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PNP chairman dismisses claims he is backing Hanna

CHAIRMAN of the People's National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson has rubbished allegations that he has endorsed Lisa Hanna in her bid to be elected to the party's top job. Read More

J'cans on board with cancellation of mass gatherings — survey
MOST Jamaicans agree with the postponement or cancellation of mass gatherings and events as a means of limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus, a survey by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has found.... Read More

EOJ starts paying election day workers
THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has commenced payments to election day workers for the September 3 General Election.... Read More

Win or lose, PNP fund for workers is a go, says Golding
THE endowment fund being promised to People's National Party (PNP) workers who fall on hard times will be established even if presidential aspirant Mark Golding loses the internal election on November 7.... Read More

Street scenes - October 24

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

Splash!A motorist makes quite a splash yesterday as the vehicle goes through water that had settled alongside the Jamaica Information Service headquarters on Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew.(Photos: Naphtali Junior & Karl Mclarty) Read More

Gore Family Foundation says thanks

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

Doris Gross (left), one of the managing partners in Portico Architects, who assisted the Gore Family Foundation as an instructor in the construction project management (CPM) course that it coordinates at Jamaica College, is presented with a citation by Chris Gore (second left), managing... Read More

Private sector groups want 2-year tax relief on digital devices

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

SOME of the country's major private sector groups yesterday jointly urged the Government to remove “all duties and taxes” on digital devices for at least two years. Read More


BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 24 2020    

EFFORTS to find 15-year-old Sanique Leachman, who is suspected to have died after a major landslide in Shooter's Hill, Bull Bay, St Andrew, flattened the home she shared with her father, Romeo Leachman, continued up to press time last night. Read More

Increased COVID-19 cases prompts 'special' curfew in Rae Town

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

AN increase in the number of novel coronavirus cases has prompted the Government to place the areas of Rae Town in Kingston and Cornwall Courts in St James under “special area curfew”, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announced yesterday. Read More

Mark on a mission

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 24 2020    

THE contest to elect the sixth president of the People's National Party (PNP) is now officially under way following the closure of the nomination period yesterday. Read More

Trump, Biden frame closing appeals for sprint to election

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Their final debate behind them, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are packaging their divergent personal styles and policy prescriptions into closing messages for the final sprint to election day. Read More

PAHO warns it will only support safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr Carissa F Etienne, on Wednesday warned that while the Americas, including the Caribbean, urgently awaits a breakthrough, the regional health organisation will only support the... Read More

Health dept targets taxi operators in COVID-19 fight

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

THE Westmoreland Health Department is embarking on targeted interventions aimed at influencing behaviour change as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More

Nigeria's Buhari struggles in face of youth revolt

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has faced a jihadist insurgency and economic recession, but youth protests that have spiralled into widespread unrest appear to be his biggest challenge yet. Read More

Caricom divided on Venezuela in OAS vote

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries were divided on the issue of “free and fair” elections in Venezuela, with The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and St Lucia all voting in favour of the resolution tabled at the 50th General Assembly... Read More


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