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Dominicans vote amid fears of violence

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominicans go to the polls today to elect a new Government with the leaders of the two main political parties expressing differing views on the outcome. Read More

Only handful of J'cans benefiting from Airbnb, says Canadian urban planner
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A Canadian urban planner and university lecturer yesterday countered a claim by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett that many ordinary Jamaicans are cashing in on the Airbnb market.... Read More

Stakeholders have until Jan 31 to raise Customs Act concerns
THE long-awaited parliamentary review of the Customs Act (2019) began yesterday with the first meeting of a 13-member joint select committee, but it will be another month before the deliberations truly get under way.... Read More

UTech students recovering lost classroom time with Study Lyme
AFTER a nearly two-week strike in October by unionised workers which crippled operations at University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), the Students' Union Council has launched an initiative to help students recover lost classroom time.... Read More

HIV horror

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

ARRESTED and slapped with a charge of buggery, a 29-year-old man now living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) says he contracted it while in police custody. The young man, who recently spoke to the Jamaica Observer on condition of anonymity ahead of the December 1 observance of... Read More

Public Bodies Corporate Governance Awards Dec 11

Friday, December, 6 2019    

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service have again partnered to host the third staging of the PSOJ Public Bodies Corporate Governance Awards to be held on December 11, 2019 at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, starting at 8:00... Read More

In Support of the Tryall Club

Friday, December, 6 2019    

The affable James and Manuela Goren welcomed guests, Friday last, to their well-appointed Stella by the Sea villa at the luxurious Tryall Club in Hanover, for an evening of cocktails and dinner with British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad and deputy chairman of Barita Investments... Read More

IDB marks Golden Anniversary of assisting Jamaica

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

The Inter-American Bank (IDB) yesterday afternoon opened the 50th anniversary of its relationship with Jamaica and received praise from Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke for the role it has played in the country's development. Read More

We want our money

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

Distressed workers at Bunker Security & Protection Limited on Collins Green Avenue in St Andrew are concerned that they are yet to receive their salaries a month after they became due. Read More

Gov't promises support for students with special needs

Friday, December, 6 2019    

THE Government says it is committed to providing the necessary support to strengthen inclusive school environments that enable students with special needs to function effectively. Read More

Missionaries of the Poor gets personal items for residents

Friday, December, 6 2019    

THE Kiwanis clubs of West St Andrew and Stony Hill, along with Jamaica Red Cross, in a combined effort of charitable giving, recently donated well-needed personal items to the Missionaries of the Poor. Father Richard Ho Lung-run Missionaries of the Poor. Read More

$10 m allocated to initiate, host reggae events for visitors

Friday, December, 6 2019    

THE Government has committed $10 million to initiate and build out a major cultural product, which is intended to enhance the visitor experience through the streamlined infusion of reggae music. Read More

Integrity Commission appoints acting director of corruption prosecution

Friday, December, 6 2019    

THE Integrity Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of attorney Keisha Prince as acting director of corruption prosecution. Read More

Church condemns verbal attacks on Dominican bishop, cardinal

Friday, December, 6 2019    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Roman Catholic Church has condemned the verbal attack on Bishop Gabriel Malzaire and Cardinal Kelvin Felix, even as supporters of the main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) continued their fiery protest mainly in the northern section of Dominica... Read More

Jamaican gets bail; claims self-defence in wounding case

Friday, December, 6 2019    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Twenty-four-year-old Prince Akeem Bambury, a Jamaican national, was granted bail amounting to US$40,000 when he appeared in court after he allegedly inflicted serious wounds on another man in the capital, Road Town. Read More



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