Social, economic and cultural factors influencing insecurity and public safety in the region
Jamaica Observer

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in 2012, conducted a survey on crimes in seven Caribbean countries — Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, and Guyana. The...

PHOTO: For a better JCF...
Jamaica Observer

As National Security Minister Robert Montague makes the headlines with new strategies to combat the crime monster, attorney-at-law Linton P Gordon takes a look at making the Jamaica Constabulary Force more successful in...

Customs Agency puts foot down on client’s shoes
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Opinion Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: For a better JCF... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/PHOTO--For-a-better-JCF---_65043 As National Security Minister Robert Montague makes the...

That 1972 KPH finding on ganja
Jamaica Observer

Public attention has been focused in recent weeks on the prospective use of ganja for certain medical purposes. Local Opinion Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Customs Agency puts foot down on client’s shoes...

Brexit creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have, at the most, two years to formulate a plan for dealing with the serious consequences of the British exit (Brexit) from the European...

The OAS: Not a moment for pride
Jamaica Observer

On June 23, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) held a meeting called by the Secretary General Luis Almagro, under Article 20 of the Inter-Democratic Charter, to present a report on...

Legality of non-state flag and international law
Jamaica Observer

As a starting point, I too join the United States and the various families that were affected by the horrific and barbaric act at the Orlando nightclub shooting. The American Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, raised the...

For a better JCF...
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was originally established as part of the colonial system of Jamaica. It was, in fact, established after the 1865 rebellion and its primary function upon establishment was to keep the...

Agents seize 510 lbs. of marijuana, arrest five
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) seized nearly 510 pounds of marijuana and arrested five people during an operation that prevented the drug to enter the Dominican Republic through the border with...

Colombian Buitrago brothers to spend 10 years in prison
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- A National

Not easy...at home and abroad
Jamaica Observer

“There’s nothing wrong with the world… It’s the people who’re in it.” Local Opinion Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jump ship, Captain!...

God sent the rainbow sign (no more water the fire next time)
Jamaica Observer

Marlene Mahaloo Forte is our 48th attorney general (AG), the eighth since 1962, and the second female. We spurn our history as “colonial”, but the story of this illustrious office should be written; her chapter...

Clive Lloyd axed as Windies chairman of selectors
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Distinguished former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, has been axed as chairman of selectors after just two years in charge. Local News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:45:03 GMT 'Clean' Russian...

'Clean' Russian athletes can compete in Rio as 'neutrals' - IAAF
Jamaica Observer

Russian athletes who can prove they are untainted by the country's doping scandal were Thursday given the go-ahead to compete at the Rio Olympics but as neutrals and not under their national flag, the IAAF said. Olympics...

Russian weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping
Jamaica Observer

Russia's weightlifters face being kicked out of the Rio Olympics for repeated doping violations, days after the International Olympic Committee upheld a ban on their track and field athletes. Local Sports Thu, 23 Jun 2016...

Indonesian medallists to get cash for life
Jamaica Observer

Indonesia promised Thursday large cash payments and generous lifetime pensions to their Olympic athletes if they make the podium, in a bid to boost their medal count in Rio. Olympics 2012 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:19:12 GMT...

Kom won't quit over 'heartbreaking' Rio KO
Jamaica Observer

India's "Magnificent" Mary Kom said Thursday she was heartbroken after failing to gain a wildcard for the Rio Olympics, but the five-time world champion stressed she wasn't about to quit boxing. Olympics 2012 Thu, 23 Jun...

Make rhetoric a reality: Review foster care
Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to review the Government’s support for foster parents and implement improved monitoring measures. While public...

The importance of history
Jamaica Observer

High school history textbooks books, for the most part, simply give factual data of events in chronological order. It is sad that the purpose of history in high schools is seen as imbibing some boring information to...

Jump ship, Captain!
Jamaica Observer

Captain Horace Burrell has had a long career in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), his greatest moments being the first signing of René Simoes and his subsequent qualification to the 1998 World Cup in France....

Minnows rise at Euro
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) —Iceland Co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson jokingly suggested yesterday’s historic 2-1 win over Austria at Euro 2016 would force the Nordic island country to change its national holiday. Local...

Late decision to be made on Holder’s fitness
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder will undergo assessment on the morning of Friday’s game against South Africa to determine his fitness to play in the do-or-die contest. Local Sports...

Simmons praises Windies tenacity despite defeat
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Head Coach Phil Simmons says the manner of West Indies’ batting recovery against Australia was a major positive coming out of their defeat in the eighth game of the Tri-Nations...

Samuels’ bold century in vain as Aussies defeat Windies
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A classy century from Marlon Samuels was overshadowed by a gutsy run chase which powered Australia to a pulsating six wicket victory over West Indies and into the finals of the...

PHOTO: Hand of ‘god’
Jamaica Observer

A fan who ran onto the pitch kneels before his idol, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, prior to the start of the second half of the 2016 Copa America Centenario semi-final match against the USA at NRG Stadium in Houston,...

Scotiabank ‘A’ falls short of pass mark in Rally exam
Jamaica Observer

MINISTRY of Education, Youth and Information defeated Scotiabank ‘A’ 8-6 to capture the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open Rally at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. Local Sports Thu, 23...

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