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Children's homes to benefit from $40-m fire safety project

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

SUPREME Ventures Foundation is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to improve fire safety and security at 30 children's homes, at a cost of $40 million. Read More

Stronger environment laws coming

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

THE Government will amend a number of climate and environment-related legislation in the 2019/20 fiscal year, in an effort to strengthen the regulatory framework governing the management and sustainable use of Jamaica's biological and natural resources. Read More

Woman shot dead, estranged husband arrested

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Police say a woman has died from gunshot wounds and her estranged husband taken into custody following a shooting at Seaview, close to Southfield, southern St Elizabeth, early yesterday. Read More

Colourful ceremonial opening of Parliament

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

These students have fun outside Gordon House during the official opening of Parliament on Thursday.Security was strong during Thursday's ceremonial opening of the 2019/20 parliamentary year on Thursday. Read More

PHOTO: Play time

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

Jamaican Teas Limited, with its commitment to learning through play, has donated 500 play mats to schools in vulnerable areas across Jamaica. Here the company''s marketing manager, Charles Barrett, plays with students of Regent Street SDA Basic School, after the handover ceremony at the Early... Read More

Naked body of female farmer found with chop wounds

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny – Two people been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the brutal murder of Trelawny farmer Valerie Thompson. Read More

'Too much wrongdoing'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 16 2019    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says his ministry will be partnering with anti-corruption watchdog, National Integrity Action (NIA), to strengthen anti-corruption measures and expose wrongdoing across all spheres of the society. Read More

New energy minister to focus on strengthening governance

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

NEWLY appointed Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the first order of business will be promoting good governance across the ministry. Read More

Colombia leader urges China to back Maduro foes

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The president of Colombia says China's role in Latin America would be stronger if the Asian country recognised Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president instead of backing President Nicolas... Read More

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump Administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using US military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department... Read More

Haiti president says he will not step down in favour of armed gangs, drug traffickers

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise says he will not step down from office and has promised Haitians he has no intention of putting the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers. Read More

Defiant Trump!

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency yesterday to fulfil his pledge to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border. Read More

More rain, snow expected in already soaked California

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CALIFORNIA, USA. (AP) — Authorities warn that mudslides were still possible even after a damaging storm moved through California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow that destroyed homes, and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last... Read More

More research into youth, crime urged

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — We Transform programme director in the Ministry of Justice, Ella Ghartey, is urging researchers to conduct more studies as it relates to youth and crime. Read More

Four die in early morning Trinidad car crash

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Four people, including a fireman, died after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed into a lamp post in Central Trinidad early Saturday morning, police said. Read More



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