$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...

30 communities benefitting from JSIF solid waste management project
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is undertaking a solid waste management initiative in underserved communities across the island aimed at improving environmental practices and...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Heather Murray matter blown out of proportion
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor: Local News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:01:19 GMT 30 communities benefitting from JSIF solid waste management project...

J'can teacher being sought for deportation from Turks and Caicos
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — It has been reported that a Jamaican teacher is being sought for deportation from the Turks and Caicos Islands, after refusing to return home despite her work permit expiring and being cancelled...

Jamaican bobsleigh team seeks funding to hire coach
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Jamaican bobsleigh team has set up a GoFundme account to raise US$60,000 in order to hire a coach, as it seeks a place in the Winter Olympics, just over a year away in South Korea. Local News...

T&T Senate passes legislation to raise legal age of marriage to 18
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Senate late Tuesday night approved the amendment to the Marriage Bill, raising the legal age of marriage to 18, but without the support of Opposition...

Sinanan: Uber service illegal in TT
Trinidad Newsday

WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday said the service being offered to the public by Uber is illegal. Sinanan made the declaration in response to a question from Opposition senator Wade Mark in the Senate....

Senate Prez refuses murder debate
Trinidad Newsday

SENATE President Christine Kangaloo yesterday turned down a request by an Opposition Senator who sought leave to have crime, particularly murders, debated in the Upper House as a matter of definite, urgent public...

5 murders in 10 hours
Trinidad Newsday

THE work of demons in human form. This was how relatives described the execution-styled murders of a man and his common-law wife who were shot in their heads as they slept on a bed in their Guapo home during the early...

US Ambassador says FATCA being held up by ‘some people with cocoa in the sun’
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The outgoing United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, John Estrada, on Tuesday accused “some folks” of deliberately peddling misinformation about the US Foreign...

Over 400 cases of lynching in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — A new report on lynching in Haiti has claimed that there has been only one conviction even though more than 400 cases had been reported to law enforcement officials in the...

Overnight fire did not affect production — Cement Company
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Caribbean Cement Company Limited says that a fire which occurred in the administrative office of the company yesterday, did not affect production. Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:13:30 GMT Over 400...

House to debate $12.8B budget increase this afternoon
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives will this afternoon debate the first supplementary estimates for 2016/17. Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:26:40 GMT Overnight fire did not affect production —...

'My uncle is a Obeah man', Montague warns criminals
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague today challenged criminals to keep their lawyers on speed dial as the security forces will be pursuing them relentlessly and without fear. Local News...

Brathwaite committed to Windies duty despite T20 lure
Jamaica Observer

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 leagues across the globe. Local News Tue,...

Former Moravian head defends integrity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Paul Gardner, who recently resigned as head of the Moravian church in Jamaica following a sex scandal surrounding the organisation, says he stepped aside from his leadership positions to allow...

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified US documents to WikiLeaks. Local News Tue,...

Accommodation identified for wards at Clifton Boys’ Home
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that a more suitable temporary location for wards of the State from the Clifton Boys’...

Wanted man sets house with family on fire in attempt to escape arrest
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A family of six was this morning rescued from a burning house which was set ablaze by a wanted man, who was one of the occupants.  Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:10:44 GMT Accommodation...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Too much lead in environment causes crime
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:35:35 GMT T&T gov't seeking to put brakes on Uber http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/T-T-gov-t-seeking-to-put-brakes-on-Uber PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The...

Colombia deported more than 20,000 Haitians last year
Jamaica Observer

BOGOTA, Colombia (CMC) — Columbia has confirmed that it expelled 34,000 illegal immigrants in 2016, including more than 20,000 Haitians. Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:46:07 GMT ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Too much lead...

Security Ministry, Jamaica Customs to sign MoU
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague and Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese are slated to speak at a press briefing regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between...

Forever a mystery: MH370 search ends after nearly 3 years
Jamaica Observer

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the...

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