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Portmore man suspected of committing suicide

Monday, February, 18 2019    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A Portmore man is suspected of committing suicide at his home on Saturday.Dead is 25-year-old Javaughn Davis, a barber of Monza, Greater Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

US, other armed foreigners charged in 'conspiracy,' say Haiti police

Monday, February, 18 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti has charged several Americans and other foreign nationals with criminal conspiracy after their arrest with assault rifles and other weapons, the national police said. Read More

England face buoyant Windies with one eye on World Cup

Monday, February, 18 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — England enter the home stretch of World Cup preparation with a five-match one-day international series beginning on Wednesday at the Kensington Oval against a West Indies team seeking to feed off the success of their Test side. Read More

Teen boy held with 19 bullets in August Town

Monday, February, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A teen boy was yesterday arrested in Bedward Gardens, located in August Town, St Andrew, after the police reportedly found 22 rounds of ammunition in a knapsack he was carrying. Read More

Police detain parents of 3-y-o who died in St Ann

Monday, February, 18 2019    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The police have detained the parents of a three-year-old girl who died at the St Ann's Bay Hospital on Saturday. Read More

RUBiS closes Manor Park service station

Monday, February, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited has closed its Manor Park service station located at 211 Constant Spring Road in Kingston. Read More

Haiti officials to lose perks

Monday, February, 18 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant after days of deadly protests. Read More

Hinds ready to score on Eastern Hanover pitch

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

WAVELL Hinds does not plan to leave the Hanover Eastern pitch scoreless, roughly two years from now when a parliamentary election is constitutionally due. Read More

Wray & Nephew gives Gov't 20,000 reusable bags

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

In a further demonstration of its eco-friendly stance, J Wray & Nephew Ltd has donated 20,000 reusable shopping bags to the Government of Jamaica, for distribution by the local municipal corporations. Read More

Banning plastic: How Jamaica moved to save its environment

BY JAMES ELLSMOOR | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Jamaica had a history of having one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average national estimated to use around 500 bags each year. Read More

JUTC begs commuters for sympathy

BY RACQUEL PORTER Staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Commuters now inconvenienced due to inefficency in the State-run bus apparatus will have to wait a while longer as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) seeks to address issues affecting passengers. Read More

Woman gets in trouble for taking money she claimed is owed to her after leaving company

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

 A young woman, who was on training at a juice company but returned and stole $11,000 after she quit, told the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court that the money she took was owed to her, after disputing the amount. Read More

Salesman denies stealing $-million; claims he left it with supermarket manager

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

 A salesman employed to a popular distributing company who is accused of stealing $1.19 million from a manager of a supermarket after delivering goods, claimed he did not collect the money and left it with the manager as it is the company's policy. Read More

Public approval for security forces

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

More Jamaicans approve of the job that the security forces have been doing in recent times than those who disapprove. At the same time, the majority of those polled say that the police should be tougher on people suspected of committing crimes. Read More

Five sets of twins!

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Amid the recent baby-snatching incidents and debate on abortion comes the curious case of Kerry-Ann Anderson — a woman who has given birth to five sets of fraternal twins, four of which she had consecutively. Read More



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