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  • Trade unionist against election during pandemic
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    PRESIDENT of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) Vincent Morrison says he is opposed to a general election in the midst of the country's struggle with the COVID-19 crisis, but that the organisation would support any party which prioritises the rights of the […]

  • More respondents opposed to changing abortion law
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    More Jamaicans believe that the country's abortion law should not be changed than those who say legislators need to make amendments, two recent surveys conducted by pollster Bill Johnson have found.

  • Senate approves revocation of SOEs
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    THE Senate yesterday approved the revocation of the states of public emergency following similar action by the Lower House on Tuesday.However, Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said she was disappointed with the position taken by Opposition senators in the debate on the revocation of the […]

  • Freedom coming for some detained under SOEs
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says in the absence of any incriminating evidence against individuals who are detained under the current states of emergency (SOEs), they will be released when the security measure ends on Monday, August 17.He, however, noted that the […]

  • War of words
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    CO-CAMPAIGN director of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Peter Bunting has reduced the stewardship of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to one rife with public relations (PR) and looting, but chairman of the JLP's PR committee Matthew Samuda has shot back, insisting that his […]

  • Parties agree on code of conduct for Sept 3 election
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    THE country's political parties yesterday agreed on a code of conduct for campaigning leading up to the September 3 General Election in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • This Day in History — August 13
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    Today is the 226th day of 2020. There are 140 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2006: On his 80th birthday, Fidel Castro cautions Cubans that he faces a long recovery from surgery. His younger brother, Raul, makes a first public appearance as Cuba's interim president. OTHER EVENTS1521: […]

  • Petrojam subsidiary facing closure
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    THE union representing workers at Petrojam subsidiary, Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), says it will be calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene in the proposed closure of the entity, which could see workers being sent home by the end of this month.It is understood that the energy […]

  • Jamaicans in US embrace Kamala Harris as Biden's VP pick
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    NEW YORK, USA — Jamaicans across the United States have enthusiastically embraced California Senator Kamala Harris, who was announced Tuesday as the running mate for Joe Biden — the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.Harris, 55, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian […]

  • Dalley undaunted in Clarendon Northern
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    HORACE Dalley, the self-styled “Gangster For Life”, has scoffed at claims that his Clarendon Northern seat is one of those the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will take from the People's National Party (PNP) when the votes are counted on September 3.

  • Family of three dies in car crash
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — A two-year-old boy and his parents died as a result of injuries they sustained during a motor vehicle collision on the Rose Hall main road in St James, Tuesday night.The three have been identified as 40-year-old Mark Brown, his common-law wife Tangria Grant, also known […]

  • St Elizabeth NE MP's hardware robbed of 'millions'
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Thieves made off with “millions” in cash from Levon's Electrical and Hardware here, which is owned by outgoing St Elizabeth North Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Evon Redman and his brother.

  • Witness Protection Programme may need additional funds
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    WITH the level of cooperation from witnesses and some of them wishing to flee the island upon testifying against criminals, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the budget for the State's Witness Protection Programme may need to be increased.

  • MoBay chamber calls for proper COVID protocols, peaceful polls
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Janet Silvera says the organisation is hoping that adequate measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of citizens during the election campaign and on election day.

  • New traffic ticket system will bring order, says Chang
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    MOTORISTS in the Corporate Area will on September 1 experience the first bite of the new hand-held Traffic Ticketing Solution, officially launched by the Ministry of National Security on Tuesday.

  • Today's Horoscope — August 13, 2020
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, August. 13, 2020:Spirited and courageous, you have a highly unique perspective and personality, and you can get help at the most unexpected moments. This year proves to be made of many such moments, and you ultimately succeed. If single, you search for the ideal […]

  • Gov't allocates $1 billion for students on PATH, poor relief support
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    THE Government will be allocating $1 billion in back-to-school assistance to just over 200,000 children who are on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and poor relief support.

  • Big support for Sexual Harassment Bill
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    Jamaicans who believe Parliament should pass the Sexual Harassment Bill far outnumber those who say the proposed legislation is not necessary.Those are the findings of the latest survey conducted by pollster Bill Johnson for the Jamaica Observer.Johnson's team of researchers went into the field […]

  • Unruly partygoers cause shutdown of more than 30 beaches, rivers
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    LESS than 24 hours after the Jamaica Observer Online first reported that scores of people were partying at the famous Spanish Bridge attraction in St Mary, with no regard for the COVID-19 protocols, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered its immediate […]

  • Confident Comrades, missing Labourities
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    FOR more than three hours yesterday afternoon scores of People's National Party (PNP) supporters gathered close to the intersection of Duke and Beeston streets, metres from the Parliament building in downtown Kingston, goading Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce the date for the next general […]

  • It's Sept 3
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday listed a raft of policies and projects implemented by his four-year-old Administration as he laid the foundation for a second mandate which the Government will seek when Jamaicans go to the polls on Thursday, September 3.

  • Inside and outside the House yesterday
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday and during a sitting of the House of Parliment announced September 3, 2020 as the date for Jamaica's 18th general election since universal adult suffrage in 1944. Here are some scenes from inside and outside the Parliament.

  • Kgn buildings, including OPM, closed due to COVID threat
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    OPERATIONS at several major buildings in the Corporate Area, including two located at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), were yesterday suspended due to suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.In a statement sent to the media, OPM Permanent Secretary Audrey Sewell indicated that protocols have […]

  • VIDEO: 'Unexpected and sudden'
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Jamaica Labour Party has named former candidate for the Kingston Central constituency Robert Chin as its new standard-bearer in Manchester Southern. He will be going up against sitting People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament (MP) Michael Stewart.

  • Management to meet with family of woman who fell from chair, dies at CRH
    on 13/08/2020 at 2:14 pm

    THE family of Novelette Cooper, the retired teacher who died after allegedly hitting her head at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James last week, is to meet with the management of the facility on Friday.An investigation into the death of the 54-year-old woman, who was reportedly forced to […]

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