Teachers reject latest pay offer

 THE Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) said yesterday its members had rejected the latest offer from the Government to resolve the current dispute over increased salaries. Read More

J'can author Garfield Ellis dies
Jamaican author and former Jamaica Observer executive Garfield Ellis died last Friday in Canada after a battle with cancer. He was 57.... Read More

Self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Ride-sharing giant Uber yesterday suspended its self-driving car programme after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona.... Read More

National's online bun and cheese platform reaps success
National Baking Company has opened an online platform from which Jamaicans here and in the United States can purchase bun and cheese for Easter and beyond.... Read More

Easily HACKED!

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

OFF-the-shelf smart devices, such as baby monitors and home security cameras, can be easily hacked by criminals, say researchers who uncovered serious security issues with devices and networks used in smart homes and Internet of Things (IoT). Read More

Leaders' reaction time 'snail-like'

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

FOLLOWING Sunday's declaration of a state of public emergency in the St Catherine North police division, the Government insisted that the move was justified and the security forces said it will primarily focus on the notorious Klansman Gang, which operates out of the parish capital,... Read More

Maintenance work to affect water supplies in Twickenham Park

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

MAINTENANCE work, which are scheduled to start today on the Yangswell Booster Station in Spanish Town, St Catherine, will leave several customers in Twickenham Park and surrounding areas without water supply or with low pressure, the National Water Commission (NWC) said in a release... Read More

J'can cops recognised for apprehending alleged lottery scammers

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

THE United States attorney for the District of North Dakota last Thursday recognised the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch, Fugitive Apprehension Team for its role in apprehending suspected lottery scammers. Read More

Caricom observing elections in Antigua

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – A 10 member Caribbean Community (Caricom) Electoral Mission (CEOM) has arrived here to monitor Wednesday's general election. Read More

Big data the next big thing, says expert

By: Deandra Morrison Online reporter | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Researchers believe big data will become the world's most valuable resource and it will soon knock oil off its pedestal. Read More

Three Miles to become work zone as Hagley Park Road project advances

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) says motorists should expect increased traffic in short order as the bulk of work begins on the Hagley Park Road Improvement Project. Read More

St Catherine business operators happy but worried about loss in sales

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

BUSINESS operators in northern St Catherine yesterday welcomed the state of public emergency as a move in the right direction, despite the possible slowdown in commercial activities due to the restricted hours as a result of enhanced security measures. Read More

Church not a crime fighter

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor- special assignment | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

A packed Webster Memorial Baptist Church in Granville, St James, appeared stunned as an outspoken preacher railed against the conventional wisdom, declaring that “the church's place is not in crime fighting”. Read More

This Day in History — March-20

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Today is the 79th day of 2018. There are 286 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1899: Martha M Place of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first woman to be executed in the electric chair in the United States.  Read More

'If I wasn't ready I wouldn't be here' Major

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says he is ready to take on the job of tackling the country's crime monster, while pushing the agenda for reform of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Read More


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