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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

IACHR to hear case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — The London-based Human Dignity Trust (HDT) yesterday said it welcomed the decision by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to accept the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws. Read More

Union slams planned retrenchment as 'attack on women'

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is describing as an attack on women, the decision of the Barbados Government to send home clerks, typists and stenographers as part of the 1,500 public workers to be dismissed over the next few weeks in an... Read More

Bolt offered contract with Malta football club — reports

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the... Read More

New US ambassador arrives in T&T to take up office

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph N Mondello has arrived here to take up his position, nearly two years after his predecessor left office. Read More

NHF's special registration number to improve access to benefits

Wednesday, October, 17 2018    

THE National Health Fund (NHF) says it has introduced a special registration number (SRN) to facilitate vulnerable people like senior citizens, children and adults who live in State-owned or privately operated homes, and those individuals who have been unable to obtain a tax registration... Read More



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