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Some citizens still scared of jury duty

SOME Jamaicans are still unwilling to take on jury duty in criminal cases despite the measures implemented by the Government over the last couple of years to widen the jury pool as well as reduce the number of jurors required for a panel. Read More

Father slaughtered in front of family
Hours after Orlando Marshall was brutally shot and his throat slashed by gunmen, his girlfriend was still shaken.... Read More

Cops say two of five wanted men surrender
The Kingston Eastern Police said two of the five men who are wanted in connection with the murder of 31-year-old Patrick Davis on March 12 in Rockfort, St Andrew, have surrendered.... Read More

Tufton says leadership, cooperation vital to universal health care
MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has called for greater leadership and cooperation at the regional and international levels, to enable countries, including Jamaica, to progress toward the provision of universal health care (UHC).... Read More

PHOTO: Caring for the elderly

Friday, May, 25 2018    

Volunteers from the Association of Businesspersons comb the hair of two elderly women at the Sector E of the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town in Kingston on Wednesday — Labour Day. The association and its affiliate social partners Unite Jamaica People and Church Women United collaborated... Read More

TV court June 8?

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck says that with, the approval of the chief justice, on June 8 there could be live streaming of the first hearing in the claim brought by People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson challenging the constitutionality of the national... Read More

Full Court to decide on fresh evidence in Kartel appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

The Full Court of the Supreme Court is to hear an application for a photocopy of a statement to be admitted in the appeal for incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused. Read More

Embalmer on ganja rap

Friday, May, 25 2018    

A St Catherine embalmer has found himself in trouble with the law after his cousin reportedly told the police that he was the one who had given him 18.1 pounds of ganja to take to Panama. Read More

Fewer volunteers show up but several projects completed in western Jamaica

Friday, May, 25 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Despite a lower turnout of volunteers than previous years, several projects were undertaken across western Jamaica on Wednesday — Labour Day. Read More

Agrofest at new venue in Hope Pastures tomorrow

Friday, May, 25 2018    

THIS year's staging of the annual Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) agricultural event, Agrofest will move from its regular venue, Jamaica College, to the nearby Jamaica Horticultural Society (JHS) Grounds on Gibson Drive Hope Pastures. Read More

KSAMC gearing to increase cold storage fees

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 25 2018    

SUPERMARKETS, meat wholesalers and retailers, meat processing plants, and ice-cream manufacturers who use cold storage are some of the businesses likely to be affected if the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) decides to enforce cold storage... Read More

Integrity Commission appoints temporary heads of divisions

Friday, May, 25 2018    

THE Integrity Commission has appointed three temporary heads of divisions, pending the implementation of its Change Management and Integration Plan in September. Read More

In honour of National Hero Sam Sharpe

Friday, May, 25 2018    

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange (right) lays a wreath at the shrine of National Hero Samuel Sharpe at National Heroes Park in Kingston during a floral tribute ceremony Wednesday — Labour Day. The occasion marked the 186th anniversary of the national... Read More

Several join hands to put work into Labour Day

Friday, May, 25 2018    

Courts Jamaica keeps it green Read More

Premier vows to challenge UK if ownership registry is mandated

Friday, May, 25 2018    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McLaughlin says his administration will head to court if the United Kingdom decides to mandate a public beneficial ownership registry for companies in the territory. Read More



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