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Crime down in St James, West Kingston and St Catherine

Friday, June, 15 2018    

SECURITY Minister Horace Chang has reported that the operational activities associated with the enhanced security measures in sections of St James, West Kingston and St Catherine have resulted in significant crime reduction in those areas. Read More

Transport minister warns PPV drivers to stay on right side of law

Friday, June, 15 2018    

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has appealed to drivers in the public transportation sector to stay on the right side of the law. Read More

Constant Spring market vendors reject alternative locations

Friday, June, 15 2018    

VENDORS at the Constant Spring market who are shortly to be displaced when the market is demolished, to allow for expansion of the Constant Spring Road corridor, have rejected the Papine, downtown Kingston and Stony Hill markets as viable alternatives for vending, attorney-at-law Bert... Read More

Neighbours help save Mineral Heights house from being razed

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 15 2018    

Fourteen-year-old Dushane Slowly, with tears in his eyes, bowed his head as neighbours yesterday rushed to save his family house on Uranium Way in Mineral Heights, Clarendon, from complete destruction by fire. Read More

Painful transparency rules

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor — special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 15 2018    

In the name of transparency, European countries are imposing stringent tax reporting and disclosure measures that could drive away investors and leave deep holes in economies of developing countries, like Jamaica, international experts have warned. Read More

'We don't access enough deep-sea resources,' Shaw says

Friday, June, 15 2018    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Audley Shaw says local fishermen should focus less on nearshore practices and, instead, take advantage of opportunities offered out in the deep ocean. Read More

Municipal corporations concerned about Jamaica's use of dental amalgam

Friday, June, 15 2018    

A resolution from the St James Municipal Corporation seeking to have the Ministry of Health investigate the use and disposal of mercury in Jamaican dentistry was discussed at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) council meeting on Tuesday. Read More

Three Jamaicans among 91 nabbed in US immigration crackdown

Friday, June, 15 2018    

NEWARK, USA (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals, including three Jamaicans, have been arrested among 91 immigrants during a five-day immigration sweep in New Jersey. Read More

YEDAI project manager highlights importance of youth creativity

Friday, June, 15 2018    

MANAGER for the Government's Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) project Margery Newland says Jamaica's economic growth and development are, to some extent, grounded in the creativity of the nation's youth, particularly as it relates to job creation. Read More

This Day in History — June 15

Friday, June, 15 2018    

Today is the 166th day of 2018. There are 199 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

CDB, PAHO support mental health

Friday, June, 15 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have signed an agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. Read More

Dalley vows to lead fight for workers employed as contractors

Friday, June, 15 2018    

PEOPLE'S National Party spokesman on labour and social security Horace Dalley says the Opposition is willing to support Government in passing legislation to end the problem of contract work in Jamaica and offer more protection to the local workforce. Read More

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

Friday, June, 15 2018    

LONDON, England (AP) — Britain said yesterday it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staffing shortfalls in the country's National Health Service. Read More

Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

Friday, June, 15 2018    

PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. Read More

FLOW says it's ready for hurricane season

Friday, June, 15 2018    

FLOW Jamaica says the premature start to the 2018 Hurricane Season on May 25, when subtropical storm Alberto formed East of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, serves as a stark reminder of last year's devastating season. Read More



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