Senate passes Property Tax Bills
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Senate yesterday approved the two Bills facilitating the changes to the new property tax regime implemented on April 1. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:33:27 GMT Agriculture ministry to establish...

Heavy rain in Portland causes power outages, downed trees
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Heavy rains swept through Portland Friday evening causing power outages and downing trees. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:51:04 GMT Senate passes Property Tax Bills...

Four girls missing from Maxfield Park Children’s Home
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ananda Alerts have been activated for four wards of the State from the Maxfield Park Children’s Home on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston 13 who went missing yesterday. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017...

Guyana doctors being trained to detect microcephaly in pregnant women
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Doctors from all regions across Guyana are being trained to detect microcephaly in expectant mothers. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:31:55 GMT Four girls missing from Maxfield Park...

Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police are advising that several areas of St Thomas have been blocked after a night of heavy rains in the parish. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:01:38 GMT Guyana doctors being trained to...

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Jamaica Observer

Dear editor, Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:28:05 GMT Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Several-areas-of-St-Thomas-impassable-after-heavy-rains ST THOMAS, Jamaica...

Corporate area water storage levels at 99% – NWC
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that its two major storage facilities in the corporate area are at 99 per cent of their capacity. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:47 GMT...

Agriculture ministry to establish school gardens in eastern St Thomas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be setting up school gardens at six institutions in eastern St Thomas. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:17:16 GMT UNDP...

St Lucia lifts ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) — The temporary ban placed on the importation of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted by the Government of St Lucia. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 12 killed in Venezuela...

Correction
Jamaica Observer

Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith confirmed Thursday that there has been a drop in the supply of oil to Jamaica under the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela but did not attribute it to the ongoing protests...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

UNDP appoints new administrator
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Wednesday this week welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the organisation’s new administrator. Local News Sat, 22 Apr...

UWI: New chancellor not appointed yet
Jamaica Observer

THE University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday expressed surprise about the announcement made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, at a post-Cabinet media briefing Thursday, that...

JIPO marks Intellectual Property Week April 23 to 28
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be observing Intellectual Property (IP) Week from April 23 to 28, under the theme ‘Innovation — Improving Lives’. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Cumberland High getting help from ministry
Jamaica Observer

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says the ministry will be working closely with the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St Catherine, to ease the strained relationship between students and staff. Local News Sat, 22...

Child Month Committee appeals for more support
Jamaica Observer

CHAIR of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC) Dr Pauline Mullings, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the work of the Committee. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cumberland High getting help from ministry...

Not satisfied!    
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s...

Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

St Lucia police still subject to US sanctions
Antigua Observer

The US State Department has now confirmed that sanctions imposed by the United States are still in place against the security forces in Saint Lucia under the Leahy Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA)....

British PM to seek snap general election on June 8
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for a snap general election on June 8, in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union....

New Commissioner of Police reports early for duty
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – At 6:33 am, newly appointed Commissioner of Police, George Quallo reported for his first official day at work at his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:23:08 GMT...

Antigua cops hunt Jamaican involved in robbery
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The police in Antigua and Barbuda are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Poor choices by gov’t impacting mosquito eradication programme — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has noted that while the government spent $800 million on a highly partisan bushing programme, much of which was paid prior to the local government...

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