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JCF resolute despite terrible loss

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday said they remain resolute in their task to beat back criminality even as the death of Superintendent Leon Clunis rocks the organisation. Read More

Relatives: Latoya was murdered by police

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

RELATIVES of Latoya Monte, the 34-year-old woman who was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police moments after 6:00 pm on Monday in the Kingston 10 area, are insisting that she was murdered, contrary to information released by the constabulary. Read More

Clampdown on high-profile convicts

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

SECURITY Minister Horace Chang says within another week convicts within the prison system who have been issuing instructions to cronies on the outside will be moved to newly constructed cells. Read More

Hamaty a friend to all, enemy to none, says 'Butch' Stewart

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

GORDON “Butch” Stewart has described the late Captain Robert “Robbie” Hamaty, master pilot and founder of Tortuga Rum Company, as a supremely decent human being who was a friend to all and enemy to none. Read More


BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Superintendent Leon Clunis's wife and children had planned to welcome him home yesterday. But news of his sudden passing moments before he was to be discharged from Kingston Public Hospital turned the family's joy into grief. Read More

Integrity Commission accuses Wheatley of being dishonest

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balrodh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

The Integrity Commission has accused former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley of being “less than truthful” and “dishonest” in his responses to questions posed by the entity in its probe of alleged corruption at Petrojam oil refinery. Read More

Stranded in Panama

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.comq | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

FOUR Jamaican missionaries stranded in Río Abajo, Panama, are seeking the Government's assistance to return to the island, as they struggle to stay afloat in the Spanish-speaking country despite support from the Jamaican consulate in Panama City. Read More

After the dust comes the rain

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

After the second wave of the the Saharan dust blanketed Jamaica over the weekend, sections of the island experienced heavy rain yesterday, the last day of June, which is part of the secondary rainy season. Read More

Protocols coming for reopening of day-care centres, nurseries

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will announce the protocols that have been established for the reopening of nurseries and day-care facilities shortly. Read More

JTA happy with PEP placement method

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Owen Speid, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, says the organisation is satisfied with the methodology used by the Government for students' Primary Exit Profile (PEP) placements. Read More

Waterfall out

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

The effect of the prevailing drought is seen at Somerset Falls, the normally lush nature attraction located a few metres outside Hope Bay, Portland. Read More

Former JDF soldiers offer solution to parking woes

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

THREE retired Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officers have combined their expertise in engineering and finance to provide what they insist is a viable solution to parking space problems plaguing motorists, especially in major urban centres, across Jamaica. Read More

Sagicor 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Sagicor's 50th anniversary 'thank you' virtual concert was one for the books. The event was streamed live across the company's social media pages on Sunday, June 28 and brought out the the big names in gospel, reggae, and dancehall. Reggae frontliners included Freddie McGregor, Tessanne... Read More

This Day in History — July 1

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

Today is the 183rd day of 2020. There are 183 days left in the year.TODAY HIGHLIGHT2004: Saddam Hussein appears in Iraqi court for the first time, scoffing at charges of war crimes and genocide. OTHER EVENTS Read More

T&T security minister says protests 'carefully orchestrated'

Wednesday, July, 1 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday described as “carefully orchestrated and pre-planned” the protests in the eastern part of the capital following the shooting deaths of three people by police over the... Read More


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