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Spiritual Plea

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Territorial commander of the Salvation Army in the Caribbean, Commissioner Devon Haughton, yesterday urged Jamaicans to celebrate National Heritage Week, this week, by protecting the country's heritage and supporting the efforts to make it a place of... Read More

Shaw urges farmers to utilise new irrigation technology

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called on farmers to utilise new irrigation technology to improve crop quality and increase production. Read More

Domestic disputes worry Chuck, despite murder drop

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has expressed concern that despite the reduction in murders across Jamaica, there are still “far too many” domestic disputes among Jamaicans which end in violence. Read More

Senate approves new Fisheries Act

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A new Fisheries Act, aimed at further safeguarding the local sector, was passed in the Senate last Friday. Read More

Women embrace farming technology in St Ann

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A recent meeting of greenhouse farmers in Water Valley, Alexandria, St Ann, revealed that a large number of women are embracing farming technologies. Read More

Joint venture agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre approved

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas has been approved by Cabinet. Read More

TSO draws crowd in north & eastern Jamaica

Monday, October, 15 2018    

IT was very difficult to move through the aisles of stores two Thursdays ago as the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) got under way across the island. Read More

St Ann educator receives CD today

Monday, October, 15 2018    

EDUCATOR, 92-year-old Dr Joyce Louise Glasgow, will be recognised for her contribution to science education in Jamaica and internationally, during the 2018 national honours and awards ceremony at King's House today. She will be invested in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of... Read More

Holness: Let's salute our real heroes

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The following is a National Heroes' Day message by Prime Minister Andrew Holness:  Read More

Port Antonio High hosts health and wellness day

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Port Antonio High School in Portland, last Thursday, hosted a Health and Wellness Day at its auditorium for staff. Read More

St Ann councillors urge JPS to address street light issue

Monday, October, 15 2018    

THE lack of street lights is a major issue which continues to plague a number of St Ann communities. Read More

Searches intensify after body is found

Monday, October, 15 2018    

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP) — Rescuers intensified efforts Sunday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be... Read More

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

Monday, October, 15 2018    

LYNN HAVEN, Florida (AP) — Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live. Read More

Four days after storm, large part of Panhandle suffering

Monday, October, 15 2018    

MEXICO BEACH, Fla (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out... Read More

Crime down

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 15 2018    

HEAD of the St Ann police Senior Superintendent (SSP) Michael Smith says public order strategies implemented by his division in February, 2018 have been working, as the parish continues to see a decline in major crimes. Read More



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