Forex: J$137.45 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, August 20 ended trading at J$137.45 up by 23 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading...

Court orders forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to convicted drug lord
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government.According to a release...

Opposition calls for probe into USF amid resignation of CEO
Jamaica Gleaner

The Opposition wants the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology to call in the Auditor General and the Integrity Commission to conduct a probe into the operations of the Universal Service Fund...

No auxiliary fees for children of public sector workers, says Education Ministry
Jamaica Gleaner

Public sector workers with children attending public educational institutions will not be required to pay auxiliary fees as of the 2018/19 academic year, which begins in September. This was announced by Permanent...

NWA working to reinstate access along St Thomas, St Catherine roads
Jamaica Gleaner

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently undertaking critical works to reinstate or improve access to communities in St Thomas and St Catherine. The NWA started works on a second box culvert in the...

Court orders forfeiture of nearly $200M in assets linked to drug kingpin Deedo
Jamaica Gleaner

The Supreme Court has ordered that nearly $200 million in assets and properties linked to drug kingpin Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government, the Financial Investigation Division (FID) has...

Constant Spring Market vendors given until September 30 to leave, protest evictions
Jamaica Gleaner

Vendors at the Constant Spring Market in St Andrew are adamant that the government is against “poor people” after officially learning that they have little over a month left in the space. This morning, the more...

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Education minister finally getting it right!
Jamaica Observer

The Editor,Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid is finally getting it right. Despite all the great minds before, no one was able to identify and to address the disadvantage our present educational system bequeathed on our...

Develop our community too - Ferry residents
Jamaica Star

While the residents of Ferry are grateful for the expansion of the Mandela Highway, they are hopeful that the improvement of infrastructure will spread to their community. With the residents living on land that is owned...

Medium term socio-economic policy framework to be completed by September
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work on the fourth Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) under the country's long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica – is scheduled for completion in...

CPL Update: Tallawahs defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders
Jamaica Observer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Jamaica Tallawahs suffered their first defeat this season when they faced Trinbago Knight Riders, in the 12th match of the Caribbean Premier League at the Central Broward Regional...

Ferry residents happy for highway work
Jamaica Star

Despite receiving low wages and working in rough conditions, the residents of Ferry say they are grateful for the employment opportunities that the development of the Mandela Highway has brought to them."It good fi di...

Mom seeks school for expelled son
Jamaica Star

With two weeks to go before the reopening of schools, a Corporate Area mother is worried about getting her son into a new school.Donna Graham said her 13-year-old son was expelled from a private school in the Corporate...

Knight Riders gain revenge over Tallawahs with victory in final-ball thriller
Nation News

Javon Searles slapped the final ball of the night for four as Trinbago Knight Riders produced their second successive unlikely Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) run-chase to gain revenge on Jamaica Tallawahs...

Korean families separated by war to have rare reunion
Jamaica Observer

SOKCHO, South Korea (AFP) — Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans will meet family members in the North later Monday, nearly seven decades after they were separated by a war that kept the peninsula and their...

PHOTO: Queen Anneisha
Jamaica Observer

Miss Wag Water Valley 2018 Anneisha Davidsone (centre) is flanked by second runner-up Ruthann Hermitt (left) and first runner-up Moyita Lindo (right). (Photo: Everard Owen)

Photo: HONOURING A DINTHILL GIANT AT 96
Jamaica Observer

Algon Grange (centre) congratulated by his niece, Cabinet Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange after he was honoured by the Dinthill Technical High School Alumni Association Jamaica at a banquet held at the Jamaica...

Anneisha Davidson is Miss Wag Water Valley 2018
Jamaica Observer

ANNEISHA Davidson, a 15-year-old student at Annotto Bay High School in St Mary, was adjudged Miss Wag Water Valley 2018.Davidson was crowned ahead of four other contestants on August 6 at Tapioca Hotel in Devon Pen, St...

20 from north-east JA head to PAN 2018 showdown in Portland
Jamaica Observer

TWENTY pan chicken vendors representing the parishes of St Ann, Portland, St Mary, and St Thomas will compete at PAN 2018 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in Portland this Saturday.The competitors representing the north east...

Tufton calls for more support for the mentally ill
Jamaica Gleaner

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is making a fresh call for Jamaicans to end the stigmatisation of individuals who suffer from mental illness. He also wants the relatives of mentally ill persons to be more proactive...

MoBay Chamber calls for 20-year development plan for city, parish
Jamaica Gleaner

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is calling for a 20-year development plan for Montego Bay and the wider parish of St James that will indicate where housing and parking for motorists are to be...

Bartlett: MoBay's Old Fort Craft to become artisan village
Jamaica Gleaner

Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett says the Old Fort Craft Market in Montego Bay, St James, is to be developed into an artisan village, making it the second such facility geared towards providing a holistic Jamaican experience...

It's time to mainstream Marcus Garvey
Jamaica Observer

Born in Jamaica on August 17, 1887, our first National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey took the world stage by storm with an estimated membership of over four million worldwide in his Universal Negro Improvement Association...

Funding UTech — Cast thy bread...
Jamaica Observer

The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are...

Manchester High's Class of '88 looks forward
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Four years of planning and building momentum by members of the Manchester High School Class of 1988 culminated in a weekend of activities in late July to celebrate their 30-year reunion.The...

Credit union continues to support education
Jamaica Observer

The First Regional Cooperative Credit Union continued its commitment to give back to its members and their children through its education funding when it recently awarded in scholarships, bursaries and book grants valued...

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