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Live social media show for Sagicor Sigma Run 2019

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People around the world will be able to tune in live on social media tomorrow to watch the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Run in New Kingston, Jamaica. Read More

Payless to shutter all remaining US stores

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the US and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. Read More

Murder /suicide in St James

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— The St James police are reporting a murder/suicide involving a man and a woman in the parish yesterday.Dead are 47-year-old Junior Wint, businessman of More Park and 22-year-old Wendy Scarlett of German Town also in St James. Read More

Two dead in Holland Bamboo crash

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force's communication arm is reporting that two people were killed in a motor vehicle crash on the Holland Bamboo main road in St Elizabeth last night.Another person is said to be hospitalised. Read More

Jamaica Fire Brigade to increase fleet with $498-m allocation

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will spend $498 million to increase the fleet and capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to be able to adequately respond to emergencies. Read More

Govt allocates $500k for transport repository

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has set aside $500,000 to develop a national repository in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. Read More

Scammers posing as Labour Ministry staff collecting money for farm work approval

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says it has received reports that “unscrupulous persons” purporting to be agents have been issuing approvals letters and collecting money from unsuspecting individuals wishing to participate in its farm work... Read More

UPDATE: Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five cops

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country's latest mass shooting. Read More

Portland police seize ganja worth $4.7m

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — The Portland police last night seized 950 pounds of ganja worth an estimated $4.7 million, during an operation at Norwich in the parish. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Fayval takes charge… Fitness instructor killed… Kemoy Campbell makes progress

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet Minister Fayval Williams was on Wednesday appointed to head the turbulent Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology which has been embroiled in controversy since last year following several instances of nepotism and administrative breaches at the State-owned... Read More

Police seize ammo in Negril, St Andrew man charged

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A St Andrew man was arrested and charged following the seizure of a magazine containing 12 rounds of ammunition by the police during an operation at the Negril Beach Park in Westmoreland last night. Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

Heavenly father, your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage.Accept our thanks for so great a blessing. Grant that we may experience the assistance of our holy protector in all our necessities. Read More

Tenement yards to be upgraded

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 15 2019    

The Government is to unveil a new social housing programme for the poor, and upgrade tenements, known in urban areas as “big yards”, this year. Read More

Government makes security a priority

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 15 2019    

THE Government intends to create and table enhanced security measures legislation in Parliament this year, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen revealed yesterday, as he outlined the Administration's policies and programmes for the new parliamentary year. Read More

Government won't be distracted, says Vaz

Friday, February, 15 2019    

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the policies and programmes outlined by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen in the throne speech yesterday give a true picture of the Government's achievements over the past three years and its... Read More



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