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DPP slaps successive gov'ts for justice system neglect

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday chastised successive governments for not paying enough attention to the justice system over several decades, resulting in broken down infrastructure and a crippling backlog of cases. Read More

Suspect held after massive gun find at KFTL
One man has so far been held by the police in connection with the massive gun and ammunition find at Kingston Freeport Terminal (KFT)on Tuesday.... Read More

China's Xi outlines achievements, plans as party congress opens
BEIJING, China — It was dark, wet and cold outside but inside the Great Hall of the People, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping warmed the hearts of delegates and observers as the 19th National Congress of the CPC opened here...... Read More

Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society counters money claims
Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society President Maria Carla Gullotta yesterday countered a story in this week's Observer North & East about a dispute over the repair of the road leading to the popular beach in Portland.... Read More

Yallahs Primary, FLOW celebrate Heritage Week

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Students at Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas celebrated Heritage Week in style with the creative involvement of employees from telecommunications firm FLOW. Read More

Shaw tells IMF/World Bank forum of billions in new investments

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says Jamaica will see an injection of more than US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Read More

Denham Town residents blame poor parenting for gang violence

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

Some Denham Town residents are convinced that poor parenting is contributing to the upsurge of violence in the community. Read More

Shooters in limbo

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MEMBERS of Jamaica's sport shooting fraternity say the absence of a board at the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has impaired their ability to travel overseas for tournaments. Read More

Jamaicans urged to show greater levels of national responsibility

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

DIRECTOR of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project Professor Rosalea Hamilton is appealing for citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, noting that this is key to addressing social ills. Read More

Two ganja licences issued

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

THE Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued two of the five licences granted for legal operation in the cannabis industry.The licences were issued to Epican and Everyting Oily, a tier one cultivator and a tier one processor, respectively. Read More

Just under 2,000 children diverted from State care

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

THE Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State. Read More

Wanted J'can man to be deported from Antigua

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A magistrate court has ordered the deportation of a 33-year-old Jamaican who has been described as one of that country's 10 most wanted criminals. Read More

House clears national heroes of criminal charges

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

MINISTER of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange yesterday congratulated her colleagues in Parliament for passing a Bill absolving Jamaica's national heroes, including Marcus Garvey, from past criminal charges. Read More

Devon House to cover own operating costs by 2020, says Bartlett

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

POPULAR St Andrew heritage site Devon House is expected to start covering its own operating costs by 2020. Read More

Caribbean urged to do more to address water management challenges

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The executive director of the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson says the region must bridge existing fundamental gaps if it is to effectively address the challenges in relation to waste and water... Read More



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