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Goffe wants NIDS challenge among cases streamed live

HUMAN rights advocate Susan Goffe says Government's move to implement live streaming of select criminal and civil court proceedings is a step in the right direction, especially for cases that are of particular national interest. Read More

Multiple gunshot victim defies the odds despite disability
DAYNE Campbell, who was shot several times six years ago and now uses a wheelchair to move about, has not allowed his disability to prevent him from pursuing his dream of owning a business.... Read More

Corporate Jamaica labours
Several members of corporate Jamaica yesterday volunteered their services at Labour Day projects across the island. Here are some photo highlights:... Read More

Chuck says over 1,000 criminal records expunged in 2017
MORE than 1,000 criminal records were expunged last year by the Ministry of Justice, portfolio minister Delroy Chuck told the House of Representatives on Tuesday.Chuck said that 1,027 criminal records were expunged during the year, and 10,690 marriage licences were issued.... Read More

PHOTO: LABOUR OF LOVE

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Therese Braham participates in yesterday's national Labour Day project at Cumberland Road Health Centre on Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town, at which a ramp was built to accommodate members of the disabilities community — the focus of Labour Day 2018. More Labour Day coverage on in today's... Read More

Blatant disregard!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

PUBLIC entities have mostly disregarded a directive from the Cabinet Office, which five years ago advised permanent secretaries across the public sector to ensure that all Government shares, held in names other than that of the Accountant General's Department (AGD), should be surrendered... Read More

Disabilities community happy with Labour Day focus

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MEMBERS of the disabilities community, claiming that they have been neglected over the years, say they are thankful for this year's Labour Day projects, which saw the building of ramps at hospital and schools that will make life easier for them to gain access to these important... Read More

Labour Day sightings

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Volunteers were out in their numbers yesterday as they did their part to beautify schools, health centres and other community facilities as part of the various Labour Day projects across the Corporate Area. Jamaica Observer photographers captured some of yesterday's scenes. Read More

This Day in History — May 24

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Today is the 144th day of 2018.There are 221 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

America does not want me, Guyanese wanted in US tells court

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

A Guyanese national, who is to be extradited to the United States on sexual assault and terrorist threat charges, brought laughter to the Kingston and St Andrew Court after he told the judge that the US does not want him and will not send for him, based on the number of times he has been... Read More

Sharon Miller to head Jamaica's mission in Brazil

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Thirty-five-year foreign service veteran Sharon Miller has been named Jamaica's Ambassador-designate to Brazil. Read More

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia “gang of gangs” were charged yesterday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't... Read More

Judge: President can't block critics on

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled yesterday. Read More

Today's Horoscope - May 24

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 24, 2018: This year you cross into new territory, in the sense that you decide to make a major move, change your career or simply take up a new hobby. As a result, you will be meeting people from various facets of life. If you are single, you could start... Read More

US pledges more action if Ebola spreads

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the US and global partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the... Read More



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