You would think that the most secure place for a business is to be nearby a police station. But in Ivel McKenzie's case, this did not work in her favour. The entrepreneur who operates a small fashion business in Highate, St Mary, was robbed of items from her... Read More

Crime in beloved MoBay bothers JMDA President
The high crime rate in the western city of Montego Bay is a major worry for president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Montegonian Elon Thompson.“This is a place where I felt the safest. Coming to town (Kingston) people would say town is a place where you have to...... Read More

Elon Thompson doing his bit to heal health sector
Dr Elon Thompson is on a mission to do his part to ensure that sick people and the medical doctors who attend to them in the public health system understand and respect each other very well.Who is he? Meet the relatively new president of the Jamaica Medical...... Read More

Rugged living on the streets of downtown Kingston
Life might not have been the most polished, but it was comfortable.  His closet was filled with an assortment of desert Clark's (his preferred shoes), fitted jeans and “nice clothes” that he wouldn't dare wear now.His meals were sure and more...... Read More

Hospital Fear

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

A string of violent attacks and threats against medical staff has created an atmosphere of fear at St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, triggering a meeting that was only called after affected personnel made it clear to administrators that they had had enough.Notice of... Read More

#ICYMI: Observer's first health symposium

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

From accessible health services to lively, informative presentations and CPR demonstrations, the Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium was definitely a hit.People came out in their numbers to make the most of what the health-focused event had to offer... Read More

Armenian couple in trouble after allegedly buying fake US passports in Jamaica

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

The Armenian couple who  appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week, after they were reportedly caught trying to leave the island for Canada with fake US passports, claimed they were in search of a better life and were sold the passports by a Jamaican man whom... Read More

McNeill: Water must be a priority in Westmoreland housing project

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland and Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill, wants a firm commitment from the National Housing Trust (NHT) that a consistent supply of water will be provided when it decides to undertake the building of housing units in... Read More


Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Last Tuesday, the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston was transformed as almost 200 people converged at the venue for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium.With presentations from various medical professionals and testimonials... Read More

Gains made, many projects on stream for Portland, says Vaz

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Daryl Vaz last Tuesday pointed to developments in Portland, and in his constituency in particular, as he reported on the Government's growth agenda.Vaz, who represents Portland Western and is minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and... Read More

At 105, 'Aunt Sue' happy to be alive

BY NIBBIAN MORGAN Sunday Observer writer | Sunday, April, 30 2017   

“Thanks be to God, I have no regret. My mother and father has 11 of us and I'm the only one alive; no sister, no brother and here I am. Thanks be to God,” repeated Susan Wynter, affectionately called “Aunt Sue”, at her 105th birthday celebration on... Read More

PHOTO: Familiar faces

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Besides the work done by the team at the Jamaica Observer to make the weekly Your Health Your Wealth magazine possible, there is also a team of health care professionals who contribute content to help keep our readers informed, and last Tuesday a few of them journeyed to the... Read More

Gun, blood and rain

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

Friends, we mourn for our nation. Disarming an agent (13) of the State and then using his own gun (27) to cut (3) his time on the planet is so sad. Very sad. We love blood (4) too much, when will we change?And mi tiad fi tell di motorists fi tek it easy and... Read More

Tokyo subway halt for 10 minutes over N Korea scare

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo's main subway system suspended its service for 10 minutes yesterday morning, shortly after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile.It was the first time Tokyo Metro took such a step, following the adoption of new rules this... Read More




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