Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

Forex: J$128.91 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, April 21 ended trading at J$128.91 down by 25 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:13:00...

NMIA to be closed for maintenance works late Tuesday, early Wednesday
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Airport Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) is advising that the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston will be closed between the hours of 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25 to 4:00 am on...

Danville Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing today’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Fri, 21 Apr...

Anti-corruption conference next week critical – contractor general
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, says the staging of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) Conference next week is a...

Weekly Round-up: Retired Olympic athlete Mason dies... Romanian scammer arrested in HWT... Tesha Miller fined $100
Jamaica Observer

According to police reports, Mason lost control of the motorcycle he was travelling on about 4:20am and the vehicle ran off the road causing him to fall from it. He was pronounced dead at hospital. The athlete who...

Gov’t senator proposes property tax amnesty
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Government Senator Don Wehby is proposing an amnesty for the collection of property tax arrears in order to allow time for people to get regularised. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:23:19 GMT...

Tributes and discord one year after Prince death
Jamaica Observer

CHANHASSEN, United States (AFP) — One year after Prince's death, the pop legend's purple-clad fans converged Friday on his estate for a festive celebration, but some found it marred by commercialism and questions...

Injured Riu worker to be flown overseas for treatment, mayor says
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Plans are in place for one of the four members of the Hotel RIU Reggae maintenance team, who was injured during an explosion at the facility yesterday, to be flown out of the island to seek...

Canadian company given licences to mine for gold, copper in St Catherine
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Canadian company Carube Copper Corp has been granted permission to mine for copper and gold in Jamaica, a transport and mining ministry release said today. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:37:11 GMT...

May Pen Hospital to get radiology centre — Mike Henry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Patients at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon will benefit from the establishment of an Erin Radiology Centre as of May 1. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:56:26 GMT Canadian company given...

JAS wants compensation fund for praedial larceny victims
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says it wants a compensation fund for victims of praedial larceny, among other measures, to "send a strong and clear message to the farm thieves". Local News...

McKenzie says investigation being conducted into RIU explosion
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says departments of the Ministry, particularly the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the St James Municipal Corporation, will be conducting investigations into...

Parents urged to get children involved in community service
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A call has been made for parents to involve their children in community service as a means of building their social skills, and volunteerism. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:22:41 GMT PHOTO:...

St Lucia PM defends position on Citizenship by Investment Programme
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he was “uncomfortable” with the wording of an opposition motion regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). Local...

Regional Drug Law-Enforcement Training Centre launches website
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) yesterday launched an interactive and informative website, which provides information on the entity’s projects and...

Trump says US ready to solve N Korea 'problem' without China
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States is ready to solve the North Korean "problem" without China if necessary. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:12:13 GMT...

Talks on ganja decriminalisation too focussed on outselling competitors, says MAJ president
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the Medical Association of Jamaica Dr Myrton Smith says discussions on the decriminalisation of ganja in Jamaica seem to have taken a turn for the worse, with the rhetoric focusing...

President urges Parliament to cooperate for the future development of Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has urged legislators to cooperate with his administration for the socio-economic development of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country,...

PHOTO: Ground broken for new power plant
Jamaica Observer

 (From left) Don Theoc of South Jamaica Power Company; Anthony Hylton, Opposition MP; Yong-jin Kim, CEO, Korea East-West Power; Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Prime Minister Andrew Holness;...

Carib Cement given go-ahead to import from Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Government has given Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) the green light to import cement from Trinidad and Tobago in a bid to ease a shortage of the product here. Local News...

US-based tourism group praises Jamaica’s anti-harassment thrust
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. Local News Tue, 11...

Caribbean can earn more from marine life
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean has the potential to generate more income from the fishing industry by increasing the range of products pulled from the sea for export, according to a regional fisheries official. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

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