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Four high-powered guns seized in Salt Spring

MATTERS BAY, St James – The St James police, assisted by the army, seized four high-powered guns and 137 assorted rounds of ammunition from the tough Salt Spring community between Wednesday and yesterday. Read More

Third suspect detained for Hellshire robbery
A third suspect has been detained for the February multi-million-dollar robbery in Hellshire, St Catherine.The suspec is expected to face an identification parade today.... Read More

Phillips unhappy with PM's take on crime talks
LEADER of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has expressed disappointment over what he says is Prime Minister Andrew Holness' misrepresentation of his agreement with the joint statement on crime, which was issued by both leaders in...... Read More

'Dr McCrane' remanded in custody
MONTEGO BAY, St James – Alicia Patrice England, the woman accused of being a 'quack doctor', and who was arrested and charged for several offences, including breaches of the Medical Act, was ordered remanded in custody by a St James Parish Court judge...... Read More

PHOTO: Long-standing contributors

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

From left: Marigold Harding, president of the St Andrew Justices of the Peace Association and patron of the Jamaica Down's Syndrome Foundation (JDSF), congratulates Ivy Scott, Justice of the Peace, and Patricia Chung, proprietor of Tropical Elegance, on their awards for long-standing... Read More

Sandals Ochi goes live on 10 US radio stations

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

SANDALS Ochi Beach Resort was abuzz with on-air activities from Saturday March 9 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 as the resort hosted 10 radio stations from top markets in the United States. Read More

Senate approves 2019/20 Budget

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 23 2019    

THE Senate yesterday gave the 2019/20 estimates of expenditure the final stamp of approval, after a lengthy debate at Gordon House. Read More

'Promising talks'

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

FLORIDA, USA (CMC) – President Donald Trump yesterday held talks with leaders of four Caribbean countries, with Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness describing the meeting as “promising”. Read More

HAJ promises fair acquisition of low-income houses

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

MANAGING director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Gary Howell says that the agency is ensuring that only deserving beneficiaries can access low-income homes. Read More

Accused in US$230,000 lottery scam granted bail

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

THREE men accused of swindling US$230,000 from a citizen of the United States, are now before the local court. Read More

'Unbelievable'

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 23 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is on the verge of recording a whopping 900,000 stopover visitors for this winter season, which ends next month. Read More

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

CALIFORNIA, USA — Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press (AP) data analysis shows. Read More

Suspected suicide at Tower Street Adult Correctional facility

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Elletson Road police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate who was found hanging at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston yesterday.Dead is 38-year-old Donovan Thompson. Read More

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software ready — industry sources

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in October's Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday. Read More

Anti-Brexit protesters stage mass rally in London

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over Brexit, in one of the country's biggest protests in decades. Read More



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