WANTED: Jamar Leroy Ifill
Nation News

THE ROYAL Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. He is Jamar Leroy Ifill, alias “Sammo”, 28 years, last...

Man who was missing traced
Nation News

A MAN WHO WAS reported missing earlier this week has been traced. Police say 26-year-old Elwin Baptiste of Bath Land, St John, who was reported missing on Monday has been traced and is safe. The...

Family in pain over shock death
Nation News

FOLLOWING the brutal murder of a young father, his grandmother is calling for an end to the violence in Barbados. Brenda Lewis, of Fairview, Christ Church, is placing everything in God’s hands following...

Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests
Nation News

WASHINGTON – Washington turned into a virtual fortress on Thursday ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, with police ready to step in to separate protesters from Trump supporters at any sign...

Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' to US: official
Jamaica Observer

Mexico City, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico on Thursday extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, the government said. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:36 GMT Holder fully focused on Windies...

Security expert calls for distinction in crime figures
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Security expert Jason McKay, CEO of McKay Security Limited, said gangland murders should be quantified and a distinction made whenever the crime figures are being reported. Local News Thu, 19 Jan...

Jamaica can have a productive relationship with new US gov’t — Shaw
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, says Jamaica can have a productive relationship with the incoming Administration in the United States (US). Local News Thu, 19 Jan...

Two new hotels to be built in Trelawny
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett today signed an agreement with representatives of the Excellence Group of Luxury Hotels and Resorts to build two hotels in Oyster Bay, Trelawny, which will add...

Trinidad to test samples of baby with probable Zika-related microcephaly
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Medical Officer Winston De La Haye has disclosed that samples from the baby with ‘probable’ Zika-related microcephaly have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency in...

MSBM offers new MSc programmes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As of September 2017, Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) will offer five new MSc Programmes, as part of its suite of post graduate programmes. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:21:23 GMT...

'Would-be-dictator' Trump will fail: Soros
Jamaica Observer

Davos, Switzerland (AFP) — Billionaire George Soros on Thursday delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US President-elect a "would-be-dictator" who is "going to fail". Local News Thu, 19 Jan...

Bus driver who slashed motorist's tyre escapes jail time
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The bus driver who was hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for slashing a tyre on a motorist's car, claiming that he was operating an illegal public passenger vehicle, escaped...

Haiti president-elect dismisses money laundering allegations
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president-elect says money laundering accusations that have swirled around him for months are a smear campaign by political enemies. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:07:53 GMT Bus...

Barbadian held with ganja at NMIA
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Barbadian national was on Tuesday charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was held with ganja at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Local News Thu, 19 Jan...

Trump asks some 50 senior Obama appointees to stay on
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his...

Gov't to acquire surveillance aircraft
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to acquire a surveillance aircraft as part of a raft of new measures to strengthen the country’s border-protection system. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:34:12 GMT...

Wheatley heads to Bahamas for sustainable energy forum
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley will leave the island on the weekend to attend the fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF V) in Nassau, Bahamas, scheduled for...

Dottin set for Heat return following face surgery
Jamaica Observer

ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC) – Barbados and West Indies all-rounder, Deandra Dottin, is set to make a dramatic return for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League this weekend, three weeks after undergoing face...

Transport minister to tour crash hotspots in the west
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Transport and Mining Minister, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, will embark on a tour of crash hotspots in the western end of the island tomorrow. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:23:28 GMT Dottin...

PHOTO: FA Cup stops at Jamaica Observer
Jamaica Observer

Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:38:20 GMT Transport minister to tour crash hotspots in the west http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Transport-minister-to-tour-crash-hotspots-in-the-west WESTMORELAND, Jamaica —...

Forex: J$128.88 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, January 19, ended trading at $128.88, up by 21 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017...

Cops link murder of St Elizabeth brothers to lottery scam feud
Jamaica Observer

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – The police believe that the murder of two brothers at Retirement in north west St Elizabeth early Thursday is the result of an ongoing gang feud related to lottery scamming. Local News Thu, 19...

Holder fully focused on Windies unity
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test captain Jason Holder says one of his main goals is to transform the Caribbean side into a tightly-knit unit, and believes this is will be the catalyst for any turnaround in the...

Shooting victim identified
Nation News

THE YOUNG MAN who was found dead at Highland, Foursquare, St Philip this morning has been identified as Romario Lewis. The 20-year-old of Fairview, Christ Church was shot dead sometime after 2 a.m....

20-year-old shot to death
Nation News

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 20-year-old Christ Church male.  It occurred early this morning at...

Marijuana use ‘on the rise’
Nation News

THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE FOUNDATION will not be pulled into a debate about the decriminalisation of marijuana use, but will continue its work in the treatment and rehabilitation of victims. Marietta Carrington,...

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