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Insurer says J'cans need to know risks posed by storms, hurricanes

JAMAICANS have been urged to be aware of the risks posed by storms and hurricanes as the country prepares for the peak of the hurricane season, which the Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Service) says has been a busy one. Read More

Savanna-la-Mar hospital staff could face disciplinary action
HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has asked the Western Regional Health Authority to take the appropriate action against staff, under the HR and Industrial Relations Guidelines of the Ministry of Health, for recent breaches at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital.... Read More

Police Service Commisison to get review report of West Kingston Enquiry
POLICE Commissioner George Quallo says he intends to submit the constabulary's administrative review report of the West Kingston Enquiry to the Police Service Commission for a determination to be made, in keeping with Sections 46 and 47 of the Police Service Regulations of 1961.... Read More

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board
LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes.... Read More

Venezuela Government allies seize legislative powers

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority formally declared yesterday it was seizing power from the Opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's grip on the country in defiance of international... Read More

Maths passes up But ministry reports drop in sciences and English language

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

JAMAICA has recorded an increase in mathematics passes in the May/June 2017 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, but there has been a drop in sciences and English Language passes, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has... Read More

Harvey not a direct threat but could bring heavy rain

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

THE Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has advised Jamaicans to prepare for inclement weather over the weekend into Monday as Tropical Storm Harvey, although not a direct threat, is expected to pass south of the island. Read More

St Thomas Health Service marks World Mosquito Day

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

The St Thomas Health Service's Environmental Health Unit yesterday commemorated World Mosquito Day with a number of activities, including a march to sensitise residents about the impact of mosquitoes and the disease they cause. Read More

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

MALMEDY, Belgium (AFP) — About a thousand people flocked to the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday to eat a giant omelette made of 6,500 eggs, despite the country being at the centre of a scandal involving tainted eggs. Read More

Jephthah Ford found guilty of corruption

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

POPULAR medical doctor Jephthah Ford was yesterday found guilty of corruption after he tried to bribe a police officer to release two Surinamese men who were caught in 2014 with nearly $60 million. Read More

Jamaica rejects Cayman cannabis company's claims

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

BOTH the Ministry of Health and the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) yesterday denied any approval was given for sale of cannabis oil medication from the Cayman Islands. Read More

Jamaica pays tribute to Marcus Garvey

Friday, August, 18 2017    

THE Government and people of Jamaica yesterday honoured the life and legacy of the country's first National Hero Marcus Garvey with a floral tribute at National Heroes Park in Kingston. Read More

Cops take flight

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes... Read More

400 Dinthill Technical students benefit from free health fair; continues today

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MORE than 400 students of Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine were yesterday treated to free medical and dental checks on day one of a two-day health fair on the school's compound. Read More

Samuda hails police after shutdown of illegal slaughterhouse

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has hailed the Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men and seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of uninspected... Read More



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