J’can among seven inmates released early, deported from Bermuda
Jamaica Observer

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The Bermudan Government says seven incarcerated Caribbean nationals have been deported to their home countries after their jail time was cut short and a deal was struck with the Royal...

Negril Resort Board calls for resumption of work on Norman Manley Beach Park
Jamaica Observer

NEGRIL, Westmoreland - The Negril Resort Board is calling on Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett for the resumption of work on the stalled Norman Manley Beach Park project in the town. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00...

Gov’t allocates $2.5 billion for equipment to detect contraband
Jamaica Observer

GOVERNMENT is to procure contraband- detection machinery and equipment this fiscal year as it moves to strengthen the island’s customs control and security. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Negril Resort...

OCA to issue Internet guidelines for children
Jamaica Observer

THE Office of the Children’s Advocate will commence the distribution of Internet safety guidelines for children in May, which will be observed as Child Month. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gov’t...

Food security workshop on in Barbados
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The first in a series of nine training workshops aimed at improving the international food safety capacity in Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries began here on Tuesday. Local News Thu,...

This Day in History - April 28
Jamaica Observer

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Food security workshop on in Barbados http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Food-security-workshop-on-in-Barbados_59086 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The...

St Alban’s, Port Morant primary schools win MOH Zika competitions
Jamaica Observer

LOUD cheers and applause filled the room at the Medallion Hall in Kingston recently, as St Alban’s and Port Morant Primary schools emerged respective winners of the Ministry of Health’s Zika Public Education and...

December deadline for completion of Palisadoes road project
Jamaica Observer

THE Palisadoes Shoreline and Road Project is slated to be completed in December. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT St Alban’s, Port Morant primary schools win MOH Zika competitions...

Focus on occupational safety, health today
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA will today join the rest of the world in commemorating World Day for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT December deadline for completion of Palisadoes road project...

A lesson for Shaw’s critics from President Obama
Jamaica Observer

THERE is probably a perverse pride in my administration...that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is...

Project to repair rural roads underway
Jamaica Observer

THE rural Road Rehabilitation Project II has been allocated $830 million in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT A lesson for Shaw’s critics from President Obama...

St James police get support for student curfew
Jamaica Observer

THE St James police say they are receiving wide-scale support for a move to implement a curfew for students in the parish. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Project to repair rural roads underway...

May/June sitting of CSEC, CAPE begins Monday
Jamaica Observer

A total of 83,607 local students are registered for the May/June 2016 sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council-administered Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency...

Commission to assess Jamaica’s role in Caricom
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that he will appoint a commission to review Jamaica’s role in the Caribbean Community and Single Market (Caricom), with the hope of strengthening its participation....

Pastor, cops say ‘financial occultism’ behind St James bloodshed
Jamaica Observer

A prominent pastor believes that major demonic forces are at play in the deadly lottery scamming scheme that has resulted in continued bloodshed in the western end of the island. Local News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Lee Chin aims for 5% annual GDP growth
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICAN-born billionaire investor Michael Lee Chin assumed the chairmanship of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) yesterday, with a clarion call for Jamaicans to work with the newly created body to target a five per cent...

Golding puts alternative income tax plans on table
Jamaica Observer

AMIDST sustained calls from the Opposition and other critics for the Government to reveal the details of its $1.5-million tax relief plan, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is suggesting that the Andrew Holness-led...

21 Garvey Maceo students hospitalised after Clarendon crash
Jamaica Observer

CLARENDON, Jamaica – The Transport Authority says 21 students from the Garvey Maceo High School were today hospitalised after a motor vehicle crash on the Parnassus main road in Clarendon. Local News Wed, 27 Apr 2016...

Gov't to build banana and plantain processing plant in St Mary
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is to construct a banana and plantain processing plant at the All Island Banana Growers Association’s (AIBGA) premises at Trinity in St Mary. Local News Wed, 27 Apr 2016...

Bogue plant to deliver cheaper energy soon
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – The promise by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) company to deliver lower energy prices to consumers with the conversion of its Bogue, St James plant to liquefied natural gas (LNG) is almost...

Education minister mourns Wolmers schoolboy's death
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education Minister Ruel Reid has expressed sadness at the death of J'Quan Forbes, a student of Wolmers Boys' School in Kingston. Local News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:04 GMT Bogue plant to deliver...

Forex: J$123.11 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Wednesday, April 27, ended trading at J$123.11, up by 22 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Wed, 27 Apr 2016...

No paychecks for lawmakers in crisis-hit Venezuela
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – The speaker of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly said Wednesday the legislature cannot pay lawmakers or employees because the government has failed to allocate its budget....

More resources to help fight Zika virus
Jamaica Observer

DAKAR, Senegal (CMC) — Caribbean countries being affected by the mosquito born virus Zika may soon be in line for assistance after the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group Wednesday agreed to allocate resources...

19-y-o held with illegal gun to face court
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Nineteen-year-old Jhaval Clarke, otherwise called “Boy Boy”, of Upper Oxford Street in Kingston, was arrested and charged after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm at...

Antigua PM says no plans to move LIAT
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says no decision has been taken regarding the re-location of the Antigua-based cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, to Barbados. Local News Wed, 27 Apr...

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