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Man held in Buff Bay for MP's murder

A suspect has been held in the investigation of the murder or Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) parliamentarian who represented the Portland Eastern constituency. Read More

Ramharrack comes under more fire
DOCUMENTS tabled in Parliament Tuesday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the settlement package to former Petrojam Human Resources Manager Yolande Ramharrack yesterday gave rise to more questions from Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).... Read More

Bull Bay begs for a ZOSO in troubled area
RESIDENTS of Bull Bay in St Andrew are calling for the implementation of a Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) to help reduce crime in the violence-hit community.... Read More

Refuge Cay shows signs of regeneration again
THE mangrove forest at Refuge Cay, which boasts all four of the species endemic to the Caribbean, is showing signs of regeneration after years of choking on garbage washed down from gullies into the Kingston Harbour.... Read More

Fayval takes charge

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 14 2019    

FAYVAL Shirley Williams – the Member of Parliament for St Andrew Eastern — will today take over the turbulent Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology. Read More

Corruption haunts police force

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

Veteran pollster Bill Johnson's latest survey has found that Jamaicans believe more than half of the country's police are corrupt. Read More

Caribbean registers second highest record for visitor arrivals in 2018

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean hit a record high last year despite some destinations being severely impacted by hurricanes that swept through the region in 2017, according to figures released here yesterday by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism... Read More

JA wants more to participate in US hospitality programme

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

REPRESENTATIVES from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and their United States counterparts are in discussion to increase the number of participants under the overseas hospitality programme. Read More

50 companies shortlisted for Export Max lll implementation

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

FIFTY companies will benefit from capacity-building and export promotion support under the Government's Export Max III programme, being rolled out in April. Read More

IMF official outlines positives of debt reduction

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) representative to Jamaica, Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, says that as Jamaica's debt is reduced, more money will become available to invest for the development of the country. Read More

80 special needs children get assistance

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

EIGHTY special needs children were Tuesday given equipment to deal with their circumstance, at a special ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica. Read More

This Day in History — February 14

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

Today is the 45th day of 2019. There are 320 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

10,000 volunteers needed

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

THE National Task Force Against Trafficking In Persons (NATFATIP) is seeking 10,000 volunteers to aid in the fight against the scourge in Jamaica. Read More

T&T prime minister defends position on Venezuela

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the ongoing political and economic situation in Venezuela “is the most challenging foreign policy issue” for Trinidad and Tobago as he reiterated the country's support for the Caribbean Community (Caricom)... Read More

UNESCO trains 30 volunteers for Maroon radio station

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

AS part of its ongoing programme of support for the development of local community radio, the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO (an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport) and the UNESCO Caribbean Office recently sponsored a three-day training workshop... Read More



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