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'Disgraceful'

“DISGRACEFUL” was how former Senator Navel Clarke described the treatment of his efforts to collect his gratuity from Gordon House, after three years of retirement. Read More

Westmoreland police list 10 most wanted
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – The Westmoreland police have released the names of the parish's top 10 most wanted men, and another four persons of interest. ... Read More

Rebellious motorcyclists paying with their lives
THE Ministry of Transport's Road Safety Unit is to launch a special focus on motorcycle drivers as the number of riders involved in fatal accidents across Jamaica continues to rise.... Read More

International Keloid Symposium organisers eye Jamaica
ORGANISERS of the fourth International Keloid Symposium, which is expected to attract more than 100 medical professionals, have decided to host their annual event in Montego Bay, Jamaica.... Read More

PHOTO: Roadside bath

Monday, May, 27 2019    

This man seems happy for the rain yesterday as he strips himself and has a bath on the side of the road in New Kingston.  Read More

PHOTO: Here I go!

Monday, May, 27 2019    

A young woman tries to avoid water getting into her shoes while crossing Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston following heavy rain yesterday afternoon.  Read More

Photojournalist Errol Harvey is dead

Monday, May, 27 2019    

RETIRED photojournalist Errol Harvey is dead.His death was confirmed last night by head of the Jamaica Information Service, where he worked for a number of years. Read More

Police step up operations in Westmoreland

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Monday, May, 27 2019    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland police have intensified its 90-day operation called Sustainable Public Safety and Public Order across the parish, which is currently under a state of public emergency (SOE). Read More

19 guns stolen

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 27 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite State security forces putting a lid on criminal activities in the parish of St James, now under a state of public emergency, criminals managed to make off with 19 firearms and about 150 rounds of assorted ammunition from a private security... Read More

PHOTO: Children's homes get special attention

Monday, May, 27 2019    

Sagicor Group Jamaica team members were out in their numbers on Labour Day, May 23, to lend support in beautifying the physical environment of four children's homes across the island. The projects were: Reddie's Place of Safety in Rollington Town, Kingston; SOS Children's Village, Barrett Town,... Read More

PHOTOS: More Labour Day highlights

Monday, May, 27 2019    

Dr Brian James (left), head of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Bustamante Hospital for Children, as well as Pauline Gardner, client support manager, Signarama; and Adriel McKay CEO of Signarama, check to ensure that the newly erected Operating Theatre sign at the hospital is... Read More

'It's our job to expose corruption,' says Bunting

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau | Monday, May, 27 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting says he sometimes feels “almost apologetic” having to constantly “hammer away” in Parliament at evidence of corrupt practices by the Andrew Holness-led... Read More

Jamaica calls on ACP, EU countries to accelerate climate financing

Monday, May, 27 2019    

JAMAICA'S Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and European Union (ACP-EU) countries to take immediate and innovative actions to fast track financing initiatives for climate... Read More

Gov't says no plan for industrial hemp industry

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 27 2019    

THE Government has moved to relieve the anxiety gripping growers and producers in the country's burgeoning legal ganja industry regarding plans to open up the island to industrial hemp production, which many fear could obliterate cannabis. Read More

NHT explores employer-assisted housing programme

Monday, May, 27 2019    

THE National Housing Trust (NHT) says it is currently exploring the implementation of an employer-assisted housing programme, to support Government's thrust for 23,000 housing units by 2021. Read More



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