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ST JAMES, Jamaica — Seventy-nine-year-old Phyllis Williams of Mango Walk, St James, was Monday night stabbed to death as she returned home from church.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Nineteen Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) were last Friday presented with grants totalling approximately J$2.7 million by The Bureau of Women’s Affairs to support their programmes.
DR Kofi Nkrumah-Young, vice-president of planning and operations at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), did not sign the report of the four-member Special Advisory Committee which has recommended the replacement of the university's president, Professor Errol Morrison.
The mass departure of senior managers from Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), which started last April, continued yesterday with the sudden resignation of Managing Director Carl Bennett, after only three months on the Job.
Despite challenges with funding, high delinquency and a shortage of staff, executive director of the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) Monica Brown believes the organisation has, for the most part, been able to meet the demands placed on its resources.
JUSTICE Lennox Campbell yesterday instructed jurors to examine the evidence in the murder trial against entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused separately so as not to summarily convict or acquit the men.
A 53-year-old man was chopped to death and a woman stabbed and injured by criminals early yesterday morning at Papine Market in
HEADACHE, also known as cephalgia, is a pain in the head, which is the area above the eyes, ears and the posterior neck.
The Session under the theme ‘Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls’, commenced on Monday (March 10) and will run through to March 21.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Kingston and St Andrew Major Investigations Taskforce (MIT) has released composite sketches of two men who are suspects in a double murder committed on Friday February 14, at McIntyre Villa in east Kingston.
SUNDAY'S peace march in West Kingston has left Jamaica Observer online readers divided on the effectiveness of such intervention in the fight against crime. The march involved National Security Minister Peter Bunting, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and other members of the top tier of the constabulary, and approximately 1,000 residents of communities in that part of the city. Sunday's march follows similar activities in East Kingston. Here are some edited comments:
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) is calling on consumers to "Stop, look, choose... the lower salt option" during this year's World Salt Awareness Week, which began yesterday and ends next Sunday. This year's campaign highlights the importance of nutrition labelling to inform consumers about the salt content in processed foods, a growing source of dietary salt in developing countries and the main source in developed ones.
EDUCATION Minister Ronald Thwaites has reiterated the need for more emphasis to be placed on equipping students with technical and vocational skills.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Officials say an air traffic controller abandoned his post at Guyana's international airport as a jetliner was approaching the runway, forcing the plane to circle until a substitute arrived.
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan said yesterday it is not planning to change its 1993 apology over a system of forced prostitution for its military during World War II, but will continue to re-examine a study on which it was based.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The report of the Special Advisory Committee set up by the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC) to review issues between the University of Technology (UTech) and its academic and administrative staff, was not signed by one member, Dr Kofi Nkrumah-Young, UTech’s Vice President for Planning and Operations, OBSERVER ONLINE has learned.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian militants released yesterday a group of Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for dozens of women held in government prisons — a rare deal between Damascus and al-Qaeda-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese officials.
FOURTEEN people were left homeless yesterday after a fire gutted an eight-bedroom apartment on Trevennion Road in St Andrew.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said yesterday that his country was practically in a state of war with Russia, as Moscow further ratcheted up pressure on Kiev, claiming that Russian-leaning eastern regions have plunged into lawlessness.