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Hanover police name persons of interest

Friday, August, 17 2018    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Detectives from the Hanover Police Division have named two men as 'persons of interest' who are being asked to turn themselves in to the police by 12:00 pm today. Read More

Windward Road, Mountain View Avenue Intersection to be closed

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, this Sunday.The closure will be for 10 hours, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Read More

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

Friday, August, 17 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island. Read More

PSOJ urges support for flexible exchange rate

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling on "well-thinking Jamaicans to refrain from speculative and narrow self-serving activity in the financial market which may have the effect of impeding the success of the national effort to stabilise the FX... Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: To be alive in Jamaica is like a miracle.

Friday, August, 17 2018    

The Editor,To be alive in Jamaica is like a miracle.Life is becoming more uncertain in Jamaica now, more than ever. And the question that is so often times being asked is: "Who next?" Read More

Weather forecast: Widely scattered showers this afternoon

Friday, August, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island through the weekend, while a tropical wave is expected influence weather conditions island wide on Sunday. Read More

Dump privatisation team should complete work in 14 months

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the enterprise team charged with identifying an investor for the privatisation of the island's dumps should have its work completed within another 14 months. Read More

Cabinet changes coming

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness admitted yesterday that since the resignation of science and technology minister Dr Andrew Wheatley he has considered changes in his Cabinet with the appointment of a new minister to take over the portfolios of the former minister. Read More

'Dispel this false notion that there is no security plan'

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday dismissed repeated statements by the Opposition that his Administration does not have an effective crime plan in place, and has called on Jamaicans to reject that assertion. Read More

NWA working with cops, health dept to stop vandalism of traffic signals

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) believes that a person of unsound mind might be responsible for acts of vandalism that have resulted in a number of traffic signals being out of service. Read More

Caustic death

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

WHEN 13-year-old Shanoya Wray left home quietly on the night of July 15, her relatives — who quickly reported her missing — had no clue she would not return home alive. Read More

Stop it!

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porter@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

INSPECTOR Keith Steele is admonishing residents of August Town, who he says have been hindering efforts by the police to effectively fight crime and violence in the St Andrew community. Read More

Employers should diversify job requirements, says Reid

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

EDUCATION, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid has endorsed a suggestion made by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for employers to diversify their job requirements by requesting qualifications outside of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes. Read More

Innovation centres will provide safe space for young people

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green says the ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island. Read More

Gov't steadily paying down debt

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

JAMAICA'S debt is steadily decreasing as a result of increased payments being made by the Government, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Read More



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