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House approves extension of St James SOE, Mount Salem ZOSO

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No.4) Resolution 2018, which will extend the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James until January 31, 2019. Read More

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalises marijuana
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — The Canadian Government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace today.... Read More

Blind senator urges nation's disabled to
SENATOR Dr Floyd Morris is urging people who are blind and visually impaired to take advantage of educational opportunities.... Read More

Jamaica on track to achieve 30 per cent energy from renewables
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years. ... Read More

High alkaline content affects water supply in Spanish Town

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

THE National Water Commission (NWC) said last night that the Spanish Town Treatment Plant was impacted by a high alkaline content detected in water inflows to the plant on Monday. Read More

Cash Pot Mega Pot players rack up $1.29 billion in winnings

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

CASH Pot players islandwide have racked up over a billion dollars in winnings at the end of the third week of Supreme Ventures' latest promotion, Cash Pot Mega Pot, which kicked off on September 23. Read More

Poll: Ruling St Kitts/Nevis Team Unity in front as election draws nearer

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

DR Timothy Harris and his Team Unity Government would be re-elected to govern the St Kitts and Nevis federation for another term if an election is called now, according to a newly released opinion poll. Read More

It's not practical

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

A mother whose mentally ill son was shot and killed at the Greater Portmore Police Station last year October, after he went there to make a report, is taking issue with revelation that Government will be discharging 400 patients from Bellevue Hospital in Kingston into community... Read More

Woman donates blood 100 times in 35 years

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

FOR the last 35 years, Sonya Binns Lawrence has been serving the nation in her own way, by donating blood three times per year and being Jamaicans top female blood dona. Read More

Land identified to relocate families on Retirement landfill

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

LOCAL Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the Administration has now identified an area to relocate 22 families living on the Retirement landfill in St James. Read More

Special education policy before Cabinet

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid says the Special Education Policy, aimed at providing a framework to meet the educational needs of special students, is now before Cabinet for approval. Read More

US citizens can be out of country indefinitely but must pay taxes

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Q: I am a naturalised US citizen and have dual nationality with Jamaica. How long can I stay in Jamaica?  Read More

Country primed for new pot era

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors today as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country. Read More

Marijuana is legalised in Canada as of today, but…

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Dear Mr Brown:As I am sure you are aware, here in Canada marijuana is finally legalised as of today (October 17, 2018). I am wondering how that will affect smoking on college campuses. Would we be able to smoke in public areas? Read More

This Day in History — October 17

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Today is the 290th day of 2018. There are 75 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1933: Albert Einstein arrives in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany. OTHER EVENTS Read More



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