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Montague calls for Bunting's resignation

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has called for the resignation of Opposition spokesperson Peter Bunting, raising doubt about the Central Manchester Member of Parliament's competence for the post.“I am of the opinion that he ought to tender his... Read More

Phillips ready to participate in bipartisan talks on St James violence
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Leader of the Oppositionand  President of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has expressed his party's willingness to sit with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other Government members to find a way to curb the nation's spiralling...... Read More

Jamaica monitoring US border wall funding Act
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has indicated that it is fully aware that a draft Bill entitled “HR 1813 – Border Wall Funding Act of 2017” has been introduced to the United States Congress by Republican Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama,...... Read More

Need for speed
Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee Chin last night urged the Government to step up efforts to complete the passage of two Bills to confront terrorism and corruption in order to facilitate its target of five per cent growth in four years.... Read More

If you got any lottery scamming money you could be in trouble!

Friday, April, 28 2017   

THE police have their eyes on approximately 12,000 to 15,000 Jamaicans who are suspected of being involved in lottery scamming, three times the number of scamming cases that the United States Government is already investigating.Security minister Robert Montague... Read More

'Act of treason'

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 28 2017   

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has described as treacherous the behaviour of councillors who he has been informed are dissuading people from paying property taxes.“There is some disturbing information coming about some elected... Read More

Seprod looking to cut sugar content in products

Friday, April, 28 2017   

AT least one local company is moving to reduce the sugar content in its products in light of the burgeoning issue of obesity being the main underlying cause of death in Jamaica, due to fat consumption and daily intake of large quantities of sugar.Managing director... Read More

Vendors weep after fire destroys section of craft market

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 28 2017   

Twenty-eight vendors who ply their trade in the Kingston Craft Market were left in limbo yesterday morning after a fire of unknown origin destroyed 18 shops at a section of the market on Ocean Boulevard.According to the Kingston and St Andrew Divisional Commander... Read More

170 jobs projected from US$204-m investment in logistics, manufacturing

Friday, April, 28 2017   

THE Government is projecting that 170 jobs will come from investments of US$204 million in logistics and manufacturing during the current fiscal year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, said investment of US$104 million is... Read More

PHOTO: Test run

Friday, April, 28 2017   

Commissioner of Police George Quallo (left) reads through his presentation under the watchful eyes of Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay and Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Morris at the Police Officers' Club in St Andrew, yesterday, during rehearsals for his... Read More

Former attorney general charged with theft of law books

Friday, April, 28 2017   

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Opposition legislator and former attorney general Anil Nandlall has been charged with larceny for the alleged theft of more than GUY$2 million worth of law books from the Ministry of Legal Affairs.Nandlall's arrest yesterday came... Read More

Couple kicked off British Airways flight bound for Jamaica

Friday, April, 28 2017   

LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — British Airways offloaded a couple from a London to Jamaica flight at a Portuguese air force base Wednesday, after a row broke out over their demands for an upgrade to business class, officials said.“The pilot decided to land in Lajes in the... Read More

Gov't moves to tackle corruption, takes aim at Customs

Friday, April, 28 2017   

Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw has announced measures to tackle corruption and is taking aim at the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA).Shaw, who was speaking at the third Conference of the Caribbean Commonwealth Association of Integrity Commissions at the Jamaica... Read More

C'bean governments owe millions to UWI

Friday, April, 28 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) –Caribbean governments owe the University of the west Indies (UWI) more than US$100 million and as a result the regional tertiary institution says it is “very concerned” about the situation.UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir... Read More

Commissioner Quallo to be officially installed this afternoon

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — George Quallo will be officially installed as the new Commissioner of Police this afternoon at the Police Officer' Club on Hope Road.Quallo was appointed the 29th Commissioner of Police and assumed office on April 18. Read More



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