Gov't seeks to establish faculty for advanced police training
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says his ministry is in talks with the Moneague College to establish a faculty for the advanced training of police officers.  

MOCA to help weed out corruption — Chang
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says establishment of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) as an independent body will help to address corruption within the...

Three arrested in multimillion-dollar ganja bust in St Elizabeth
Jamaica Observer

THREE men who attempted to elude police officers in St Elizabeth on Sunday night have been arrested in a multimillion-dollar ganja bust.The police say the men are to be interviewed in the presence of their attorneys...

This Day in History — June 13
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 164th day of 2018. There are 201 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS1966: The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult...

Robbing the toll
Jamaica Observer

A total of 463 instances of toll avoidance was recorded at the Portmore Toll Plaza last year, according to police data.However, the practice of unruly motorists tailgating other vehicles through toll booths to avoid...

$1m saved under prison farm programme
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of state in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer says projects being implemented by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have proven to be sustainable and have contributed to savings.He...

Laying down the law with cannabis
Jamaica Observer

Cannabis, known locally as ganja, originated as a remedial herb and gained prominence in ancient medicine for centuries. Despite its extensive history, for decades it has been classified as a dangerous drug in the eyes of...

FLA to introduce online tracking for firearm applications
Jamaica Observer

SECURITY Minister Horace Chang says the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) will introduce online tracking for firearm applications during this financial year. Dr Chang made the announcement during his presentation in the...

Measures coming to tackle crime in St Andrew South Police Division
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness warned yesterday that a “full suite” of actions is being contemplated to deal with the rising levels of violence and murders in the St Andrew South Police Division.

Guyana upsets T&T women
Trinidad Guardian

Guyana upset defending champion T&T yesterday with a convincing seven-wicket win in the second round of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Blaze at Sabina Park, Jamaica. T&T was forced to...

One last hustle
Jamaica Gleaner

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene. His team must now organise the biggest money heist so they will never have to 'hustle' again. The stakes are high as they ramp up sales, but one small...

Protocol to be established for treatment of injured police personnel
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security has been charged to work along with the Ministry of Health and the University Hospital of the West Indies, to establish a...

Parliament extends Denham Town, Mount Salem ZOSOs again
Jamaica Gleaner

The House of Representatives has approved 60-day extensions for the Zones of Special  Operations in Denham Town, Kingston and Mount Salem, St James. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in moving the resolution said,...

O-Wrap: Messado slapped with more fraud charges… PNP's Facey on leave of absence… Illegal cigarettes seized in St James
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Attorney Jennifer Messado charged for fraud, again

Attorney Jennifer Messado again charged with fraud
Jamaica Gleaner

Attorney Jennifer Messado has been arrested and charged with additional breaches of the Forgery Act. The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) says it has received several complaints that...

Gov't intensifying measures to combat illegal firearms — Chang
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Government will intensify strategies geared towards combatting the illegal trafficking of weapons and ammunition into the...

Attorney Jennifer Messado charged for fraud, again
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prominent real estate attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado who is currently on bail, was today arrested and charged by detectives from Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) for...

Police shoot man seize gun in east Kingston
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a man is now nursing gunshot injuries following a confrontation with cops in the Mountain View area of St Andrew this afternoon.The Jamaica Constabulary Force's...

Police seize illegal cigarettes in St James
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The police are reporting that detectives from the Narcotics Division are currently conducting operations in Westgate Hill, St James where a quantity of illegal cigarettes have been seized.The...

FLA to introduce online tracking for firearm applications
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) will introduce online tracking for firearm applications during this financial year.Chang made the...

Man accused of Westmoreland quadruple murder conditionally freed by court
Jamaica Gleaner

A man accused of the shooting deaths of four people, including two teenage boys, in Westmoreland nearly three years ago has been conditionally freed of murder. Yesterday, prosecutors in the St Elizabeth Circuit...

Arrest of gunman ends hostage situation in central Paris
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — A gunman who took two people hostage in central Paris on Tuesday has been arrested and his victims freed "safe and sound", police in the French capital said."Two hostages. including one who had...

Spur Tree councillor takes leave of absence amid police probe over financial irregularities
Jamaica Gleaner

Councillor for the Spur Tree Division in the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Ervin Facey is taking a leave of absence.  Just over a week ago, he resigned as deputy mayor but remained as councillor following the...

Trump, Kim claim big summit success, but details are scant
Jamaica Observer

SINGAPORE, Signapore (AP) — Claiming success at their whirlwind summit, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Singapore Tuesday, praising their face-to-face progress toward ridding the...

Pharmaceutical Society concerned about sale of fake medicines
Jamaica Gleaner

The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) says its concerned about the sale of counterfeit medicines locally. Recently, the police raised an alarm about a growing black market of fake medicines on the island. Last...

'Puss in a slippers' - Woman tries to smuggle weed into lock-up
Jamaica Star

A St James woman, who reportedly tried to sneak ganja into the Freeport police lock-up by hiding it inside a pair of slippers, will be sentenced in the St James Parish Court on July 9.Shantel Francis, of a...

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