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Jamaicans voice concern about US border wall funding proposal

Jamaicans who receive money from overseas are not pleased about the proposal introduced to the United States Congress by Republican Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama, to impose a fee of two per cent of the US dollar amount for remittance transfers to certain foreign... Read More

Craft Market reopens
The Kingston Craft Market is to be fully reopened for business at 9:00 am today, after a major clean-up operation was undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) due to an early morning fire that destroyed 18 shops in the complex.The UDC said the Jamaica...... Read More

Fenton calls on Gov't to increase payments to retirees
Opposition spokesman on social security Dr Fenton Ferguson says he is disappointed that the Government has not given pensioners an increase, in light of the significant rise in basic cost of living.Dr Ferguson said in a release from the People's National Party...... Read More

Cold-blooded!
Minutes after the 29th Commissioner of Police George Quallo was sworn in, a policeman was killed execution-style on Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Merl Grove High School in St Andrew.Reports from the police are that their colleague was...... Read More

Police commissioner pledges to be visible 'pon di corna'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 29 2017   

New Police Commissioner George Quallo has promised that strong communication with citizens and the press will be a major hallmark of his tenure as the country's 29th police chief.“I am a firm believer in communicating with the people and... Read More

PM awards medal to world's oldest person

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

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Jamaica refused entry to 507 people, deported 138

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

A total of 507 people were refused entry into the island and 138 others were deported for the period April 2016 to March 31, 2017, as the Government continues to implement measures to protect the country's borders.This was disclosed by Minister of National... Read More

OUR directs NWC to stop charging late payment fees

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it has directed the National Water Commission (NWC) to stop charging their customers late payment fee on bills for which there are amounts outstanding, with immediate effect.The NWC has also been directed to cease the... Read More

PICA gets new CEO

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

Andrew Wynter has been named the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA); and Attorney-at-Law, Shane Dalling, as CEO of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).The announcements were made by National Security... Read More

Increased allocation to PATH

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

Come June 1, the Government will increase its budgetary allocation to the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) by 30 per cent.This will benefit 360,000 people who are on the programme, says Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine... Read More

Security ministry developing drone policy

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the ministry is developing a drone policy regarding the use and sale of unmanned aerial vehicles. At a press conference held at the ministry's headquarters in Kingston on April 27, Montague said instructions have... Read More

Romanian in ATM scam expected to plead guilty

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

The Romanian and Jamaican, who were recently held in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, with more than 20 fraudulent cards, are expected to plead guilty to fraud charges when they return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 10.The foreigner, believed to be... Read More

Regional governments owe millions to UWI

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean governments owe the University of the West Indies (UWI) more than US$100 million and, as a result, the regional tertiary institution says it is “very concerned” about the situation.UWI Vice-Chancellor Sir... Read More

Caribbean countries divided on situation in Venezuela

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries appeared divided on the need to discuss the ongoing political situation in Venezuela, even as the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved a resolution to convene a meeting of ministers of... Read More

North Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a US push for tougher international sanctions to curb the Asian country's nuclear threat.“North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in... Read More



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