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JCF to be redefined as protection and service entity

Friday, May, 26 2017    

THE Government is to develop a policy framework which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation.Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the policy is expected to be in place by November 2017. Read More

Former president says Guyana not ready for same-sex marriages

Friday, May, 26 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Former Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo says the country is not ready for the legalisation of same-sex marriages.During a press conference on Wednesday, Jagdeo, who is now leader of the Opposition... Read More

Dozens of Sandals volunteers lend a hand on Labour Day

Friday, May, 26 2017    

ON Tuesday — Labour Day — vans laden with construction material and buses with dozens of eager volunteers from Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts, journeyed to various projects across Jamaica.Schools, police stations and health centres were... Read More

MPs in the dark about allocation of houses for the poor

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 26 2017    

SOME Members of Parliament are disgruntled over the way in which the housing component of the Housing Opportunity Prosperity Employment (HOPE) programme is being administered.The MPs, in deliberations at Wedesday's meeting of the Infrastructure and Physical... Read More

Residents take part in child protection sensitisation session

Friday, May, 26 2017    

As part of the ongoing public education campaign on child protection, representatives from several ministries and agencies participated in a sensitisation session with residents of Whitehall Avenue in Kingston on Wednesday.Included were the Office of the... Read More

Computer programmer accused of prostituting teen

Friday, May, 26 2017    

An 18-year-old student is now in a victim's shelter and a computer programmer is to reappear in the St James Parish Court after he was charged in relation to breaches of the Trafficking in Persons Act.The name of the student,... Read More

Bon voyage, Roger

Friday, May, 26 2017    

The ATL Group said bon voyage to Roger Butler, finance director at Gorstew Ltd, on Wednesday at a delightful function held at the Jamaica Observer on Beechwood Avenue in Kingston.Butler, who is retiring after 28 years with the... Read More

PHOTO: Auditors in a light moment

Friday, May, 26 2017    

Internal auditor at the finance and the public service ministry Melissa Wood (left), in a light conversation with Political and economic affairs officer at the United States Embassy in Jamaica Christian Redmar (centre); and the ministry's chief internal auditor, Richard Dillon. Occasion... Read More

PHOTO: A fresh look

Friday, May, 26 2017    

Leighton Davis (left) and Raquel Virtue team up to add a fresh coat of paint to the swing set at the LASCO Labour Day project at Shortwood Practicsing School in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Two life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo tossed out

Friday, May, 26 2017    

McLEAN, USA (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.In his ruling, U.S. District... Read More

Alpart to resume alumina production June 20

Friday, May, 26 2017    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Jamaica's largest alumina refinery Alpart, now owned by Chinese metals giant JISCO, is to resume processing of bauxite to alumina on June 20, eight years after closing down operations in 2009, company officials said today.Patrick... Read More

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

Friday, May, 26 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Riot police in Venezuela fired tear gas and water cannon to stop anti-government protesters from marching on a key military installation Friday during the latest violence in nearly two months of unrest.The opposition is trying to... Read More

Businesses urged to adopt environmentally friendly practices

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is encouraging private and public businesses to adopt environmentally friendly practices through its Green Business Jamaica (GBJ) programme.Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Government of... Read More

Gov't says it acted to protect environment in Duncan's Bay sand mining

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister says that all protocols were followed regarding a new sand mining operation causing public concern at Duncan's Bay in Trelawny.Residents and other stakeholders are questioning the possible environmental... Read More

Logos Hope book ship closed as Cement Company unrest continues

Friday, May, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As a result of industrial action at the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), operators of Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, say they will remain closed until further notice.Logos Hope is docked at the CCC Rockfort pier in... Read More



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