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Broilers VP is new NHT chair

INDUSTRY COVE, Hanover — Jamaica Broilers Group Vice-President of Accounting Lennox Channer is the new chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT). Read More

KSAMC to remove illegal signs, billboards in city
THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city.... Read More

Walker's Place of Safety to be rebuilt as state-of-the-art facility
MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green says the Walker's Place of Safety, which was destroyed by fire in January this year, will be a state-of-the-art facility once rebuilt.... Read More

St Kitts praises Jamaica's Stewart Saunders for crime control
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — St Kitts-Nevis said that its security apparatus continued to be strengthened with the increase of manpower and equipment; the employment of new tactics and strategies; implementation of social intervention programmes; and other related measures that have...... Read More

Expose them!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 18 2018    

PRESIDENT of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) Lennon Richards says schools must abide by the Ministry of Education's no- tuition-fee policy, and that those who deviate from the rules must be penalised. Read More

Ministry clarifies new hospital fee regime

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE Ministry of Health assured Jamaicans yesterday that Government's no-user-fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in effect as they will not be charged. Read More

Japan funds ministry's mathematics development programme

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students' performance in mathematics. Read More

PHOTO: Water talk

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Karl Samuda ( left) converses with National Water Commission President Mark Barnett, during Wednesday's launch of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association's annual conference and exhibition at Jamaica House. The... Read More

Windward Rd/Mountain View Ave intersection to be closed tomorrow for pipe-laying works

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) announced yesterday that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, this Sunday, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Read More

Rotary brings health care to Maverley

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

FOR an eighth year, scores of residents in Maverley, St Andrew, converged on the Source resource centre in the community to access a range of heavily subsidised health services and health information coordinated for their benefit by the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights... Read More

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as PM

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was chosen yesterday as Pakistan's next prime minister, elected on a promise to reform a system rife with corruption and traditionally controlled by the country's powerful landowners. Read More

Bishop reads part of grand jury report at mass

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has “profound remorse” and offers his “heartfelt apology” to the victims. Read More

Trump drops US$92-m military parade

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump said yesterday he had cancelled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after US officials said the November event could cost US$92 million, more than three times... Read More

'Disruptive' man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

LONDON, England (AP) — Authorities say a man dressed as Tinkerbell has been removed from a plane at London's Stansted Airport for disruptive behaviour. Read More

Ross University defends decision to relocate to Barbados

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

NEW YORK, USA, CMC – The chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), Lisa Wardell, has defended the decision of the US-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island. Read More



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