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Man shot dead in churchyard had testified about attempt on his life

A man who was shot dead yesterday morning as he alighted his vehicle, on premises behind Emmanuel Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, had testified during a church service a few months ago about an attempt on his life. Read More

Manchester fraud trial resumes today
PORUS, Manchester — Lawyers here will today begin their response to Parish Judge Ann Marie Grainger's ruling last month that all except one of the defendants have a case to answer in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial.... Read More

US ambassador goes to bat for MOCA
AMERICA'S top diplomat in Jamaica, Ambassador Donald Tapia, believes the island can deliver a punishing body blow to corruption if legislators get serious about tabling regulations to make the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) an independent...... Read More

Hundreds flock nursing programmes despite limited spaces
DESPITE the worrisome attrition rate of nurses, each year hundreds of applicants to local nursing programmes are turned away due to lack of space in tertiary institutions.... Read More

School administrators to crack down on 'tripping jump challenge'

Monday, February, 17 2020    

SCHOOL administrators are being urged to crack down on a new practice among students called the 'jump trip challenge' or the 'tripping jump challenge'.In a press release yesterday, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information noted that there are several videos... Read More

Man arrested in Jamaica for US killing to be arraigned

Monday, February, 17 2020    

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) — A man arrested in Jamaica for the 2018 killing of his girlfriend in South Burlington has been transported to Vermont and will be arraigned tomorrow, police said.Leroy Headley, 38, was found and arrested by Jamaican authorities... Read More

Screen top cops

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has suggested that modernisation efforts within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) must begin at the top.Tapia, who was speaking to Jamaica Observer editors and reporters last Tuesday at the newspaper's Beechwood... Read More

Teacher flight raises concerns among parents

Monday, February, 17 2020    

PARENTS of students who attend high schools in St Catherine have expressed concern about the frequency with which their children are left without subject teachers each school year. Read More

Observer MD among seven alumni honoured by UWI

Monday, February, 17 2020    

MANAGING director of the Jamaica Observer, Julian Rogers, was recognised by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, for outstanding contribution to the media and communications landscape in Jamaica and the Caribbean, at the university's 19th Homecoming Celebrations last week... Read More

'Remove it!'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

RESIDENTS in Water Valley, St Ann, are calling for the removal of a pond built by Noranda Bauxite in the community following the death of 10-year-old Rajaun Brown late last month. Read More

Record-breaking Sigma Run

Monday, February, 17 2020    

THE organisers of this year's Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run surpassed their fund-raising target, netting a record-breaking $55,301,419 for the run's three beneficiaries — Bustamante Hospital for Children, Savanna-la-Mar Hospital and Clifton Boys' ... Read More

Look to homes, communities to tackle domestic violence — police federation head

BY JONATHAN MORRISON Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

PORUS, Manchester — Jamaica Police Federation Chairman Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe has added his voice to the quest for solutions to the country's increasing incidence of deadly domestic violence in which women are the main victims. Read More

This Day In History - February 17

Monday, February, 17 2020    

Today is the 48 thday of 2020. There are 318 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Buff Bay athletics coach laments lack of resources

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 17 2020    

HEAD coach at Buff Bay High Kevin Brown is convinced that access to greater resources for his school would lead to improved showing at various track and field championships. Read More

'Help us'

Monday, February, 17 2020    

Buff Bay High head boy and high jumper Raymond Richards clears the rope during training at the school on THursday. (Photo: Jason Tulloch) Read More


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