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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The regional airline, LIAT, says it will take “decisive action” to deal with unprofitable routes as the Antigua-based airline seeks to make its operations financially variable.
JUSTICE Lennox Campbell yesterday completed the first day of summation in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, a day that saw United States-based rap stars Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star present in the number two courtroom of the Home Circuit Court where the matter is being tried.
THE House of Representatives last night passed the first supplementary estimates for 2013/14 after some seven hours of deliberation by its Standing Finance Committee.
PRINCIPAL of the Manchester-based Porus High School, Michael Stewart, is the new chairman for the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA).
Detectives from the St Catherine South Police Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman on the Mandela Highway in the parish on Ash Wednesday.
Today is the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year.
FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding — honorary distinguished fellow at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus -- will be the main speaker at a public forum hosted by the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute to evaluate the pros and cons of the controversial Jamaica Teaching Council Bill.
These little ones show their commitment while participating in Tuesday's Peace Day activities in Kingston. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)
AS part of its focus to explore and advance efficient delivery of education via technology, the March 18-19 EduVision Conference, scheduled for the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, will be featuring presentations on the burgeoning subsectors of animation and robotics.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Members of "an orthodox Hasidic Jewish group" from Canada, known as Lev Tahor, are currently staying at Piarco International Airport after being denied travel to Guatemala in an alleged attempt to flee their country.
THE sentencing of a man to 30 days imprisonment for stealing four mangoes has ignited a debate among Jamaica Observer online readers about the application of justice in Jamaica. Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey handed down the sentence to 43-year-old Rohan Smith in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Here are some edited comments:
The following opinion was submitted to the Jamaica Observer by Jamaicans For Justice
JAMAICAN singer Tessanne Chin delivered a scintillating, high-energy performance of Donna Summer's Last Dance at the White House last night, earning sustained applause from an audience headed by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
THE contractor general yesterday said it supported a decision by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) not to recommend a licence, at this time, for Energy World International (EWI), the company selected to build a 360-megawatt power plant to supply the national grid.
DR Andrew Wheatley, the Opposition spokesperson on ICT and digital economy, has described as "unacceptable', the Government's recent announcement of a fourth shift in the deadline of the implementation of the much-touted number portability programme.
IMPORTERS and suppliers who collude to defraud the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) of cash by supplying false documentation of deliberately undervalued goods could soon find themselves being slapped with criminal charges, outside of the monetary fines currently imposed.
Staff in the institution are saying that the new head honcho is actually a figurehead because the 'retired' one is still calling the shots. No serious decision can be made without first consulting with the old boss, and frustrated employees have been talking.
A boy flashes a smile our way as he pauses from selling Ti-gaz -- a popular cheesy snack -- on Spanish Town Road, St Andrew, yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)
CONSERVATIONISTS said Wednesday that they have launched a shark-saving campaign in the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago, trying to stop locals and tourists from eating a popular delicacy: deep-fried shark sandwiches.
THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security has launched a media campaign aimed at engendering widespread support for the rights of household workers in Jamaica.