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Lawyer accuses police witness of lying

THE defence attorney representing the reputed leader of the Uchence Wilson Gang on Thursday accused one of the main investigators of lying about his client having a gun and firing at the police when he was being arrested. Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Bill passage expected by year end
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill (2017) is expected to be passed in Parliament by December 2019.... Read More

Farm Heights/Rose Heights community centre gets Labour
THE spirit of volunteerism was alive and well at Farm Heights/Rose Heights Community Centre in St James on Wednesday, Labour Day, where scores of people participated in the main parish project.... Read More

'It's the biggest Labour Day project ever in St James'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport collaborated to spearhead a massive Labour Day project which had a major emphasis on road safety for the benefit of two primary...... Read More

Sandals Resorts improve child safety on Labour Day

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

SOME 200 volunteers from Sandals South Coast, worked together to paint a section of Carmel Basic School during Labour Day activities. Beaches and Grand Pineapple resorts participated in Labour Day activities on Thursday, painting and refurbishing a number of schools, with special... Read More

PHOTO: For the children

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

Minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge (left); Early Childhood Commission (ECC) development officer Simone Kelly (second left); and EEC inspector Melissa Meghoo wash toys used as learning aides at Gregory Park Basic School in St Catherine during... Read More

Tears in court

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 25 2019    

THE three distraught siblings of the late fashion designer Dexter Pottinger wept openly yesterday during the sentencing hearing for his killer, while outlining the pain and hardship that the family is now enduring, including the possibility of losing their loved one's home where they now... Read More

PHOTO: Majesty Gardens clean-up

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

Staff members of Lasco Distribution were on hand to help the community of Majesty Gardens clean up their sports complex on Labour Day. Enthusiastic residents, including children, came out to help. Here Omar Palmer (left) and Danielle Cunningham get help from residents during the... Read More

UDC spruces up Denham Town Primary School

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

A 40-member Urban Development Corporation (UDC) team carried out work at Denham Town Primary School in Kingston as part of Labour Day activities on Thursday. Read More

NCB upgrade affects processing of monthly salaries

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

A $2-billion upgrade by the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) is now the cause for distress among several workers across the country who did not have their salaries credited to their accounts yesterday. Read More

Gov't promises to review cannabis licensing process

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 25 2019    

THE cries of stakeholders in the legal cannabis industry are now receiving some attention from the Government, among them the complaints about the onerous application process which presents a significant obstacle for small growers and producers. Read More

Portia among six former labour ministers honoured

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

SIX former ministers of labour have been recognised by the Government for their contribution to the achievements and activities associated with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Trade Union Act, which were established 100 years ago. Read More

Gabon investigates alleged rape of women footballers

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AFP) — The Gabonese authorities yesterday announced the opening of an inquiry into ill-treatment and sexual assaults against members of the Under-20 national women's team by their managers. Read More

24-y-o St Ann man shot dead in car

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Twenty-four-year-old Doyon Hurl of Bethel Town, St Ann was shot dead by unknown assailants at Captureland, Ginger Hall in the parish this morning, the police have reported. Read More

Tailor shot dead, woman injured in May Pen

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A tailor was shot dead and a woman left nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident on Main Street in May Pen, Clarendon last night, the police are reporting. Read More



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