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'Gun without bullets'

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 11 2019    

Two of three lawyers representing the five people accused of milking State coffers of over $50 million, among other illegal acts, yesterday came out swinging in defence of their clients, charging that the allegations were false and unsubstantiated while lambasting the... Read More

'Not just the inner city that is to be raided'

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large Halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 11 2019    

ANTI-CORRUPTION watchdog Professor Trevor Munroe has labelled Wednesday a good day in the history of Jamaica, as a former Cabinet minister, a university professor, and three of their relatives and friends were taken into custody to face corruption charges. Read More

All set for Health, Home & Garden Expo

Friday, October, 11 2019    

ORGANISERS say all is set for the 12th Health, Home & Garden (HHG) Expo, scheduled for Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 at the National Arena in Kingston. Read More

Gov't names new board for NHT

Friday, October, 11 2019    

LENNOX Channer is the new chair of the National Housing Trust (NHT) board. Read More

Health centre to be renamed in honour of Dr Ken Baugh

Friday, October, 11 2019    

THE Point Hill Health Centre, located in the constituency of St Catherine West Central, is to be renamed in honour of late former Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament Dr Kenneth Baugh. Read More

Pastor denies involvement in human trafficking

Friday, October, 11 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Founder of the church where nearly 70 people were “rescued” by police Wednesday, in what lawmen later described as “the biggest situations pertaining to human trafficking in this country”, has denied any involvement in human... Read More

Tufton says resources not main issue in dengue fight

Friday, October, 11 2019    

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that resources is not the main problem hampering efforts to control the current dengue outbreak. Read More

Economic miracle catches the attention of the world

Friday, October, 11 2019    

There was a slogan in the 1950s: “Overtake Great Britain in 15 years and outperform the United States in 50 years”, which referred to China's output of steel which was to have caught up with that of the United Kingdom in 15 years and to have surpassed that of the United... Read More

A nation celebrates

Friday, October, 11 2019    

The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China was marked by great pomp and pageantry on October 1, 2019 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Read More

14-year-old Munro boarder dies

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Munro College is mourning the death of 14-year-old boarder, Diego DeSouza, described by school principal Mark Smith as “a ray of sunshine in the school”. Read More

Slow processing of police records hurting BPO sector

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

OPPOSITION spokesman on science, technology and information, Julian Robinson, yesterday warned that a number of jobs are at risk as employers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector have not been able to get police records to clear potential employees for... Read More

It's a beginning, says Opposition

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

LESS than 48 hours after Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips issued a 30-day ultimatum for release of the information on a number of corruption probes now under way, members of the security force arrested five of the people implicated in the scandal at the Ministry of Education and the... Read More

Arrest of JLP councillor shocks Brown's Town residents

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

A predawn raid by police on the home of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Kim Brown Lawrence yesterday sent shock waves throughout Brown's Town here in St Ann. Read More

Senators to get JLP nod in Clarendon

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

PARLIAMENTARY secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Robert Nesta Morgan seems set to be named the next Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative for Clarendon North Central, while Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, who was also a contender for the seat, appears to be heading to... Read More

PHOTO: Deaf students get computer lessons

Thursday, October, 10 2019    

Chief executive officer of the Universal Service Fund Daniel Dawes (standing, left), and chief technical director, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology Wahkeen Murray (right) assist students of the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in the use of computers. Occasion was the... Read More



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