State minister emphasises importance of eradicating corruption
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, says the Government's emphasis on crime and corruption eradication is to create a safe environment and...

Education offers solution to crime
Jamaica Observer

D ean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The Mico University College, Dr Albert Benjamin, has cited education as one of the most critical elements in addressing crime in Jamaica.He noted that education shapes...

Heart attack survivor shares frightening experience
Jamaica Observer

A 47-year-old man who survived a heart attack in 2015, which would have probably killed him had he not got to hospital in time, yesterday stunned close to 200 people at the Jamaica Observer's inaugural Your Health, Your...

Cedella Marley to launch cannabis cookbook
Jamaica Gleaner

Chief executive officer at Tuff Gong International Cedella Marley will be launching a marijuana cookbook, which becomes the latest weed venture by the Marley family.The planned release is set for July 25 this year and...

Briefing | Scarce Fest Jamaica 4/20 a huge success
Jamaica Gleaner

Scarce Commodity, in association with the Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ), is pleased to announce that the inaugural hosting of Jamaica's International 4/20 Cannabis Day Celebrations, Scarce...

O-Wrap: 31 wanted in St James... $492m in flood damage... JCF recruiting 3000 cops
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today.1. Woman among 31 wanted in St JamesThe police have listed a woman among 31 people as wanted for serious crimes in St James and surrounding...

Woman among 31 wanted in St James
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES — The police have listed 31 people as wanted for serious crimes in St James and surrounding parishes. These individuals are being asked to turn themselves in to the Montego Bay Criminal Investigation Branch...

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook
Jamaica Observer

BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) – A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his girlfriend's child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function...

Alkaline’s UK gig cancelled
Antigua Observer

An unruly crowd forced the cancellation of a concert headlined by Jamaican dancehall artiste Alkaline at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, on the weekend. According to an article posted on the Evening Standard’s...

May 2 court date for businessman in carnival night gun incident
Jamaica Gleaner

The St Andrew businessman captured on video pointing his licensed firearm at several motorists along West King’s House Road in St Andrew during Carnival festivities has been scheduled to appear in court next week...

Cop, men charged with cabbie's murder for court Friday
Jamaica Gleaner

The police constable and two men who are charged with the murder of a taxi operator in St Thomas are to appear in court on Friday. The Constable Bradon Logan, who is attached to the Hunts Bay Police and Shamalo Panton and...

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.According to a release from the Major Organised Crime and...

105 people killed in road crashes since the start of the year
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is renewing its call for motorists to desist from speeding on the roads, as road fatalities continue to mount. Since the start of...

Good morning, ganja
Jamaica Observer

The Ganja Morning compilation album is the latest release from Reggae Vibes Productions. It has nine songs featuring the rhythm of the same name.It includes songs such as Ganja Morning by Ras Capulu, Relm Skunk from...

Good morning,
Jamaica Observer

The Ganja Morning compilation album is the latest release from Reggae Vibes Productions. It has nine songs featuring the rhythm of the same name.It includes songs such as Ganja Morning by Ras Capulu,Relm Skunk from Prince...

Dub club debacle
Jamaica Observer

SOUND system selector Gabre Selassie has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on May 15, in relation to an incident at Kingston Dub Club...

Alkaline's UK gig cancelled
Jamaica Observer

AN unruly crowd forced the cancellation of a concert headlined by Jamaican dancehall artiste Alkaline at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, on the weekend.According to an article posted on the Evening Standard's website,...

Dub
Jamaica Observer

SOUND system selector Gabre Selassie has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on May 15, in relation to an incident at Kingston Dub Club...

Carnival night scare in the city
Jamaica Observer

REVELLERS, pedestrians, and motorists plying West King’s House Road in St Andrew on Sunday were given the scare of their lives as Corporate Area businessman Zachary Reid waved what is believed to be a firearm in...

Carnival night scare in the city
Jamaica Observer

REVELLERS, pedestrians, and motorists plying West King’s House Road in St Andrew on Sunday were given the scare of their lives as Corporate Area businessman Zachary Reid waved what is believed to be a firearm in...

Businessman arrested for gun-toting after road march
Jamaica Star

Businessman arrested for gun-toting after road march

More compensation coming for victims of May 2010 West Kingston operation
Jamaica Gleaner

Some residents of West Kingston who received compensation arising from the deadly May 2010 security forces operation are to get more money from the Government. Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the move is based on a...

Still no timeline for apology to West Kingston residents affected by 2010 operation
Jamaica Gleaner

There is still no timeline on when Prime Minister Andrew Holness will offer an apology to the residents of West Kingston arising from the May 2010 deadly police-military operation. Last September, Justice Minister Delroy...

Court May for businessman in carnival night gun incident
Jamaica Gleaner

The St Andrew businessman captured on video pointing his licensed firearm at several motorists along West King’s House Road in St Andrew during Carnival festivities has been scheduled to appear in court next week...

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,...

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