House to probe last week's controversial PAC meeting

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles has confirmed that he is looking at setting up an investigation into last week's controversial meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the House on the Petrojam issue. Read More

Another flight 'Swoops' down at MoBay airport
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Canada's newest airline, Swoop, a low-cost carrier that has only been in existence for six months, started its first international flight from its John C Munro Hamilton International Airport hub, just outside Toronto, with the arrival of flight 672 at 12:14...... Read More

Injured teacher awaits salary to do second surgery
A St Catherine teacher who injured her back when the chair she was sitting on gave way in 2013, has been taking sleeping pills to alleviate the pain and suffering she has been experiencing as she awaits her salary to undergo a second surgery.... Read More

77 wanted persons nabbed in Portland
SEVENTY-SEVEN individuals who were wanted in other parishes for murder and other serious crimes were nabbed in Portland between January and August of this year.... Read More

Dad uses needle and thread to stitch wound he inflicted on 10-y-o daughter

Monday, December, 17 2018    

A father who cut his 10-year-old daughter's forehead while beating her, claimed he panicked and ended up stitching the wound with needle and thread. Read More

HELP for Bog Walk elderly

By TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Monday, December, 17 2018    

UNCERTAIN as to whether she would be alive today to celebrate her 74th birthday and having no special plans, Iris Johnson made the most of yesterday's Christmas treat for the elderly in Bog Walk, St Catherine, which for her was an early birthday gift. Read More

Municipal corporations urged to make provisions for the homeless during Christmas

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is calling on the island's municipal corporations to make special provisions for the homeless during the Christmas season. Read More


Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE gun is still the weapon of choice for co mitting violent crimes in Jamaica, with the deadly weapon being used in 78.9 per cent of murders and 67.8 per cent of robberies in 2018. However, this is a decrease from its use in 81.7 per cent of murders and 67.6 per cent of robberies in... Read More

A golden treat

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Ettalyn Grant (right), president of EMMS Outreach Ministry, serves Linton Foster and Perline Herron, both of the Golden Age Home in Denham Town, at the charity's annual Christmas treat held at Denham Town Infant School yesterday. Read More

PM, wife treat children for Christmas

Monday, December, 17 2018    

OVER 2,000 children in State care, as well as from the constituencies of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, were treated to a fun-filled afternoon on the lawns of Jamaica House yesterday. The children received care packages, medical treatment, gifts and food, and were entertained... Read More

PHOTO: Music lessons

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Kieren York (left) of the Canadian High Commission, gets drumming lessons from Amiela Owen, Denham Town Sunday School student, at the annual Christmas treat hosted by EMMS Outreach Ministry at Denham Town Infant School yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

PHOTO: Home-bound

Monday, December, 17 2018    

This farmer and his donkey from Brandon Hill, Clarendon, return home last Thursday after a long day in the field. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Gov't will redouble crime-fighting efforts after SOE ends, says PM

Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE Government is pledging that it will not sit by and allow the gains made by the states of public emergency (SOE) to be eroded when the anti-crime measure is lifted next month. Read More

Ground broken for rehabilitation and expansion of Gayle Community Centre

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has broken ground for phase one of the rehabilitation and expansion of the Gayle multi-purpose community centre in St Mary. Read More

JAMPRO secures US$166.7 million in FDIs

Monday, December, 17 2018    

THE Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors. Read More




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