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Tufton, Guy against Cornwall Regional field hospital

MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there is no need for a general purpose field hospital for Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) here to assist with augmenting the services offered at the Type A facility. Read More

Making health-care delivery more efficient
MEDICAL science students at The University of the West Indies (UWI) now have greater access to innovative technologies to make the process of health-care delivery more efficient.... Read More

Native Jamaican, Canadian Senator Rosemary Moodie gets Ontario's highest honour
Senator Rosemary Moodie has been appointed to the Order of Ontario in Canada, a news release has stated. ... Read More

Gov't insists on Shiprider reforms, despite apology
DESPITE an apology from United States authorities, the Government is still pursuing changes to the so-called Shiprider Agreement arrangement in order to hike the protection for Jamaicans mistakenly detained at sea for illegal activities.... Read More

Sex mix-up at JDF

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

A damning allegation has surfaced against a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer who is being accused of sexual harassment and preying on young women soldiers under his command. Read More

Gangsters kill 3 in bloody MoBay shootings

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – A flare-up of gang activities has been blamed for a shooting spree which has left three men, including a well-loved deaf mute, dead, and a woman shot and injured in two separate incidents in the inner-city community of Norwood here between Friday night and... Read More

Harry Maragh eulogised as visionary, humble patriot

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Harriat Pershad Maragh, the employee who acquired Lannaman and Morris shipping agency just over two decades ago and transformed it into one of the region's largest and most respected group of companies, was yesterday euologised as a visionary, humble, and caring leader who had a deep... Read More

Explainer: Why men can't buy the morning after pill

BY BRITTNY HUTCHINSON Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Thirty-seven-year-old Kenny thought he was being a good husband by offering to run to the pharmacy for his wife. She needed emergency contraceptives, often referred to as the morning after pill. He went to several pharmacies but none would allow him to make the purchase. Read More

Bridging dental gaps

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

If you have one or more missing teeth, you are not alone. Finding the right replacement is the key to a confident smile, and one of the most popular options is dental bridges. Bridges are solely used to replace missing teeth. They have two crowns – one on either end – and a... Read More


Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Following successful high-level talks with officials in Guyana recently, members of First Rock Capital Holdings pose for a photo. From left are Odinga Lumumba (special advisor to the president of Guyana), YP Seaton (director – First Rock Capital Holdings), Ryan Reid (co-founder –... Read More

It’s not dead history; it’s our story

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

A people without a knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots — Marcus Garvey Read More


Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Pro vice chancellor and principal of The University of The West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber (left) and Campus Council Chairman Dr Earl Jarrett(centre) hold a spirited discussion with honourary graduand, Dr Glen Christian before Friday's blended graduation ceremony of... Read More


Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Principal of Carron Hall High School in St Mary, Carlinton Johnson (left) expresses gratitude to Icons of Annotto Bay President Wyatt “Spur” Williams and Vice-President Patricia Hucey (second right), while Stacey-Ann Helps of the school looks on. The institution was given school... Read More

5,000 laptops for secondary students on PATH arrive

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has received the first shipment of 5,000 laptops to be distributed to secondary students in grades 10 to 13, on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). Read More

Cousins wants more focus on food security

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

OPOSITION People's National Party spokesman on agriculture and water, Lothan Cousins wants a greater effort by the Government to avoid what he termed a conflict in land use for housing versus agriculture, and to do more to provide titles for the thousands of Jamaicans who have... Read More


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