COJO exceeds summer soiree US$15,000 fund-raising target

Friday, July, 28 2017    

FOR some wards of the State and underserved children in Jamaica, starting the new school year in September will be much easier. Read More

Alleged mastermind of Jamaican lottery scam pleads guilty

Friday, July, 28 2017    

NORTH DAKOTA, United States (AP) — A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Read More

Black River Day on today

Friday, July, 28 2017    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — This historic coastal town comes alive today with the annual staging of Black River Day, a mix of cultural and entertainment events described as “the Ultimate Street Festival”. Read More

I felt Jamaican, says Franklyn 'Chappie' St Juste

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer online reporter | Friday, July, 28 2017    

VETERAN film-maker Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste, who was tasked with documenting Jamaica's Independence celebrations on August 6, 1962, says the job he had to do did not take away from the pride-filled experience. Read More

Death of young woman in canefield still under probe by INDECOM

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Friday, July, 28 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is yet to decide on the proper resolution of the matter in which the death of 21-year-old Shantel Wright, whose body was discovered in a canefield a short distance from her Little London home... Read More

An 'Inspired' Do at the Courtleigh

Friday, July, 28 2017    

The all-female We Inspire sixties party continues on Friday Social as we shine our flashbulbs on the lead-up festivities – hosted by its CEO Cortia Bingham, a motivational entrepreneur and backed by Curves – that occurred at the poolside of the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites... Read More

EGC report knocks delays at UDC and FCJ

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Friday, July, 28 2017    

The Economic Growth Council (EGC) said last night that the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) failed to fulfil their growth targets for the April-June quarter. Read More

Gun owners warned

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Friday, July, 28 2017    

Amidst a news report that a previous Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) board issued gun licences to unscrupulous individuals, Chief Executive Officer Shane Dalling yesterday said the agency will this weekend go after licensed firearm holders who have not taken their... Read More

Long Pond distillery back in operation

Friday, July, 28 2017    

THE Long Pond Distillery located in Clark's Town, Trelawny resumed operations after being closed for four years. Read More

Jamaica Middle East Diaspora eager to give back

Friday, July, 28 2017    

THE Jamaica Middle East Diaspora is looking to partner with local entities on various projects in support of national development. Read More

8 J'cans among 114 nabbed in NY operation targeting criminal immigrants

Friday, July, 28 2017    

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a number of Caribbean immigrants among 114 foreign nationals arrested during an 11-day operation in New York... Read More


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