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Pentecostal pastor convicted for having sex with 13-y-o - 4:05 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Kingston pastor was this afternoon convicted in the Home Circuit Court for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Pastor Paul Hanniford of a Pentecostal City Mission Church was today remanded for sentencing on February 24. Prosecutors led evidence that he had sexual interco ...


UWI Research Days seek to regularise ECG tests for student-athletes - 3:55 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona’s Research Days 2017 will reveal the latest results from ongoing research into Electrocardiographic (ECG) testing for local athletes. This follows a number of cardiac mishaps experienced by student-athletes last year. The ...


4,200 to receive birth certificates under JSIF programme - 3:35 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of 4,200 residents of 18 communities spanning seven parishes will receive assistance to obtain birth certificates. These communities are beneficiaries under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), which is being implemented by the Jamaica Social ...


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62 inmates on run after Brazil jailbreak - 3:15 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazilian police were hunting for 62 inmates who broke out of a jail on Tuesday in the latest unrest to hit the country's overcrowded prisons. Inmates set fire to one of the cellblocks before escaping from the Penitentiary Progression Center, a semi-open prison in th ...


Sugar industry on the rebound, says Samuda - 2:54 PM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the Government’s decision to step in and save the sugar sector is starting to reap rich dividends. According to the minister, sugar will contribute some US$80 million (J$10 billion ...


Court rejects Caricel’s injunction application - 2:45 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court today rejected an application from telecoms provider Symbiote Investments Limited, which sought to block the Government from revoking the domestic mobile spectrum licence that was issued to the company last September. Cabinet approved the issuance of the l ...


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MoBay’s 10 most wanted listed - Read times
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reputed leader of the Ratty Gang, Ryan Peterkin, who also goes by the moniker ‘Ratty’, is one of the most prominent figures featuring on the list of the 10 most wanted people recently released by the St James Police Division. According to head of the St ...


Former Moravian president and VP arrested in sex scandal - Read times
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Moravian President Paul Gardner and his deputy Jermaine Gibson have been both arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault. The attorney-at-law representing the men told OBSERVER ONLINE that his clients said the accusations are being done “out ...


Outrage not enough! - Read times
Jamaicans were urged to take a stand against violence in the society Saturday as mourners gathered at Fellowship Tabernacle in St Andrew for the funeral service of Stephan McLaren. The 17-year-old Calabar High School student was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day on Hagley Park Road ...


Jamaican-born doctors giving back to homeland  - Read times
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — For the past six years, the New Jersey-based Diaspora charity, Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home (JAHJAH), has been quietly carving out a legacy of service in health care in communities across Jamaica. Whether it is providing free medical treatment to nee ...


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