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More social workers for schools

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be increasing the number of social workers deployed to schools to assist administrators and teachers in addressing issues encountered, particularly disruptive student behaviour. Read More

Top cop sets up welfare office for colleagues, their relatives

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

RELATIVES of police officers who died while on duty can now access support through a welfare office, which was recently established at the Office of the Commissioner of Police in St Andrew. Read More

Six suspected dengue-related deaths so far

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

SIX people are suspected to have died so far this year as a result of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, the Ministry of Health has disclosed. Read More

House approves extension of ZOSOs

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

DESPITE the breakdown in cooperation between the Government and the Opposition on the continuation of the states of emergency (SOEs) on Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved the extension of the two existing Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs). Read More

'We are desperate'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 13 2018    

A British family is now waiting with bated breath as local investigators try to determine the whereabouts of their 82-year-old relative, who has been missing since October 25. Read More

SOE concern

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

JAMAICA'S three most powerful private sector lobby groups yesterday requested an urgent meeting with the leadership of both the Government and Opposition in order to address concerns and review the issues surrounding the Opposition's vote to end the states of public emergency... Read More

This Day in History — December 13

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

Today is the 347th day of 2018. There are 18 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Youth in State custody urged to make use of opportunities

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has renewed his call for youth in State custody to make the best of the skills and education opportunities being imparted to them. Read More

J'can students to benefit from City & Guilds/HEART MoU

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

CITY & Guilds of London Institute has signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the HEART Trust/NTA aimed at providing HEART students with globally recognised certifications in math and English. Read More

New measures to boost National Insurance Fund

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

CABINET has approved several measures to enhance the National Insurance Fund's (NIF) sustainability and boost the adequacy of the accompanying benefits. Read More

Draft of guidelines for board appointments being reviewed

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

THE Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has received the first draft of revised guidelines governing the nomination, selection and appointment of the Boards of public bodies from the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC). Read More

Ministers must hold regular board meetings

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Cabinet ministers are now required to convene regular meetings with the board chairs and members of public bodies under their portfolios as part of measures to strengthen the entities' governance and accountability frameworks. Read More

Jamaica adopts UN protocol on global migration

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

JAMAICA has adopted the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, according to an official statement issued Tuesday. Read More

St Lucia warns against consuming unsafe meat

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Health authorities are warning against consuming unsafe meat during the National Day and Christmas holidays. Read More

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday survived an attempt by her own MPs to remove her but more than one-third voted against her, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. Read More



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