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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

Cosby forced to hire new lawyers for assault re-trial

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby is being forced to hire a new legal team after a second top-flight attorney withdrew from his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault.After Brian McMonagle quit earlier this month, his California-based co-counsel Angela... Read More

Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches.But the project is part of a fragile experiment whose success or failure might help... Read More

Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone flood

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) — Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response. Read More

St Kitts-Nevis Opposition leader against introduction of visas for Venezuelans

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former St Kitts-Nevis prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas Tuesday urged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders not to impose visa restrictions on Venezuelans in light of the ongoing political situation in that South American country. Read More

Businessman shot dead after engaging robbers at Clarendon bar

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

CLARENDON, Jamaica— A man was shot dead and another injured in an attempted robbery at a bar in Sandy Bay, Clarendon yesterday afternoon. Read More

British PM says 'no equivalence' in US clashes

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Far-right views should always be condemned and there could be no equivalence with opponents of fascism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday in comments that implicitly criticised US President Donald Trump.In the Virginia college town... Read More

Hanna wants Shaneke Williams removed from MJW pageant

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Miss Jamaica World 1993 and Member of Parliament (MP) for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, has called on the organisers of Miss Jamaica World 2017 to remove controversial Shaneke Williams from the line-up of finalists selected to vie for the crown at the grand coronation... Read More

T&T concerned over British travel advisory on terrorism attacks

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago government has “registered” its concern with the British government over a recent advisory from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) indicating that “terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Trinidad... 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



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