No toll on upgraded road to St Thomas, Portland

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has emphasised that motorists will not be charged a toll to use the 110-kilometre road between Harbour View, Kingston, and Port Antonio, Portland, that is slated for rehabilitation under the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project... Read More

Jamaica ranks number one for cybersecurity in Caribbean

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Jamaica's efforts to boost cybersecurity have been given international recognition, according to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, after the country was ranked number one in the Caribbean on the Global Cybersecurity Index. Read More

'A Total Jamaican experience'

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny - Nature lovers from home and abroad can now explore the unspoilt biodiversity in areas of the Jamaican Cockpit Country, through the Bunker's Hill Cultural Xperience & River Tour, which was officially opened to the public last Friday in... Read More

Fight for Portia's seat

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

THE battle for former Member of Parliament (MP) Portia Simpson Miller's St Andrew South Western constituency teeters on the brink of a firestorm as People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Payne Land Division Audrey Smith Facey has made it clear that she expects to be the... Read More

Changes coming to force insurers to pay for hospital care

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

THE Government during the last fiscal year collected $338 million in claims from health insurance providers, and is looking to recover more by making changes to legislation which will force insurers to pay up, whether or not patients present their benefit cards at... Read More

Western bloodbath

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Sleuths from the St James and Westmoreland police divisions say they are working around the clock to make a breakthrough in the shooting death of four people, and the injuring of seven others in separate incidents across the two parishes on Tuesday. Read More

Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says a comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill has been developed and is under review. Read More

Use your influence to reduce crime, NWA's Shaw urges Lucea Rotarians

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

POINT, Hanover - Stephen Shaw, National Works Agency customer service manager, has challenged members of the Rotary Club of Lucea to use their influence in unburdening the parish of Hanover from the impact of crime. Read More

Phillips likens bauxite levy to 'dead Act waiting for burial'

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw on Tuesday assured the House of Representatives that the Government has not abandoned the bauxite levy. Read More

Jamaica's action plan on antibiotic resistance to be ready November

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

A member of the team responsible for Jamaica's action plan on antibiotic resistance challenges currently facing the global health community says it should be ready by November. Read More

This Day in History - July 20

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Today is the 201st day of 2017. There are 164 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More



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