Chang: Use smart city for wealth creation

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is emphasising that the role of a smart city should not be relegated to merely planning for local authorities and shore up security mechanism, but to yield economic development from the installation of global... Read More

Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Peter Abrahams
Sixty-three-year old Norman Tomlinson was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment recently for the killing of 97-year-old former journalist, Peter Abrahams.Tomlinson had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on July 24, 2018.... Read More

Hero guard to receive award today
Kingston resident Kimani Ramon Anderson, who singlehandedly and heroically rescued three young girls, all wards of the State, from a burning building at the Walker's Place of Safety in January, will receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry from the Government.... Read More

Gang conflict leads to shooting in Manchester — police
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Police have linked the shooting of five men in Three Chains on Saturday to gang conflict.Twenty-year-old Matthew Johnson and Damion Britton, 36, from the community succumbed to their injuries.... Read More

A bridge is on the way

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In August 2017, People's National Party Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green died, leaving the St Mary South Eastern... Read More

Phillips: We must recognise our ordinary Jamaicans

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The following is the National Heroes' Day message by Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips: This year's celebration of National Heroes' Day coincides with the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Labour Rebellion. Read More

Spiritual Plea

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Territorial commander of the Salvation Army in the Caribbean, Commissioner Devon Haughton, yesterday urged Jamaicans to celebrate National Heritage Week, this week, by protecting the country's heritage and supporting the efforts to make it a place of... Read More

Shaw urges farmers to utilise new irrigation technology

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called on farmers to utilise new irrigation technology to improve crop quality and increase production. Read More

Domestic disputes worry Chuck, despite murder drop

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has expressed concern that despite the reduction in murders across Jamaica, there are still “far too many” domestic disputes among Jamaicans which end in violence. Read More

Senate approves new Fisheries Act

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A new Fisheries Act, aimed at further safeguarding the local sector, was passed in the Senate last Friday. Read More

Women embrace farming technology in St Ann

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A recent meeting of greenhouse farmers in Water Valley, Alexandria, St Ann, revealed that a large number of women are embracing farming technologies. Read More

Joint venture agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre approved

Monday, October, 15 2018    

A joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas has been approved by Cabinet. Read More

TSO draws crowd in north & eastern Jamaica

Monday, October, 15 2018    

IT was very difficult to move through the aisles of stores two Thursdays ago as the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) got under way across the island. Read More

St Ann educator receives CD today

Monday, October, 15 2018    

EDUCATOR, 92-year-old Dr Joyce Louise Glasgow, will be recognised for her contribution to science education in Jamaica and internationally, during the 2018 national honours and awards ceremony at King's House today. She will be invested in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of... Read More

Holness: Let's salute our real heroes

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The following is a National Heroes' Day message by Prime Minister Andrew Holness:  Read More


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