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Police to get 97 vehicles by Monday

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says 97 motor vehicles will be delivered to the Jamaica Constabulary Force by Monday.These motor vehicles are the remainder of the 119 vehicles which the Government has been sourcing locally for the police. Read More

Cops release Trelawny woman linked to Miami gun bust
AFTER spending two nights in police custody, the woman detained in connection with last month's gun bust in Miami, United States, was released yesterday.... Read More

Gov't urges vertical developments to maximise urban land use
MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the need for a review of residential density zoning standards is still a major issue for the country.... Read More

Caribbean bank to pump US$172m into Jamaica
THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a US$172-million programme of assistance for Jamaica that will run from now to the year 2021.... Read More

Goat Islands declared a wildlife sanctuary

Friday, December, 15 2017    

GOAT Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA), which then Government in 2014 announced would become a Chinese-run transshipment port, has been named a wildlife sanctuary for endemic and endangered species, including the critically endangered endemic Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura... Read More

PNP mourns death of May Pen North caretaker, son

Friday, December, 15 2017    

PEOPLE'S National Party's (PNP) caretaker for the May Pen North Division in Clarendon, Carol Ebanks and her son Jehvon Myles were Wednesday night shot dead by gunmen. Read More

Some Jamaicans opposed to sentence-reduction initiative

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Some Jamaicans believe that criminals who plead guilty to heinous crimes should not benefit from the Sentence Reduction Programme today. Read More

One person in custody after Clarendon double murder

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE police now have one person in custody following Wednesday night's double murder of a PNP councillor/caretaker and her son at their home in Clarendon. Read More

'Heaven on Earth'

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Hugs, broad smiles, and a sense of pride marked the celebratory atmosphere among 47 people who were yesterday granted Jamaican citizenship during a ceremony at Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew. Read More

Residents of demolished house appeal for help

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE residents of Rosemary Lane in downtown Kingston whose house was demolished on Sunday are now appealing to the public for help to rebuild. Read More

IDB: NIDS will create foundation for digital economy

Friday, December, 15 2017    

General manager, Caribbean Country Department, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the national identification system (NIDS) will lay the foundation for Jamaica to become a digital economy. Read More

Court assistant in divorce racket bail extended

Friday, December, 15 2017    

THE acting court assistant who is at the centre of a divorce racket is to return to court next year. Read More

10 J'cans among 96 held in T&T crackdown

Friday, December, 15 2017    

TEN Jamaicans were among 96 Caribbean nationals detained by police during a combined anti-crime operation conducted here in recent weeks. Read More

Clarendon street to be named in Davina Bennett's honour

Friday, December, 15 2017    

MIDDLE Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017. Read More

Lee-Chin urges J'cans to support youth in juvenile remand centres

Friday, December, 15 2017    

CHAIRMAN of the non-profit organisation, Trust for the Americas, Michael Lee-Chin, has called on influential individuals to provide support for youth, specifically girls in juvenile remand centres, so they can be in a better position to thrive when they leave the... Read More



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