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NEPA serves enforcement notice on WINDALCO

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) yesterday served West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) with an enforcement notice, following Tuesday's incident in which effluent from the bauxite plant allegedly seeped into the Rio Cobre, resulting in a possible fish... Read More

Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew makes donation to young cancer patients
THE Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, in association with staff members of the Auditor General's Department and a few well-wishers, this week donated 74 personal care packages to cancer patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.... Read More

Trelawny artisan village set for completion by Nov 30
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Barlett says construction of the Artisan Village at the Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny, will be completed by November 30. ... Read More

Traffic to be restricted on Camp Road this weekend
TRAFFIC restrictions are planned for sections of Camp Road in Kingston over this Heroes Day weekend in order to complete pipe-laying works and start the installation of sewer pipes.... Read More

Jamaica Pentecostal Union Apostolic marks 100th year

Saturday, October, 19 2019    

AS the Apostolic Pentecostal body in Jamaica celebrates 100 years of existence and service to the island, several communities will experience facelifts through various projects to be undertaken by the different church groups. Read More

Kanye rocks Kingston

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Saturday, October, 19 2019    

American rapper Kanye West and his 'Sunday Service' mass choir delivered two hours of soul-stirring gospel music at Emancipation Park in New Kingston, Jamaica, last night to a large audience. Read More

Heroes' weekend warning

Friday, October, 18 2019    

THE Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing the waterways this Heroes' weekend. Read More

Union concerned as NESol shutdown nears

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 18 2019    

WITH just two weeks to go before National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) is slated to shut down, the union representing workers at the State agency fears that entitlements may not be settled in time for the October 30 deadline. Read More

US hospital ship to provide health services to J'cans Oct 28 to Nov 1

Friday, October, 18 2019    

JAMAICANS are to benefit from the visit of the US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), which will be anchored in Kingston to offer free medical services between October 28 to November 1, 2019, the US Embassy in Kingston said in a release. Read More

O, the pain, it makes me suffer!

Friday, October, 18 2019    

A national pain conference, the first of its kind, will be held here this Sunday, in search of a collaborative approach among health professionals to improve pain relief for the thousands of Jamaicans who suffer daily. Read More

Jamaica moving to make adoption less tedious

Friday, October, 18 2019    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean... Read More

Councillors to attend regional confab on disaster risk reduction

Friday, October, 18 2019    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20). Read More

PNP, JLP agree to political debates ahead of next general elections

Friday, October, 18 2019    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed, in principle, to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) ahead of the nation's next general... Read More

Farewell, Winston Tenn

Friday, October, 18 2019    

THE life of Winston Tenn, former haulage contractor, caterer and devout family man, was celebrated yesterday at St Luke's Anglican Church, Cross Roads. Read More

Bolt fever

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 18 2019    

WHEN word got out yesterday that retired track sensation Usain Bolt was in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine, the atmosphere in the inner-city community was at fever pitch. Read More



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