Traffic changes for Gibson/McCook relays, YVA's

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are advising that the Gibson/McCook relays and the Your View Awards (YVAs) both scheduled for today at the Independence Park at the National Stadium and National Indoor Centre respectively, will bring about traffic changes.According to the... Read More

$268m police station for Port Antonio
PORTLAND, Jamaica — Minister of National Security  Robert Montague on Friday afternoon broke ground for the construction of a $268 million police station on Harbour Street, Port Antonio, where the old 150-year-old building that hosted the police station was partially demolished and new one...... Read More

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power.Mugabe's birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked...... Read More

Gov't allocates funds to strengthen emergency communication system
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is moving to strengthen the system of communication during times of disaster of other emergencies.A sum of $10 million has been allocated to the Emergency Communication System in Jamaica project in the Estimates of Expenditure, now...... Read More

Bartlett moves tourism policy with OAS, World Bank

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett on Friday led a series of meetings with the leadership of the World Bank Group, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and other global policy stakeholder interests at their respective headquarters in Washington DC to address... Read More

Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country.Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Oil find in Jamaica… Clarendon's most wanted killed… Women's bobsleigh team 19th in South Korea

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica says a geological study recently conducted by CGG Robertson of the United Kingdom has revealed two independent live oil seeps in different sections of Jamaica's oil blocks which indicated “encouraging” signs for possible... Read More

Top US official to meet with Caribbean leaders

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Deputy Secretary of State, John J Sullivan, will hold talks with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders during their three-day inter-sessional summit here early next week, the US State Department has announced.It said that... Read More

Wheatley cautious on outcome of oil/gas find

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Friday, February, 23 2018    

Dr Andrew Wheatley yesterday cautiously welcomed a report that Jamaica could have found inland oil or gas reserves in the parish of Trelawny. Read More

DPP labels multiple-murder accused a liar with a cold heart

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Friday, February, 23 2018    

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday labelled Michael McLean a man with a cold heart as she accused him of lying to the court about the murder of his girlfriend and her five relatives in St Thomas 12 years ago. Read More

Government 'dissing' Jamaicans, says Phillips

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South/Central Bureau | Friday, February, 23 2018    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Opposition Leader Peter Phillips accused the Andrew Holness-led Government late Wednesday of treating Jamaicans with “disdain and disregard”, and acting contrary to the spirit of the country's democracy, constitution and traditions. Read More

High-profile visitors helping to sustain tourist arrivals, says Bartlett

Friday, February, 23 2018    

MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that an increasing number of high-profile visitors in recent times is stabilising tourists' response to the current enhanced security measures. Read More

Killer says 'sorry'

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE groundsman who bludgeoned his boss to death last March said yesterday that he was sorry for attacking the 76-year-old, but indicated that he was upset about not being paid money he had been promised for odd jobs. Read More

August Town gunmen flee to hills

Friday, February, 23 2018    

CRIMINALS in August Town, St Andrew, are fleeing to nearby hills to elude the security forces and are threatening residents and their relatives with death if they refuse to provide them with food, clothing and phone credit, the Jamaica Observer was told... Read More

Complainant needed to prosecute alleged anklet thief

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Darling Street police are seeking the assistance of a woman who was robbed of her anklet in downtown Kingston, to prosecute Rammeike Campbell.Campbell is charged with larceny from the person. Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon