US designates Jamaican as a 'global terrorist'

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The Treasury Department took action yesterday against a Jamaica-based Islamic cleric accused of helping Islamic State recruits travel to areas controlled by the militant group. Read More

Jamaican with life-threatening leptospirosis treated in Cayman Islands
A Jamaican father of two young children, who had a severe form of leptospirosis, can now breathe a sigh of relief following the intervention of doctors at Health City Cayman Islands.... Read More

Cop arrested in gang bust to be charged with murder, robbery, court told
The detective corporal who was apprehended last weekend when police smashed a major criminal gang is to face murder and robbery charges.... Read More

Downtown Kingston accused robbers behind bars
AT least two men who have been linked to robberies in downtown Kingston, which have seen a recent increase, are now behind bars.... Read More

Job-seekers guided to areas where employment being generated, PM says

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is taking a strategic approach to ensure that jobseekers, particularly young people, are guided to areas where employment is either being generated or can potentially be created. Read More

$90-b increase to budget

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

The Government yesterday tabled supplementary estimates boosting spending this financial year by approximately $90 billion. Read More

Montague says no rules breached by his ministry in car import saga

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

National Security Minister Robert Montague finally found his voice on the raging controversy over the effort to import 200 pre-owned motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), saying that no procurement rules have been breached by his... Read More

UNWTO conference major boost for MoBay Convention Centre

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay Convention Centre last week got a major boost as it was the venue where more than 1,300 delegates, including several world leaders, converged for the Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, organised by... Read More

First in the world!

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

The Urban Development Corporation-owned Green Grotto Caves and Attractions in Discovery Bay, St Ann, was recently promoted to EarthCheck Master status, the first cave in the world to hold the designation. Read More

CIN to pay tribute to Lowell Hawthorne Sunday

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

NEW YORK, United States — As the Jamaican community here continues to grapple with Saturday's suicide by the founder and chief executive officer of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Lowell Hawthorne, the Caribbean International Network ... Read More

Students invited to enter e-Learning Jamaica Christmas jingle contest

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

STUDENTS are invited to participate in the e-Learning Jingle Competition for the Christmas season.Communications manager at e-Learning Jamaica, Kimona Gordon, said students are required to record a 15-second jingle about what Christmas means to them. Read More

McKenzie: Local authorities must take lead to prevent squatting

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says the island's local authorities must take the lead in preventing squatter settlements and illegal buildings from mushrooming in their respective municipalities. Read More

Pressured J'can-born jurist resigns as Court of Appeal judge in Belize

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Jamaican-born jurist, Franz Parke, has resigned as a member of the Court of Appeal here, just more than two months after his appointment as a judge sparked controversy here. Read More

Gov't starts consultations on rehabilitation of inmates

Wednesday, December, 6 2017    

THE Government is engaging critical stakeholders on plans for the rehabilitation and redemption of people incarcerated in the island's penal institutions. Read More


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