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One killed, three injured in Hanover car crash

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

HANOVER, Jamaica — The Lucea police in Hanover are probing a motor vehicle crash which claimed the life of a woman and injured three other people on the Copperwood main road in the parish on Thursday.Dead is 50-year-old Merle Bucknor of Upper Rock Spring, Hanover. Read More

62-y-o British man charged for cocaine at NMIA

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives from the Narcotics Division say they arrested and charged a 62-year-old British man following the seizure of four kilograms of cocaine worth approximately J$5 million at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Wednesday, November... Read More

Man shot dead, another injured on Molynes Road

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Members of the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch are probing the shooting of two men, one of whom has died, following an attack by armed men on Molynes Road, St Andrew yesterday. Read More

Dominica to host national consultation on marijuana this month

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) —The Dominica government says it will hold a national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana later this month. Read More

UPDATE: Man shot dead in Central Village yesterday, another injured

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica —The police are reporting that a man was shot dead and another man shot and injured in Central Village, St Catherine yesterday afternoon. Read More

Relocation of poles on Hagley Park Road causes power outage

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is informing customers that there will be service disruptions in the Hagley Park Road area of St Andrew until Sunday evening. Read More

PNP's Fraser Binns wants bauxite debate shifted from levy to land

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition senator, Sophia Fraser Binns, says that the time has come for debate on the bauxite/alumina industry to move from focusing on the levy, to debating the future of the industry. Read More

2 J'cans nabbed with cocaine at airport in N Carolina

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

North Carolina, United States (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says two Jamaicans had been arrested at for attempting to smuggle more than six pounds of cocaine into the country with a street value of US$90,000. Read More

Summation in 'Chucky' trial starts today

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 9 2018    

JUSTICE Vivene Harris, who is presiding in the murder trial of Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown, will today begin her summation to the six-member jury in the Home Circuit Court. Read More

'Very rare' dolphin stranding in St Thomas

Friday, November, 9 2018    

WHILE noting that a stranding of dolphins along the island's coastline is very rare and unfortunate, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it will be surveying the area of White Sand Beach in Holland Bay, St Thomas, for other strandings and investigating the possible... Read More

BOJ autonomy Bill committee to meet weekends

Friday, November, 9 2018    

PARLIAMENT will be seeking submissions from stakeholders and other people interested in the changes being made to the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act, to release the bank from Government control, by December 21. Read More

JAS supports small farmers' role in emerging cannabis industry

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 9 2018    

JAMAICA Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton said Wednesday that his organisation will be fighting for the inclusion of small cannabis (ganja) farmers in the development of the industry. Read More

Gov't pleased with increased use of geospatial technology locally

Friday, November, 9 2018    

THE Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation says it is pleased with the increased use of geospatial technology locally. Read More

Massacre

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 9 2018    

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — Three brothers and one of their spouses were killed after they were pinned inside three houses and peppered with bullets by a group of marauding gunmen during a pre-dawn attack yesterday. Read More

Child parents

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 9 2018    

CHIEF executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) Kaysia Kerr has expressed alarm that the prospective parenting age has moved from 11 to nine years old over the past year-and-a-half. Read More



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