Montague wants improved working conditions for security guards
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, says he will be lobbying for improved working conditions for private security guards. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:10:26 GMT Photo: VP-elect...

US$460M vaccine initiative to tackle viruses
Jamaica Observer

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — As the world still reels from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities on Thursday launched a US$460-million initiative to "outsmart" infectious...

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel
Jamaica Observer

MILAN, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. At least 30...

Man, 2 children dead after gunmen shoot six in Hanover
Jamaica Observer

HANOVER, Jamaica — A man and two children were last night shot dead in Williamsfield, Hanover while three other people were injured in the attack. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:57 GMT 30 missing in central Italy...

White NY cop goes on trial for killing Jamaican
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The long-awaited departmental trial of a white New York police officer accused of killing an 18-year-old Jamaican began Tuesday at New York Police Department (NYPD) headquarters in...

Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’
Jamaica Observer

DELANO Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking to benefit from the relaxation of legislation covering its use...

This Day in History - January 19
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 19th day of 2017. There are 346 days left in the year. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’...

Photo: VP-elect meets Jamaican ambassador
Jamaica Observer

United States Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence, and his wife Karen, greet Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks (right) as she arrives at the Chairman’s Global Dinner and Diplomatic Ball given in...

Desperate last-minute call for Obama to pardon Garvey
Jamaica Observer

FAMILY and supporters of Pan African giant Marcus Garvey are calling on United States president Barack Obama to pardon him, with less than 48 hours of his time in office remaining. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Free bus ride for Corporate Area cops
Jamaica Observer

POLICE officers in the Corporate Area will soon be able to ride the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses free of charge. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Desperate last-minute call for Obama to pardon...

Finsac report to be ready by mid-year — Shaw
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that the report of the Finsac Commission of Enquiry, which ended sine die in November 2011, should be ready by mid-year. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

‘Make or break’ year for farmers, says JAS
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Norman Grant is calling on the Government to fix critical problems in the agricultural sector if it intends to achieve five per cent GDP growth in four years. Local News...

Attorney General: The UWI is not beyond the reach of the PAAC
Jamaica Observer

THE Attorney General’s Department has thrown cold water on the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) insistence that as an autonomous regional body it is should be treated differently from the other public bodies...

Wray and Nephew praised for big environmental push
Jamaica Observer

Andrew Holness, the country’s de-facto environment minister, has recommended that businesses across the island adopt an eco-strategy similar to that which J Wray & Nephew unveiled at its manufacturing and...

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...

A wild and restless night
Jamaica Gleaner

Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son, Downs...

Regional workshop to examine sea water for air conditioning technology
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says a regional workshop on sea water air conditioning (SWAC) technology will be held during the first quarter of this year after the...

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