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Bird hunters urged to expect increased scrutiny in St James, St Catherine SOEs

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The security forces are advising persons who are participating in the bird hunting season and who intend to hunt within the St James and the St Catherine North Police Divisions, where states of public emergency (SOE) have been imposed, that while there are no... Read More

Weather forecast: Persistent trough to bring showers today

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that due to a persistent trough across the island, isolated showers are expected across northern parishes, while elsewhere should be mainly sunny. Read More

Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Former UN chief and Nobel peace  laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation announced, prompting a barrage of grief-stricken tributes from around the world. Read More

Spiralling crime in Hanover on Govt's radar

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 17 2018    

INDUSTRY COVE, Hanover — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is paying attention to spiralling crime in Hanover. Read More

Advertisers name Observer Media of the Year

Friday, August, 17 2018    

Adversiting Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) President Kingsley Morris presents Jamaica Observer Head of Marketing, Advertising and Communication Natalie Chin with the AAAJ Media of the Year 2017 award in the print category at yesterday's ceremony at the Spanish Court Worthington in St... Read More

Health Ministry addresses concerns about increased hospital user fees

Friday, August, 17 2018    

THE Ministry of Health yesterday sought to address concerns regarding increased user fees at public hospitals, assuring the public that the Government's no-user-fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in effect. Read More

Tributes flow for 'rare treasure' Aretha Franklin who died at 76

Friday, August, 17 2018    

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and “Queen of Soul” loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her long-time publicist announced. She was 76. Read More

Change dog law!

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 17 2018    

AT least one animal expert is calling for amendments to the more than century-old Dog Liability Act and Cruelty to Animals Act following the death an elderly man who was attacked by dogs in his Spanish Town, St Catherine, community, recently. Read More

Reid reports increase in CSEC passes

Friday, August, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has announced that there has been an increase in the pass rate for students in public schools who sat the compulsory subjects of mathematics and English language in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) this... Read More

'Culture of violence not going away anytime soon'

Friday, August, 17 2018    

With one police Inspector calling on the residents in August Town to refrain from providing misleading information to the police as revealed in yesterday's story, 'Stop it!', some Jamaica Observer online readers believe that the police should leave them alone and allow things to play... Read More

Alleged gang leader, mother shot dead in Hanover

Friday, August, 17 2018    

LUCEA, Hanover — Police in Hanover were up to late yesterday probing the gun slaying of the alleged One Voice gang leader and his mother, who were killed when men pounced on them at their home in the parish Wednesday night. Read More

Kingston hosts earn US$2.4m from Airbnb service in 2017

Friday, August, 17 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017. Read More

PM appeals for understanding as roadworks continue

Friday, August, 17 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is appealing for understanding as the Government undertakes road improvement works in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine. Read More

Phillips wants PSC to have oversight responsibility for public bodies

Friday, August, 17 2018    

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for an urgent review of the present governance arrangements, especially in light of the recent developments in Jamaica's public sector. Read More

United Way donates $1.47 million to six basic schools

Friday, August, 17 2018    

UNITED Way of Jamaica has provided grant funding of $1.472 million to six basic schools islandwide, which will assist the institutions with their preparations to become certified with the Early Childhood commission (ECC). Read More



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