Finally everyone gets the '1.5'
Jamaica Observer

Yesterday , April 25 was pay day for many PAYE contributors. The day in which thousands finally got the $18,000 promised to them by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP); money in their pockets to spend as they wish. But while...

Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prominent leaders from business, government and civil society now have another outlet to spread their messages of hope while providing relevant information to the public, with the inauguration...

Latapy selects 20-man squad for Cayman Invitational
Trinidad Guardian

National Under 15 Boy’s team head coach Russell Latapy has selected a 20-member squad to travel to the Cayman Islands for the Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational Youth Football Cup in the Cayman Islands from May 2 to 7,...

Gov't to issue new residential zoning orders, says Vaz
Jamaica Observer

DARYL Vaz, the minister without portfolio, with responsibility for land and environment in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, yesterday signalled the Government's intention to issue new residential zoning...

US Congress to consider 2% tax on outgoing remittances
Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans in the United States who send remittances to family back home may soon find themselves contributing to the construction of the Mexican border wall — a key commitment of US President Donald Trump's 2016...

#SectoralDebate: Robinson recommends amendments to Cybercrimes Act
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Julian Robinson, this afternoon recommended changes to Jamaica's much debated cybercrimes legislation, saying the...

Election petition hearing against JLP councillor stalled
Jamaica Gleaner

The hearing of the election petition filed against Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Dean Jones failed to get underway today because of an "administrative...

Jamaica is not a xenophobic country – Holness
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has weighed in on current tensions between Chinese and local contractors, declaring that Jamaica is not a xenophobic country. He was speaking this morning at a groundbreaking Ceremony for the...

Still no timeline for apology to West Kingston residents affected by 2010 operation
Jamaica Gleaner

There is still no timeline on when Prime Minister Andrew Holness will offer an apology to the residents of West Kingston arising from the May 2010 deadly police-military operation. Last September, Justice Minister Delroy...

Yallahs Division election petition challenge to begin in court today
Jamaica Gleaner

The trial into the election petition challenging the election of councillor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, Dean Jones, is expected to begin in the Supreme Court today. The matter is to be heard over three days....

UWI welcomes gov't subvention in aid of struggling students
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has applauded the action of the Government following the announcement by Minister of Education Ruel Reid that $100 million has been allocated to the...

Guyana ranked as 'developing country' in latest Human Development Report
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana has been ranked as a “developing country” in the latest Human Development Report (HDR) compiled by the United Nations. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:34:07 GMT UWI welcomes...

MOCA to share anti-corruption tools at regional confab
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is expected to share some key investigative approaches and deterrent methodologies with anti-corruption bodies from across the...

Foreign Affairs Ministry to take control of Diaspora mapping database
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will take ownership of the database captured under the online Diaspora Mapping initiative, now that the project has ended. Local News Tue,...

N Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill
Jamaica Observer

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions...

St James man found dead at home
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The decomposing body of a man with gunshot wounds was found at his home on Campbell Lane in Mount Salem, St James yesterday. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:52:51 GMT N Korea marks military...

Vaz, Tufton to make presentations in sectoral debate today
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is among four speakers scheduled to participate in the annual sectoral debate when it resumes at Gordon...

New book on food safety techniques launched
Jamaica Gleaner

A new publication on food safety and quality systems, launched last Thursday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew, has been lauded by former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson as "a rich source of information that reveals...

Multilateralism is a key element in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Jamaica Observer

The end of last year and the start of the current one were marked by major changes and enormous uncertainties, although there were also some notable advances and great opportunities, both at the global level and for Latin...

Entrepreneurs of a new order
Jamaica Observer

It was encouraging to read the journey of Yoni Epstein in the Sunday Finance magazine of the Sunday Observer, April 16, 2017. His story is one of inspiration to Jamaican entrepreneurs. Local Opinion Tue, 25 Apr 2017...

Several specialists for Safeguarding Children Conference
Jamaica Observer

INFLEUNTIAL local and overseas specialists in children’s welfare will be among participants in next month’s Third Annual Safeguarding Children Conference at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann....

Two killed as heavy rains batter Haiti’s south
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people were killed and several houses destroyed as heavy rains associated with two surface troughs battered the south of this Caribbean Community country for the past three...

Old guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French run-off
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AP) — France’s established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential run-off, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at...

Body of German discovered on drifting yacht in Grenada
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada police yesterday said the decomposing body found on a yacht drifting seven miles south of here is that of German national, Bernd Ludwig Ottogottel. Local News Tue, 25 Apr...

This Day in History — April 25
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Body of German discovered on drifting yacht in Grenada...

Stay clear of designated institutional funds, Anglican bishop warns
Jamaica Observer

Howard Gregory, Anglican bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, has cautioned the Government against broadening the definition of public institutions whose surplus funds they intend to manage to include churches,...

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