JSEZA welcomes lifting of ban on storage of imported vehicles in free zones
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has welcomed the removal of the ban on storage of imported motor vehicles in a free zone or Special Economic Zone (SEZ) without an import...

Gov't says Jamaica better prepared to respond to flood threat
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, says that Jamaica is now in a better position to forecast and respond to the threat of flood conditions.According...

500 volunteers trained to search for and rescue missing children
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a...

PHOTOS: Observer Food Awards kicks off at Devon House
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The lawns of Devon House in St Andrew have been transformed for the annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards.Since its inception 19 years ago, the Food Awards has proven to be one of the...

#FA2017: Nestle cops Lifetime Achievement Award, Karl Hart gets Chairman's Award
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — As the Awards Ceremony of the Jamaica Observer's Table Talk Food Awards come to an end, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Nestle Jamaica. Meanwhile the Chairman's Award was given to Karl...

Forex: J$130.41 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, May 25 ended trading at J$130.41, down by seven cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended...

J'cans urged to prepare for hurricane season
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With the June 1 start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season only days away, Jamaicans are being urged to use the remaining time to check roofs and other installations and effect the...

JPS applies for average 2.8 per cent electricity tariff increase
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for changes to its tariff which could see the bills of its customers increasing by almost three per cent. The JPS...

#FA2017: Tastee, HiLo and Cafe Blue among this year's awardees
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Jamaica Observer's Table Talk Food Awards is now underway at Devon House in St Andrew.As those present eagerly wait to stop by the many booths set up, others sit gingerly waiting to see if...

Flat Bridge traffic lights out of operation, NWA urges caution
Jamaica Gleaner

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the traffic signals at Flat Bridge in the Bog Walk Gorge, St Catherine are out of operation. Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen...

PHOTO: A fresh look
Jamaica Observer

Leighton Davis (left) and Raquel Virtue team up to add a fresh coat of paint to the swing set at the LASCO Labour Day project at Shortwood Practicsing School in Kingston on Tuesday.

Residents take part in child protection sensitisation session
Jamaica Observer

As part of the ongoing public education campaign on child protection, representatives from several ministries and agencies participated in a sensitisation session with residents of Whitehall Avenue in Kingston on...

Customers could see increase if OUR gives JPS nod
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for changes to its tariff, which could see the typical residential and small commercial customer bill increasing on...

JN rewards members
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica National (JN) Bank recently awarded three lucky winners in its JN Rewards Shop...

JN Money Transfer celebrates 20th anniversary in Florida
Jamaica Gleaner

Throughout the month of May, JN Money Transfer (JNMT) has been celebrating 20 years of operation in Florida with a series of customer promotions; a salute to its partners; recognition of employees; and a church...

Has Labour Day been disappearing?
Jamaica Observer

I am not aware of any process of evaluation which has been done to evaluate what price we have not paid why interest in Labour Day has been lessened so. All is not over, as far as we know, but we still have the right to...

Scotiabank Kiddy Parade a success
Jamaica Gleaner

More than 100 children participated in the Scotiabank Kiddy Parade, held on National Children's Day last week. Despite the inclement weather, the parade was spectacular. There was no diminishing the excitement emanating...

Young barber wins big in battle
Jamaica Gleaner

Although he is only 20 years old, Damayo Riley proved that age was just a number when he won the barber category of the 2017 JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle at the National Arena in Kingston on...

JC Teacher of the Year pushes for tailored teaching to help 'marginalised' boys
Jamaica Gleaner

There is a school of thought that boys are marginalized and to some extent endangered. Added to that is the view that girls are excelling above them not only in education, but also in the workforce. However, Jamaica...

MSMEs hurting from flawed perception
Jamaica Gleaner

Getting micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) businesses to realise anywhere near their full potential in order to contribute in a sustainable way to national and regional development will require a fundamental shift in...

Diary of the ghetto priest | Let us go to Heaven!
Jamaica Gleaner

Christ not only rose from the dead and walked the Earth. He ascended into Heaven; He was lifted up by God to the dwelling place of the Father. Whereas all of us belong to Earth. Jesus opened the doors of Heaven where His...

Recent flood devastation raises concerns about hurricane preparedness
Jamaica Gleaner

Major Clive Davis, director general at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), admitted that the recent flood rains have caused persons, including international partners, to raise concerns...

Farmers urged to step up fight against beet armyworm
Jamaica Gleaner

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is encouraging farmers to practise integrated pest management to control the outbreak of the beet armyworm.The IPM method takes into consideration environmental factors...

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