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Motorists frustrated

Friday, December, 14 2018    

SINCE the opening of Chesterfield Drive in St Andrew last week, commuters who use the Portmore toll road during peak hours have been experiencing gridlock traffic. Read More

Joy in prison

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

The sea of children gathered at Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre yesterday broke away from their relatives the minute they were given the go-ahead to greet their incarcerated fathers and uncles. Read More

Don't neglect inmates, custos urges relatives

By Kimone Edwards Observer intern | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Custos of Kingston Steadman Fuller is urging the families of prison inmates to visit them as many are usually left feeling unloved and abandoned. Read More

Don't use me as an example, Charles tells Phillips

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles did not take kindly to Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips using him as an example of someone already detained under a local state of emergency, in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read More

Fontana closes successful IPO in 5 minutes

BY KARENA BENNETT Observer business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Fontana Limited yesterday closed its initial public offering (IPO) for 249,874,965 ordinary shares five minutes after opening to the market. Read More

Energetic Christmas treat

Friday, December, 14 2018    

New Fortress Energy staged a Christmas treat on Wednesday, December 12, for children from all schools in the Old Harbour area where the company operates its new world-class regasification terminal. Here are some highlights. The treat was held at the Old Harbour Bay Community Centre. Read More

JPS says 10,000 street lights repaired this year

Friday, December, 14 2018    

THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it has exceeded its street light repair target for the final quarter of 2018, with less than a month to spare. Read More

World Bank says Caribbean to improve insurance coverage against earthquakes, climate risks

Friday, December, 14 2018    

POLAND (CMC) — The World Bank says it has signed an agreement with the German Government-owned development bank, KfW, formerly KfW Bankengruppe (banking group), for a EUR 15-million contribution from the Federal Republic of Germany to be executed under the Central America and... Read More

Ministry says flu vaccine available to high-risk groups

Friday, December, 14 2018    

ACTING Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says the flu vaccine is now available to high-risk groups, including children, the elderly and individuals with immuno-compromised conditions such as cancer and diabetes. Read More

$50-m green Benz?

Friday, December, 14 2018    

Dr Andrew Wheatley did the wise thing by offering to give back the money spent on a birthday cake for him at Petrojam. Now he needs to respond to social media which has been circulating a $50-million Benz saying it is his. It's painted green to boot! He should say whether Petrojam or any... Read More

US food company recalls 'Fiesta Corn' from some Caribbean countries

Friday, December, 14 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The US company, Del Monte Foods, has recalled more than 60,000 cases of incompletely sterilised canned corn from eight countries in the regon. Read More

PJ Patterson launches My Political Journey

Friday, December, 14 2018    

The Grand Jamaica Suite at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel hosted the launch of former Prime Minister PJ Patterson's highly anticipated memoir PJ Patterson: My Political Journey on Wednesday. Close to 500 guests came out to support the elder statesman and secure copies of the 416-page book that... Read More

St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana

Friday, December, 14 2018    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decriminalisation of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes. Read More

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

Friday, December, 14 2018    

PORTLAND, USA (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. Read More

Court of Appeal to have full complement of judges by 2020

Friday, December, 14 2018    

THE Court of Appeal should have its full complement of 13 judges by 2020, up from the seven currently serving. Read More



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