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Rape added to charges against King Valley Gang members

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

PROSECUTORS in the ongoing trial of eight men accused of being members of the vicious Westmoreland-based King Valley or Lawless gang yesterday successfully applied for a further amendment to the 11-count indictment to include rape among the various offences. Read More

Residents of Vernamfield given update on development

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

RESIDENTS of New Yarmouth, Vernamfield, and surrounding communities in Clarendon were given an update on the Government's planned development for the area at a community meeting on Wednesday. Read More

Minister urges speedier move to digital society

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 18 2020    

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), Fayval Williams says that the time is right for Jamaica to move with more speed towards implementation of a digital society. Read More

Hidden cameras to identify litterbugs in western Jamaica

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 18 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it will be using hidden cameras across sections of western Jamaica to expose litterbugs, as it continues to grapple with illegal dumping. Read More

E-passports part of transformation at PICA

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

JAMAICANS are on the cusp of receiving electronic passports (e-passports) as part of the transformation process taking place at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA). Read More

PHOTO: Danger averted

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has kept its promise  to demolish a derelict building at 18 Sutton Street in downtown Kingston which was posing a threat to pedestrians and motorists. On Wednesday, days after residents of the area pointed the... Read More

Bloodthirsty gang

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamiacaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 18 2020    

WHEN members of the murderous King Valley Gang turned their guns on each other and began wiping out family members of those within its ranks as a means of intimidation the entity began splintering, one gang member turned State informant testified in the Home Circuit Court... Read More

Tough measures needed for delinquent parents says JTA president

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

ANCHOVY, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Owen Speid is calling for tough sanctions against parents who neglect the role of raising their children. Read More

Caricom launches energy innovation challenge

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean students are being asked to design novel concepts for use and management of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), as part of a regional initiative launched by the Barbados-based Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy... Read More

Delay in restoration of regular water supply to Washington Boulevard

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

THE National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that the restoration of normal supply to Washington Boulevard has been impacted by on-site challenges that will delay the completion of the work. Read More

Man found wandering in Castleton, St Mary

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

THE Castleton police are seeking the public's assistance to reunite a man who was found wandering along the Castleton main road in St Mary, with his family.He gave his name as Shaquille Thomas and stated that he is from Bog Walk in St Catherine. Read More

BVI residents get lands to cultivate medical marijuana

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Premier Andrew Fahie says his Administration will be giving 100 citizens a half-acre plot of land for the cultivation and production of a medical marijuana initiative. Read More

Haiti has an alarming level of hunger, says report

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Global Hunger Index (GHI) has ranked Haiti 111th out of 117 countries — an indication of an alarming level of hunger across the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country. Read More

Ayatollah calls Iran's problems 'days of god'

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of god”. Read More

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

Saturday, January, 18 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — United States health officials announced yesterday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak. Read More



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