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10 distinctions after losing both parents before exams

IF his parents were alive to see him achieve perfect scores in his 10 CSEC subjects, Nathan Walker imagines that his father would pretend to be unimpressed, but secretly brag about his grades, while his mother would have disturbed the entire neighbourhood screaming and crying tears of... Read More

'This is inhumane!'
RESIDENTS of West Guango, a community in Waltham Gardens, St Andrew, are fed up with what they say is the inhumane and unjust treatment they are receiving from State agents in their search for water.... Read More

Tropical storm warnings issued for several Eastern Caribbean islands
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A tropical storm warning is now in effect for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean as Tropical Storm Dorian continues to trek towards the chain of islands.... Read More

JUTC one big headache for Spanish Town commuters
SEVERAL Spanish Town, St Catherine commuters have expressed that they believe the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) does not value them and has put more buses on routes that fewer people traverse.... Read More

From tragedy to top boy

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 26 2019    

LAST year August, Jahmarley Jackson suffered a most horrific experience. Read More

PNP tells Comrades to expect closure of Alpart

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, August, 26 2019    

MAGGOTTY, St Elizabeth — The leadership of the People's National Party's (PNP) Region Five told Comrades at a Regional Executive Council (REC) meeting here yesterday that they should expect the bauxite/alumina JISCO Alpart plant in Nain to close soon. Read More

PHOTO: Charles to the rescue

Monday, August, 26 2019    

Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr Peter Charles (right) attends to a man who fell, shattered his ankle, and was rushed to the Accident & Emergency Department of the Chapelton Community Hospital yesterday in Clarendon. Beside him, his father and Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles, along with... Read More

Samuda promises to work with teachers' schedules

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Monday, August, 26 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Minister with responsibility for education, youth and information Karl Samuda has assured the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that meetings and seminars arranged by the ministry that clash with events of the JTA will be a thing of the past. Read More

8 guns, 89 rounds of ammo seized by police last week

Monday, August, 26 2019    

A total of eight firearms and 89 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized in separate incidents across the island last week. Read More

NCU and technology company to study transportation

Monday, August, 26 2019    

TECHNOLOGY company Zyleck Jamaica Ltd has partnered with Northern Caribbean University (NCU) to conduct a yearlong study on public transportation needs in Jamaica, using data from Zypps, a transport network company (TNC) marketplace that matches riders, couriers, and... Read More

Manchester Co-op Credit Union awards $1.9 million to students

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Jamaica Observer Writer | Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The central Jamaica-based Manchester Co-operative Credit Union (MCCU) has this year awarded grants to 29 students totalling $1.9 million to assist them with their secondary and tertiary level education. Read More

Aspiring neurosurgeon seeking help for med school

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 26 2019    

AS a child, Cornwall College past student Rashaun Stewart knew that becoming a medical doctor was his calling, and he eventually narrowed his interest to neurosurgery in grade 12. Read More

Charity and friendship for Manchester Infirmary, Ebenezer Home

Monday, August, 26 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Overseas-based nurse Stravina Thomas says she has always wanted to help the “less fortunate”. That's why she became a nurse in the first place. Read More

Jamalco awards $11.88 million in scholarships/grants

Monday, August, 26 2019    

HALSE HALL, Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco recently awarded $11.88 million dollars in scholarships and grants to 60 tertiary students through its education assistance programme. Read More

This Day in History - August 26

Monday, August, 26 2019    

Today is the 238 day of 2019. There are 127 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Read More



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