Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

Parents urged to get children involved in community service
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A call has been made for parents to involve their children in community service as a means of building their social skills, and volunteerism. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:22:41 GMT PHOTO:...

St Lucia PM defends position on Citizenship by Investment Programme
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he was “uncomfortable” with the wording of an opposition motion regarding the controversial Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). Local...

Regional Drug Law-Enforcement Training Centre launches website
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) yesterday launched an interactive and informative website, which provides information on the entity’s projects and...

Trump says US ready to solve N Korea 'problem' without China
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States is ready to solve the North Korean "problem" without China if necessary. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:12:13 GMT...

Talks on ganja decriminalisation too focussed on outselling competitors, says MAJ president
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the Medical Association of Jamaica Dr Myrton Smith says discussions on the decriminalisation of ganja in Jamaica seem to have taken a turn for the worse, with the rhetoric focusing...

President urges Parliament to cooperate for the future development of Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has urged legislators to cooperate with his administration for the socio-economic development of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country,...

PHOTO: Ground broken for new power plant
Jamaica Observer

 (From left) Don Theoc of South Jamaica Power Company; Anthony Hylton, Opposition MP; Yong-jin Kim, CEO, Korea East-West Power; Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Prime Minister Andrew Holness;...

Carib Cement given go-ahead to import from Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Government has given Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) the green light to import cement from Trinidad and Tobago in a bid to ease a shortage of the product here. Local News...

US-based tourism group praises Jamaica’s anti-harassment thrust
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. Local News Tue, 11...

Caribbean can earn more from marine life
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean has the potential to generate more income from the fishing industry by increasing the range of products pulled from the sea for export, according to a regional fisheries official. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Local...

Explore new building technology, Chang urges construction industry
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on players in the construction industry to explore additional technology, citing the...

New police commissioner appointed
Jamaica Observer

In another week veteran police officer George Quallo will take on the tough job of leading the charge to tame Jamaica’s crime monster when he takes over the helm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as the...

Problems at Cumberland High
Jamaica Observer

THE strained relationship between students and staff at Cumberland High School in St Catherine came to a head yesterday after teachers withdrew their services following a confrontation between the principal and a female...

Senate again delays passing of Arbitration Bill
Jamaica Observer

The Senate last Friday again delayed passage of the Arbitration Act 2017, after Opposition members sought time to review the amendments brought to the chamber by the Government. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Shaw to address property tax issues in House today
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to make a statement to the House of Representatives today on the vexed property tax issues. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Senate again delays passing of...

I am surprised, but very humbled — Quallo
Jamaica Observer

WHEN news broke mid afternoon yesterday that the 29th commissioner of police would be standing Deputy Commissioner of Police George Quallo there was much surprise ringing amongst the rank and file of the constabulary and...

Infantino’s FIFA/TTFA team to play Gov’t team tomorrow
Trinidad Guardian

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is scheduled to arrive in Port-of-Spain tomorrow morning for a series of events related to football and football development. Among the fun-filled and light-hearted activities booked to...

The deconstruction of the deep state: A road map for Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

Cast adrift on a sea of discontent, the institutional elites that once dominated the old world order are clinging to their life rafts, buffeted by the populist storms howling across the globe. Local Business Fri, 10 Mar...

New reinvestment scheme pays off for Sterling Investments
Jamaica Observer

Sterling, with earnings of $78.6 million in 2016 relative to $71.19 million in 2015, said its strategy of investing mainly in $US fixed-income assets on behalf of its shareholders — which include large pension funds,...

Government moves to regulate bank charges
Jamaica Observer

The Government is to introduce a new financial services consumer protection agency to protect commercial bank customers from exorbitant bank fees. Local Business Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT New reinvestment scheme pays...

Ready TV to make Portmore its home base
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican government, the Opposition, the church and the residents of Portmore, St Catherine seem to be rallying behind the decision of new digital cable company, Ready TV, to make the dormitory town its home base....

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