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Crown closes case in multiple murder trial

The prosecution yesterday closed its case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the St Thomas businessman accused of slashing the throats of five family members in that parish in 2006 and burying a sixth member in a shallow grave in St Mary. Read More

Delays likely on Mandela Highway this weekend
MOTORISTS are likely to face delays on Mandela Highway on the weekend.... Read More

Collymore denied bail
OMAR “Best” Collymore, the 35-year-old man accused of masterminding the murder of his wife on Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, was remanded when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.... Read More

Former Caricom secretary general speaks on deficit implementation within grouping
Roderick Rainford, former secretary general of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping, said yesterday he was pleased that many of the decisions taken by regional leaders to deepen the regional integration movement had not been implemented over the years.... Read More

Black Panther mania

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 17 2018    

Black Panther is well on its way to a record-making weekend at the North American box office, and here in Jamaica it is no different. Read More

Finance minister welcomes last- quarter growth

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has welcomed the 1.1 per cent growth in the economy for the October to December quarter in 2017. Read More

Parent place for Mount Salem by end of March

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

THE community of Mount Salem in St James — the first to be named a zone of special operations — will have a parent place by the end of March. Read More

Gov't vows to enforce rule of law in 2018/19

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government will continue to focus on enforcing the rule of law, and attaining timely outcomes during the 2018/19 financial year. Read More

New strategies coming for child development and protection

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

THE Government will be implementing a number of strategies for child development and protection during fiscal year 2018/2019. Read More

Major traffic corridors to be upgraded

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

GOVERNMENT, through the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), will improve the carrying capacity of several major traffic corridors in the upcoming fiscal year. Read More

Capabilities of Jamaica Customs Agency to be strengthened

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

THE Jamaica Customs Agency's (JCA) capabilities will be further strengthened in 2018/19 as the Government positions the entity to continue driving economic growth through trade facilitation, revenue collection and border protection. Read More

NHT expected to deliver more than 11,000 houses next fiscal year

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

THE National Housing Trust (NHT) will deliver 11,103 houses to the market for fiscal year 2018/19.The number comprises 6,369 housing starts and 4,734 housing completions. In addition, 8,000 new loans will be created. Read More

Murder, outrage, impasse: how gun crime bedevils US

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The United States has once again been forced to confront its deadly distinction as the world's only developed country to be plagued by mass school shootings. Read More

Zimbabwe Opposition risks split after leader's death

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's main Opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Read More

3-year-old girl latest murder victim in St Mary

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 16 2018    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — The family of a three-year-old girl who was shot dead in Annotto Bay, St Mary, are still trying to come to terms with her gruesome murder. Read More



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