PPV drivers renewing licences despite numerous road breaches

The Transport Authority (TA) is insistent that it has been increasing enforcement and monitoring of Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, but a performance audit report points to drivers still being able to renew their licences despite racking up summonses for numerous... Read More

NWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles
ALTERNATIVE routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely, in a month's time, were outlined to yesterday's Roads and Traffic Committee meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew...... Read More

Government, Opposition see value in Caricom Review Report
GOVERNMENT and Opposition MPs yesterday expressed bipartisan positions on the recommendations from the Bruce Golding-led Caricom Review Commission's Report, which was discussed in the House of Representatives yesterday.... Read More

Free birth registration fair for Linstead today
THE Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate individuals who are without a birth certificate or those who may need to complete the process.... Read More

Rastaman on rape charge agrees to provide DNA samples

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

A 51-year-old Rastafarian man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl in his community yesterday volunteered to provide DNA samples to clear his name, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

US Embassy hosts open house for voter registration

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Q. Can I come to the US Embassy to get information on voting in the US elections?  Read More

First-time councillor ready for deputy mayor role

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Educator and first-time councillor Rohan Kennedy was last Thursday elected as the new deputy mayor and vice-chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Read More

Ground broken for additional classrooms at Immaculate

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

GROUND was broken yesterday for the construction of five additional classrooms and four technology laboratories at Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) in St Andrew for approximately $76 million. Read More

Kingston mayor wants to make markets more fire-resistant

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

MAYOR of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams has indicated that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is well advanced in the repairs being made to the Redemption Arcade.The arcade was destroyed by fire in June of last year. Read More

Feasibility study for irrigation system to serve Pedro Plains farmers

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

FEASIBILITY studies are being done for the establishment of an irrigation system that will take water from the Black River to supply farmers in the Pedro Plains of St Elizabeth. Read More

Curfew imposed in Annotto Bay, St Mary

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say a curfew has been imposed in sections Annotto Bay, St Mary. The curfew began at 6:00 am today and will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:NORTH — Along the coastline about 1,609 metres... Read More

PHOTO: Environmental lesson

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

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Sandals sets record straight

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Sandals Resorts yesterday described as sensational, a headline reporting a recent statement attributed to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley regarding concessions relating to the Tourism Development Act and said it welcomed the opportunity to “set the record... Read More

Foreign minister warns that US trade dispute could hurt alumina exports

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

JAMAICA'S alumina exports could become a casualty of the ongoing trade dispute between the United States of America and other countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith admitted yesterday. Read More

Cabinet calls in permanent secretary to explain Petrojam allegations

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

CABINET has directed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Science Energy and Technology Hillary Alexander to prepare a report on the operations of Petrojam in relation to numerous damning allegations in the public domain which have escalated over the past few weeks. Read More


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