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24-hour helpline for children with mental health issues

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is looking to set up a 24-hour helpline that will provide support for children with mental health issues.State Minister Alando Terrelonge, who made the disclosure, said that the move is in keeping with the Government's... Read More

7 senior cops promoted

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THREE senior superintendents of police have been promoted to assistant commissioner in the latest round of promotions by the Jamaica Constabulary Force, announced in the Force Orders yesterday.They are:Leonardo Brown – Technology Branch; Andrew... Read More

PHOTO: NEW PRESIDENT

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr (right) pins the lapel of newly installed president of The Mico University College Guild of Students, Andrew Hinds, during Thursday's installation ceremony at the institution on Marescaux... Read More

CHRONIC CORRUPTION

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THE majority of Jamaicans should not be surprised about the arrest and charge of former Education Minister Ruel Reid, as they already think local politicians are corrupt.An islandwide survey conducted between August 24 and September 18 by the Don Anderson-led Market... Read More

Security ministry to implement pilot social intervention project

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

THE Ministry of National Security will be implementing a one-year strategic social-intervention pilot project in 21 communities, aimed at reducing crime and violence, particularly those perpetrated by youth. Read More

Haiti in turmoil

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — An opposition group has named members to a “commission of transfer of power” even as a senior advisor to President Jovenel Mo´se said the head of state will not resign.At the same time, opposition parties yesterday... Read More

Bahamas deports 112 Haitians

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas has deported more than 100 Haitian nationals less than two weeks after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis warned illegal migrants they should either leave the country voluntarily or be “forced to leave” following the passage of Hurricane... Read More

Evangelicals stick by Trump

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — As the threat of impeachment looms, President Donald Trump is digging in and taking solace in the base that helped him get elected: conservative evangelical Christians who laud his commitment to enacting their agenda. Read More

Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?

Saturday, October, 12 2019    

LOIBOR SIRET, Tanzania (AP) — Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his thick cloak, he carries a sharpened machete. Read More

No longer 'chucking' it

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 11 2019    

Faced with a barrage of criticism over comments he made on Wednesday, following the arrest of his former Cabinet colleague Ruel Reid and four others on corruption charges, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday backtracked to muted applause from his Opposition counterpart, Senator Donna... Read More

Ruel Reid's wife should take leave from CMU, says judge

Friday, October, 11 2019    

PARISH Court Judge Vaughn Smith yesterday advised that Sharen Reid, wife of embattled former Education Minister Ruel Reid, take leave from her post as legal affairs manager at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), given charges laid before her in a matter now before the... Read More

How Ruel, co-accused allegedly milked over $50m in State funds

Friday, October, 11 2019    

FORMER education minister and Senator Ruel Reid and his four co-accused are alleged to have milked more than $55 million from the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and in excess of $1 million from the Ministry of Education. Read More

Parliamentary committee shelves CMU probe

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 11 2019    

PARLIAMENT'S Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) has decided to end any further probe into activities of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the Ministry of Education, which the police have now linked in a multimillion- dollar corruption matter allegedly... Read More

UWI Antigua campus accepts first set of students

Friday, October, 11 2019    

THE University of the West Indies (The UWI) Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda, officially welcomed 147 students at its inaugural matriculation ceremony, recently. Read More

Smiling Ruel, subdued Pinnock face court

Friday, October, 11 2019    

IT was a somewhat subdued group of co-accused who faced the Corporate Area Parish Court in St Andrew yesterday, in an alleged corruption matter that has rocked the country. Read More



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