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Henry says $8.5-billion Belgian loan still possible

Minister of Transport Mike Henry has dismissed suggestions that Jamaica could lose out on a euro 47.3- million ($8.5 billion) loan agreement with a Belgian consortium for the construction of a transport centre in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Jamaican actress who survived World War II torpedo is 100 today
Jamaicans are fond of saying that “Man who bawn fi drown caan hang”, meaning if one is fated to die by drowning, it is impossible to die by hanging.... Read More

Orane to get Lifetime Award
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited Douglas Orane will be accorded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica's (AMCHAM) 7th Business and Civic Leadership Awards. The function will be held on Wednesday October 18 at the...... Read More

Spanish envoy wants closer business ties with Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — With Chinese investment mounting locally, Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Josep Maria Bosch Bessa is making a pitch for closer bilateral relations and stronger economic ties with Jamaica.... Read More

15 faux pas of face washing

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

WASHING your face seems pretty simple, right? However, there is a lot to consider when it comes to this vital part of your skincare regimen. Read More

How do you rate the Suarez Brothers Circus?

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Hundreds of people — young and old — from across Montego Bay and its environs, have been turning out over the past weeks to watch the Suarez Brothers Circus at the Dump Up Beach in the resort city. Read More

Maranatha, police, communities join forces for unity

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Maranatha Ministries International, in association with the Olympic Gardens, Waterhouse and surrounding communities, has partnered with the St Andrew South Police in hosting a Unity Parade, tomorrow, National Heroes Day. Read More

No bail for man accused of tying former lover to grille

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

A St Catherine technician was denied bail last week in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following allegations that he abducted his former spouse from her Spanish Town home and brought her to his abode where he allegedly tied her to a grille. Read More

Dual citizen issue needs to be resolved, but after careful thought, Golding suggests

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the burning issue of individuals with allegiance to other countries being eligible to be elected to the Jamaican Parliament needs to be resolved, “but only after careful thought and enlightened discussion”. Read More

Words can cause strife or heal

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

“The basic raw material of life is word in all its forms: thought, spoken and written.” — The law of Word  Read More

Hand-washing: Dos and don'ts

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

WANT to prevent the spread of infection? Hand-washing is an easy way to do so. Read More

Dealing with a blocked salivary duct

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SALIVA seems like a trivial thing, but it's far from being that.Saliva's moisture allows you to comfortably chew, swallow and even digest your food. It also helps to rinse away debris from your teeth, reducing your risk for cavities and tooth decay. Read More

Circus hot, hot, hot in MoBay

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large Western Bureau cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — While work is of paramount importance for the 25 performers at the Suarez Brothers Circus, which has been entertaining thousands of patrons across Jamaica since August, enjoying the island's beauty, hospitality, attractions, food and culture is also high on... Read More

New nurses boss says talks with Gov't going good

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

COOPER'S PEN, Trelawny — The newly-elected President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica, Carmen L Johnson, has described wage and fringe benefits talks with the Government as amicable. Read More

LOTTO'S $186-M MYSTERY

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Sonia Bartley is still hopeful that she will get that $186-million bounty that she insists she won while playing the Super Lotto game five years ago.But that's a slim hope, maybe not even a hope at all. Read More



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