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Samuda bats for Grace McLean

Monday, October, 14 2019    

DESPITE the recent ruling of the Supreme Court essentially clearing the way for former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dean-Roy Bernard to be reinstated to that post after the present Administration transferred him to the Ministry of Finance as a... Read More

US Embassy stages second SARA awards

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Twelve Jamaican organisations and individuals representing various sectors of society were recently awarded for their work at the US Embassy's second Stakeholders Appreciation Recognition & Awards. Read More

Still no word on missing Portland educator

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.The figure for shootings, however, remains the same. Read More

Blue Mountain fun

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed. Read More

Over $1m raised for mammograms for Portland women

Monday, October, 14 2019    

The Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association (SHMAA) says it has raised just over $1 million to pay for mammograms for Portland women. Read More

Africa trip cut short saved breast cancer victim's life

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Carol Whyte cut her trip to Africa short when she discovered a lump in one of her breasts.A week and several tests later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More

TSO fires up Portland

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Several shoppers flocked the streets of Port Antonio in Portland to capitalise on the hottest deals at this year's Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO). TSO is an exhilarating shopping initiative, by Jamaica's number one daily newspaper, to stimulate retail sales... Read More

New water harvesting system for Iris Gelly Primary School

Monday, October, 14 2019    

THE Japanese Government handed over a rainwater harvesting system worth over $2 million to Iris Gelly Primary School in Kingston on October 3, through the Grant Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Projects, which will now allow students to have sufficient access to... Read More

PHOTO: 25 years of Wealth

Monday, October, 14 2019    

CEO of VM Wealth Management Rezworth Burchenson (left), in conversation with Elder Terence Forrester (right) at VM Wealth's 25th anniversary church service at Swallowfield Chapel yesterday. Also enjoying the conversation are Colando Hutchinson (2nd left), deputy CEO of VM Wealth, and George... Read More

Munro inducts three old boys

Monday, October, 14 2019    

From left, chairman of the Munro and Dickenson Trust, Dr John Gordon; president of Munro College Old Boys' Association, Victor Tomlinson; Munro College old boys Dr Brian Hugh Morgan and Gassan Azan; and Jacqueline Parchment, representing her father Trevor Parchment who is deceased, at the Old... Read More

Heart Foundation of Jamaica helps homeless in St Thomas

Monday, October, 14 2019    

WORLD Homeless Day was recognised on October 10, and in an effort to help the homeless access screening services, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica partnered with the St Thomas Municipal Corporation for a health fair at the corporation's infirmary. Services like blood pressure checks and blood... Read More

This Day in History - October 14

Monday, October, 14 2019    

Today is the 287 day of 2019. There are 78 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1964: US civil rights leader Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr wins the Nobel Peace Prize. OTHER EVENTS Read More

Another dog attack

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

A 26-year-old woman who was attacked by dogs in her Fair Prospect community in East Portland last month is demanding compensation from the owner, after stating that the incident has not only left her traumatised, but seriously injured. Read More

Pentagon chief vows to co-operate with impeachment probe

Monday, October, 14 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said yesterday the Pentagon would cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry — in an apparent break with President Donald Trump's policy to thwart the probe. Read More



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