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The ceremonial opening of Parliament

The ceremonial opening of Parliament, which marks the beginning of the 2018/2019 legislative year, took place at a joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives at George William Gordon House yesterday. Read More

Murder accused tells cops armed men killed 6 family members
MICHAEL McLean, who is on trial for allegedly murdering six people in 2006, told police that he was present when the victims were killed and that he knew who murdered them. However, he denied any involvement.... Read More

Water supply systems to be improved
A total of $220 million will be spent by the Government on two programmes geared at expanding and improving the island's water capacity infrastructure. ... Read More

Gov't looks to boost CSME access for Jamaicans
THE Government will be intensifying efforts for Jamaican skilled workers and businesses to have greater access to the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).... Read More

Volunteerism at the heart of Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run success, says organiser

Friday, February, 16 2018    

SAGICOR says volunteers have come out in full force to support the 20th anniversary staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, scheduled for Sunday, February 18. Read More

Tight budget

By BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 16 2018    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw yesterday tabled a tight $773-billion budget for 2018/19 with clear indications of increased focus on national security, tourism, education, health, and reducing the country's huge debt burden. Read More

GG urges Jamaicans to unite to fight crime in Throne Speech

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 16 2018    

GOVERNOR General Sir Patrick Allen yesterday urged Jamaicans to join the fight against crime to secure the country's prosperity. Read More

3-year-old girl latest murder victim in St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 16 2018    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — The family of a three-year-old girl who was shot dead in Annotto Bay, St Mary, are still trying to come to terms with her gruesome murder. Read More

Multiple murder accused first told cops he saw victims get into a car

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

THE St Thomas businessman charged in connection with the gruesome murder of six family members in 2006, in his first statement to the police, claimed he saw one of the women and three of the children going into a car in Morant Bay a day before their bodies were found on a beach in the... Read More

MPs want update on housing programme for the poor

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

CONCERNS have again been raised about the status of the housing component of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme, which drew criticism from some m embers of Parliament last March, and prompted Food for the Poor (FFP) to... Read More

PAJ calls for immediate probe into assault of newspaper photographer

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

THE Press Association of Jamaica last night called on the police high command and INDECOM to launch an immediate investigation into reports of an unprovoked assault by the police on newspaper photographer Rudolph Brown on Tuesday, February 13. Read More

28 apartments to be constructed in Denham Town

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

After more than 20 years of being promised housing solutions in their community, residents of Denham Town, Kingston can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Read More

Hall named in honour of Sir George Alleyne

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Sir George Alleyne, former chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Mona, unveils the plaque of the George Alleyne Hall — the largest hall of residence at the Mona campus — which was recently named in his honour. Sharing in the moment are (from second left) Principal... Read More

PHOTO: Young JLP supporter?

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

In the midst of nomination day activities in the St Andrew North Western constituency on Monday, a young girl is being carried by a man who is a Jamaica Labour Party supporter. Read More

Photo: Holy mark

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

A Catholic faithful participates in the celebration of Ash Wednesday in Cali, Colombia, yesterday. Ash Wednesday marks the Christian period of Lent, prior to the Holy Week. Read More



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