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Man accused of killing grandfather heard voices, say relatives

Relatives of a young man accused of killing his visually impaired grandfather and dumping his body in a sewage pit at their home in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, say he told them he committed the murder after he heard voices inside his head. Read More

'Torn!'
NIKEISHA Howell, the mother of slain 17-year-old Mickolle Moulton, was planning to move out of the Arnett Gardens community of Zimbabwe in St Andrew with her two daughters before tragedy struck.... Read More

Dept of corrections using camp to help transform juvenile offenders
THREE hundred and eleven juvenile offenders from across the island who are currently on probation orders will, over the next two weeks, embark on what organisers call “a holistic journey towards positive transformation and empowerment”.... Read More

Transport Authority to license more route taxis
THE Transport Authority on Monday reopened 3,683 spaces for route taxis and 229 rural stage carriages islandwide.... Read More

FLA developments disturbing, says Phillips

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

OPPOSITION Leader Peter Phillips has described developments at the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) as disturbing, and charged that the security ministry, which should be preventing crimes, is empowering criminals by allowing guns to get into the hands of people who have a history of... Read More

Dog, cow, goat — roll call

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Friends, wi don't have di dog (11) culture like our friends in North America and Europe, so you can imagine how mi frighten when I realised a poodle was pulling at my pants while I was in the pharmacy yesterday. The young woman (7) who took the animal with her did not... Read More

Peter Phillips under fire

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

COUNCILLOR for the Chancery Hall Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation Duane Smith has blasted Opposition Leader and People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips for comments he made while on a political platform on Sunday. Read More

PNP leaves Bunting in Chinese row

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has scrambled to make amends with the Chinese Government in the wake of a backlash resulting from scathing comments made by its spokesperson on national security, Peter Bunting, about Chinese investment and commercial activity in... Read More

Haulage contractors still unhappy with slow pace at port

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

HAULAGE contractors at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) are bracing for a week of more frustration, as operations at the port remains at a pace which they say is costing them thousands of dollars per day in lost earnings due to the back-up of containers over the past few... Read More

Welcome to Saint John

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor — features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

SAVE for the marked difference in temperature, even in August, and the old world architecture, a Jamaican could feel right at home in downtown Saint John. Read More

TVET critical in advancing country's economic development

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry says technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) will play a critical role in the economic advancement of the country. Read More

Community access points to be powered by solar energy

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Science , Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has announced plans for the utilisation of solar energy to power the more than 250 community access points (CAPs) providing public Internet and technology services islandwide. Read More

Truck driver to be questioned after Westmoreland drug bust

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

A Westmoreland truck driver is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney this week, following the seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of ganja and a sniper rifle in Culloden, Whitehouse, Westmoreland.The police have not released his identity. Read More

MP died 'with a lot of dreams'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

PATRICK McLeod, a long-time friend and confidant of Dr Winston Green — the People's National Party (PNP) member of parliament for St Mary South Eastern who died suddenly yesterday — has described him as a man whose good surpassed his bad. Read More

Dirty meat

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Observer staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

 The Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit on Saturday arrested four men and shut down an illegal slaughterhouse and meat shop in Seivright Gardens, St Andrew in an operation that began in St Thomas. Read More



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