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Say why you fired Reid, PNP tells prime minister

The Opposition People's National Party is demanding that Prime Minister Andrew Holness immediately tells the country the basis on which Ruel Reid was expelled from his Cabinet and the Senate yesterday. Read More

Lupus Foundation welcomes subsidy for medication
THE Lupus Foundation of Jamaica has welcomed the Government's decision to subsidise medication for persons living with the disease, at a cost of $340 million annually.... Read More

Second witness takes stand today in Uchence Wilson gang trial
ANOTHER ex-member of the Uchence Wilson Gang is expected to start giving evidence today in the Home Circuit Court.... Read More

Clarke makes two changes to stimulus package
THE Government has agreed to further reduce the $5,000 flat rate for property valuations below $500,000 announced last week by Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke in the House of Representatives.... Read More

JTA shocked by Reid's resignation

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

The head of the teachers' union yesterday expressed shock at the sacking of Education Minister Ruel Reid, but said the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) would not cast any judgement on the matter until all the facts are presented. Read More

Criminal charges loom

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

Criminal charges could be looming over some of the major players in the latest corruption allegation that has rocked the Andrew Holness Administration. Read More

'No wholesale shuffling, PM'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter [email protected] | Thursday, March, 21 2019    

AT LEAST one political commentator is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness not to reshuffle his Cabinet in light of the resignation of Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid. Read More

Police find no evidence of baby-stealing ring

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter [email protected] | Thursday, March, 21 2019    

A month after the police announced that there could be a baby-stealing ring operating in the country, they have made an about-turn. Read More

PM did the right thing, Henry argues

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter [email protected] | Thursday, March, 21 2019    

POLITICAL commentator Martin Henry yesterday said the resignations of two Government ministers in less than a year is not an indictment on the leadership of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Read More

More determined action needed by PM, says Phillips

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter [email protected] | Thursday, March, 21 2019    

With the expulsion of Ruel Reid from the Cabinet coming less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Andrew Holness again vowed to root out corruption in the public sector, through reform of board appointments and the conduct of directors, the Parliamentary Opposition says... Read More

Jamaica closes embassy in Venezuela

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

JAMAICA yesterday announced that its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela will be temporarily closed, with effect April 1. Read More

Youngsters participate in Manchester workday

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

MORE than 5,000 young people participated in a community workday in the parish of Manchester on Sunday.The voluntary effort was organised by the Central Jamaica Conference (CJC) of Seventh-day Adventists under its Operation Save A Youth (OSAY) programme. Read More

This Day in History — March 21

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

Today is the 80th day of 2019. There are 285 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1965: More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by Rev Martin Luther King Jr begin a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  Read More

Overburdened OPM

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has defended his decision to take temporary control of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, following the firing of minister Ruel Reid yesterday. Read More

15-m gallon water treatment plant set for Content, St Catherine

Thursday, March, 21 2019    

THE National Water Commission (NWC) is far advanced in its plans to increase the water production capacity for the Corporate Area, by establishing a 15-million gallon water treatment plant under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement. Read More


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