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JMEA reveals five-year plan to boost GDP

ROSE HALL, St James — The Jamaica Manufacturer and Exporters Association (JMEA) says it is currently working on a plan to increase the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by 50 per cent over the next five... Read More

AMCHAM Ja hosts historic forum with US Chamber
In what is being described as a momentous occasion, senior vice President, Americas, Department at the U S Chamber of Commerce, Neil Herrington will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast forum hosted by AMCHAM Jamaica to discuss the US regional trade agenda with the membership of AMCHAM...... Read More

Two jobs cannot stop this dad from attending to his child
HE works two jobs, but he never misses the chance to help his child with her homework.... Read More

Gov't shows renewed interest in Sexual Harassment Bill
JAMAICANS may have been wondering recently how come they have been left out of the renewed attention currently being paid to sexual harassment across the world.... Read More

#WC2018: Profligate Brazil held by stubborn Switzerland

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Brazil's bid for a sixth World Cup got off to a slow start as Switzerland withstood an early onslaught to snatch a 1-1 draw in Rostov-on-Don today. Read More

#WC2018: Kolarov stunner gives Serbia World Cup victory over Costa Rica

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

SAMARA, Russia (AFP) — Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara today. Read More

Stop digging your graves with your fingers, spoons, forks

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

WHEN fathers and father figures are actively involved in a child's life their importance in development is unmistakable. The presence of fathers and grandfathers in a family unit lessens lawbreaking, school dropout rates, risky sex, and promotes the pursuance of healthy relationships,... Read More

Knife-toting wife trails husband to lover's house

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

 A jealous woman who surprised her husband outside his lover's house where they were held with knives, confessed in court that she had trailed her husband to his girlfriend's house. Read More

Phone thief thanks cop for sparing his life

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

 A man who held up a schoolboy and robbed him of his cellular phone thanked a policeman for not killing him when he was caught. Read More

Old woman blames devil for honey theft at supermarket

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

 A 59-year-old woman who was caught stealing a bottle of honey at a supermarket in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, has blamed the devil for her action. Read More

Woman chooses prison over expensive dental bill

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

 “I would rather go to prison,” a Kingston janitor angrily proclaimed in court after she was told that she will have to fork out almost $400,000 to fix her neighbour's teeth. Read More

Pension scheme 'Butch' Stewart's crowning moment in ATL's 50 years

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor – special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

In the 50 years since Gordon “Butch” Stewart launched Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), no other of his many impressive achievements has brought him more joy and pride than the highly successful ATL Group Pension Scheme. Read More

Parents give Gov't thumbs up on sugary drinks restriction

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

FOLLOWING Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton's recent announcement in Parliament that, effective January 2019, sugary drinks will be restricted in schools, Jamaica Observer writer Cherries Wiles asked parents in the Corporate Area to weigh in on the move and share what adjustments... Read More

National Library reaches out to Jamaica's UK community

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

A four-member team from the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) visited the United Kingdom recently for meetings with members of the Jamaican community, hoping to renew ties and acknowledge their contribution as trailblazers. Read More

Gun warning!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Head of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling is cautioning firearm dealers to desist from accepting money from persons before they have fulfilled the requirements of the authority and received purchase orders to pay for their... Read More



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