Students first
Jamaica Observer

Maggotty, St Elizabeth — It's tough. However, the Glen Stuart Primary School fraternity is fighting its way through following last week's closure of the school doors by health authorities because of a sewage problem.

Barita at forty
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Launched in September 1977, Barita Investments Limited this month marks 40 years in the financial services industry.According to a company profile, the organisation was founded by Jamaica's...

Undaunted!
Jamaica Observer

Maggotty, St Elizabeth — She is totally blind, but 14-year-old Moneajah Elliott is not allowing that to hold her back.At the end of the last school year Elliott who is now in grade nine at Maggotty High School in St...

Photo: Helping hand
Jamaica Observer

Senior medical officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), Dr Everton McIntosh (second left), accepts a donation of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at $2.6 million from Managing Director of Medical...

National registry for seniors
Jamaica Observer

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is ensuring the safety and security of the nation's elderly citizens through the development of a National Registry for Seniors.

Elder abuse and history rewritten
Jamaica Observer

“I am appealing to Jamaicans… to enable and protect the elderly!” This was the impassioned plea from Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson as she condemned the abuse of our elderly, even from...

Private​ ​markets​ ​or​ ​public​ ​mayhem​​?
Jamaica Observer

An integral part of management is knowing when to let go. Kenny Rogers offers priceless management advice which he received from a stranger. Successive administrations have attempted to rectify the perennial problems...

Jamaican is senior advisor to UN General Assembly president
Jamaica Observer

New York, USA — Kurt Davis, the counsellor for humanitarian and cultural affairs at Jamaica's permanent mission to the United Nations, has been seconded to the world body for a period of one year.

Kia to join ATL Automotive
Jamaica Observer

The ATL Automotive Group says it is set to add another world- leading brand to its portfolio when it assumes the exclusive distributorship for Kia at the beginning of next year.

Better late than never — Anthony Hylton gets Obama medal
Jamaica Observer

It arrived belatedly, in fact nine months late, but Jamaica's Ambassador Anthony Hylton is not complaining. Last Wednesday, the former foreign minister and minister of industry, investment and commerce finally received...

JPS boss targets renewable energy investment barriers
Jamaica Observer

The new president and CEO of Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says he will be working to remove some of the barriers preventing the company from seizing renewable energy investment opportunities.

Jamaica to adopt Madrid Protocol
Jamaica Observer

The Government says it is working to fast-track the process of adopting and implementing the international trademark registration system, the Madrid Protocol.Minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, Olivia...

This Day in History - September 25
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 268th day of 2017. There are 97 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1957: Nine black students who had been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of unruly white...

Reusable bottles to counter littering
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:In a bid to change the statistics on the amount of garbage collected on the streets of the Second City, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has donated reusable bottles and bags, among other items to the...

Exciting Literacy Day celebrations out west
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Students from 100 primary and 20 high schools across western Jamaica got an insight into the digital world when they participated in the recent International Literacy Day celebration at Sam Sharpe Teachers'...

Firefighters to get ambulance
Jamaica Gleaner

The ministries of local government and community development and health have partnered to provide the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) with ambulances to boost firefighters' capabilities to assist persons sustaining injuries in...

St Mary Technical gets renovated chemistry lab
Jamaica Gleaner

The St Mary Technical High School last week Wednesday reopened its newly renovated chemistry laboratory, made possible by a donation from Petrojam Limited, Jamaica's sole oil refinery.The institution is the only technical...

Rotary Moment!
Jamaica Gleaner

| 9:12 PM CONTRIBUTED Rotary's District Governor for District 7020, Dr Robert Leger (second left) shares a joke with (from left), Novlet Deans, assistant governor; Cicyln Joseph, president of the Rotary Club of Liguanea...

Senate suspends debate on Agricultural Loan Societies Act
Jamaica Gleaner

The Senate on Friday suspended debate on the Agricultural Loans Societies and Approved Organisations Act for a date to be announced, as lawmakers believe more time was needed for closer examination of the bill piloted by...

Schools urged to submit needs early
Jamaica Gleaner

Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid is urging school administrators to submit early the projection of furniture and other resources they will require for the reopening of school in order to...

Disaster law still without teeth in Jamaica: Debate continues on regulations to guide mandatory evacuations
Jamaica Gleaner

Policymakers are still tinkering with regulations to outline the process of mandatory evacuation of persons living in areas considered danger zones more than two years after Parliament passed the Disaster Risk Management...

Government to stand surety for bonded students
Jamaica Gleaner

The Government will stand surety for tertiary-level students having difficulty identifying a guarantor for a loan from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB), under the condition that they are enrolled at a teacher-training...

CaPRI | Harnessing the power of the people: Resolving Jamaica's petty corruption problem
Jamaica Gleaner

On Wednesday, September 13, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) convened 30 stakeholders to discuss a proposed anti-corruption innovation. The high-level breakfast, held at the Spanish Court Hotel's...

St James Health Department targets JRC over arcade
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Lennox Wallace, chief public health inspector for St James, is calling on the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC), which owns the People's Arcade land in Montego Bay, to swiftly address several abandoned...

Tech Times | Boosting learning with technology
Jamaica Gleaner

Now that all the schoolbooks have been bought, parents can begin to focus on the other complementary items to enhance the learning experience. This is where technology plays a vital role, as it makes the learning...

Stand firm on sugar packaging and labelling - Pandohie
Jamaica Gleaner

Richard Pandohie, the chief executive officer of the Seprod Group, has said it is important for the Government to resist the temptation to relax the new packaging and labelling standards for sugar, and believes the new...

MoBay mayor to take on Old Shoe Market health concerns
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has said the St James Municipal Corporation will be moving swiftly to address the issue of unsanitary practices at the city's Old Shoe Market, which were brought to the fore by...

Photo: My ball!
Jamaica Observer

Leon Stephenson (left) attempts to dribble past Maggotty High School's Lamar Thompson during their ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup game at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Saturday. Lacovia High won the game 2-1 with...

Deaf need to hear why they can't get general driver's licences
Jamaica Observer

CARLYLE Gabbidon, manager of Deaf Can Coffee, is usually beaming with joy, but today it is the opposite.This is because Gabbidon, a deaf individual, was recently refused a general driver's licence at the Swallowfield...

Bankers Association counters Shaw on interest rates
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) has recommended that the Government consider lower Jamaican dollar reserve requirements to facilitate further decreases in interest rates.

National starts distributing Little Leaders kits to early childhood institutions
Jamaica Observer

National Baking Company is now distributing Little Leaders learning kits to more than 2,500 early childhood institutions, as the company continues its initiative to provide quality learning experiences to children between...

C&W Charitable Foundation launches with US$500,000 for hurricane relief
Jamaica Observer

Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria, C&W Communications (C&W) yesterday launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation ('the Foundation'), with...

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