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Wigton training lab offers renewable energy course for executives

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

WIGTON Windfarm will hold a renewable energy workshop for senior energy industry executives at its renewable energy training lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, this Friday. Read More

National Gallery mourns death of Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE National Gallery of Jamaica has expressd sadness of the passing on January 9 of renowned painter, sculptor and art educator Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose. Read More

Foundation: Students showing great improvement at Lyssons centre of excellence

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE Digicel Foundation says there has been tremendous improvement in the progress of the 51 special needs students enrolled at its centre of excellence opened a few months ago in St Thomas. Read More

Gov't wants infant dept in all primary schools

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid says he intends to establish an infant department at each primary school that is currently operating without one. Read More

Jamaica to host inter-parliamentary meeting on gender issues

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

PLANS are advanced in the preparation for the inter-parliamentary workshop being held under the theme “Partnerships to Transform Gender Relations”. Read More

Correction

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

The wrong photo was used on Page 9 of yesterday's Observer with the story “NWC to embark on renewable energy pilot”. The article should have carried an image of the Mona Reservoir, but instead had a photograph of a rain water harvesting facility in St Elizabeth. Read More

Bahamas raps 'destructive' attacks on judiciary

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs says while criticism of judicial decisions is expected, uninformed “destructive” attacks on judicial officers, or on the judiciary, is not acceptable. Read More

Caricom denounces enslavement of African migrants in Libya

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) foreign ministers have denounced the enslavement of African migrants in Libya, saying slavery should never again be experienced in old or new forms. Read More

Bahamas to roll out new anti-crime strategy

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas, which is among several Caribbean countries struggling with a spike in crime, says it will, in the coming months, roll out new policies and strategies to deal with the security situation. Read More

St Lucian cruise passenger on cocaine rap

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

DETECTIVES assigned to the Narcotics Division arrested a St Lucian man following the seizure of one pound of cocaine at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny on Monday.The identity of the man is, however, being withheld pending further investigations. Read More

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors — study

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.Further study is needed before the test --... Read More

Shaw says no new taxes

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw, says no new taxes will be included in the 2018/19 Estimates of ExpenditureHe says revenue inflows have been doing “fairly well” this year, noting that the out-turn at the end of December... Read More

No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills -- but a Paris church is testing a high-tech alternative.Starting Sunday, worshippers at... Read More

PNP shadow Cabinet to discuss new policy proposals for Jamaica

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The shadow Cabinet of the People's National Party says it will use its three-day retreat as an opportunity to explore new policy directions, reflecting on what has worked, what has not been as effective as intended and how to approach some of the challenges facing... Read More

Haitians protest Trump 's...hole' comment

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country's heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a "s...hole."The Caribbean island nation was the first country in the... Read More



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