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Security companies continue to breach labour laws

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

A number of companies which provide industrial security services to the Government continue to operate in breach of the law governing wages and benefits for security guards, ignoring warnings from the labour ministry. Read More

Prime minister happy with Wigton's $14-billion IPO

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

“[IT'S] a good day for the government and shareholders,” was how Prime Minister Andrew Holness described yesterday's listing of the Wigton Windfarm's IPO (Initial Public Offering) shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Read More

Gunmen shoot up truck in attempted robbery

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

BARRETT TOWN, St James —The St James police have launched a massive manhunt for a group of brazen gunmen who, in an attempted robbery Tuesday night, ensnared a truck along the busy 'elegant corridor' and sprayed it with bullets, seriously injuring the three... Read More

Chuck to pursue legislation to give convicts second chance

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says his ministry's efforts to speed up the processing of cases before the courts will include encouraging people to admit guilt and eventually seek expungement of the crimes from their police records. Read More

New NIDS Bill by year-end

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

THE Government is aiming to introduce the a national identification systems (NIDS) Bill by the end of the calendar year. Read More

Sagicor volunteers to labour at children's homes today

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MORE than 300 Sagicor team members and Sagicor Foundation volunteers will be out today 'labouring' at four children's home across the island in support of the national Labour Day theme 'Child Safety…It's You, It's Me, It's All Ah We'. Read More

Jamaica only Caribbean country in IAEA project to help fight food fraud

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

VIENNA, Austria (CMC) — Jamaica is the only Caribbean country included in a five-year research project announced yesterday by the Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refine methods to apply nuclear-derived techniques to test for accuracy in food... Read More

Canada on drive to recruit more international students

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

THE Government of Canada has publicly urged local tertiary institutions to make more of an effort to take advantage of the opportunities for education and training available in that North America country. Read More

This Day in History — May 23

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Today is the 143 day of 2019. There are 222 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Photo: A plant for you

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission Trisha Williams-Singh hands over a plant from her garden to principal, Horizon Park Primary and Infant School, Lloyd Bennett, at the school's retirees appreciation banquet held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, recently. (Photo:... Read More

Photo: For our workers

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson (right) hangs a wreath on the Aggie Bernard Workers' Monument in downtown Kingston during the NationalWorkers' Week/Labour Day wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday. At left is custos of Kingston Steadman Fuller. The ceremony is held in... Read More

Photo: Highway crash

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

The driver of this motor vehicle escaped serious injuries when it crashed on the Edward Seaga Highway in St Ann, yesterday. (Photo: Aston Spaulding) Read More

Caribbean countries participate in digital economy conference

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Several Caribbean countries will participate in a two-day conference on the digital economy in the Eastern Caribbean that gets underway in the United States today. Read More

Voting against SOE was matter of conscience, says Peter Bunting

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Peter Bunting says he was a “little lonely” when he ended up being the only member of the House of Representatives to oppose the recent extension of a State of Emergency in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland. Read More

'We are an ungrateful people'

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaica.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Parents and politicians should make greater effort to instil loyalty to political parties in younger generations, according to mayor of Mandeville, Donovan Mitchell. Read More



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