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Tourism, agriculture ministries open linkage centre to assist farmers

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

IN an effort to boost the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase the consumption of local produce by tourists, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries have jointly opened an Agri-Linkage Exchange Centre. Read More

Man jailed for beating lover whom he accused of having sex with gov't official

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A magistrate has sentenced a 26-year-old man to three years in jail who assaulted his girlfriend after accusing her of having sex in the office of a senior government official last month. Read More

Finally!

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) yesterday signed a new heads of agreement with the Ministry of Finance and Planning, ending months of tough negotiations. Read More

Stranded Fly Jamaica customers seek refund

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

SOME Fly Jamaica Airways customers who had planned to spend Christmas with their family overseas say they were robbed of the opportunity, as fares paid to the airline have not been returned. Read More

Codes of practice to protect the disabled

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE Codes of Practice to protect persons with disabilities (PWDs) are to be completed in the upcoming 2019/2020 financial year. Meanwhile, the Disability Regulations are to be completed by the end of December. Read More

Saturday Social: On the Wings of Love

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Saturday Social continues with highlights from the union of Kimberley Sherlock and André Marriott-Blake which took place Saturday last at Devon House. The wedding was a true family affair — guests travelled from the United States, Canada and across the island to witness the... Read More

Miss Kingston Iconic, Beauty, and Talent competition tonight

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

The 8th annual Miss Kingston Iconic, Beauty, and Talent competition is all set for 9:00 tonight at 57 Woodpecker Avenue off Waltham and Hagley Park roads in Seiveright Gardens, Kingston 11. Read More

Priest criscrosses US performing random acts of kindness

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. Read More

Saturday Social: BYRON'S Peace of Mind

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

The warmth of vintage Edison bulbs and Mariah Carey's traditional Christmas carols in the background permeated the Island Art & Framing showroom in Orchid Village Plaza last Wednesday evening. 'Twas the unveiling of artist Nicky Byron's first-ever art collection, entitled ... Read More

May sticks to her Brexit plan despite EU rebuff

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted yesterday that her Brexit deal was still alive and kicking, despite a stinging rebuff from the European Union (EU) after she asked for changes to make the agreement more palatable to United Kingdom (UK)... Read More

Minister urges divided UK MPs to find Brexit consensus

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A senior government minister called Saturday for British MPs from all parties to "forge a consensus" on Brexit to avoid a potentially damaging "no deal" withdrawal from the European Union (EU) in March. Read More

Hotel industry increasing consumption of local produce — Tourism Linkages Network

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tourism Linkages Network says it has been reaping success through its efforts at strengthening the relationship between the tourism and the agricultural sectors, resulting in an increase in the demand and consumption of local produce by the hospitality... Read More

NIS changes period for stamp card contributions

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective January 2019, the period for the payment of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions using stamp cards, will be changed to the calendar year, January to December from the existing financial year, April to March. Read More

Ethiopia jails soldiers who protested for better pay

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — An Ethiopian court has jailed 66 soldiers over a rare protest in the capital in October demanding better pay, state media reported today. Read More

Two men get life sentence for murder of six in Hanover

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Two men who were charged with the murder of six members of a family on Campbelton Road in Logwood, Hanover in October 2015 were given life sentences when they appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. Read More



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