State of Emergency in St Catherine North

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago announced that a State of Public Emergency has been declared for St Catherine North.This, he said, will last initially for 14 days. Read more

Latest News

O-Wrap: Chapsicle, Potto listed as persons-of-interest… Bobsleigh team 17th after 2 heats… McLeod, Thompson named on World Indoors team

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:

1. St James police name 'Chapsicle' and 'Potto' persons-of-interest

The Area One Police today listed two men only known by their aliases as 'Persons of Interest'.

2. Bank teller charged in Manchester Parish Council Fraud

A 43-year-old bank teller was yesterday charged with conspiracy to defraud by detectives from the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).

3. Bridge for Chesterfield, St Mary slated to arrive on island shortly

The promised bridge for residents of Chesterfield in St Mary is slated to be in place by the start of the next hurricane season.

4. St Catherine man nabbed with ganja at airport

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division are reporting that a man has been arrested and charged under the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Sunday.

5. NEPA distributes 10,000 coffee suckers to St Thomas farmers

The National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA) says 10,000 coffee suckers have been distributed to 100 farmers in St Thomas as part of a sustainable livelihood programme.

6. St Ann's Bay Methodist Church razed

The St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early this morning.

7. McLeod, Thompson named on World Indoors team; Blake returns after suspension

Defending 60m hurdles champion Omar McLeod and 60m bronze medallist Elaine Thompson were named on a 30-member Jamaican team to compete at the IAAF World Indoors to be held in Birmingham, UK, March 1-4.

8. Bobsleigh team 17th after 2 heats

After the second of three heats, Jamaica's historic women's bobsleigh team is currently in 17th position.

9. Voice note threat from student 'a worrying situation', says education minister

Education Minister Ruel Reid has described a voice note sent to a teacher by a 17-year-old Wolmer's Boys' School student threatening violence and murder, as a “worrying situation,” especially with the proliferation of social media and “knowing how these acts play out.”

10. 'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with US$40.2m

With a massive US$40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has notched the biggest Monday ever at the box office and pushed its four-day total to US$242 million.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon