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Chung: No reason dump divestment

CHAIRMAN of the board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Dennis Chung says he is frustrated with the slow pace of action from the enterprise team that was set up to manage the privatisation of the Riverton City dump. Read More

KSAMC eyes CCTV to monitor vending, urinating in public spaces
The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is negotiating with JamaicaEye for use of its cameras to monitor vending, illegal parking, the dumping of garbage, and urinating in public spaces, particularly in downtown Kingston and Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew.... Read More

Gov't to launch commission to find solutions to violence
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a commission shortly to examine and find solutions to violence in Jamaica.He said that the media will be a major stakeholder in the process.... Read More

Mayor says Negril supermarket owner addressing issues
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore says the owners of a supermarket in the resort town of Negril are complying with an ultimatum to address alleged public health breaches.... Read More

Access denied

BY JODIE-ANN PATRICK Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

AT least one sign language interpreter is speaking out on behalf of the deaf community, calling for greater inclusion and access to information. Read More

Aspiring nurse smuggles cocaine in vagina

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

AN aspiring nurse, who was caught entering the island from Guyana with almost two pounds of cocaine in her stomach and vagina, yesterday claimed that she smuggled the drugs to pay for her nursing course. Read More

Crawford says youths looking to him for political protection

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential aspirant Damion Crawford says the overwhelming majority of Jamaican youths have pinned their hopes on him for political protection. Read More

Haven for thieves

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The woman in the front passenger seat of the Toyota Rav 4 was oblivious to the two teenaged boys following the vehicle as it slowly navigated the mass of pedestrians and vendors on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston yesterday. Read More

Applicants should settle in province linked to nominee programme

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Dear Mr Brown,If I were to receive a nomination from a province, do I have to live in that province? I do not really want to live in one of the country provinces, but I am willing to use the nomination to then move to Ontario. Read More

Applying for a US visa after being denied

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Q: I recently applied for my visiting visa and was not approved. How long must I wait before I reapply?  Read More

124 tertiary students receive education grants from MP Montague

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

St Mary Western Member of Parliament Robert Montague on Sunday presented education grants to 124 youngsters from his constituency for tertiary-level studies. Read More

No need to force students to get supplementary materials, says Reid

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says where students are unable to afford auxiliary books, they should not be forced to purchase them. Read More

A renegotiated NAFTA — Implications for Caribbean countries

BY ELIZABETH MORGAN | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

From 1979, during his presidential election campaign, Ronald Reagan (Republican) advocated the establishment of a North American free trade area and called for the USA, Canada and Mexico to negotiate such an agreement. He was convinced that it would be beneficial to all... Read More

Pipeline works to affect water supplies in Kingston this week

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

THE National Water Commission (NWC), as part of its ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme being carried out with co-management partners Miya International, will this week carry out emergency pipeline work that will impact several sections of the Corporate... Read More

Three-day RBM system seminar opens today

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

A three-day sensitisation seminar on the Caricom Results Based Management (RBM) System will be held in Jamaica from August 14 to 16. Read More



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