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UN human rights experts urge Trump to protect the rights of 'Dreamers'

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged US President Donald Trump to take urgent steps to address the situation surrounding thousands of migrants, including Caribbean nationals, who arrived in the United States as children and ensure... Read More

Police constable dies in motor vehicle accident

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A police constable said to be approximately 30-years-old died following a motor vehicle accident along the PJ Patterson Highway early this morning. Read More

$8.4b allocated to boost capabilities of JDF

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With the maintenance of law and order high on the agenda of the Government, a sum of $8.4 billion has been budgeted to bolster the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).This includes $1.77 billion for cybersecurity initiatives by the JDF;... Read More

PAJ wants journalism exempted from Data Protection Act

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday called for the practice of journalism to be exempted completely from the provisions of the Data Protection Act now being examined by a joint celect committee of Parliament. Read More

Workers who agree to Gov't wage offer to get back pay by March 31

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

PUBLIC sector workers whose unions have signed the agreement for a 16 per cent pay increase over the period 2017/2021 will be paid a windfall of almost one year's retroactivity, or back pay, by March 31. Read More

Retirees urged to become volunteers

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

JEAN-PHILIPPE Beyer, managing director of J Wray & Nephew (JWN), yesterday urged members of the company's pension scheme to become volunteers for its foundation. Read More

Judge to rule on Al-Faisal application April 4

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Parish Judge Broderick Smith is to rule on April 4 on a application from the defence team representing Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah Al-Faisal that they be given copies of the alleged electronic recordings between the accused and an undercover agent as well as copies of an... Read More

PHOTO: Arrested

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

This robot taxi driver, who identified himself to the police as Andre Riley, and who is known as “Pitbull”, is being arrested by a female cop yesterday morning on Eastwood Park Road in St Andrew where was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a female motorist. Police said that... Read More

Street scenes - February 21

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

No gasThough this taxi ran out of petrol on Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew yesterday, not even that could have prevented passengers from getting their money's worth as they sat patiently inside the taxi while it was pushed to a nearby petrol station.  Read More

PHOTO: Policing traffic

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Police are seen at the intersection of Eastwood Park and Red Hills roads in the Corporate Area yesterday morning helping to control the flow of traffic. Since Monday more police have been placed at major intersections and on heavily used traffic corridors in Kingston and St Andrew during the... Read More

PHOTO: Community matters

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The STARTEK Inc team, in full gear, came out in their numbers on Sunday to run for a purpose in the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run in New Kingston, as team members embraced the spirit of giving back while getting involved in the community. Read More

'Devastating'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann — Rev Horace Hector stood with tears in his eyes staring at the charred remains of the 179-year-old St Ann's Bay Methodist Church hours after it was destroyed by an early morning fire yesterday in this bustling town on Jamaica's north... Read More

Accused said he warned cops before St Thomas multiple murder

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaoberver.com | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Michael McLean, who is being tried for the gruesome murder of six family members in St Thomas in 2006, yesterday told the court that he had warned the police that they would be killed before they died but the cops never took him seriously. Read More

Jamaica College advances in US robotics competition

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

MEMBERS of the Jamaica College Robotics Club on Sunday copped the prestigious and coveted Inspire Award at the Qualifiers of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) at the Dalton School in New York, USA. Read More

Criminal history relevant when applying for work permit

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

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