Shaw urges cops to accept back pay by today

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw yesterday urged rank-and-file members (constables to inspectors) of the police force to join their colleagues in the public sector and accept the Government's five per cent back pay offer for 2017/2018 by... Read More

Vale Royal Talks next month, says PM
The newest round of the Vale Royal talks is slated to begin next month, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday.... Read More

Police get more bikes, cars
FORTY-TWO motorcycles and 19 motor cars, valued at more than $100 million, were Tuesday handed over to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).... Read More

Errol Strong is new PCOA chairman
ERROL Strong has been appointed chairman of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA) by the governor general. His appointment took effect on February 12 of this year.... Read More

FFP band aids students' development

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

“Music soothes your mind,” says Michael Brown. Read More

16 passes — no job

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

JUZZLE Sayles worked hard in school and made her mother proud, but despite having 16 Caribbean Examination Council passes she has been unable to secure a job, and her parents are unable to find money for her to pursue further studies. Read More

This Day in History — March 22

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

Today is the 81st day of 2018 There are 284 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Gov't moving to protect cultural properties from illicit trading, theft

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

OLIVIA Grange says the Government would be moving to amend legislation and ratify international conventions as part of a coordinated response to the theft and export of invaluable cultural artefacts that belong to the people of Jamaica. Read More

Compassionate care programme to be introduced

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says a compassionate care programme designed to drive the customer care element in the public health system will be introduced. Read More

NHF, JCF partner to promote healthy lifestyle among cops

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

THE National Health Fund (NHF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have partnered on the development of initiatives to spread awareness and reduce the incidences of lifestyle diseases among the members of the force. Read More

Police establish state of emergency help desk

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

THE police have advised that a help desk has been established at the Spanish Town Police Station for the relatives of those who have been detained during the state of public emergency in St Catherine. Read More

PICA to reach more people with bus

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

THE Ministry of National Security has provided the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) with a Mitsubishi Rosa bus valued at $9.8 million. Read More

JTA: We are still negotiating

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Thursday, March, 22 2018    

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Georgia Waugh Richards yesterday emphasised that the island's teachers have still not accepted the Government's wage and benefits offer, and remain at the bargaining table. Read More

New town centre for Falmouth, Trelawny

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness announced Tuesday that a new town centre is to be built for Falmouth, the Trelawny capital. Read More

PCJ raising awareness about oil, gas exploration

Thursday, March, 22 2018    

THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is undertaking a public education campaign on its oil and gas exploration programme. Read More


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