Students must be guided to choose careers
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the job market has become very competitive and students should now be guided as it relates to careers...

Islamic State claims British parliament attack
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to...

PM announces NHT grants for disabled persons
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective July 1, the National Housing Trust (NHT) will provide a grant for mortgagors with disabilities or who reside with and care for family members with disabilities, in a move to...

American woman jailed in connection with Jamaican-based lottery fraud scheme
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Broward County, Florida woman has been jailed in Miami, for her role in connection with the operation of a Jamaican-based fraudulent...

Speed Networking features new investors
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Head of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, says this year’s staging of the Ministry of Tourism’s Speed Networking will feature new investors to the local tourism...

Don’t have children you cannot afford, DPP urges women
Jamaica Observer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Paula Llewellyn is urging women to desist from having children that they cannot afford to provide for financially. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Holness to address...

No change
Jamaica Observer

THE Government yesterday faced a noisy uproar and walkout by Opposition MPs but unanimously approved its 2017/18 budget in the House of Representatives with no change in the tax package. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

SLB says adequate funding in place to meet demands
Jamaica Observer

THE Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has said that it will be able to adequately fund 2017/18 tuition loans amid growing concerns about the reduction in funding as recorded in the estimates of expenditure for the fiscal...

JHTA hopes ‘good sense will prevail’ in TEF matter
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is maintaining its stance on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the new property tax rates being imposed by the Government, following a meeting with Finance Minister...

Holness to address Grenada’s ruling party convention
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the featured speaker at the annual convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) on Sunday. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

Student sentenced, fined $36,000 after rare ganja find
Jamaica Observer

A male student who tried to smuggle three pounds of ganja to Barbados concealed in his waist and in his anus was sentenced to two months in prison and fined $36,000. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Holness to...

Price to head FLOW Jamaica; says building on agreed 2017 strategy a major focus
Jamaica Observer

Stephen Price, whose appointment as managing director of Flow Jamaica was announced by the company yesterday, said his immediate focus will be to build on the company’s current agreed 2017 strategy. Local News Thu,...

Government gets backing from PSOJ on tax package
Jamaica Observer

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says that it has assessed the recent tax package presented by Government and is commending the move towards indirect taxation from direct taxation. Local News Thu, 23 Mar...

Holness says public bodies will have to justify expenditure
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that under changes proposed to the operations of public bodies, these Government-owned institutions will have to justify their expenditure each year. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00...

PM stands firm on NHT drawdown
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday stood firm in his defence yesterday as he responded to several questions from journalists about his Administration’s decision to continue to draw-down $11.4 billion from the...

Ministry says no evidence of lead in curry sold locally
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting that there has been no evidence of lead in curry samples sold locally. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:00:06 GMT...

Forex: J$128.35 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, March 22, ended trading at J$128.35, down by seven cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017...

Gas prices up $1.38, diesel down $0.11
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and a decrease in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, March 23, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam....

Stephen Price to head Flow Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Stephen Price has been appointed managing director of Flow Jamaica effective June 1. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:27:16 GMT Gas prices up $1.38, diesel down $0.11...

Brazil tries to rescue meat industry from scandal
Jamaica Observer

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's government fought Wednesday to save the country's meat industry from getting burned in a corruption scandal that has prompted several countries to pull Brazilian beef and chicken...

House approves 2017/18 budget despite Opposition walkout
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government members voted solidly with Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, to pass the 2017/18 budget, after an Opposition walkout. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:20:12 GMT...

National Identification and Registration Authority Bill tabled
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, yesterday, tabled a Bill in Parliament to establish the National Identification and Registration Authority. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:40:53 GMT House...

O-WRAP: Budget approved... 4 dead in UK 'terror attack'... GraceKennedy corned beef suppliers not investigated
Jamaica Observer

1. Jamaican woman charged with arson, bodily harm in Barbados Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:00:29 GMT National Identification and Registration Authority Bill tabled...

Windies series vital for morale, says skipper Sarfraz
Jamaica Observer

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes positive results on the tour of West Indies starting this weekend, will be important in boosting team morale in the wake of yet another cricket...

Holness to address Grenada's ruling party convention
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness will be the featured speaker at the annual convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) in Grenada on Sunday. Local News Wed, 22...

GraceKennedy says Brazilian corned beef suppliers not under investigation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — GraceKennedy Limited a short while ago said its corned beef suppliers in Brazil are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:05:00 GMT Holness to...

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