Montague welcomes US resumption of authorisation process for firearm export license
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague has welcomed the decision by the US State Department to resume the authorisation process for firearm export licenses, considering each case on its...

Obama warns Trump, tells supporters 'we'll be okay'
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans "we'll be okay" Wednesday, in a political swansong after eight years as president....

MP hopes PM, finance minister honour commitment to fix Dumbarton breakaway
Jamaica Observer

ST ANN, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for North West St Ann, Dr Dayton Campbell says he hopes Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Finance Audley Shaw honour their commitment to repair the breakaway in...

Cops to ride free on JUTC buses soon
Jamaica Gleaner

Police personnel will soon be able to ride free on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses. The National Security Minister Robert Montague says the initiative will last for a year. "I have sat down with Minister (of...

New MOU signed between JCF and Jamaica Customs
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and The Jamaica Customs Agency this morning signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stop the flow of illegal guns and drugs into Jamaica. The signing took place at the...

Assistant Commish highlights poor social conditions in West Kingston
Jamaica Gleaner

Head of the Area Four police, Assistant Commissioner Devon Watkis, is bemoaning the social conditions that some police personnel have to endure in Western Kingston. There has been increased police presence in West...

US resumes authorisation process for firearm export licenses to Jamaica
Jamaica Gleaner

The State Department of the United States has announced the resumption of the authorisation process for firearm export licenses to Jamaica through the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). The US Embassy says the licences...

Cops probe 2 murders in West Kingston
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Denham Town police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two men in separate incidents in Tivoli Gardens and Lincoln Crescent in West Kingston yesterday evening. Local...

St Vincent court deports 2 Trinidadians
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A magistrate has ordered the deportation of two Trinidad and Tobago nationals after informing them that “we don’t have the wet foot – dry foot policy” that the United...

2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure to be tabled February 9
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Estimates of Expenditure for the 2017/18 financial year will be tabled in the House of Representatives on Thursday, February 9. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:40:18 GMT St Vincent court...

US Embassy resumes firearm exports to Ja
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US State Department, in consultation with the US Embassy in Kingston, has resumed the authorisation process for firearm export licenses, considering each case on its merits.   Local News...

Tiny moth with distinctive 'hairdo' named after Trump
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States – A tiny moth has been named after Donald Trump partly because of its distinctive 'hairdo' which resembles that of the president-elect. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:55:25 GMT US Embassy...

Brazil troops sent to 'clean out' restive prisons
Jamaica Observer

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) – Brazilian authorities said Wednesday they are deploying 1,000 troops to "clean out" arms and cellphones from restive prisons while police moved to end a deadly gang face-off in one...

Companies Office heads to southern parishes with mobile team
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Companies Office of Jamaica’s mobile team will be taking its services to three southern parishes later this month.   Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:29:48 GMT Brazil troops sent to...

$2.5 billion allocated for reverification of voters' list
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is to allocate some $2.5 billion over the next two financial years to undertake the reverification of the voters’ list. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:55:28 GMT Companies...

UPDATE: J'can teacher in Turks & Caicos denies allegations
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican teacher allegedly being sought for deportation from the Turks and Caicos Islands, has refuted claims of child abuse made by her employer as unsubstantiated and untrue. Local News Wed,...

PM praises J Wray & Nephews' environmental protection efforts
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness today lauded J Wray & Nephew for its investment in environmental protection. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:36 GMT UPDATE: J'can teacher in Turks & Caicos...

Gas prices down $0.54, diesel down $0.17
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 19, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Local News Wed, 18 Jan...

New MOU signed between JCF and Jamaica Customs
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and The Jamaica Customs Agency this morning signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stop the flow of illegal guns and drugs into Jamaica. The signing took place at the...

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Heather Murray should not be fired
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sixty-five per cent of the 3,803 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll said that embattled principal of Hampton High School, Heather Murray should not be fired over her court appearance on...

UK Supreme Court to issue Brexit ruling on Tuesday
Jamaica Observer

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether or not Prime Minister Theresa May have to seek parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit, the court said Wednesday. Local News Wed,...

UN adviser wants new consortium to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A senior United Nations adviser has called for a new “consortium” of donors to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:08:09 GMT UK Supreme Court to...

Businessman murdered in St Ann
Jamaica Observer

ST ANN, Jamaica — A businessman was shot dead at his hardware in Salem, Runaway Bay this morning. Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:24:51 GMT UN adviser wants new consortium to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery...

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene
Jamaica Observer

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the...

Opposition quizzes Holness about Israel visit
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has tabled a list of questions to Parliament about Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ recent trip to the State of Israel. Local News Wed, 18 Jan...

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of...

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