MOCA shares anti-corruption tools at regional conference
Jamaica Observer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is expected to share some key investigative approaches and deterrent methodologies with anti-corruption bodies from across the region, at the Commonwealth...

MOCA to share anti-corruption tools at regional confab
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is expected to share some key investigative approaches and deterrent methodologies with anti-corruption bodies from across the...

Foreign Affairs Ministry to take control of Diaspora mapping database
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will take ownership of the database captured under the online Diaspora Mapping initiative, now that the project has ended. Local News Tue,...

N Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill
Jamaica Observer

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions...

St James man found dead at home
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The decomposing body of a man with gunshot wounds was found at his home on Campbell Lane in Mount Salem, St James yesterday. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:52:51 GMT N Korea marks military...

Vaz, Tufton to make presentations in sectoral debate today
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is among four speakers scheduled to participate in the annual sectoral debate when it resumes at Gordon...

To the X-treme
Jamaica Observer

Brummie accent when deejay X-treme speaks. He sounds more Seaview Gardens, Kingston than Birmingham, England. The slightly-built deejay is in Jamaica doing recording sessions and promoting Dutty Chat which he considers...

Multilateralism is a key element in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Jamaica Observer

The end of last year and the start of the current one were marked by major changes and enormous uncertainties, although there were also some notable advances and great opportunities, both at the global level and for Latin...

Entrepreneurs of a new order
Jamaica Observer

It was encouraging to read the journey of Yoni Epstein in the Sunday Finance magazine of the Sunday Observer, April 16, 2017. His story is one of inspiration to Jamaican entrepreneurs. Local Opinion Tue, 25 Apr 2017...

Two killed as heavy rains batter Haiti’s south
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people were killed and several houses destroyed as heavy rains associated with two surface troughs battered the south of this Caribbean Community country for the past three...

Old guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French run-off
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AP) — France’s established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential run-off, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at...

Body of German discovered on drifting yacht in Grenada
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada police yesterday said the decomposing body found on a yacht drifting seven miles south of here is that of German national, Bernd Ludwig Ottogottel. Local News Tue, 25 Apr...

This Day in History — April 25
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Body of German discovered on drifting yacht in Grenada...

Stay clear of designated institutional funds, Anglican bishop warns
Jamaica Observer

Howard Gregory, Anglican bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, has cautioned the Government against broadening the definition of public institutions whose surplus funds they intend to manage to include churches,...

PHOTO: More help
Jamaica Observer

 Danah Cameron, group public relations and training officer at Jamaica Broilers Group, presents a symbolic cheque for $300,000 to Canon Hartley Perrin (centre), chairman of the Clifton Boys’ Home, yesterday, while...

Senate approves property tax changes
Jamaica Observer

The Senate on Friday approved the two Bills facilitating the changes to the property tax regime implemented in April. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: More help...

No conflict of interest, Grange insists in response to Hanna
Jamaica Observer

CULTURE Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is maintaining that there was no conflict of interest in the engagement of Trevor Nairne as artistic director in last year’s Grand Gala celebrations, as was suggested...

Eye on castor oil
Jamaica Observer

Armed with data showing that just about half of the global demand for castor oil and its related products are being met, Jamaican stakeholders are laying the foundation to benefit from the industry that is expected to...

Hampton School seeks new principal for Sept
Jamaica Observer

THE Hampton School in St Elizabeth is set to get a new principal to lead the all-girls institution in the upcoming school year beginning in September, replacing embattled principal Heather Murray, who the ministry says...

IMF warns of financial problems associated with withdrawal of CBRs
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says financial fragilities occasioned by the decrease in the number of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) could undermine the...

FLOW chooses eco-friendly operations
Jamaica Observer

Telecommunications firm FLOW says it has reaffirmed its commitment to support the global “Go Green” agenda for businesses to implement eco-friendly practices and methods in their day-to-day affairs. Local News...

Cop who asked for cash to investigate crash fined
Jamaica Observer

Constable Lewelyn Martin of the St Catherine Police Division was recently fined $250,000 or six months’ imprisonment for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT FLOW...

LASCO Top Cop wants to continue inspiring inner-city youth
Jamaica Observer

CORPORAL Stokely Fagan, the 2017 LASCO top cop, who has been described as a beacon of hope in his Bay Farm Villa community in Kingston, said that he hopes that the award will inspire others in his community and other...

Healthy start
Jamaica Observer

Interest Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT LASCO Top Cop wants to continue inspiring inner-city youth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/LASCO-Top-Cop-wants-to-continue-inspiring-inner-city-youth-_96765 CORPORAL...

CC Old Boys to honour Hopeton Dunn, Clifton Yap and Ivan Godfrey
Jamaica Observer

Communications specialist Professor Hopeton Dunn and architect Clifton Yap will be honoured by the Kingston Chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys’ Association this Saturday. Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

French company gets contract for Port Antonio sewerage project
Jamaica Observer

The Government has awarded a contract to VINCI Construction Grands Projects, based in France, to undertake works on the Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage project (Stage 2). Local News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT CC Old...

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