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  • Lock them out!
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    As Jamaica prepares to welcome back tourists to its shores this month, the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union (JFMAU) is urging the Government to place a ban on foreign performers who operate in the tourism sector.

    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that there will be no effort to cover up the circumstances surrounding the death of 44 year-old Susan Bogle, who was allegedly hit by a soldier's bullet in August Town last week.Addressing a virtual media briefing yesterday to provide the latest update on the […]

  • Sagicor eyes the Americas as it targets growth
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    FINANCIAL services conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica is looking to spread its tentacles further into the Americas as it eyes “continued” growth 50 years after breaking ground in the health and insurance industry.

  • Fashion can't spoil
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    After stitching his way to top of the second season of television reality show Mission Catwalk in 2012, Gregory “HOD” Williams became one of Jamaica's hottest fashion designers, with dancehall stars and other fashionistas beating a path to his door for the suits to rock any stage show […]

  • Help coming for Old Harbour businesses
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    In times of adversity, there are some who rise to the challenge to help others in need. The following is the latest in the Jamaica Observer series, COVID-19 Kindness.

    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    For more than 40 years EG Clothing has survived by manufacturing and selling a wide range of school and industrial uniforms from its base at 194 Orange Street in Kingston.But in recent days the sewing machines, which once hummed almost non-stop daily, have remained eerily quiet, only powering up to […]

  • Jamaica, no problem
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    As tourism interests gear up to take advantage of the scheduled full reopening of the country's borders come June 15, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson is urging hoteliers to seek certification from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) to ensure […]

  • Hurricane-ready despite COVID-19, says McKenzie
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    With the Atlantic hurricane season now under way Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie is assuring the country that it is in safe hands despite the novel coronavirus pandemic.According to McKenzie, 2020 is posing a great challenge for the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency […]

  • Back-to-work jitters
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    With many Jamaicans expressing fear of returning to their workplaces today amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, professor of psychiatry Wendel Abel says a phased approach is the best option.Speaking during the first virtual conference put on by the Jamaica Psychiatric Association yesterday, Abel […]

  • Cool breeze for Allman Town
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Residents of the central Kingston community of Allman Town should be much cooler these days following the donation of more than 1,000 fans worth millions of dollars by Reggae Breeze in conjunction with SmartEco.

  • Canji lends a helping hand
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    The Jamaica Chapter of the Canji International Foundation, which has a long-term strategic goal of breaking barriers and increasing access and achievement in marginalised communities, has reached out to people in need during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • Wehby calls for speedy establishment of independent Fiscal Council
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Government Senator Donald Wehby wants the proposed independent Fiscal Council to be established “as quickly as possible”.Senator Wehby made the call during the debate on the amendments to the Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAAA) in the Senate last Friday.

  • Mitchell Town Primary gets multimillion-dollar upgrade from New Fortress Energy
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    While Jamaica continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in all schools being closed, New Fortress Energy (NFE), founded by American businessman and philanthropist Wes Edens, funded a robust school refurbishment project in Clarendon that will touch the hearts and well-being of […]

  • Friendships abused in criminal scheme
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    THE $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial ended on Friday, May 15, 2020 with the conviction of main accused 35-year-old Sanja Elliott, the corporation's former deputy superintendent of road and works; his wife, Tasha-gaye Goulbourne-Elliott; two former employees of the […]

  • Judges but no jurors as courts reopen today
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Court operations will resume on a phased basis across the island today with strict guidelines and health protocols.

  • A true servant of the people
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has described late Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson as one of Jamaica's most dedicated political representatives ever and a person who demonstrated an “uncompromising commitment to the rights of workers and genuine compassion for the […]

  • This Day in History - June 1
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Today is the 153rd day of 2020. There are 213 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2002: Queen Elizabeth II opens Buckingham Palace to 12,000 guests for a four-day national party in celebration of her 50 years on the throne. OTHER EVENTS1479: The University of Copenhagen, Denmark, is […]

  • PwC donates laptops to UWI
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica has donated 20 laptops to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. The donation will support the university and its students who do not have devices which are now necessary for remote learning, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • Many US states scrambling as hurricane season begins amidst COVID-19
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Officials across southern United States are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the novel coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go?The Associated Press surveyed more than 70 counties and states from Texas to Virginia, with more than 60 per cent of coastal […]

  • ECLAC warns that COVID-19 will lead to the biggest recession ever experienced by the region
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has submitted to the member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) the actions, proposals, and policy […]

  • US cities assess protest damage, await another day of unrest
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — America's cities boarded up windows, swept up glass, and covered graffiti yesterday as the country's most significant night of protests in a half-century promised to spill into another day of unrest fuelled by the killing of black people at the hands of police.

  • Privacy concerns collide with public health needs in South Korea
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls.

  • IS claims Afghan bus attack; civilians killed in new clashes
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State (IS) group yesterday took responsibility for a deadly roadside bombing against a bus belonging to a local TV station in the Afghan capital, while renewed fighting in nearby provinces killed at least seven civilians, including a woman and several […]

  • Huawei boss predicts enhanced globalisation after COVID-19
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    Ken Hu, chairman of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has rejected speculation that the novel coronavirus pandemic will lead to the end of globalisation as the world now knows it.

  • COVID-19 screening online platform to be launched soon
    le 01/06/2020 à 9:18

    MDLink, which offers online medical services via video, voice, or text messages, will be rolling out an artificial intelligence novel coronavirus screening online platform in collaboration with the IDB Lab, for members of the public.Dr Che' Bowen, chief executive officer of MD Link, made the […]

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