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Ministry moves to accommodate more patients at hospitals, clinics

THE Ministry of Health says it is working to ensure the timely delivery of health care, amidst a growing number of visits to Accident & Emergency Units at public hospitals for suspected dengue, gastro-enteritis and flu-like or upper respiratory illness. Read More

Mother, son accused of stealing from KPH
A young man accused of stealing a large quantity of medical supplies from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) was remanded in custody after the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court was informed that a voice note was found on his phone in which he was reportedly heard giving instruction for...... Read More

Parents of John Mills approve JP's
Parents of students at John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High gave the JP St Mary's breakfast programme the thumbs up recently, having seen the programme in action for themselves.... Read More

Alleged baby thief to undergo psychiatric evaluation
ALLEGED baby thief Peta-Gay Ffrench entered the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday smiling at everyone, apparently unaware of the gravity of the charge against her.... Read More

Happy Valentine's, from Sandals!

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

In the photo above, principal of Culloden ECI, Michelle Whittingham (right) and senior teacher Lorna Bernard (2nd right), with two students in tow, received a refrigerator from Sandals South Coast General Manager Adrian Whitehead and Public Relations Manager Rochelle Forbes on Valentine's Day. Read More

The Young's gift of love for St Ann

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

Thirteen-time visitors to Jamaica Jay and Orsia Young presented 10 laptops to high school students, The Jamaica Constable Force (JCF) and The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) at Sandals Royal Plantation in St Ann last Friday. Read More

British woman charged with cocaine seizure

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

A British woman was last Thursday arrested and charged by narcotics agents in connection with the seizure of eight pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. Read More

Protest over roads surprises MP

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

ST Mary Western Member of Parliament Robert Montague says he is surprised that residents of Gayle staged a protest last Friday to complain about bad roads, although he had earlier had dialogue with them and was at his constituency office until 8:00 pm. Read More

Law posing challenges to Fire Brigade

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

SHORTCOMINGS in the Fire Brigade Act are posing challenges to the country's firefighting strategy, according to Jamaica Fire Brigade Commissioner Stewart Beckford. Read More

Fire Brigade Shortfall

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

Close to 150 years since being established, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) still does not have a training facility of its own, a deficiency which the leadership of the service is hoping will change soon and put it on par with the police and the... Read More

SOE vote could hurt PNP at next election

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

A political party that votes against extending the state of emergency (SOE) would receive far less support at the next election, even as the majority of people polled say it makes no difference to how they would mark their ballot. Read More

Former hotel boss accused of fraud to stand trial

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

FORMER hotel General Manager Dimitris Kosvogiannis, who has been accused of fraud, is expected to stand trial on June 5. Read More

Deaf association wants members to get driver's licences

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Members of the Guyana Deaf Association yesterday called on the Government to examine and implement provisions that would allow persons who are deaf to drive on the country's roadways. Read More

$1 billion allocated for police cars, bikes

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

GOVERNMENT has budgeted $1 billion to acquire motor vehicles and motorcycles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Read More

Changes to the budget and reporting rules

With Balford Henry | Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

THE 2019/20 annual Estimates of Expenditure, or the budget, was tabled in the House of Representatives last Thursday, February 14, showing a gross budget for $835.9 billion. Read More



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