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KSAMC eyes CCTV to monitor vending, urinating in public spaces

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is negotiating with JamaicaEye for use of its cameras to monitor vending, illegal parking, the dumping of garbage, and urinating in public spaces, particularly in downtown Kingston and Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew. Read More

Chung: No reason dump divestment
CHAIRMAN of the board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Dennis Chung says he is frustrated with the slow pace of action from the enterprise team that was set up to manage the privatisation of the Riverton City dump.... Read More

Gov't to launch commission to find solutions to violence
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a commission shortly to examine and find solutions to violence in Jamaica.He said that the media will be a major stakeholder in the process.... Read More

Access denied
AT least one sign language interpreter is speaking out on behalf of the deaf community, calling for greater inclusion and access to information.... Read More

HOPE partners with police to provide opportunities for unattached youth

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

PARTICIPANTS in the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme will be interning with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to gain life skills, proper work ethic and discipline. Read More

Aspiring nurse smuggles cocaine in vagina

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

AN aspiring nurse, who was caught entering the island from Guyana with almost two pounds of cocaine in her stomach and vagina, yesterday claimed that she smuggled the drugs to pay for her nursing course. Read More

Crawford says youths looking to him for political protection

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential aspirant Damion Crawford says the overwhelming majority of Jamaican youths have pinned their hopes on him for political protection. Read More

Debate gets hot over plans by Ross University to relocate Dominica Opposition United Workers Party calls for answers on departure to Barbados

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is calling on the Dominica Government to make public the recent 25-year agreement it signed with the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) that still allowed for the school to be relocated in... Read More

Photo : So much to discuss…

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

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Haven for thieves

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

The woman in the front passenger seat of the Toyota Rav 4 was oblivious to the two teenaged boys following the vehicle as it slowly navigated the mass of pedestrians and vendors on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston yesterday. Read More

PHOTO: Unruly!

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

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This Day in History — August 15

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Today is the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

St Kitts recruits senior officers from Jamaica to enhance police force

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — In its bid to further strengthen the capacity and capabilities of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), the Ministry of National Security has recruited two senior level officers from Jamaica to serve in different capacities with the... Read More

Mayor says Negril supermarket owner addressing issues

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore says the owners of a supermarket in the resort town of Negril are complying with an ultimatum to address alleged public health breaches. Read More

Applicants should settle in province linked to nominee programme

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Dear Mr Brown,If I were to receive a nomination from a province, do I have to live in that province? I do not really want to live in one of the country provinces, but I am willing to use the nomination to then move to Ontario. Read More



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