Kaya Fest was smoking
Jamaica Observer

THERE was plenty of weed to go around at the inaugural Kaya Fest, held at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami recently. But the music, especially from the Marley brothers, was just as potent. Stephen Marley initiated the...

Father of former Miss World Philippines latest victim in Duterte's war on drugs 
Telegraph UK

Father of former Miss World Philippines latest victim in Duterte's war on drugs ALL SECTIONS More Father of former Miss World Philippines latest victim in Duterte's war on drugs Hillarie Parungao during the 2015 Miss...

Grange expresses concern after cops pepper spray Dub Club, arrest promoter and selector
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has expressed concern about the pepper spray and arrest of a promoter and selector at Dub Club on Skyline Drive in Kingston last...

Caribbean Commonwealth countries get commitment in fight against corruption
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Commonwealth Caribbean countries have been given a commitment by the Governance and Anti-Corruption Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Roger Koranteng, to continue the facilitation...

Forex: J$128.96 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, April 24 ended trading at J$128.96 up by five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:52:45...

Preliminary report on RIU explosion expected this week
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says a clearer picture of the circumstances that led to the explosion that occurred at the RIU Hotel in Montego Bay last...

UPDATE: Additional charges for businessman videoed pointing gun at motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police said additional charges have been levied against businessman Zachary Reid who can be seen brandishing what seems to be a firearm in a video that has gone viral on social media. Local...

O-WRAP: Businessman points gun at motorists, charged… Readers oppose Ja-55 expenditure… New principal for Cumberland High
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today. Local News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:00:18 GMT UPDATE: Additional charges for businessman videoed pointing gun at motorists...

Senate passes Arbitration Bill
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Arbitration Bill, which seeks to provide an effective non-judicial mechanism for settling disputes between contracting parties, was passed in the Senate on Friday (April 21) with 50...

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a US drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential...

McKenzie to report on flooding impact in Parliament tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is to deliver a statement to Parliament tomorrow on the impact of flooding in sections of the island during the onset of a...

Corporal Stokely Fagan named the 2017 LASCO Top Cop
Jamaica Observer

Kingston, Jamaica — Stokely Fagan, Corporal of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was announced as the LASCO Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year 2017/2018 at the...

Scottish independence support plummets ahead of UK election
Jamaica Observer

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (AFP) — Support for Scottish independence has plummeted ahead of a snap election designed to embolden the British government for forthcoming Brexit talks, according to a poll released on...

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over N Korea
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's UN envoy warned of...

JPIO to expedite 100 IP registrations at open house
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Persons wishing to apply for Intellectual Property (IP) registration will benefit from expedited processing of documents at an open house to be held at the Jamaica Intellectual Property...

Two die in Venezuela protests
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Two people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 23, officials...

Biggest Carnival weekend in recent times says Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that this month’s Carnival celebrations in Kingston and around the island are the biggest in recent years, with very large increases in tourist traffic,...

African ministers endorse UNWTO, Jamaica tourism conference — Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group conference to be held in Montego Bay in November has...

French company to undertake Port Antonio sewerage, drainage project
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The government has awarded a contract to VINCI Construction Grands Projets, based in France, to undertake works on the Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage project (Stage 2). Local News Mon,...

Haiti PM's motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A motorcade carrying Haiti's prime minister struck two teenage boys, killing one, as officials drove into the country's third largest city on Monday to see flood damage left by heavy...

Misbah left on 99 as Pakistan open big lead v Windies
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Misbah ul Haq became just the sixth batsman in Test history to be left stranded on 99 not out as Pakistan were dismissed for 407 in reply to the West Indies' first innings total of 286 on...

Businessman charged after pointing gun at motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A businessman who was caught on camera brandishing a gun following the Carnival road march on Sunday has been arrested and charged with assault and illegal possession of firearm. Local News Mon,...

Two killed as heavy rains batter Haiti’s south
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people were killed and several houses destroyed as heavy rains associated with two surface troughs battered the south of this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country for the...

Cop convicted for soliciting $10k from motorist
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A police constable was, early April, fined $250,000 or six months in prison after he was convicted for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. Local News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:56:18 GMT Two...

Caribbean looking to UAE to boost tourism sector
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest airline tour operator in the Middle East, as...

Phillips reiterates call for probe of JLP’s bushing programme after Clarendon flooding
Jamaica Observer

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Peter Phillips says there is need for a thorough investigation into what was actually done with "several hundred million dollars” allocated by the Jamaica Labour Party...

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