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January 10, 2019

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Destroy mosquito-breeding sites, minister urges

Source: Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is imploring citizens to be vigilant in seeking out and destroying mosquito-breeding sites in and around their homes.“Citizens must… Link: Destroy mosquito-breeding sites, minister urges

Man shot dead just before SOE lifted in Denham Town

Source: Jamaica Observer Hours before the state of public emergency (SOE) ended in the Kingston Western Division a man was murdered on Bread Lane in Denham Town.The deceased,… Link: Man shot dead just before SOE lifted in Denham Town

Gov't adds $11b to 2018/19 budget

Source: Jamaica Observer The Government yesterday tabled the second supplementary estimates (budget) for 2018/19, showing provisions for an additional $11.4 billion for the current financial year, which ends… Link: Gov't adds b to 2018/19 budget

Prime minister visits five-year-old letter writer

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday took time out to visit a five-year-old child, Makai McLawrence, who sent him a letter during the festive season with… Link: Prime minister visits five-year-old letter writer

Gov't to table 2nd supplementary budget today

Source: Jamaica Observer The House of Representatives will resume sitting today, following the Christmas break. However, the focus of the meeting will be on the second supplementary estimates,… Link: Gov't to table 2nd supplementary budget today

Education ministry intervenes in Glenmuir Prep dispute

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Ministry of Education has intervened in the dispute involving administrators at Glenmuir Preparatory School in Clarendon and parent Juliet Johnson-Clarke, after the woman was… Link: Education ministry intervenes in Glenmuir Prep dispute

'If the threat is still active, the SOE should remain'

Source: Jamaica Observer WITH the Government and Opposition scheduled to meet today to discuss national security issues, especially crime, public comment on the political skirmishes between both sides… Link: 'If the threat is still active, the SOE should remain'

Hampton High celebrates 160th anniversary

Source: Jamaica Observer MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Iconic all-girls’ school Hampton last year celebrated the 160th anniversary of its establishment by the Munro and Dickenson Trust. A release… Link: Hampton High celebrates 160th anniversary

Stolen baby found in Norwood

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Montego Bay police yesterday expressed thanks to the “gracious actions of good citizens who contacted them, resulting in the stolen three-week-old baby girl being… Link: Stolen baby found in Norwood

A woman with a heart for training

Source: Jamaica Observer The missionary journey of Lornalee Benaiah, founder and principal of the St Ann’s Bay College of Hospitality and Vocational Training (CHVT), began in a phone… Link: A woman with a heart for training

Police hunt MoBay baby thief

Source: Jamaica Observer A woman is being sought by the Montego Bay Police after she allegedly stole a baby in the parking lot of the Cornwall Regional Hospital… Link: Police hunt MoBay baby thief

Abrahams leaves AMCHAM for Supreme Ventures

Source: Jamaica Observer Gail Abrahams has left the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Kingston and will head to Supreme Ventures in a senior capacity, the Jamaica Observer… Link: Abrahams leaves AMCHAM for Supreme Ventures

Crime in Westmoreland impacting dengue treatment — official

Source: Jamaica Observer ALDAYR, Westmoreland — Vector Control Ccoordinator for Westmoreland, Ryan Morris, has cited crime in some communities in the parish as the main factor negatively impacting… Link: Crime in Westmoreland impacting dengue treatment — official

President Granger, Opposition leader to meet next week

Source: Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are scheduled to meet on Wednesday next week for the first time since… Link: President Granger, Opposition leader to meet next week

RUBiS says JGRA statements inaccurate

Source: Jamaica Observer PETROLEUM markeing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has sought to clear the air in the latest tensions between itself and the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA),… Link: RUBiS says JGRA statements inaccurate

St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association to relocate

Source: Jamaica Observer PRESIDENT of the St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association (SAJP) Marigold Harding says the association will be relocating from its current temporary facility at… Link: St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association to relocate

'Stop playing with people's lives'

Source: Jamaica Observer As the Government and Opposition are preparing to discuss crime and national security issues on Monday, some Jamaicans are reiterating their appeal for a continuation… Link: 'Stop playing with people's lives'

15 Chinese companies operating in Jamaica

Source: Jamaica Observer THE economic and trade relationship between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China is very active, with 15 Chinese companies operating in Jamaica with cumulative… Link: 15 Chinese companies operating in Jamaica

Gov't steps up anti-dengue campaign after December leap

Source: Jamaica Observer Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that figures provided by the Epidemiological Unit confirmed that the dengue virus epidemic threshold was breached in December.He… Link: Gov't steps up anti-dengue campaign after December leap

Sandals to eliminate Styrofoam at all its resorts

Source: Jamaica Observer Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says that in a continued display of its commitment to protect the environment it will, as of February 1, 2019, eliminate… Link: Sandals to eliminate Styrofoam at all its resorts

Cops go free

Source: Jamaica Observer THE three police officers who were bring tried for the murder of a man in May Pen, Clarendon, eight years ago were yesterday freed in… Link: Cops go free

Soldiers will remain on the streets with police

Source: Jamaica Observer WITH the withdrawal of support from the Opposition for continued states of public emergency in St James, St Catherine North, Kingston Western and St Andrew… Link: Soldiers will remain on the streets with police

Former JLP councillor remembered as caring, selfless

Source: Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Salt Spring Division in St James, Trevor Parkinson, has died.He died on New… Link: Former JLP councillor remembered as caring, selfless

Vendors selling plastic bags 'save' some consumers

Source: Jamaica Observer RETAILERS and wholesalers in downtown Kingston began observing the ban on single-use plastic bags, commonly called scandal bags, but many had no alternatives and forced… Link: Vendors selling plastic bags 'save' some consumers

Treasure Beach tragedy

Source: Jamaica Observer SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Police say sharks hindered the recovery yesterday of the body of a 26-year-old Northern Caribbean University (NCU) student — one… Link: Treasure Beach tragedy

Gifts for new year first-borns

Source: Jamaica Observer The Lovable and Johnson’s brands, as well as Bashco, LASCO and the Registrar General’s Department yesterday provided parents whose babies were the first delivered as… Link: Gifts for new year first-borns

Use boxes or drums instead of plastic bags, NSWMA urges

Source: Jamaica Observer In the wake of the ban on single-use plastics which took effect yesterday, Government has recommended that in addition to purchasing prescribed garbage bags, householders… Link: Use boxes or drums instead of plastic bags, NSWMA urges

Christians pray for a reduction in crime

Source: Jamaica Observer    A further reduction in crime across the island was the common prayer by worshippers during watch night service on New Year’s Eve. Link: Christians pray for a reduction in crime

Gov't, Opposition spar over way forward

Source: Jamaica Observer IN a war of words yesterday, the Government and Opposition sparred over the way forward as it relates to developing a successful crime plan.The Government,… Link: Gov't, Opposition spar over way forward

GG knocks indiscipline, especially on the roads

Source: Jamaica Observer GOVERNOR General Sir Patrick Allen’s concerns about the lack of discipline, especially on Jamaican roads, highlighted his New Year’s Day message for 2019.In a message… Link: GG knocks indiscipline, especially on the roads

Phillips concerned about economic growth

Source: Jamaica Observer LEADER of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips says that while he is pleased that the economic reform programme continues to reduce the public debt, he… Link: Phillips concerned about economic growth

PM says peace, safety remain his priority in 2019

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, in his New Year’s Message, says that “peace and public safety” will continue to be an area of priority and focus… Link: PM says peace, safety remain his priority in 2019

Caribbean examines policies for a resilient and secure region

Source: Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) ­— The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency management Agency (CDEMA) says climate change, development and security issues require commitment to improving sustainable policy… Link: Caribbean examines policies for a resilient and secure region

Harris: Caricom committed to combatting diseases in 2019

Source: Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), the Prime Minister of St Kitts Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, says 2019 will be… Link: Harris: Caricom committed to combatting diseases in 2019

Jamaican named head of regional organisation

Source: Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – A former scientific analyst at the United states-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr Arlene Laing, has been appointed coordinating director… Link: Jamaican named head of regional organisation

Blue Mountain Coffee Day Jan 9

Source: Jamaica Observer The Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association along with its over 7,000 coffee farmers, in association with the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), will celebrate Jamaica… Link: Blue Mountain Coffee Day Jan 9

Forget … Recondition instead

Source: Jamaica Observer AFTER holidays and the thrill of the culinary experiences that come with it, it’s time to get back on track with healthier, controlled portions and… Link: Forget … Recondition instead

Lisa Vasciannie hails OAS observer missions

Source: Jamaica Observer International Relations lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Dr Lisa Vasciannie has affirmed that Organization of American States (OAS) observer missions have played… Link: Lisa Vasciannie hails OAS observer missions

Police charge captain of ill-fated boat

Source: Jamaica Observer Charges have been laid against the captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica’s south-eastern coast in Port Royal last Thursday.He has been identified… Link: Police charge captain of ill-fated boat

Shooting incident rocks Trelawny wedding reception

Source: Jamaica Observer FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A wedding reception on the grounds of a popular restaurant came to an abrupt end after a shooting incident left the operator… Link: Shooting incident rocks Trelawny wedding reception

'I'm not alone'

Source: Jamaica Observer ONE month after fire destroyed Latoya Maithland’s house in Bell Rock off Olympic Way in St Andrew she is still having sleepless nights.But yesterday Maithland… Link: 'I'm not alone'

At least 11 die as boat sinks in Suriname

Source: Jamaica Observer PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — The search continued yesterday for survivors after a boat sank on Coppename River, leaving as many as 11 people dead and… Link: At least 11 die as boat sinks in Suriname

'Eventful year' for Caricom, says Holness

Source: Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said the 15-member regional integration movement has had an… Link: 'Eventful year' for Caricom, says Holness

Expect traffic changes as new phase of roadwork begins

Source: Jamaica Observer THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it will tomorrow begin another phase of the works to construct two overpass bridges at Portia Simpson Miller Square… Link: Expect traffic changes as new phase of roadwork begins

Torment!

Source: Jamaica Observer THE captain of the boat that capsized off Maiden Cay yesterday said he tried to guide the passengers to a nearby islet; however, the group… Link: Torment!

Ministry again urges caution against viral illnesses

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Ministry of Health has repeated its call for householders and businesses to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites around their premises as it… Link: Ministry again urges caution against viral illnesses

Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

Source: Jamaica Observer OREGON, USA. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed… Link: Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

Guyanese man gives back to the elderly in Jamaica

Source: Jamaica Observer CARING for the less fortunate is second nature for Eusa Samuels, a Guyanese who relocated to Jamaica 13 years ago.In fact, when the real estate… Link: Guyanese man gives back to the elderly in Jamaica

'We need water'

Source: Jamaica Observer WATER restrictions in several communities across the Corporate Area and St Catherine on Christmas Day tempered festivities as residents desperately sought to secure the now… Link: 'We need water'

Frenchman sets sail for Caribbean in a barrel

Source: Jamaica Observer BORDEAUX, France (AFP) — A 71-year-old Frenchman set sail across the Atlantic yesterday in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, hoping to reach the Caribbean within three… Link: Frenchman sets sail for Caribbean in a barrel

Woman forks out US$ to avoid Christmas behind bars

Source: Jamaica Observer A woman, who reportedly owes a man US$4,300 after he gave her a US$73,000 downpayment on three cars, on Monday forked out US$3,312 after she… Link: Woman forks out US$ to avoid Christmas behind bars

PICA to alert cops

Source: Jamaica Observer HEAD of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling has clarified an announcement made by the agency, that it will be working with the police… Link: PICA to alert cops

Huge tourism numbers for Christmas

Source: Jamaica Observer JAMAICA’S tourism made massive improvements in arrivals and gross earnings for the December 21-23 pre-Christmas period.According to figures provided by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)… Link: Huge tourism numbers for Christmas

Caricom made significant advances in 2018, says secretary general

Source: Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said yesterday that the 15-member regional integration grouping had made “some significant advances” during… Link: Caricom made significant advances in 2018, says secretary general

Long lines at Western Union

Source: Jamaica Observer IT was quite a scurry yesterday at Western Union locations in Cross Roads and downtown Kingston as last-minute customers formed long lines, extending outside entrances… Link: Long lines at Western Union

'Waterless' Christmas

Source: Jamaica Observer SEVERAL issues affecting operations at the National Water Commission (NWC) have caused major water lock-offs across the Corporate Area, the entity’s Corporate Public Relations Manager… Link: 'Waterless' Christmas

Nelson hailed for service to J'can working class

Source: Jamaica Observer FORMER Cabinet minister and trade union leader Dwight Nelson died peacefully yesterday morning after ailing for some time.Nelson who was 72 years old, died at… Link: Nelson hailed for service to J'can working class

Police, sponsors bring cheer to elderly in west Kingston

Source: Jamaica Observer “DEM yah Christmas is not like our time.”This was how 96-year-old Margarette Pryce described the festivities associated with today’s Yuletide season, as she reflected on… Link: Police, sponsors bring cheer to elderly in west Kingston

Portland families get early Christmas gifts

Source: Jamaica Observer ON December 16, Herboo Corporation Limited visited 18 families in Port Antonio, Portland, where groceries were distributed as part of the start-up company’s Christmas project.… Link: Portland families get early Christmas gifts

Media worker Derrick Rodgers missing

Source: Jamaica Observer DERRICK Rodgers has been missing for two months.Family members, living in Georgia and Massachusetts in the United States, fear that the worst has happened to… Link: Media worker Derrick Rodgers missing

President wants more farmers on JAS board

Source: Jamaica Observer MONTPELIER, St James — Citing the lack of representation for a number of farmers, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lentworth Fulton says he is moving… Link: President wants more farmers on JAS board

PHOTO: TOP COP!

Source: Jamaica Observer Constable Omar Watson of the Darling Street Police Station ties the shoe laces of a boy during the EMMS Outreach Ministry’s Annual Charity Treat held… Link: PHOTO: TOP COP!

Nonsense!

Source: Jamaica Observer Overseas television and newspaper reports in which Jamaica and Sandals Resorts International are accused of covering up allegations of sexual assault have been received with… Link: Nonsense!

Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure

Source: Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation’s capital Saturday like an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America’s elected leaders… Link: Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure

Wigton debt successfully refinanced

Source: Jamaica Observer Wigton Windfarms’ PetroCaribe loans amounting to approximately US$49.2 million ($6.4 billion) have been successfully refinanced, says Jermaine Deans, deputy general manager, JN Fund Managers Limited. Link: Wigton debt successfully refinanced

New Fortress Energy's LNG terminal complete

Source: Jamaica Observer Golar LNG Partners’ floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Golar Freeze is seen at New Fortress Energy’s floating storage and regasification terminal in Old Harbour… Link: New Fortress Energy's LNG terminal complete

PHOTO: Blood pressure check

Source: Jamaica Observer Senior citizen K Reid (left) gets her blood pressure checked by nurse practitioner Pauline Lovindeer at a treat for the elderly, held at the Houses… Link: PHOTO: Blood pressure check

Police promise adequate security during busy shopping season

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has assured that adequate security will be provided in major commercial areas during the festive season, to ensure public safety.Speaking… Link: Police promise adequate security during busy shopping season

NWC reports significant progress in water loss reduction

Source: Jamaica Observer THE National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting significant success in its ongoing efforts to reduce non-revenue water (NRW), especially through its five-year programme in Kingston… Link: NWC reports significant progress in water loss reduction

Jamaica, Cuba sign agreement to extend eye care programme

Source: Jamaica Observer JAMAICANS will continue to benefit from eye care services provided by Cuban health professionals for another six months.This is being facilitated under an extended technical… Link: Jamaica, Cuba sign agreement to extend eye care programme

Resort fetes happy seniors in Flanker

Source: Jamaica Observer SENIORS from Flanker, a community outside of the St James capital, Montego Bay, have heaped praises on the Sandals Resorts for work it has been… Link: Resort fetes happy seniors in Flanker

Entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta freed of lottery scamming charges

Source: Jamaica Observer Popular dancehall entertainer, Tommy Lee Sparta, was yesterday freed of lottery scamming related charges in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.O’Brian Smith, who was… Link: Entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta freed of lottery scamming charges

KSAMC promises secure Xmas shopping downtown

Source: Jamaica Observer CHRISTMAS shopping in downtown Kingston is expected to hit a new high this month, with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal… Link: KSAMC promises secure Xmas shopping downtown

Health ministry moves to slow dengue infections

Source: Jamaica Observer THE extension of the enhanced vector control (EVC) programme is among measures being taken by the Ministry of Health in response to a more active… Link: Health ministry moves to slow dengue infections

Windscreen wiper does it for his children

Source: Jamaica Observer AFTER years of wiping windscreens in Portia Simpson Miller Square, formerly Three Miles, in St Andrew, Anthony Scotland saved enough money to start a small… Link: Windscreen wiper does it for his children

Holy Family Infant gets new playground

Source: Jamaica Observer HOLY Family Infant School in downtown Kingston was last week gifted with a new playground from non-profit organisation Digicel Foundation.The school, located at 2 Law… Link: Holy Family Infant gets new playground

No unfair advantages with plastic ban — Senator Samuda

Source: Jamaica Observer GOVERNMENT Senator Matthew Samuda has sought to assure that there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019,… Link: No unfair advantages with plastic ban — Senator Samuda

Vendors report mixed fortunes ahead of Christmas

Source: Jamaica Observer With Christmas Day fast approaching, some vendors in Half-Way-Tree and Cross Roads, two of the capital city’s busiest commercial hubs, are reporting mixed sales fortunes.Sulliman… Link: Vendors report mixed fortunes ahead of Christmas

Most are not children

Source: Jamaica Observer CHILDREN’S Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says investigations carried out by her office have found that fewer than a quarter of the 105 individuals classified as… Link: Most are not children

77 wanted persons nabbed in Portland

Source: Jamaica Observer SEVENTY-SEVEN individuals who were wanted in other parishes for murder and other serious crimes were nabbed in Portland between January and August of this year.The… Link: 77 wanted persons nabbed in Portland

Another flight 'Swoops' down at MoBay airport

Source: Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James — Canada’s newest airline, Swoop, a low-cost carrier that has only been in existence for six months, started its first international… Link: Another flight 'Swoops' down at MoBay airport

House to probe last week's controversial PAC meeting

Source: Jamaica Observer SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles has confirmed that he is looking at setting up an investigation into last week’s controversial meeting of… Link: House to probe last week's controversial PAC meeting

Watch out for foodborne diseases this holiday

Source: Jamaica Observer J amaica’s recent suspension of the importation of romaine lettuce from the United States, because of the outbreak of E coli bacteria in lettuce in… Link: Watch out for foodborne diseases this holiday

Please help me get my son back

Source: Jamaica Observer A St Elizabeth woman is asking the Government to help her get her son back from her husband of 11 years who, she said, sold… Link: Please help me get my son back

JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements

Source: Jamaica Observer Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett.Last year, when Jarrett was nominated for the Observer Business Leader Award, it was… Link: JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements

Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

Source: Jamaica Observer THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which… Link: Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder

Source: Jamaica Observer THE man who shot and killed former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s bodyguard 11 years ago was yesterday convicted of murder, and is to be… Link: Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder

$100 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment

Source: Jamaica Observer TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says a sum of $100 million will be provided towards the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The money, to… Link: 0 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment

Joy in prison

Source: Jamaica Observer The sea of children gathered at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre yesterday broke away from their relatives the minute they were given the go-ahead to… Link: Joy in prison

Motorists frustrated

Source: Jamaica Observer SINCE the opening of Chesterfield Drive in St Andrew last week, commuters who use the Portmore toll road during peak hours have been experiencing gridlock… Link: Motorists frustrated

TPDCo trains 300 artisans yearly

Source: Jamaica Observer MORE than 300 artisans are trained by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) each year, the company’s Executive Director Dr Andrew Spencer has disclosed.Spencer, while… Link: TPDCo trains 300 artisans yearly

Lawyer slain, JDF husband the suspect

Source: Jamaica Observer TWO children are now motherless after their father reportedly stabbed their mother to death at their West Kirkland Heights apartment yesterday.The body of attorney Nordraka… Link: Lawyer slain, JDF husband the suspect

No backing down

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Parliamentary Opposition is not backing down.In fact, the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday reiterated its position after voting against extending the state of public… Link: No backing down

House approves extension of ZOSOs

Source: Jamaica Observer DESPITE the breakdown in cooperation between the Government and the Opposition on the continuation of the states of emergency (SOEs) on Tuesday, the House of… Link: House approves extension of ZOSOs

Six suspected dengue-related deaths so far

Source: Jamaica Observer SIX people are suspected to have died so far this year as a result of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, the Ministry of Health has disclosed.At… Link: Six suspected dengue-related deaths so far

More social workers for schools

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be increasing the number of social workers deployed to schools to assist administrators and teachers in addressing… Link: More social workers for schools

Opposition calls on PCJ head to give account of stewardship

Source: Jamaica Observer OPPOSITION members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have suggested that the chairman of Petrojam’s parent company, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), should be asked… Link: Opposition calls on PCJ head to give account of stewardship

'Chungie' eulogised as 'miracle worker'

Source: Jamaica Observer MIAMI, Florida — Legendary former football coach Winston Chung Fah was eulogised here last Saturday as a “miracle worker” and exceptional human being who had… Link: 'Chungie' eulogised as 'miracle worker'

Bernard Lodge Master Plan Enterprise team named

Source: Jamaica Observer MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has announced the enterprise team that will lead the Bernard Lodge… Link: Bernard Lodge Master Plan Enterprise team named

Trial of Clarendon cops hits snag

Source: Jamaica Observer The murder trial of the three Clarendon policemen yesterday hit a snag in the Home Circuit Court due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert.The… Link: Trial of Clarendon cops hits snag

Family of five shot, injured in money quarrel

Source: Jamaica Observer Five members of a family were shot and injured on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew, by a gunman who kicked in the door to… Link: Family of five shot, injured in money quarrel

Medical technologists at Jubilee, KPH off the job

Source: Jamaica Observer MEDICAL technologists employed at Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public hospitals yesterday stayed off the job in protest against the appointment of Dr Michelle Hamilton to… Link: Medical technologists at Jubilee, KPH off the job

NCU intensifies enrolment drive

Source: Jamaica Observer MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Grappling with the challenge of declining enrolment, the Mandeville-headquartered Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is on a mission to ensure it is an… Link: NCU intensifies enrolment drive

'Beautiful opportunity'

Source: Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James — A doyen in the world of casino gaming, US attorney Bruce Liebman, is urging Jamaica to up the ante and… Link: 'Beautiful opportunity'

Woman killed in St Mary stabbed nine times

Source: Jamaica Observer THE post-mortem conducted on Karen Cleary-Brown — who was found dead at her home in Boscobel, St Mary, last week — has revealed that she… Link: Woman killed in St Mary stabbed nine times

Montego Bay convention centre nears break-even point

Source: Jamaica Observer The Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC) in Rose Hall, St James continues to rebound from millions in losses during the initial years of its opening… Link: Montego Bay convention centre nears break-even point

JGRA alarmed over losses at Petrojam

Source: Jamaica Observer Saying that it is “alarmed” by last week’s report from the auditor general, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is urging the prime minister to… Link: JGRA alarmed over losses at Petrojam

Bunting walks out of meeting on BOJ over Petrojam

Source: Jamaica Observer Opposition spokesman on industry, and investment Peter Bunting says he will no longer participate in meetings of the joint select committee (JSC) which is reviewing… Link: Bunting walks out of meeting on BOJ over Petrojam

J'can entertainment flavours Sandals STAR Awards

Source: Jamaica Observer For four nights, from November 28 to December 1, 2018, the scenic northcoast resort town of Ocho Rios pulsated with the sound of top flight… Link: J'can entertainment flavours Sandals STAR Awards

District constable in suspected murder-suicide

Source: Jamaica Observer A 25 year-old district constable and a 62-year-old woman are dead after what investigators believe was a murder-suicide committed at Islington Police Station in St… Link: District constable in suspected murder-suicide

Keep your heart happy this holiday

Source: Jamaica Observer IT’S easy to get carried away this Christmas with eating and drinking when you’re in a celebratory mood. One glass of eggnog and slice of… Link: Keep your heart happy this holiday

'We are afraid for our children'

Source: Jamaica Observer Residents of Strathmore Gardens, Spanish Town, are angry over deplorable road conditions in their community which, they say, contributed to a young man with special… Link: 'We are afraid for our children'

Loshusan buying 29 East King's House Rd for $90 million

Source: Jamaica Observer Cabinet has approved the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) plan to sell 29 East Kings House Road to Kenneth Loshusan Sons Limited, owners… Link: Loshusan buying 29 East King's House Rd for million

VIDEO: Buju home

Source: Jamaica Observer GRAMMY award-winning Jamaican artiste Buju Banton arrived in the island last night after being released from McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, United States, yesterday.Banton, whose… Link: VIDEO: Buju home

Buju, a no-show for sea of fans

Source: Jamaica Observer A sea of supporters, many armed with cellphones to capture the moment, converged at the exit of the arrival section at Norman Manley International Airport… Link: Buju, a no-show for sea of fans

IDB funds water, sanitation project in Haiti

Source: Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing a US$125-million grant for the water, sanitation and hygiene project in… Link: IDB funds water, sanitation project in Haiti

Jamaicans detained in New England immigration raids

Source: Jamaica Observer BOSTON, United States (AP) — Dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally were apprehended in a series of sweeps in New England… Link: Jamaicans detained in New England immigration raids

Senate passes new Road Traffic Act

Source: Jamaica Observer THE new Road Traffic Act was finally approved by Parliament yesterday, but its implementation is unlikely to be completed prior to next April.The Senate passed… Link: Senate passes new Road Traffic Act

May Pen Hospital to get key piece of equipment

Source: Jamaica Observer MAY Pen Hospital in Clarendon is shortly to have the benefit of a key piece of medical equipment that is expected to enhance orthopaedic care… Link: May Pen Hospital to get key piece of equipment

Gun owners warned

Source: Jamaica Observer The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says that as of Thursday, January 3, 2019, it will commence a full enforcement drive, in accordance with the law,… Link: Gun owners warned

Buju released from Georgia prison

Source: Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reggae singer Buju Banton has been released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, a source close to the entertainer has informed OBSERVER… Link: Buju released from Georgia prison

PM back in island after three int'l summits

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness returned to the island yesterday after wrapping up a 10-day working visit to three major international summits, at which he made… Link: PM back in island after three int'l summits

Keep areas clean after NSWMA $60-m project, Gordon urges

Source: Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James — Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), which is currently on a $60-million clean-up drive… Link: Keep areas clean after NSWMA -m project, Gordon urges

PM to speak on findings of auditor general's report soon

Source: Jamaica Observer DIRECTOR of Communications at the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be reviewing the just-published auditor general’s report… Link: PM to speak on findings of auditor general's report soon

Washington sets aside divisions for Bush funeral

Source: Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A divided Washington led by the nation’s five living presidents put on a show of unity yesterday at the poignant… Link: Washington sets aside divisions for Bush funeral

Jamaica says no plans for 'Jexit'

Source: Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday reiterated that the decision to establish a commission to review his country’s relationship… Link: Jamaica says no plans for 'Jexit'

Bushing of Vernamfield to be completed this week

Source: Jamaica Observer PHASE one of the Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon commenced on October 29 with the bushing of the aerodrome and is scheduled to be completed… Link: Bushing of Vernamfield to be completed this week

Tufton gives details of sugar limit on school beverages

Source: Jamaica Observer Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday informed the House of Representatives of Cabinet’s approved interim guidelines for sugar levels in beverages served to schoolchildren. Link: Tufton gives details of sugar limit on school beverages

13 gangs to face court next year, says top cop

Source: Jamaica Observer Thirteen gangs are to be brought to trial next year under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act of 2014, commonly called the anti-gang… Link: 13 gangs to face court next year, says top cop

Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

Source: Jamaica Observer A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot… Link: Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

Juliet Holness lauds work of Jamaica 4-H Clubs

Source: Jamaica Observer JULIET Holness has lauded the work of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs in encouraging young people to volunteer and contribute to nation building.The wife of the… Link: Juliet Holness lauds work of Jamaica 4-H Clubs

PM vows to protect children

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Government is taking stringent actions geared towards protecting the nation’s children.Speaking via video link on Sunday at the second Regional… Link: PM vows to protect children

Holness concerned about slow progress on CSME

Source: Jamaica Observer Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed disappointment with what he described as “uneven” implementation of decisions made at Caricom’s 39th Heads of Government meeting in… Link: Holness concerned about slow progress on CSME

Brits interested in waste-to-energy project with GOJ

Source: Jamaica Observer ROSE HALL, St James — British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad says a British company has expressed interest in a waste management partnership with… Link: Brits interested in waste-to-energy project with GOJ

Irie!

Source: Jamaica Observer TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says the leisure experience and the cultural assets that are uniquely Jamaican are crucial to the “high touch” tourism product the… Link: Irie!

Perth Town mourns 11-y-o autistic boy

Source: Jamaica Observer PERTH TOWN, Trelawny — The entire community of Perth Town was contorted with grief yesterday in the wake of the tragic passing of a well-loved,… Link: Perth Town mourns 11-y-o autistic boy

CAC urging vigilance while shopping online

Source: Jamaica Observer The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising consumers to be vigilant while conducting businesses online.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on November 30, information technology… Link: CAC urging vigilance while shopping online

Trump, Xi chew over trade war at high-stakes dinner

Source: Jamaica Observer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held a high-stakes dinner yesterday to try to pull the… Link: Trump, Xi chew over trade war at high-stakes dinner

Ganja pilot project for Accompong

Source: Jamaica Observer BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — A pilot project is to be developed in the remote Maroon community of Accompong in northern St Elizabeth for the… Link: Ganja pilot project for Accompong

Sandals rewards travel agents

Source: Jamaica Observer APPROXIMATELY 500 travel agents who have been selling Sandals Resorts in its main overseas markets attended the 17th staging of the group’s annual STAR Awards… Link: Sandals rewards travel agents

Street scenes – December 1

Source: Jamaica Observer 1. This man takes a nap on a metal barrier in Kingston, leaving passersby puzzled at his ability to stay atop the railing. (Photo: Joseph… Link: Street scenes – December 1

Chuck offers apology to SOE detainees

Source: Jamaica Observer Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has sought to offer an apology to people detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) in lock-ups described as deplorable… Link: Chuck offers apology to SOE detainees

Public defender chides police over press conference

Source: Jamaica Observer Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry yesterday chided the police for calling a press conference on her report to Parliament about the state of public emergency… Link: Public defender chides police over press conference

Not true

Source: Jamaica Observer FREEPORT, St James — The St James police yesterday denied a number of claims made by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry in her report to… Link: Not true

EOJ embarks on 'Dead Elector Removal Exercise'

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has embarked on a ‘Dead Elector Removal Exercise’, to remove the names of individuals on the voters’ list who… Link: EOJ embarks on 'Dead Elector Removal Exercise'

Children's advocate responds to Opposition’s SOE accusations

Source: Jamaica Observer CHILDREN’S Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has responded to the Parliamentary Opposition’s accusations of silence from her office over the detention of children under the state… Link: Children's advocate responds to Opposition’s SOE accusations

Ministry pledges $1.25m to #First50 impact campaign

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport yesterday pledged $1.2 million towards the campaign to have Kingston identified as a creative city.Minister of state… Link: Ministry pledges .25m to #First50 impact campaign

Regional unions oppose Scotiabank's restructuring

Source: Jamaica Observer A group of regional union leaders, led by Jamaica’s Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), vowed yesterday to challenge Scotiabank’s transitional programme across the region. Link: Regional unions oppose Scotiabank's restructuring

Cops to question detainees about six murders

Source: Jamaica Observer TWO people have been detained for questioning in connection with six murders in the community of Ackee Walk, St Andrew, recently.The two were among more… Link: Cops to question detainees about six murders

Painful memories at police luncheon

Source: Jamaica Observer Relatives of the 25 cops who passed away last year were overcome with emotion yesterday during a luncheon hosted by the police commissioner at his… Link: Painful memories at police luncheon

No way!

Source: Jamaica Observer GOVERNMENT members on Parliament’s Internal and External Affairs Committee yesterday rejected a proposal to have people in St James who were detained under the state… Link: No way!

Security officer attacked by dog home and resting

Source: Jamaica Observer A KingAlarm security officer who was attacked and bitten by a pit bull he was handling at the National Works Agency property on Hagley Park… Link: Security officer attacked by dog home and resting

Observer's Porter, Junior happy with journalism awards

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Jamaica Observer on Saturday night walked away with two of the most coveted awards presented to journalists at the National Journalism Awards show held… Link: Observer's Porter, Junior happy with journalism awards

National Cancer Treatment Centre opens in Kingston

Source: Jamaica Observer MORE Jamaicans can now access world-class cancer treatment with the opening of a National Cancer Treatment Centre at the St Joseph’s Hospital compound on Deanery… Link: National Cancer Treatment Centre opens in Kingston

Specialist science teachers for primary schools

Source: Jamaica Observer AS of January 2019, the Government will be introducing specialist science teachers in primary schools under a pilot programme.This was announced by State Minister for… Link: Specialist science teachers for primary schools

Bus conductor fights over shirt

Source: Jamaica Observer A bus conductor who last week appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for beating another bus conductor and wounding him in his… Link: Bus conductor fights over shirt

Couple gives back to community from new business

Source: Jamaica Observer NICHOLAS Ellis and his wife Natalie Murray Ellis were well aware of the great risk they were taking in 2016 when they decided to open… Link: Couple gives back to community from new business

A Jamaican Made Christmas opens today

Source: Jamaica Observer THE fourth staging of National Baking Company’s trade show, A Jamaican Made Christmas,which gives invaluable exposure to small, local manufacturers and artisans, opens today at… Link: A Jamaican Made Christmas opens today

CMU signs MOUs with Nigerian universities

Source: Jamaica Observer Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector.A… Link: CMU signs MOUs with Nigerian universities

Public defender slams arrangements under SOE

Source: Jamaica Observer Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry has charged that there was little or no thought given to logistics before the state of public emergency (SOE) was… Link: Public defender slams arrangements under SOE

PHOTO: 'I got you'

Source: Jamaica Observer A mother holds her son close as she hurries to find shelter during a downpour yesterday at the Inter-secondary School Sports Association/Digicel Ben Francis Cup… Link: PHOTO: 'I got you'

ROCK to install new president

Source: Jamaica Observer PUBLIC relations practitioner and community volunteer Ellis James Laing will be installed as president of the Royal Optimist Club of Kingston (ROCK) tomorrow, in a… Link: ROCK to install new president

Senate delays debate on Road Traffic Bill

Source: Jamaica Observer THE Senate yesterday further delayed what is expected to be the final round of discussions on the Road Traffic Bill.Minister of Education, Youth and Information… Link: Senate delays debate on Road Traffic Bill

God's miracle

Source: Jamaica Observer In May this year when six-month-old Javier Wilson was shot in the head by callous gunmen, his parents were distraught by the experience. However, they… Link: God's miracle

BITU says Scotiabank dispute could become regional

Source: Jamaica Observer Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) President Senator Kavan Gayle says that the dispute with Scotiabank Jamaica over the transitioning of more jobs to other Caribbean… Link: BITU says Scotiabank dispute could become regional

NWC blames residents for sewage overflow

Source: Jamaica Observer National Water Commission (NWC) yesterday blamed residents for the overflow of sewage in Majesty Gardens, saying that the problem stems from the disposal of prohibited… Link: NWC blames residents for sewage overflow

Fiery protest after motorcyclist killed in crash

Source: Jamaica Observer  PIPERS CORNER, Westmoreland — Up to late yesterday, Pipers Corner, the route being used as the bypass for motorists travelling between Manchester and Savanna-la-Mar in… Link: Fiery protest after motorcyclist killed in crash

Police meet next week with Mandeville taxi operators

Source: Jamaica Observer MANDEVILLE, Manchester — After demonstrating for most of the day, transport operators in this south central town returned to normal duties in late afternoon following… Link: Police meet next week with Mandeville taxi operators

This Day in History — November 20

Source: Jamaica Observer Today is the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1992: A fire at Windsor Castle destroys one of Britain’s… Link: This Day in History — November 20

Ailing Guyana president returns home today

Source: Jamaica Observer HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – President David Granger, who was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, returns to Guyana today following his medical treatment in Cuba, according… Link: Ailing Guyana president returns home today

Better late than never

Source: Jamaica Observer Principal of Merl Grove High School Dr Marjorie Fullerton (right) looks proudly at her charges — members of the classes of 1983 and 1984 —… Link: Better late than never

Raising awareness about lung cancer

Source: Jamaica Observer NOVEMBER is reserved each year as a time when we all try to raise awareness about lung diseases. This includes not only lung cancer, but… Link: Raising awareness about lung cancer

China eyes US$10 trillion in imports from LAC

Source: Jamaica Observer  THE Government of the People’s Republic of China is looking to import some US$10 trillion in goods and services from Latin America and the Caribbean… Link: China eyes US trillion in imports from LAC

Vernamfield an economic game-changer, says Derby

Source: Jamaica Observer The US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project in Clarendon has been described as a game-changer that will benefit the Jamaican economy in terms of jobs and increased… Link: Vernamfield an economic game-changer, says Derby

PHOTO: 'Beers' to the future

Source: Jamaica Observer Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange (right) receives an assortment of Red Stripe beers to be placed in the Jamaica50 Time Capsule… Link: PHOTO: 'Beers' to the future

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

Source: Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump Administration yesterday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim… Link: Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

Holness to address high-level conference on climate change

Source: Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness will deliver the feature address at the one-day high-level conference on building resilience to disasters… Link: Holness to address high-level conference on climate change

Take disease prevention more seriously, ministers urge

Source: Jamaica Observer WITH more bacteria demonstrating full or partial resistance to antimicrobial agents in recent years, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton and Minister of Industry, Commerce,… Link: Take disease prevention more seriously, ministers urge

Guilty!

Source: Jamaica Observer FIVE years ago when Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown joked about signing away his freedom during a meeting with officials from the Independent Commission of Investigations… Link: Guilty!

Jampro, PICA working to make it easier to invest in Jamaica

Source: Jamaica Observer JAMAICA Promotions Corporation (Jampro) and the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) have cemented their commitment to partnering on initiatives that will make investing in… Link: Jampro, PICA working to make it easier to invest in Jamaica

Hanover Infirmary CCTV to address security concerns

Source: Jamaica Observer LUCEA, Hanover — The security of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea has been improved with the installation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV)… Link: Hanover Infirmary CCTV to address security concerns

PM urges public sector to embrace efficiencies in bureaucracy

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has again signalled the Government’s intention to tackle the systemic inefficient bureaucracy in the public service.Speaking at the National Competitiveness Council… Link: PM urges public sector to embrace efficiencies in bureaucracy

PHOTO: New JDF aircraft

Source: Jamaica Observer This Beechcraft King Air 350 ER Maritime Patrol aircraft, which was acquired along with two Bell 429 helicopters, for the Jamaica Defence Force’s newly established… Link: PHOTO: New JDF aircraft

New JDF aerial fleet a commitment to security, says PM

Source: Jamaica Observer The Government yesterday commissioned into service a new surveillance aircraft, two of nine Bell 429 helicopters, and a maritime patrol aircraft hangar, an investment that… Link: New JDF aerial fleet a commitment to security, says PM

'Enough is enough'

Source: Jamaica Observer GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Over 200 teachers and students of Grange Hill High School, members of Grange Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church and community members staged… Link: 'Enough is enough'

$7-m theft forces closure of financial service centre

Source: Jamaica Observer THE closure of Grace Kennedy Financial Service Centre (FSC) on King Street in downtown Kingston, after thieves broke in and stole approximately $7 million, has… Link: -m theft forces closure of financial service centre

Sandals recruits new batch of trainee managers

Source: Jamaica Observer SANDALS Resorts International (SRI), which is committed to investing in the development of young people across the Caribbean and continuing to strengthen its succession planning… Link: Sandals recruits new batch of trainee managers

Holness, Phillips joust over Integrity Commission appointment

Source: Jamaica Observer Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips jousted in Parliament yesterday over the interim appointment of Colonel Daniel Pryce as executive director… Link: Holness, Phillips joust over Integrity Commission appointment

$1-billion disaster-mitigation programme

Source: Jamaica Observer GOVERNMENT will be spending almost $1 billion in the final round of a national disaster -mitigation works programme, which will lead into to the Christmas… Link: -billion disaster-mitigation programme

Debate on new Road Traffic Act resumes today

Source: Jamaica Observer THE long-delayed debate on the new Road Traffic Act (RTA) will resume in the House of Representatives today, but there is still no indication when… Link: Debate on new Road Traffic Act resumes today

Nothing to fear about NIDS, PM insists

Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has again shot down concerns that citizens’ private information will be compromised with the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS).Speaking… Link: Nothing to fear about NIDS, PM insists

JUTC could suspend services on 53 route amid threats

Source: Jamaica Observer RESIDENTS who travel on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses on route 53 might be severely impacted, as the Government-run entity warns that services could… Link: JUTC could suspend services on 53 route amid threats

Support, opposition, scorn for paternity leave

Source: Jamaica Observer The issue of paternity leave, long debated in Jamaica, is back in the public spotlight with plans for a consultation on the matter scheduled to… Link: Support, opposition, scorn for paternity leave

Road licence dispute

Source: Jamaica Observer The Transport Authority says it will not roll back the “takeover service” that it discontinued in 2017, which allowed public passenger transport operators who were… Link: Road licence dispute

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

Source: Jamaica Observer OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival… Link: Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

Stringent fire prevention code for high-rise buildings, says official

Source: Jamaica Observer High-rise buildings being constructed in Jamaica must meet stringent international fire prevention codes, a senior firefighter has told the Jamaica Observer.According to Assistant Superintendent Howard… Link: Stringent fire prevention code for high-rise buildings, says official

Roberts urges change of focus on public sector wage bill

Source: Jamaica Observer Co-chair of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee Danny Roberts is arguing that the focus on reducing the ratio of wages paid to public sector… Link: Roberts urges change of focus on public sector wage bill

Higher risk of premature death from red meat

Source: Jamaica Observer CERTAIN ingredients in red meat, such as heme iron and nitrates, may be the reason research is suggesting that red meat is linked to a… Link: Higher risk of premature death from red meat

Ricardo Burke just loves to look after the youth

Source: Jamaica Observer Ambitious service and dedication to community and nation building have been hallmark of Ricardo Burke, founder and president of Youth for Change Foundation operating from… Link: Ricardo Burke just loves to look after the youth

A family's pain

Source: Jamaica Observer From anxiety and depression to physical ill-health, these are just some of the effects that a breast cancer diagnosis can have on its victims’ loved… Link: A family's pain

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN FOR GIVING

Source: Jamaica Observer Scotiabank President and CEO David Noel (centre) drops a $1-million donation into the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle during the launch yesterday at the Scotiabank Centre… Link: IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN FOR GIVING

Call made for more focus on prevention of tooth decay

Source: Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says greater focus needs to be placed on the prevention of tooth decay, and dental professionals are well qualified… Link: Call made for more focus on prevention of tooth decay

Trump blames mental illness for California shooting

Source: Jamaica Observer CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming mental illness for the California bar shooting that left 13 people dead, including the shooter.Trump, speaking… Link: Trump blames mental illness for California shooting

Pollster says political process needed to get approval for CCJ

Source: Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, says a political process is needed for Caribbean countries… Link: Pollster says political process needed to get approval for CCJ

Recycling company to remove 200 tonnes of plastic at Riverton

Source: Jamaica Observer RECYCLE Partners of Jamaica Limited (RPJL), the country’s designated national recycling entity, has launched an ambitious new objective to remove 200 tonnes of plastic from… Link: Recycling company to remove 200 tonnes of plastic at Riverton

BOJ autonomy Bill committee to meet weekends

Source: Jamaica Observer PARLIAMENT will be seeking submissions from stakeholders and other people interested in the changes being made to the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act, to release… Link: BOJ autonomy Bill committee to meet weekends

'Very rare' dolphin stranding in St Thomas

Source: Jamaica Observer WHILE noting that a stranding of dolphins along the island’s coastline is very rare and unfortunate, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it… Link: 'Very rare' dolphin stranding in St Thomas

Summation in 'Chucky' trial starts today

Source: Jamaica Observer JUSTICE Vivene Harris, who is presiding in the murder trial of Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown, will today begin her summation to the six-member jury in… Link: Summation in 'Chucky' trial starts today

PHOTO: A prayer for the sick

Source: Jamaica Observer A policeman assists a man who collapsed yesterday on Eastwood Park Road in Kingston, while Nadine Millwood, a member of Miracle Temple Ministries, says a… Link: PHOTO: A prayer for the sick

'We must expose the brutes'

Source: Jamaica Observer MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange on Tuesday revealed several ministry initiatives against violence, especially acts involving women and children.Grange said that… Link: 'We must expose the brutes'

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