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He is only 23 and has stage four colon cancer

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

Nine years ago, Matthew Gordon suffered the pain of losing his father to colon cancer. Now, the 23-year-old's life is being threatened by the same disease. Read More

Tamar's 'day of execution'

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

MONDAY, October 21, 2019 was the “day of execution” for Registrar General's Department's Tamar Delise Blake — and that she did. Read More

Ministry reorganising role of education officers

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

REGIONAL director for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region 3, Sophia Forbes Hall, says the duties of education officers are being transformed. Read More

Jamaica to participate in China International Import Expo

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, will head Jamaica's delegation to next month's China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Read More

Distinguished five

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

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US to collect DNA samples from detained immigrants

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The Trump Administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials, and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department... Read More

Heroes among us

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

Two hundred and fifteen people were recognised at the annual Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew, for their contribution to nation-building yesterday. Jamaica Observer photographer was on hand to capture the happenings. Check out... Read More

Manchester judge to rule today on witness statement

By Jonathan Morrison Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – It is expected to be known today if the statement of a Crown witness, who cannot be located, will be admitted into evidence when the Manchester Municipal Corporation multi-million dollar fraud trial resumes after the Heritage Week... Read More

'Bittersweet'

By Alicia Dunkley-Willis Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

THEY never got the chance to finish their last conversation due to a faulty phone. Within a few hours of that telephone call ending, Petronia McLeish Bennett woke up to a never-ending nightmare — life without her husband of six years. Read More

Solid waste divestment still some way off

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicsaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

CHAIRMAN of the enterprise team handling the proposed divestment of the island's solid waste collection and management system, Lyttleton Shirley says there has been some progress with the process, but that it will be at least another nine months before a proposal is ready for market. Read More

PIOJ starts dialogue on sustainable development and ageing population

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

SCORES of residents, business interests, and other stakeholders in Clarendon, Manchester, and St Elizabeth got the opportunity to voice concerns and propose recommendations on matters relating to the country's sustainable development and ageing population, during the Planning Institute of... Read More

Speaker deals new blow to PM's Brexit plan

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to lead Britain out of the European Union (EU) at the end of this month hit another roadblock yesterday when the speaker of the House of Commons rejected his attempt to hold a new vote of lawmakers on his Brexit divorce... Read More

US to guard Syria oilfields

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from north-eastern Syria, the US is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oilfields in the region and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defence... Read More

Church groups to stage silent march in Haiti

Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The Haitian Conference of Religious (CHR) has announced plans for a “national silent march” across the French-speaking Caribbean Community country today, as it warned of the “unprecedented humanitarian crisis” as opposition... Read More

Professor Lalor heads list of national awards recipients today

Monday, October, 21 2019    

THE nation's third highest honour, the Order of Merit (OM), will be bestowed on Professor Gerald Cecil Lalor today, National Heroes' Day. Read More



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