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Multiple-murder accused blamed gunmen for scratches on girlfriend's neck

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Two-and-a-half weeks before six members of a family were killed in St Thomas in 2006, Michael McLean and one of the victims, who was his girlfriend, made a report to the police that they were held up by gunmen who had raped her. Read More

Another delay in Trafigura case

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

The ruling on the application filed by lawyers representing former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and four other People's National Party (PNP) members in the Trafigura case, who are seeking to take the matter to the United Kingdom-based Privy Council, has been... Read More

Bartlett urges diaspora investment in tourism

BY HAROLD BAILEY Observer writer | Saturday, February, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, United States — Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett on Thursday told Jamaicans here, and in other parts of the world that considerable investment opportunities exist in Jamaica's tourism sector and encouraged them to “begin to take advantage” of... Read More

Money in hand

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

(From left) Robert Hill, chairman of the board of governors St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS); Yvonne Mamher-Tafari, acting principal STATHS; Leroy Cooke, committee chairman, and CEO of the Mayberry Foundation, Kayree Berry-Teape, pose with the symbbolic cheque at the press launch of the... Read More

Farewell, Mr ambassador

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right) presents outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Niu Qingbao with a cricket painting during the ambassador's farewell visit to the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston on February 21. (Photo: JIS) Read More

PHOTO: Sigma support from MFG

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Members of the Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (MFG) family relax for a group photo after supporting this year's Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run last Sunday. Organisers said the event realised its target of $50 million which will be donated to the Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and St... Read More

RELAY FEVER! Gibson/McCook Relays today

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Thousands of Jamaicans and foreigners are expected to fill the National Stadium in Kingston today to enjoy the Gibson/McCook Relays, which promises to be a mouth-watering feast of athletics. Read More

Jampro to reopen New York office

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, United States — Jampro, the trade promotion and investment arm of the Jamaican Government, is to reopen its New York Office shortly, according to Vivion Scully, the agency's regional manager for trade and investment. Read More

Schools highlight island's rich culture on Jamaica Day

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Schools across the island observed Jamaica Day yesterday, the annual activity designed to share the island's culture and enhance the experience of students as citizens of Jamaica. Read More

Tufton makes healthy products appeal to manufacturers, marketers

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has called on food manufacturers and marketing companies to start developing products and campaigns that are more in sync with the Government's policy thrust towards healthy eating and lifestyles. Read More

Today's Horoscope - February 24

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, February 24, 2018: This year you often feel tense, and you use that stress to get energised. You will accomplish a lot while also learning how to express yourself more openly. If you are single, you attract several interesting potential suitors. Be wise, and... Read More

Phillips saddened by Hylton's death

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

Kingston, JAMAICA - Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is expressing deep sorrow on the occasion of the death of former head of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) Noel Hylton. Dr Phillips describes Mr Hylton as a giant of public service to Jamaica and a well-respected professional... Read More

Noel Hylton's work should be a landmark for others– Argentina's Ambassador to Jamaica

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Embassy of Argentina in Jamaica through Ambassador, His Excellency Ariel Hernandez has joined with many Jamaicans in offering condolences to the family and friends of Noel Hylton who passed away earlier today. Read More

Noel Hylton dies

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -  Former Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) president and chairman Noel Hylton died Saturday afternoon at the University Hospital of the West Indies Intensive Care Unit after a long illness.Born in August 1931 and an accountant by profession, Hylton was acknowledged... Read More

Windies A target 3-nil sweep

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies A Captain Kieran Powell says his team is going for a three-nil sweep when they square off against England Lions in the third and final unofficial Test at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, starting Sunday afternoon.West Indies A won the... Read More



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