Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Pennsylvania drug company announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the US hardest hit by the mosquito-borne...

Today's Horoscope - August 30, 2016
Jamaica Observer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016:This year you could be in a position where you want to change direction or opt for a different lifestyle or career. If you go this route, make sure that your decision can be...

Bermuda escapes again as third storm passes by
Jamaica Observer

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermudians were breathing a sigh of relief yesterday after a third Atlantic storm in just over a week missed the British Overseas island. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Today's...

Rousseff makes impassioned speech in a bid to remain president
Jamaica Observer

BRASÃLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff told senators in emotional testimony at her trial yesterday that voting for her impeachment would amount to a “coup d’ é...

‘IS suicide bomber’ kills 71 army recruits in Yemen
Jamaica Observer

  International Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rousseff makes impassioned speech in a bid to remain president http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Rousseff-makes-impassioned-speech-in-a-bid-to-remain-president_72357...

Experts to discuss water, environment today at IDB confab
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC ) — How to generate a viable environment in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop businesses around water and sanitation will be among matters discussed at a two-day conference that...

PHOTO: Hi-Lo back in Liguanea
Jamaica Observer

The Hi-Lo Supermarket chain yesterday reopened a branch in Liguanea, St Andrew. Here Don Wehby (right), group CEO, GraceKennedy, and general manager Hi-Lo Food Stores, Renee Nathan (left), are assisted by Education...

Enter the drone zone
Jamaica Observer

When you think of drones, agriculture is probably the least likely association you would make with the technology. But local industrial drone company Agrocaelum plans to change that. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00...

This Day in History — August 30
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 243rd day of 2015. There are 123 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Enter the drone zone http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/New-firm-provides-spraying-service-to-farmers_70288...

Big crowd for Flow Skool Aid
Jamaica Observer

A section of the large crowd which attended the Flow Skool Aid at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday. The annual back-to-school fair saw children receiving free medical and dental examinations, while hundreds...

Grenada to rid schools of mosquito-breeding sites
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenadian authorities say they will launch a comprehensive inspection and fogging of primary and secondary schools as part of the efforts to rid the island of the Aedes aegypti...

Service clubs can help to address domestic crimes — Montague
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of National Security Robert Montague has urged the Kiwanis movement to play a greater role in the fight against crime and violence in the country. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Grenada to rid schools...

Government commits to creating safer
Jamaica Observer

THE Government remains committed to the ongoing implementation of measures aimed at creating safer environments in schools, according to the education, youth and information minister, Senator Ruel Reid. Local News Tue, 30...

Are you interested in ornamental fish culture?
Jamaica Observer

Ornamental fish keeping is one of the most popular hobbies in the world today. The growing interest in aquarium fishes has resulted in a steady increase in trade globally, with a turnover of US$5 billion and an annual...

New database to help in fight against human trafficking
Jamaica Observer

THE Integrated Trafficking in Persons Information System and Database is supporting law enforcement efforts to combat human trafficking in Jamaica. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Are you interested in ornamental...

Highway dispute intensifies
Jamaica Observer

The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) and Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have been asked not to grant permits or licences to Jamaica North South Highway Company (JNSHC) to build on more than 100 acres...

PIOJ reports growth in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Jamaica Observer

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has reported an estimated seven per cent growth in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries for the three months ending June 2016. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00...

Three hurt in Mandeville crash
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A mother and son from the environs of Spanish Town in St Catherine were in critical condition in hospital yesterday, while a policeman had been treated and released following an early morning...

All is set for start of new school year — education minister
Jamaica Observer

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says all is in place for the start of the 2016/17 academic year, which starts on Monday, September 5. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Three hurt in Mandeville crash...

Pressure on JPS to explain cause of islandwide outage
Jamaica Observer

PRESSURE is mounting on the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to explain the cause of the blackout which occurred on Saturday, leaving the entire island in darkness for hours. Local News Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Ruthless and corrupt
Jamaica Observer

Noted educator and scientist Dr Dennis Minott yesterday described as ruthless and corrupt the practice of schools registering only some students to sit external exams and called on legislators to make it a criminal act....

Small businesses suffer big losses from islandwide power cut
Jamaica Observer

SOME small business operators across Jamaica are lamenting the time and income they lost on Saturday following an islandwide power outage said to be caused by a procedural error at the Jamaica Public Service. Local News...

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs — study
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers said Monday. Local News Mon, 29...

Supervise children's use of social media, Palmer urges
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Carol Palmer is encouraging parents to supervise their children’s use of social media. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:41:02 GMT Mosquitoes...

'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Gene Wilder, who delighted audiences with his comic turns in "Willy Wonka” the Chocolate Factory" and Mel Brooks classics including "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers", died...

Discussions under way for CCTV to link schools, transport centre
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Discussions are under way between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information for the installation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system...

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