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Gov't must secure communities post SoE, says PNP Women's Movement

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party Women's Movement (PNPWM) says that the Government should utilise the resources of the State to strengthen police intelligence and increase security presence in violence-torn communities so that citizens can be assured of their safety in the... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: The PNP will be stronger for voting against SOEs

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Dear Editor,I commend the People's National Party (PNP) for its brave decision to vote against an extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOE). Read More

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Read More

PNP seeks assurance from security forces to remain in SOE areas

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson says that he has received an assurance from Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that the joint command will maintain its presence in St James and other areas... Read More

Panama musician arrested for ganja at Sangster Airport

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A musician from Panama was arrested and charged with several breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act after he was nabbed with several pounds of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in St James yesterday. Read More

Retired cop found dead in Constant Spring

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a retired police officer was found dead in his car behind the Constant Spring Market last evening.When contacted, the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said that it was a case of sudden death. Read More

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats condemned Saturday and vowed to appeal. Read More

US Coast Guard seize over 1 ton of cocaine, nab smugglers in Caribbean

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, United States Virgin Islands (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it seized an estimated 2,606 pounds of cocaine and nabbed three smugglers during an exercise in the Caribbean Sea earlier this week. Read More

SERHA gets $12-m mobile HIV testing unit

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A mobile human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing unit, valued at over $12 million, has been handed over to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA). Read More

Health crisis looms with dengue, overcrowding and surgery delays, says PNP

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that there is a Dengue Fever outbreak across the island despite the health ministry's declaration that the number of cases could not be classified as such. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Holness responds to Petrojam report… Opposition votes out SOEs… JDF soldier suspected of slaying wife … Alia Atkinson cops gold

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in response to the damning report of corruption at the State-owned oil refinery Petrojam, on Monday ordered a forensic audit into the J$5.2 billion worth of oil that has been unaccounted for between 2013 and 2018 and said the Petroleum... Read More

Bartlett commits $100m to Alpha Redevelopment Plan

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on Wednesday committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston. Read More

No backing down

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

THE Parliamentary Opposition is not backing down. Read More

Lawyer slain, JDF husband the suspect

Friday, December, 14 2018    

TWO children are now motherless after their father reportedly stabbed their mother to death at their West Kirkland Heights apartment yesterday. Read More

TPDCo trains 300 artisans yearly

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 14 2018    

MORE than 300 artisans are trained by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) each year, the company's Executive Director Dr Andrew Spencer has disclosed. Read More



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