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Caribbean leaders concerned about substance abuse among youth

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Increasing cases of substance abuse among young people is likely to be among matters discussed when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders meet in Trinidad for their summit on crime. Read More

$25-m motorcycle simulation centre for Westmoreland
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Government is constructing a motorcycle simulation centre in Westmoreland at a cost of $25 million.... Read More

272 cops promoted
TWO hundred and seventy-two police officers across the island were promoted yesterday.One hundred and forty-nine constables were promoted to corporal, while 123 corporals were promoted to sergeants.... Read More

Jamaica's children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has made it clear that her office has not declared war on any musical genre or icon.... Read More

Higher insurance premiums could send up mortgages

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 22 2020    

THE National Housing Trust (NHT) says it is unable to speculate at this time on the impact of an anticipated adjustment in property insurance premiums from reinsurers on rates to its mortgagors. Read More

Stress, rumours, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. Read More

Police on alert after social media post

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The St Lucia police have gone on high alert after a message posted on social media threatened harm to law enforcement officers following the death of a 22-year-old man during an exchange of gunfire with police Read More

$544b allocated for public projects over five years

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

APPROXIMATELY $543.6 billion has been budgeted to implement public investment projects in central government and public bodies over the next five fiscal years. Read More

Poll: Democrats mixed about nomination process

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party's nomination process is fair, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public... Read More

New virus has infected more than 76,000 people globally

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

BEIJING, China (AP) – The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. Read More

China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

Saturday, February, 22 2020    

BEIJING, China (AP) — China's leadership sounded a cautious note yesterday about... Read More

JCF numbers show senior officers take polygraph tests

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 21 2020    

FIGURES from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have revealed that several members of its senior ranks have been subjected to polygraph testing in the past two years, with the vast majority passing comfortably. Read More

Some parents don't know their role, says senior advisor

BY RACQUEL PORTER Staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 21 2020    

CHILDREN live what they learn. Read More

Sandals operates marine vessels on biodiesel from cooking oil

Friday, February, 21 2020    

FOLLOWING the success of its Biodiesel Conversion Centre in St Lucia, where Sandals Resorts International has, for the past five years, been converting used vegetable oil from the kitchens at its three resorts on the island into fuel for use in marine vessels, the company is exploring... Read More

Cop flees in the nude after caught with soldier's wife

Friday, February, 21 2020    

A policeman who was reportedly caught in a compromising position with the wife of a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)soldier in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, narrowly escaped death Wednesday night. Read More


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