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LIME signs Konshens and Sara Lawrence

Sara Lawrence and dancehall artiste Konshens at Ribbiz at Barbican Centre in St Andrew, yesterday. The two are
LIME’s newest brand ambassadors.

TELECOMS company LIME signed dancehall artiste Konshens and former Miss Jamaica World (2006) Sara Lawrence as its newest brand ambassadors at Ribbiz at Barbican Centre in St Andrew, yesterday. Carlo Redwood, LIME's vice-president of marketing, said signing was a "no-brainer". "Konshens is popula ... Read More

Money Dead claims scam five charged
THE Accountant General's Department (AGD) employee and three of his co-accused who were arrested on ... Read More

Ganja No bail for accused ganja trafficker
A Kingston businessman who was reportedly found with just over $1.3 million in both US and Jamaican ... Read More

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson JDF, Fire Brigade to assist with Ebola
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says discussions are presently u ... Read More

Coretta's new chair

Saturday, November 01, 2014    

Coretta's new chair

Coretta Vincent, the 37-year-old disabled woman who was robbed of her wheelchair on October 8, was seen riding down Spanish Town Road Thursday in the new chair donated by telecoms giant Digicel. Since the Observer carried Vincent's story, corporate bodies Digicel and King Alarm, as well as the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and private individuals have pledged assistance. King Alarm has since visited Vincent's house and has begun the installation of an alarm system at the premises. Vi ... Read More

Slain Mann was Dudus' aide?

Saturday, November 01, 2014    

Christopher
‘Dudus’ Coke

DETECTIVES probing Wednesday's brazen daylight murder of a man on the outskirts of New Kingston say they have received new information suggesting that the victim — Collin Mann — was a lieutenant of former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Mann, also called 'Gummy Bear', was last year slapped with shooting and gun-related charges stemming from allegations that he fired at police at the Denham Town Police Station in May 2010 when the security forces conducted an operation i ... Read More

Compaore flees Burkina Faso capital

Saturday, November 01, 2014    

COMPAORE… his bid to cling to power has angered many

PARIS, France (AFP) — The ousted president of Burkina Faso has left the capital Ouagadougou and fled towards the south of the country, a French diplomatic source said yesterday. President Blaise Compaore has "left for the south. He's still in the country," said the diplomatic source, who did not wish to be named. The source said he was heading for the town of Po, near the border with Ghana, although it was not clear whether the former president intended to remain in the country. Paris s ... Read More

Lie detector tests for 'sensitive' gov't jobs

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter matthewsk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November 01, 2014    

National Security Minister Peter Bunting

THE office of the Prime Minister (OPM) heads a list of organisations that could soon be subjected to lie detector testing as Government moves to make polygraphs the norm for persons seeking to work in sensitive positions. Minister of National Security Peter Bunting made the disclosure on Thursday and explained that this was in keeping with the Government's thrust to stamp out corruption, which is ranked second to crime, as a major impediment to the growth and development of the Jamaican economy ... Read More

Three girls trick-or-treating in California killed in hit-and-run

Saturday, November 01, 2014 2:32 AM    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said. The girls were in a crosswalk near an elementary school in Santa Ana when the SUV with two men inside hit them about 6:45 p.m., police and fire officials said. The girls, whose names were not immediately clear, ranged in ages from 13 to 15, Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi said. Two ... Read More

Two killed, four injured in Kingston 13

Saturday, November 01, 2014 12:26 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police are now confirming that two persons were shot and killed  during a drive-by shooting incident on Galloway Road, Waltham Park, St. Andrew late yesterday evening.   Four other persons who were also shot and injured during the shooting are currently being treated at hospital.  More information will follow as soon as it becomes available. Read More

Rice bags costume

Saturday, November 01, 2014    

Decked in a costume made from shredded rice bags and a scary
mask, this member of a jonkanoo band thrilled shoppers on West
Queen Street in downtown Kingston, yesterday.
(PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Decked in a costume made from shredded rice bags and a scary mask, this member of a jonkanoo band thrilled the busy shopping district of West Queen Street, in downtown Kingston, yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More

Not enough evidence to prosecute police in Kentucky Kid’s killing, DPP insists

Friday, October 31, 2014 9:41 AM    

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewelllyn and INDECOM boss Terrence Williams

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelllyn, responding to reports that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has sent a special report to Parliament regarding the fatal shooting of Robert ‘Kentucky Kid’ Hill by the police, insists that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the accused. According to the DPP, no eyewitnesses came forward to corroborate accusations that Kentucky Kid was murdered and so there was no case. The D ... Read More

INDECOM criticises DPP’s handling of ‘Kentucky Kid’ case

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 31, 2014    

LLEWELLYN... would have been
“unethical” for my office to proceed with
the case. WILLIAMS... insisted that there was a
prima facie case that Hill’s right to life
was breached

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has severely criticised the decision of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Lewellyn to drop the case against three cops charged with the murder of entertainer Robert 'Kentucky Kid' in December 2009. Commissioner of INDECOM Terrence Williams said yesterday that the commission felt that there was sufficient evidence to support a case against the three policemen -- Constables Gary Thomas and Norval Warren and Special Corporal Uriel A ... Read More

Jazz & Blues signs Mariah Carey

Friday, October 31, 2014    

CAREY… I’m thrilled to be performing in
Jamaica for the first time ever

GLOBAL superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline act for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival next January. Carey, regarded as the best-selling female artiste of all time, will be making her first-ever appearance in the Caribbean, and her signing is being seen as a major triumph for the world-renowned festival, scheduled for January 29 - 31 at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on Jamaica's north coast. "Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica's shores is truly exciting ... Read More



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