Read More

Community access points to be powered by solar energy

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Science , Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has announced plans for the utilisation of solar energy to power the more than 250 community access points (CAPs) providing public Internet and technology services islandwide. Read More

Truck driver to be questioned after Westmoreland drug bust

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

A Westmoreland truck driver is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney this week, following the seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of ganja and a sniper rifle in Culloden, Whitehouse, Westmoreland.The police have not released his identity. Read More

MP died 'with a lot of dreams'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

PATRICK McLeod, a long-time friend and confidant of Dr Winston Green — the People's National Party (PNP) member of parliament for St Mary South Eastern who died suddenly yesterday — has described him as a man whose good surpassed his bad. Read More

Dirty meat

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

 The Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit on Saturday arrested four men and shut down an illegal slaughterhouse and meat shop in Seivright Gardens, St Andrew in an operation that began in St Thomas. Read More

This Day in History — August 15

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Today is the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

4-H Clubs Girl of the Year eyes biochemistry

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Antonique Headman will tell you that she was attending 4-H Clubs meetings before she was born. It's actually not totally incredible. The fact is that her mother was very active in the 4H movement while she was pregnant. Read More

37 instructors trained in animation techniques

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Thirty-seven animation instructors from 17 institutions across the island have been trained in advanced 2D and 3D animation techniques through the 'Train The Trainers' Module three Programme (TTT 3). Read More

Coconut industry benefits from CARDI project

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Since the implementation of the Caribbean Coconut Industry Development Project two-and-a-half years ago, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has made several strides in improving the local coconut industry through training as well as the establishment of new... Read More

Flood kills 312 in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) — At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless yesterday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's morgues. Read More

Trump slams 'evil' racism

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AFP) — US President Donald Trump, under pressure to explicitly condemn a weekend rally by white supremacists that ended in bloodshed, yesterday denounced racism and slammed the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as “repugnant”. Read More



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