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Some citizens still scared of jury duty

SOME Jamaicans are still unwilling to take on jury duty in criminal cases despite the measures implemented by the Government over the last couple of years to widen the jury pool as well as reduce the number of jurors required for a panel. Read More

Father slaughtered in front of family
Hours after Orlando Marshall was brutally shot and his throat slashed by gunmen, his girlfriend was still shaken.... Read More

Cops say two of five wanted men surrender
The Kingston Eastern Police said two of the five men who are wanted in connection with the murder of 31-year-old Patrick Davis on March 12 in Rockfort, St Andrew, have surrendered.... Read More

Tufton says leadership, cooperation vital to universal health care
MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has called for greater leadership and cooperation at the regional and international levels, to enable countries, including Jamaica, to progress toward the provision of universal health care (UHC).... Read More

TV court June 8?

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says that with, the approval of the chief justice, on June 8 there could be live streaming of the first hearing in the claim brought by People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson challenging the constitutionality of the national... Read More

Full Court to decide on fresh evidence in Kartel appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

The Full Court of the Supreme Court is to hear an application for a photocopy of a statement to be admitted in the appeal for incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused. Read More

Embalmer on ganja rap

Friday, May, 25 2018    

A St Catherine embalmer has found himself in trouble with the law after his cousin reportedly told the police that he was the one who had given him 18.1 pounds of ganja to take to Panama. Read More

Agrofest at new venue in Hope Pastures tomorrow

Friday, May, 25 2018    

THIS year's staging of the annual Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) agricultural event, Agrofest will move from its regular venue, Jamaica College, to the nearby Jamaica Horticultural Society (JHS) Grounds on Gibson Drive Hope Pastures. Read More

KSAMC gearing to increase cold storage fees

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

SUPERMARKETS, meat wholesalers and retailers, meat processing plants, and ice-cream manufacturers who use cold storage are some of the businesses likely to be affected if the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) decides to enforce cold storage... Read More

Integrity Commission appoints temporary heads of divisions

Friday, May, 25 2018    

THE Integrity Commission has appointed three temporary heads of divisions, pending the implementation of its Change Management and Integration Plan in September. Read More

Goffe wants NIDS challenge among cases streamed live

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

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

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

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

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

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

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

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



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