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Garvey researcher says 'Butch' Stewart's ancestors influenced national hero

AS the nation celebrates its heroes today, researcher Joy Douglas says she has unearthed information showing that both the great-grandfather and the great-great-grandfather of Gordon Butch Stewart had significantly influenced the character and thinking of National Hero Marcus Mosiah... Read More

Kingston mayor targets delinquent promoters
THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation might have to implement a promoter's registry for the country's capital city soon, to ensure they comply with fees.... Read More

Modern-day hero visits Stony Gut
Modern-day hero Tremayne Brown was among scores of people who participated in last Wednesday's re-enactment of the march from Stony Gut to Morant Bay square in St Thomas, the site of the Morant Bay uprising.... Read More

PM, Opposition leader call for promotion of Jamaica's heritage
AS the country celebrates National Heroes' Day today, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging citizens to make a concerted “national effort” to always promote the country's proud heritage, especially among the youth.... Read More

JET donates 89 garbage drums to Nine Miles community

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 16 2017    

RESIDENTS in Nine Miles, St Ann, are calling on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to ensure that garbage collection is timely and done regularly in their community. Read More

'We need to trust God'

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, October, 16 2017    

PORTLAND'S Mello Agers group earlier this month honoured centenarian Louise Williams to mark International Day of Older Persons.Williams, who is 104 years old, was presented with a plaque at her home in Folly, Portland. Read More

Violet Moss Brown's body 'significant gift to research', says UWI

Monday, October, 16 2017    

THE University of the West Indies, Mona has expressed appreciation to the family of the late super-centenarian Violet Moss Brown, for their selfless gesture in donating her body to the university's Section of Anatomy in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Read More

Dunn, Alexis sign Political Code of Conduct

Monday, October, 16 2017    

Candidates for the October 30 by-election in St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn (right) and Dr Shane Alexis (second right) pose with certificates after signing the Political Code of Conduct, which governs the actions of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), People's National Party (PNP) and all... Read More

Bartlett calls for regional pandemic data centres

Monday, October, 16 2017    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett told global government leaders and policymakers in Washington, DC last Friday that there is a need for regional pandemic data centres to help to guide effective decision-making in times of crises. Read More

Acquitted district constable wants to return to work

Monday, October, 16 2017    

A district constable, who was recently acquitted after being arrested two years ago for allegedly stealing motor vehicle parts from a vehicle parked at the Bog Walk Police Station, says he harbours no grudges against any of his colleagues. Read More

VIDEO: St Richard's Primary keeps Jamaican culture and heritage alive

Monday, October, 16 2017    

National Hero Marcus Garvey, who strongly advocated the preservation of Jamaican history and culture, would most likely have been proud of St Richards Primary School's annual Heritage Day celebration last Thursday. Read More

China pushing to be ‘Truly Connected’ with Latin America, Caribbean

BY PETE SANKEY Senior associate editor sankeyp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 16 2017    

ZHUHAI, China — China's push into the Caribbean and Latin America will take on even greater significance next month when the Asian giant hosts countries from the region at a major trade exposition. Read More

This Day in History - October 16

Monday, October, 16 2017    

Today is the 289th day of 2015. There are 76 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Trench Town 'hero' to receive Badge of Honour today

Monday, October, 16 2017    

TREMAYNE Brown, whose bold effort saved a 12-year-old student from drowning in the raging flood waters of the Collie Smith Drive gully in Trench Town in September, will be honoured by the Government at King's House today. Read More

Observer seminar in St Ann focuses on mental health

Monday, October, 16 2017    

At a time when many continue to frown on mental illness in Jamaica and other countries across the world, several students from schools in St Ann and St Mary received lessons on mental health at a recent seminar hosted by the Jamaica Observer at Ferncourt High School in... Read More



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