Online petition calls for state of emergency in three more parishes

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

AS the Government looks for ways to sustain the momentum from the state of public emergency in St James, which recently received Parliamentary approval for a 60-day extension, there is a growing online petition calling for similar measures across three other... Read More

Bank teller on fraud charge offered $1-m bail

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Mandeville — Radcliffe McLean, the 43-year-old bank teller who was charged in connection with the ongoing corruption probe at the Manchester Municipal Corporation, formerly Manchester Parish Council, was offered $1 million bail yesterday. Read More

Thousands of students to celebrate 'Jamaicanness' tomorrow

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THOUSANDS of students from educational institutions across Jamaica will celebrate Jamaica Day tomorrow. Read More

'Look out for signs your child might have psychological issues'

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

CHIEF executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, is urging parents to educate themselves on signs that their child may be having psychological issues. Read More

Cops to get more motor vehicles

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force is slated to receive more motor vehicles and motorcycles in the 2018/19 fiscal year.To facilitate this, a sum of $1.1 billion has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Couple gets life in prison despite petitioners’ plea for mercy

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THREE hundred and fifty signatures from residents of the Coltart Grove community in St Ann, petitioning for mercy for the Dean family, who were convicted of killing a mentally ill man 10 years ago, could not prevent two of them from being given life sentences in the Home Circuit Court... Read More


Thursday, February, 22 2018    

A January order by the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) for operators to shut down business at Fern Hill Club in Port Antonio, Portland, has been ignored by men who recently leased the facility, as they continue to accept bookings. Read More

CXC concerned about number of candidates missing CSEC exams

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE Caribbean Examinations Council has raised concerns about the number of candidates who were absent for the January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Read More

$94m in property taxes owed in St James division

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Residents of the Rose Hall Division in the parish of St James are being urged by the St James Municipal Corporation to pay their property taxes, and to settle outstanding balances, as recent analysis in the parochial division is indicating a high rate of... Read More

The awesome treat

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

It wasn't “home” as they know it, but 30 children displaced by the fire which destroyed Walker's Place of Safety on January 16, partied in comfort and style in the upstairs lounge at Burger King's Manor Centre store on February 1. Read More

Consultations for legislation on gated communities begin

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) yesterday began a series of public consultations to broaden consumer knowledge of the legislation on gated communities. Read More

Back pay dispute with Spain, UK takes centre stage at forum Tuesday

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE National Council on Reparations and the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute are expected to jointly host a public forum on 'Back Pay Dispute: Reparation and the outstanding labour struggle with Britain and Spain' Tuesday at The University of the West Indies (UWI)... Read More

Bridge for Chesterfield to arrive in Jamaica by end of March

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) has announced that the bridge that was promised to residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, should be in place by the start of the next hurricane season. Read More

Rev Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MONTREAT, NC (AP) — The Rev Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in post-war American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at... Read More

Today's Horoscope - February 22

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, February 22, 2018: This year you break past previous restrictions. You often think in terms of your daily life, and let long-term planning fall to the wayside. If you are single, your popularity soars. Be willing to read between the lines with a potential... Read More


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