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This Day in Hisory — August 16

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Today is the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS Read More

City of Kingston and Gibraltar to twin

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, at its council meeting on Tuesday, voted in support of a resolution for the twinning of the city of Kingston with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Read More

Dinthill Technical's health fair kicks off today

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

DINTHILL Technical High's third annual health fair, put on by its Alumni Association's Florida chapter, kicks off on the school's grounds in St Catherine today. Read More

'Town a run red!

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

JAMAICA Observer online readers did not mince words in response to yesterday's frontpage story, 'Haven for thieves', which highlighted that pickpockets and chain snatchers are thriving in downtown Kingston. However, a few readers empathised with the mother whose three sons are thieves. Read More

Workshops on handling conflicts, grievances in mining under way

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

THE Mines and Geology Division is staging a series of workshops on conflict-sensitive mining and grievance-handling mechanisms for stakeholders in the mining sector. Read More

Free training, boarding at Ebony Park HEART Academy

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

EBONY Park HEART Academy in Clarendon is calling on Jamaica's unattached youth to take advantage of the free training programmes and boarding being offered by the organisation for the upcoming academic year. Read More

'Wicked' aunt says family feud fuelling accusations of cruelty to children

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

A woman who pleaded guilty to hitting her nephew, claiming he had stolen her puppy, is to be sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 23. Read More

Andrew Holness promises consensus on data protection

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has assured journalists and other media stakeholders attending Monday night's opening ceremony of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union's (CBU) 49th Annual General Assembly of efforts to reach consensus on issues raised by the union about the Data Protection Bill... Read More

Holness says Gov't will not back off Heroes' Circle project

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday accused individuals of “hijacking for political reasons” last month's televised town hall meeting on proposals to develop Heroes' Circle and its neighbouring communities. Read More

Antigua Government reviewing dress code

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Less than a week after the Jamaica Government announced it had suspended the no-sleeveless policy after reviewing the long-standing practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government... Read More

130 schools equipped with metal detectors

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

A total of 130 schools have been equipped with hand-held metal detectors and walk-through devices installed in five institutions under the US$4-million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project. Read More

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube , a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public... Read More

Street Scenes — August 16, 2018

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Laying down the lawSergeant Max Burgher removes the licence plate from a Coaster bus on Eastwood Park Road in St Andrew on Tuesday. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Let me help, ma'am Read More

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually... Read More

Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkey yesterday hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. Read More



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