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'I just came home and I heard that my baby is missing'

THE father of five-week-old Nyyear Frank — the baby boy allegedly stolen from his mother in St Andrew on Sunday — is dismissing speculations that he is behind his child's disappearance. Read More

Ministry delay
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has finally taken control of its planned new headquarters on Port Royal Street in downtown Kingston, but it is unlikely to move in any time soon.... Read More

More setbacks for vector control activities
SOME vector control workers employed to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) are up in arms about their current work situation, which they say has resulted in reduced and haphazard mosquito eradication activities for the region, and warned that this will have a direct and...... Read More

J'can returns to hometown after living in US, opens BPO company
A native of Annotto Bay, St Mary, Roger Williamson, after migrating to the United States, has returned to Jamaica with his family to open a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in his hometown.... Read More

Manchester fraud trial on week-long break

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The trial of eight people charged in connection with allegations of a $400-million fraud uncovered at the Manchester Municipal Corporation in 2016 went on a week-long break on Tuesday. Read More

Jamaica must explore risks before adopting 5G tech, Robinson urges

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition spokesperson on science and technology Julian Robinson says while adopting 5G mobile networks is imminent, it comes with a number of risks. Read More

Holness, Phillips to continue crime-fighting talks today

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips are expected to join representatives of civil society groups today to continue discussions on cooperation in tackling crime. Read More

Super Shelly-Ann!

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

Jamaican track and field sprint great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce yesterday expressed pleasure at being named on the British Broadcasting Corporation 's ( BBC 's) 2019 list of 100... Read More

Church protests against MoBay Pride

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Members of the Tarrant Baptist Church in Kingston yesterday demonstrated in the historic Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, in support of the city's Mayor Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation who have refused to rent the Montego Bay Cultural... Read More

Jamaica working to meet air traffic flow management targets

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

THE Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says it has renewed its commitment to meeting the regional goal of 100 per cent air traffic flow management (ATFM), as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Read More

PNP undecided in key swing seat

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 17 2019    

SOME People's National Party (PNP) supporters in the key swing seat of St Andrew West Rural are questioning reports that president of the party's youth organisation Krystal Tomlinson is set to be named as its next standard bearer for the constituency. Read More

UN human rights group urges Bahamas to reconsider deporting Haitians

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on The Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitians after Nassau earlier this month deported more than 100 Haitians less than two weeks after Prime Minister Dr Hubert... Read More

This Day in History — October 17

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

Today is the 290th day of 2019. There are 75 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTá Read More

Thousands mourn those killed in Haiti protests to oust Mo´se

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of people across Haiti attended funerals yesterday for protesters who have died in ongoing demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Mo´se. Read More

Brexit talks inch closer to deal before summit

Thursday, October, 17 2019    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The European Union (EU) and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal yesterday, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed within a day at an EU summit. Read More



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