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Jephthah Ford found guilty of corruption

POPULAR medical doctor Jephthah Ford was yesterday found guilty of corruption after he tried to bribe a police officer to release two Surinamese men who were caught in 2014 with nearly $60 million. Read More

Jamaica rejects Cayman cannabis company's claims
BOTH the Ministry of Health and the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) yesterday denied any approval was given for sale of cannabis oil medication from the Cayman Islands.... Read More

Jamaica pays tribute to Marcus Garvey
THE Government and people of Jamaica yesterday honoured the life and legacy of the country's first National Hero Marcus Garvey with a floral tribute at National Heroes Park in Kingston.... Read More

Cops take flight
THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes...... Read More

400 Dinthill Technical students benefit from free health fair; continues today

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MORE than 400 students of Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine were yesterday treated to free medical and dental checks on day one of a two-day health fair on the school's compound. Read More

Samuda hails police after shutdown of illegal slaughterhouse

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has hailed the Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men and seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of uninspected... Read More

New software to greatly improve monitoring of children in care

Friday, August, 18 2017    

GOVERNMENT is streamlining services within the child protection sector with the launch of the Child Case Management System (CCMS), incorporating the Social and Health Management (SOHEMA) software. Read More

Observer's highlight gets remedy for broken section of roadway

Friday, August, 18 2017    

A day after the Jamaica Observer highlighted the dangers posed by a broken section of the roadway in National Heroes' Circle in Kingston, repair worked started Wednesday night. Read More

80 children participating in Kingston tech camp

Friday, August, 18 2017    

JA Biztown on Monday welcomed approximately 80 students from communities in Kingston 5 to the third staging of the week-long JA Biztown Tech Camp. Read More

Opposition wants FLA CEO out, update on activities at agency

Friday, August, 18 2017    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has called on Security Security Robert Montague to immediately inform the country on the present state of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), including its continued operation without a board of directors, the tenure of its chief executive officer,... Read More

ISA member states urged to pay arrears

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MEMBER states of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in arrears with their annual contributions to the body's Voluntary Trust Fund are being urged to bring the payments up to date quickly. Read More

Lottery scam suspect arrested after one year on run

Friday, August, 18 2017    

NORTH DAKOTA, United States (AP) — Authorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars. Read More

World Tourism Organisation wants Bolt as special ambassador for major conference

Friday, August, 18 2017    

THE Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) says Jamaican track legend Usain Bolt — the world's fastest man — has been invited to serve as a special ambassador for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Read More

700 team members benefit from Sandals back-to-school fairs

Friday, August, 18 2017    

MORE than 700 team members from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and Sandals Royal Plantation benefitted from special back-to-school fairs hosted by both resorts last week. Read More

Today's Horoscope

Friday, August, 18 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, August 18, 2017: This year you might choose to act on a long-term desire. Check in with yourself and make sure that you still have the same goals. Know that your chosen path has a strong chance of being successful. If you are single, define and recognise the... Read More



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