Police to get 97 vehicles by Monday

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says 97 motor vehicles will be delivered to the Jamaica Constabulary Force by Monday.These motor vehicles are the remainder of the 119 vehicles which the Government has been sourcing locally for the police. Read More

Cops release Trelawny woman linked to Miami gun bust
AFTER spending two nights in police custody, the woman detained in connection with last month's gun bust in Miami, United States, was released yesterday.... Read More

Caribbean bank to pump US$172m into Jamaica
THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a US$172-million programme of assistance for Jamaica that will run from now to the year 2021.... Read More

Some Jamaicans opposed to sentence-reduction initiative
Some Jamaicans believe that criminals who plead guilty to heinous crimes should not benefit from the Sentence Reduction Programme today.... Read More

One person in custody after Clarendon double murder

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE police now have one person in custody following Wednesday night's double murder of a PNP councillor/caretaker and her son at their home in Clarendon. Read More

'Heaven on Earth'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Hugs, broad smiles, and a sense of pride marked the celebratory atmosphere among 47 people who were yesterday granted Jamaican citizenship during a ceremony at Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew. Read More

Gov't urges vertical developments to maximise urban land use

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Friday, December, 15 2017    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the need for a review of residential density zoning standards is still a major issue for the country. Read More

Traffic congestion caused by collapsed road eases in Falmouth

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Friday, December, 15 2017    

HAGUE, Falmouth — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday carried out rehabilitation work on a section of the Falmouth Bypass in Trelawny that collapsed on Wednesday following consistent rainfall that has been lashing the parish. Read More

Residents of demolished house appeal for help

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE residents of Rosemary Lane in downtown Kingston whose house was demolished on Sunday are now appealing to the public for help to rebuild. Read More

Court assistant in divorce racket bail extended

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE acting court assistant who is at the centre of a divorce racket is to return to court next year. Read More

10 J'cans among 96 held in T&T crackdown

Friday, December, 15 2017    

TEN Jamaicans were among 96 Caribbean nationals detained by police during a combined anti-crime operation conducted here in recent weeks. Read More

Clarendon street to be named in Davina Bennett's honour

Friday, December, 15 2017    

MIDDLE Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017. Read More

Protected species are not Christmas gifts, warns NEPA

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning the public, who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season, to be careful not to buy protected species. Read More

Ground broken for US$60-m solar-powered plant in Westmoreland

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

PARADISE PARK, Westmoreland — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley says the Eight Rivers Energy Company's US$60-million 37-megawatt solar-powered plant, for which ground was broken yesterday, will push Jamaica's energy diversification... Read More

Chuck wants to pay West Kingston compensation by yearend

Thursday, December, 14 2017    

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says that his ministry is aiming to complete the payment of compensation to victims of the 2010 security forces operation in West Kingston by the end of December. Read More


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