Jamaica trains Cayman immigration staff

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

BORDER control officers with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Customs Department recently participated in document identification training sessions, which were hosted by the Department of Immigration Cayman in collaboration with Jamaica's Registrar General's Department... Read More

Trinidad's first female head of state sworn in

Tuesday, March, 20 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Retired jurist Paula-Mae Weekes was sworn in yesterday as Trinidad and Tobago's first female head of state and called on citizens not to allow her “to walk alone” as she sought a new light for the country during her term in... Read More

Give tourism workers houses, Wehby appeals

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited Senator Don Wehby is appealing to the Jamaica Government to provide housing solutions for tourism workers. Read More

Hold top cop to account, INDECOM boss suggests

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

HEAD of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, says it is time for Commissioners of Police to be held accountable for their tardiness or non-submission of reports to the Police Services Commission (PSC) in disciplinary matters related to the leadership... Read More

Revised business hours in St Catherine North police division

Monday, March, 19 2018    

Operating hours for businesses and other establishments in sections of the St Catherine North Police Division, where a State of Public Emergency was declared yesterday, have been adjusted in keeping with stipulations under the enhanced security... Read More

Canadian students bring joy to Swallowfield, Woodford Park

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

A group of Canadian high school students last week brought joy to five small business owners who received much-needed assistance with their shops or stalls in the communities of Swallowfied and Woodford Park, in Kingston. Read More

This Day in History — March 19

Monday, March, 19 2018    

Today is the 78th day of 2018. There are 287 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More


BY TANESHA MUNDLE Staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

NINETY-FOUR people were detained yesterday and one firearm was recovered in the St Catherine North police division, where a state of public emergency was declared in light of the slew of murders and rampant acts of crime occurring in the division. Read More

Tufton dubs Cornwall Regional as 'ancient relic'

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Monday, March, 19 2018    

MOUNT SALEM, St James — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has described the aesthetic condition of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James as an ancient relic that should have been confined to a scrap heap. Read More

Specialist Spanish teacher for Shortwood Teachers' College

Monday, March, 19 2018    

Shortwood Teachers' College in St Andrew has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) for the provision of a specialist lecturer in Spanish to bolster the college's Foreign Languages Department. Read More

Thwaites: Education targets require well-trained, motivated teachers

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

KENDAL, Manchester — Getting the teaching of foundation areas such as mathematics and language arts right the first time calls for properly trained and motivated educators, says opposition spokesman on education and training Ronald Thwaites. Read More

Past students assist St Mary High School with computers

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Past students of St Mary High School, the 'Batch of 1997', recently presented eight computers to their alma mater in a bid to improve the academic standing of present day students and to provide much needed technology for the school. In addition, exercise mats and running spikes were... Read More

Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer Portland correspondent | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has received more help from compassionate Jamaicans. Read More

We have been forgotten

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Observer staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

Residents of the remote district of Long Road, close to Annotto Bay in St Mary, fear that they have been forgotten by their local government representatives. Read More

Klansman gang prompts state of emergency

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Monday, March, 19 2018    

AFTER 48 murders since the start of 2018 in the St Catherine North police division, including Spanish Town, the government yesterday insisted that the declaration of a state of public emergency in the area was justified. Read More


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