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Charles Jr calls for greater regional cooperation to counteract terrorism

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Pearnel Charles Jr is urging countries within the Caribbean region to increase their collaborative efforts in countering the threat of terrorism in the region. Read More

Have you seen 11-y-o Devantae Bryan?

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A High Alert has been activated for 11-year-old Devantae Bryan, of Peter Rock Road in Jacks Hill, St Andrew. He has been reported missing since Monday.He is dark in complexion, slim build and about 144 centimetres (4 feet 9 inches) tall. Read More

JCF to establish Agricultural Produce Protection Division

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be establishing an Agricultural Produce Protection Division as part of efforts to intensify the campaign against praedial larceny. Read More

JUTC to roll out 'Night Hawk' service for festive season

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be providing its annual 'Night Hawk' service along specified routes for the festive season. The State-owned bus company, in a newspaper advertisement yesterday, advised that the service will be provided on... Read More

Guyana passenger held with 70 live finches in hair rollers at JFK airport

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Customs officials at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. Read More

JPS exceeds target for streetlight repairs

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it has exceeded its streetlight repair target for the final quarter of 2018, with nearly a month to spare.  Read More

Trump denies directing lawyer to break law

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president's longtime close ally was sentenced to three years for campaign finance violations and other crimes. Read More

Court of Appeal to have full complement of judges by 2020

Thursday, December, 13 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court of Appeal should have its full complement of 13 judges by 2020, up from the seven currently serving. Read More

Man held after crashing stolen taxi into church fence

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

A man who was taken into custody on Sunday after he crashed a stolen taxi into the perimeter fence of a church on Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew is yet to be charged. Read More

Family of five shot, injured in money quarrel

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

Five members of a family were shot and injured on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew, by a gunman who kicked in the door to their house yesterday morning. Read More

Trial of Clarendon cops hits snag

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

The murder trial of the three Clarendon policemen yesterday hit a snag in the Home Circuit Court due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert. Read More

Bernard Lodge Master Plan Enterprise team named

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has announced the enterprise team that will lead the Bernard Lodge Master Plan. Read More

'Chungie' eulogised as 'miracle worker'

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

MIAMI, Florida — Legendary former football coach Winston Chung Fah was eulogised here last Saturday as a “miracle worker” and exceptional human being who had the ability to establish and maintain long-lasting friendships. Read More

Retired DCP cites domestic violence, crime link

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

RETIRED Deputy Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant says there is a link between domestic violence and crime in Jamaica. Read More

US Embassy supports small business trade mission from Puerto Rico

Wednesday, December, 12 2018    

A trade mission from Puerto Rico visited Jamaica late last month and was assured by a senior American official here that Jamaica was “becoming an even better place to do business”. Read More



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