Courts closed, police say stay indoors
Nation News

CHIEF JUSTICE Sir Marston Gibson has said the courts will remain closed until the emergency experts give the all clear. In a release, Sir Marston said both the high courts and the magistrate courts...

CTO pleads for access for the disabled
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has made a plea for people living with disabilities to be able to gain equal access and flourish within the tourism industry in the...

‘Political mischief’
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A lawyer for Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has described as “political mischief” a claim by a St Vincent and Grenadines national that she had been “attacked” by...

Bustamante Hospital hosts awareness expo
Jamaica Observer

THE Bustamante Hospital for Children will this Friday be hosting a childhood cancer awareness expo, which it said is among a number of activities the hospital has planned to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,...

Ministry to gather data islandwide on cancer
Jamaica Observer

THE Ministry of Health is expanding the reach of the National Cancer Registry (NCR) to the entire island to facilitate data gathering on every type of cancer in Jamaica. Local News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bustamante...

FLOW Foundation fetes children with cancer
Jamaica Observer

THE FLOW Foundation, in collaboration with parents and the Bustamante Hospital for Children, last Friday treated more than 30 young patients of the hospital who are at different stages of their battle with cancer. Local...

Canada’s immigration officers are trained to assess the integrity of marriages
Jamaica Observer

Dear Mr Brown: Local News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT FLOW Foundation fetes children with cancer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/FLOW-Foundation-fetes-children-with-cancer_75295 THE FLOW Foundation, in collaboration...

Gov’t official preaches innovation to attract agri investor
Jamaica Observer

PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Reginald Budhan, says innovative ways must to be found to secure financing and attract investors in agriculture. Local News Wed, 28 Sep...

Chuck laments shortage of JPs
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck has called on pastors and teachers and other people of integrity to make themselves available to serve their country through the office of Justice of the Peace (JP). Local News Wed, 28 Sep...

Absentee voting for US citizens
Jamaica Observer

It’s Absentee Voting Week from September 26 – October 3, and states and territories have started sending out ballots to overseas voters. Have you requested and received your State absentee ballot? It’s not...

Obasanjo visits his Jamaican ‘brother’
Jamaica Observer

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s easy smile last Friday left no doubt that he was among friends. Local News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Absentee voting for US citizens...

Five more judges for Court of Appeal
Jamaica Observer

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has announced that five more judges will be appointed to the Court of Appeal to bring the full complement of judges to 12. Local News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Obasanjo visits his...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies
Jamaica Observer

JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) – Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, has died, the Israeli news website Local News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Five...

Man accused of killing former JUTC boss freed
Jamaica Observer

THE man accused of murdering former Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman Douglas Chambers was yesterday acquitted in the Home Circuit Court, six years after the matter was brought before the court. Local News...

Penwood students to get new CSEC results in October
Jamaica Observer

THE more than 40 Penwood High school students who received “ungraded” scores from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for six subjects because of the non-submission of their School Based Assessment (SBA) in...

Bunting says Montague ‘not fully engaged’ with security portfolio
Jamaica Observer

FORMER Minister of National Security and People’s National Party (PNP) spokesman for the portfolio, Peter Bunting, said yesterday that the recent flare-up of violence in sections of St James has shown that Security...

‘Suicidal’ cop not fit for policing, says superintendent
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Superintendent of the Manchester Police Division Vendolyn Cameron-Powell says that she does not think that the policeman who was involved in a suspected suicide attempt yesterday is mentally...

Police unease
Jamaica Observer

Police on front-line duty are increasingly declining to engage criminals as they fear being prosecuted by the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), the Jamaica Observer was told yesterday. Local News Wed, 28...

MPs argue over backhoe purchase at House committee
Jamaica Observer

THE usual routine sitting of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee was yesterday morning disrupted after St Thomas Western Member of Parliament (MP) James Robertson brought up a decade-old issue involving the...

Duck Kill
Nation News

A ST PHILIP FARMER is counting his losses following an attack on his birds by stray dogs. Deonarine Sookhoo was forced to incinerate 64 ducks and ducklings at his Ruby farm and expects to lose around...

Disaster officials on alert
Nation News

SEVERAL PEOPLE from the island’s emergency services have gathered at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). From around 10 o’clock last night, personnel from the Royal Barbados Police Force,...

Another MoBay murder
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has just been informed by a Police source in St James, that a man who is as yet unidentified was murdered some 15 minutes ago along Barnett Street in Montego Bay. Local News Tue, 27...

RUBiS, JGRA dispute continues, possible disruption tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is maintaining that petroleum marketing company RUBiS has up to 5:00 pm tomorrow to respond favourably to its requests to represent RUBiS dealers in...

2 Dominicans complete RSS’ financial investigator training
Dominica Vibes

Two financial investigators of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force have completed a two-week standardized training course for financial investigators. Gary Benjamin, financial investigator with the Financial...

Caribbean braces for passage of tropical wave
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Residents in the Eastern Caribbean were on Tuesday bracing for the passage of a tropical wave producing winds to near tropical storm force and located about 300 miles east of Barbados....

War on illegal gambling
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has signed a partnership agreement with Crime Stop to tackle illegal gambling. Local News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:52:20 GMT Caribbean braces...

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