Exercising discretion to naturalise adults or register minors
Jamaica Gleaner

Dear Mr Bassie,I was told that the home secretary may exercise discretion to naturalise adults or register minors, is this true? I would be grateful for any information.- JMDear JMApplications at the home secretary's...

Good governance training for ministers a welcome suggestion
Jamaica Observer

It is not uncommon for ministers, newly minted and those with previous ministerial experience, to undergo training in certain areas to aid their governance capabilities. In fact, there are many institutions worldwide that...

Eco-friendly cubist urinals spark sniggers and seething in Paris
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Paris's penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialling of a new dry and allegedly odourless version known as the “uritrottoir”. But the red-topped receptacle...

Regional nurses agree to review of exams managed by CXC
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the...

Senator Charles advances smoother, safer transition for returning residents
Jamaica Observer

THE Returning Residents Task Force, formed in early July, had its first official working meeting on Tuesday, July 31 with safety and security and an examination of the draft Safety and Security Handbook — produced by...

Removal of zinc fences among ongoing Denham Town ZOSO projects
Jamaica Observer

SEVERAL projects are currently in progress or scheduled for action in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Kingston.

Enough is enough!
Jamaica Observer

The subterfuge which is characteristic of so many aspects of our present governance structure is indeed alarming.The many incidents of impropriety and dishonest behaviour that has bombarded us so regularly goes...

Pipeline works to affect water supplies in Kingston this week
Jamaica Observer

THE National Water Commission (NWC), as part of its ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme being carried out with co-management partners Miya International, will this week carry out emergency pipeline work that...

No need to force students to get supplementary materials, says Reid
Jamaica Observer

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says where students are unable to afford auxiliary books, they should not be forced to purchase them.

Exercising discretion to naturalise adults or register minors
Jamaica Gleaner

Dear Mr Bassie,I was told that the home secretary may exercise discretion to naturalise adults or register minors, is this true? I would be grateful for any information.- JMDear JMApplications at the home secretary's...

Will my daughter be able to file for me?
Jamaica Gleaner

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I live in Jamaica and my daughter is a United States citizen by naturalisation through her father. She is now 19 years old. When she gets to 21, she will still be a student. Will she be able to...

Jamaican Teas is HACCP certified
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican Teas Limited has been awarded the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification, which is the internationally recognised risk-based system for managing food safety.It provides the general...

Over 30 students receive scholarships from JPS & Partners
Jamaica Gleaner

Over 30 of Jamaica's brilliant youngsters recently received an educational jump start into high school and one individual into university, courtesy of JPS...

Bartlett preparing craft traders for changing market
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has called on craft traders and producers in the resort city of Montego Bay, St James, to put themselves in order and prepare for increased sales opportunity.Noting that the expansion...

Integrate Sustainable Development Goals into budgets - UNDP representative - Jamaica has moved to prioritise transformative actions <I>- Henry
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica is being urged to effectively use its state budget to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national and local budgeting and budget reporting to ensure that all government expenditure is...

Growth & Jobs | JN Bank receives three-year ISO renewal
Jamaica Gleaner

Following its transition to the ISO: 9001 2015 standard earlier this year, JN Bank has been recertified for another three years by the United Kingdom-based Lloyd's Register, which has again praised the bank's commitment...

Cancer survivor prepares to help children through medicine
Jamaica Star

When J'Quani Chung enters the doors of Hampton School in September, she will be putting in the work to ensure she becomes a doctor."I want to become a haematologist oncologist paediatrician because ... it's a doctor that...

A burden has been lifted - Pretti Don relieved after revealing she was born with penis and vagina
Jamaica Star

"Growing up for me was easy because my mother made sure I have everything I want, but internally, I battled stuff that no one understands. Some days, I will get up and feel like a...

Mother says doctors couldn't decide whether 'Pretti Don' was boy or girl
Jamaica Star

Lavern Buckley was merely a teenager when she gave birth to her first child. Three weeks after her birth, the young mother realised her daughter was developing different from other children. She had two sex organs.This...

LOCAL FORECAST Monday, August 13, 2018
Go Jamaica

There is a Tropical Wave east of Jamaica. The Tropical Wave will move across the island during the course of today. Thereafter, a Trough is expected to linger across the island for the...

The black struggle for emancipation
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's Emancipation rebellion of August 1, 1831 was a major event in the continuous slave rebellions in which our black ancestors fought continuously to regain their stolen freedom. That day, some 20,000 slaves...

Another tragedy on Spur Tree
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Saturday's tragic death of a 62-year-old woman in a motor vehicle crash has reignited concerns about the Spur Tree main road which links St Elizabeth and western Jamaica with Mandeville and...

Stony Hill clinic patients to access services at Golden Spring
Jamaica Observer

THE South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has advised that Stony Hill health centre in St Andrew has been temporarily closed to facilitate major expansion and renovation.

Emancipation vigil a celebration of 'spiritual freedom'
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Performance after performance had many who were out to the annual Emancipation Vigil here on their feet in exhilaration as the event took the form of a gospel concert.

Quite a variety at Denbigh 2018
Jamaica Observer

The annual staging of the Jamaica Agricultural Society's premier showcase, the Denbigh Agricultural Show took place, as is usual, from August 4 – 6 at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon.This year a variety of...

4-H prospering in St Elizabeth
Jamaica Observer

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth – Parish manager of the St Elizabeth 4-H movement Keisha Johnson is expressing satisfaction at the progress of 4-H clubs in the parish.In a report e-mailed to the Jamaica Observer Central,...

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