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JCF vows to punish cops

The police high command last night said it has asked the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) for information regarding its claim that some cops are planting guns at certain crime scenes as it intends to probe the matter and punish any member of constabulary found... Read More

ECJ Opposition members want probe of issues raised by Fisher
The two Opposition members of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) yesterday withdrew their support for a statement issued by the commission last week countering a claim of “growing political influence” at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) by former...... Read More

Barbadians vote for new Gov't amid economic concerns
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbadians go to the polls this Thursday to elect a new government amid growing economic concerns and the possibility of choosing a woman for the first time to lead a government in this Caribbean Community (Caricom) country.... Read More

Deejay's lawyers say Sony wants to talk
THE lawyers representing Jamaican dancehall artiste Flourgon in his US$300-million suit against American singer Miley Cyrus alleging copyright infringement say they have been contacted by Sony Corporation for a mediation.... Read More

FAO urges protection of bees for the future of our food

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (FAO) — On the eve of the first World Bee Day, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) last Saturday urged countries and individuals to do more to protect bees and other pollinators or risk a sharp drop in food diversity. Read More

Grange says she remains intolerant of sexual abuse

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says that she remains intolerant of sexual abuse. Read More

Outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A growing roster of nations yesterday decried Venezuela's presidential election as a farce, with the US leading the charge in announcing new financial restrictions aimed at further isolating President Nicolas Maduro's embattled... Read More

'Dem just wicked'

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

“Dem kill more often than dem drink water,” was how 100-year-old Luah Miller described people responsible for acts of crime and violence across the country. Read More

Tragedy!

BY HORACE HINES & ANTHONY LEWIS | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tragedy struck on the Hopewell main road in Hanover, Sunday night, when five St James residents were left dead after a two-vehicle collision involving a Toyota sedan and a Toyota station wagon. Read More

This Day in History — May 22

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

Today is the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

The joys of reading The joy The reading

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Several Manchester schools participated in activities recently to mark Read Across Jamaica Day, one of the events by the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) in recognition of Education Week. Read More

Farmers urged to maximise the use of technology

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

Audley Shaw is urging farmers to embrace the use of technology to produce high-quality crops and to protect the environment. Read More

243 farmers certified in climate-smart techniques

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

Two hundred and forty-three farmers in St Thomas and St Andrew are now certified in climate-smart farming techniques to improve their produce while protecting their lands and the island's water supply. Read More

More investors showing interest in Special Economic Zone

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

THE Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is reporting heightening investor/stakeholder interest in operating within the country's Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which are key components of the Government's Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI). Read More

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. Read More



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