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Casi-no! Casi-yes! — Bartlett announces first regulated gaming operation

MONTEGO BAY, ST JAMES — The first of three regulated casinos should be up and running by the start of 2020, but Jamaica will “not be a casino destination”, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett insisted here Friday. Read More

District constable in suspected murder-suicide
A 25 year-old district constable and a 62-year-old woman are dead after what investigators believe was a murder-suicide committed at Islington Police Station in St Mary yesterday.... Read More

J'can entertainment flavours Sandals STAR Awards
For four nights, from November 28 to December 1, 2018, the scenic northcoast resort town of Ocho Rios pulsated with the sound of top flight Jamaican entertainment that sent hundreds of travel agents from across the globe into undiluted ecstasy.... Read More

Bunting walks out of meeting on BOJ over Petrojam
Opposition spokesman on industry, and investment Peter Bunting says he will no longer participate in meetings of the joint select committee (JSC) which is reviewing amendments to the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act, until the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meets to examine the auditor...... Read More

JGRA alarmed over losses at Petrojam

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Saying that it is “alarmed” by last week's report from the auditor general, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is urging the prime minister to act quickly to restore confidence in the scandal-hit State-run entity. Read More

Gov't selling Petrojam?

BY DESMOND ALLEN AND HORACE HINES | Monday, December, 10 2018    

Highly placed sources last night suggested that the Government is about to put the troubled state-run Petrojam refinery up for sale. Read More

Fairfield International throws down the gauntlet

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Indicating it will be a force to reckon with, Montego Bay-based Fairfield International Academy (FIA) has aggressively taken 13th position among 50 teams in the 2018 ISSA High School and Tertiary Swim Meet at the National Stadium. Read More

Ananda Alert for two missing teens

Monday, December, 10 2018    

An Ananda Alert has been activated for two children who went missing on the weekend. Read More

Insurance claims climbing a $billion a year

By Alphea Saunders Observer senior reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 10 2018    

With motor vehicle claims speeding past $9.4 billion last year, the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) is partnering with revenue authorities and the police to roll out a database early in the new year, aimed at dragging down insurance fraud. Read More

Jamaica Observer Christmas cookbook sizzling

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Robert Smith, a loyal Jamaica Observer reader who says he purchases the newspaper every day of the week, gets a photo opportunity yesterday with the highly popular Jamaica Observer Christmas Cookbook on sale at the Megamart store at Waterloo Road, St Andrew, yesterday. Sharing his company are... Read More

Jeffrey Town women can do it all

Monday, December, 10 2018    

WIDESPREAD unemployment and a lack of male presence in some households in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, drove the idea of a women's group, the backbone of Jet Town Products, to fruition four years ago. Read More

Traffic changes today along Portmore toll road

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Effective today, changes will be made to the flow of traffic along the Portmore toll road, where it intersects with Marcus Garvey Drive, the National Works Agency (NWA) said yesterday. Read More

Ochi told to brace for inconveniences as Main Street project steps up

Monday, December, 10 2018    

The first phase of the upgrading works on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, is slated for completion by mid-December 2018, in time for the start of the 2018/19 winter tourist season. Read More

More CBFF tertiary scholars named

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Eight students are recipients of this year's CB Facey Foundation (CBFF) Tertiary Scholarship. Read More

23 gang members apprehended in St Mary, St Ann, Portland

Monday, December, 10 2018    

MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for continuing to “take the fight” to gangs in communities across the island. Read More



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