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Joint select committee to be re-convened for Data Protection Bill

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Joint Select Committee of Parliament is to be re-convened no later than June, in an effort to have the Data Protection Bill approved in this financial year. Read More

Police seize firearm in Llandilo, Westmoreland

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland Police seized a firearm and three rounds of ammunition during an operation in Llandilo in the parish on Thursday. Read More

UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where May failed on Brexit

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The race to become Britain's next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the European Union (EU). Read More

Caribbean nationals detained in US immigration sweep

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a number of Caribbean nationals are included in the 31 immigrants detained during a sweep in New York by officers from the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Read More

Man arrested in St Thomas for ganja

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The St Thomas police on Friday, May 24 arrested and charged a man for possession of ganja, dealing in, and taking steps to export ganja.Charged is 29-year-old Raynor Montague of Codian Drive, Angels Estate in St Catherine. Read More

Gov't on mission to ensure access to timely healthcare — Tufton

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Government is on a mission to ensure that all Jamaicans have access to timely healthcare. Read More

Pope condemns abortion as use of 'paid killer'

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — Pope Francis reiterated Saturday that abortion is unacceptable, saying its use amounted to the hiring of a "paid killer." Read More

Barbados against public smoking of marijuana

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Government says it wants to make it clear that the public smoking of marijuana would not be tolerated as part of the moves to establish a cannabis industry on the island. Read More

Bartlett urges more public education on child safety

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has called for more public education in relation to safety, particularly child safety matters. Read More

National Labour Day project makes Papine High safer

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 24 2019    

OFFICIALS at the Papine High School will now be able to better monitor students who have been sneaking in and out of the St Andrew Eastern institution. Read More

Ministry sends warning to job scammers

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 24 2019    

THE Labour Ministry has urged people who have been duped out of their money, with the promise of a spot in its overseas employment programme, to come forward, and at the same time is urging those desperate for jobs to be on alert for these scams. Read More

KPH, Victoria Jubilee get facelift; bathroom for disabled

Friday, May, 24 2019    

STAFF of West Kingston Power Partners yesterday installed a bathroom for disabled clients, and carried out painting at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in downtown Kingston as part of Labour Day activities. Read More

$1.3 billion spent on 43 justice institutions in 2018/19

Friday, May, 24 2019    

THE Ministry of Justice says it has spent $1.3 billion to construct, rehabilitate, and refurbish 43 justice institutions, including several of the island's courts, during the 2018/19 fiscal year. Read More

Hundreds participate in Labour Day projects across island

Friday, May, 24 2019    

Hundreds of people yesterday participated in Labour Day projects across the island, some observing the theme 'Child Safety... It's You, It's Me, It's All Ah We', while others painted kerb walls, repainted pedestrian crossings, clean-up their communities, while some laboured at their... Read More



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