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  • Family still homeless year after building collapse
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MORE than a year after six people were left homeless when a part of their rickety house on Rosemary Lane in Central Kingston collapsed injuring a two-year-old, they are still without a home.Days after the house collapsed in December 2017, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation demolished […]

  • Parents lock baby inside house to go partying
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    THE parents of a 10-month-old baby who was left unattended at home in Bull Bay, St Andrew, while they partied in St Catherine, drew the ire of people inside the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week.Prior to pleading guilty to child neglect, the couple, Eric Hall and Antonette Francis, hung […]

  • Golding to lead Commonwealth observer mission to the Maldives
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding is to lead a Commonwealth observer mission to the Maldives this week, to assess the conduct of its parliamentary elections scheduled for April 6. […]

  • Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller report finds no collusion
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump declared he had been completely exonerated yesterday, after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election campaign.But the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller left unresolved allegations that Trump […]

  • Still upbeat - Calabar teacher says he's not leaving
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    HEAD of Calabar High's Physics Department Sanjaye Shaw says he is still upbeat, despite the school's rejection yesterday of his version of events surrounding an alleged assault involving two of the school's top athletes last December.Shaw told the Jamaica Observer that he is not parting ways with […]

  • Police corporal shot and injured in Willowdene, St Catherine
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    A police corporal assigned to the Spanish Town Division was attacked and shot by armed men during an operation in Willowdene, Spanish Town, St Catherine last evening.He was taken to hospital for treatment. […]

  • Ruel Reid debacle disappoints church leaders, Christians
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MEMBERS of the church community have expressed shock and disappointment at the events surrounding the resignation of former education minister Ruel Reid, who is also a key figure in the church. […]

  • PHOTO: Greetings
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    Reverend Astor Carlyle (left) of Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew, greets members of the Psychiatric Nursing Aides Association of Jamaica, from second left, vice-presidents Elaine Edmondson and Dwaine Davis, and nurse Junior Brown, at the 47th Anniversary Church Service yesterday. […]

  • Low fees force wrecker operators to abandon KSAMC
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    THE motor vehicle impound facility at the corner of Church and Barry streets, operated by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), is in shambles, and for the operations to improve a report has recommended that the low fees paid by the facility to wrecker companies must be […]

  • PHOTO: Talking Wi-Fi
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    Neil Lawrence, CEO of Growth Tech, engages students from Tarrant High School at the free Wi-Fi event put on at Emancipation Park, St Andrew last Friday by the Universal Service Fund. […]

  • Struggling Cumberland head boy determined to make something of himself
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    A St Catherine head boy is determined to rise above the odds, but is struggling just to complete high school.The polite and humble youngster, who turns 18 today, hails from a single-parent home with an unemployed mother who also has to care for his two younger brothers. […]

  • Rough transition
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A Manchester business leader says that shopping at supermarkets and other retail stores has become less customer-friendly since the implementation of a ban on plastic bags. […]

  • Prospects good for Clarendon Youth in Business programme
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MAY PEN, Clarendon — The Clarendon Municipal Corporation's Clarendon Youth in Business (CIYB) programme, which has helped dozens of young people to start their own businesses, is likely to get even stronger this year, organisers say. […]

  • YWOP seeks funding for women entrepreneurs
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester non-government organisation Young Women of Purpose (YWOP) is seeking to raise at least $750,000 in funding to assist 10 women who have an interest in building their own businesses.The women were part of a group of 20 who recently participated in intensive […]

  • PHOTOS: Flaming car
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    THE female driver of this Toyota Platz escaped unhurt after it burst into flames in Stony Hill, St Andrew on Saturday afternoon. People claiming to be eyewitnesses said they saw heavy smoke coming from the car before it was engulfed by flames. Jamaica Observer senior photographer Joseph Wellington […]

  • Gospel in motion
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An estimated 5,000 volunteers were on Sunday, March 17, part of an initiative called Operation Save a Youth (OSAY) across Manchester.The activity was organised by the Youth Ministries Division of the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. […]

  • Tourism minister wants faculty of tourism in MoBay
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has recommended that all tourism studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) be amalgamated and offered from their new Western Jamaica campus, for which ground was officially broken at the Barnett Estate here on Friday. […]

  • Over 500 cataract patients to receive free eye surgery
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    OVER 500 Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), performed by Chinese ophthalmologists from the Bright Journey Medical Mission.The mission, which will be on their second visit to the island, will also be providing equipment and supplies valued at $52.9 […]

  • Island Traffic Authority empowered to suspend licences for road violations
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    DIRECTOR of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Kenute Hare says the new Road Safety Act better empowers the Island Traffic Authority in ensuring safety on the roadways in order to reduce injuries and deaths from crashes.He said the authority will be able to suspend […]

  • This Day in History - March 25
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    Today is the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1982: The Canada Act is signed, ratifying the Canadian constitution and making the country wholly independent of Great Britain. OTHER EVENTS1634: British colonists under Lord Baltimore reach Maryland in North […]

  • Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) — Mali's government yesterday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Muslims, including women and children.Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said new military chiefs would be named, […]

  • Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after hundreds airlifted to safety
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    OSLO, Norway (AFP) — A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam yesterday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation, TV images showed. […]

  • Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) — Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned yesterday.Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique's coast unleashing […]

  • 3 jihadists blow themselves up in north Iraq – Army
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers blew themselves up yesterday in northern Iraq, the army said, a day after the jihadists' “caliphate” was wiped out in neighbouring Syria.Army spokesman Yahya Rassoul said the incident took place in a region […]

  • Weekend crashes push road fatalities to 100
    le 25/03/2019 à 1:05

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three people died in motor vehicle crashes over the weekend, pushing road fatalities to 100 since the start of the year.The first of the three crashes, which happened at 9:45 pm on Saturday, claimed the life of 41-year-old Kenneth McIntosh. […]

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