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'Chucky' Brown trial postponed until Monday

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

The murder trial of Constable Collis “Chucky” Brown was yesterday postponed until next Monday due to the unavailability of the two last witnesses for the prosecution. Read More

Congresswoman says gun trafficking affecting USA too

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 18 2018    

CONGRESSWOMAN Yvette Clarke, who represents the Ninth Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday stopped short of saying there is no solution to stem the flow of guns from the United States to Jamaica. Read More

Marijuana joy in Canada

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

MONTREAL, Canada (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Read More

Photo: NATIONAL HONOUR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MARITIME SECTOR

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

Ishmael Robertson (fourth left) was invested with the Order of Distinction in the rank of commander on National Heroes' Day for his “pioneering contribution to the development of Jamaica's maritime sector”. Robertson's wife, Hermina (third left), and children (from left): daughter... Read More

Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian officials said an 18-year-old student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15... Read More

Haitians protest alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent yesterday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance programme sponsored by Venezuela. Read More

Sterling value rises as Man City prepare for Burnley test

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Raheem Sterling will return to Premier League action for Manchester City against Burnley on Saturday with a spring in his step after ending his international goal drought in style. Read More

15-y-o St Andrew boy, Kevaughn Campbell, missing

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert activated for 15-year-old Kevaughn Campbell, of Halls Green, Stony Hill in St Andrew who has been missing since Friday, October 12.Kevaughn is of brown complexion, slim build and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Read More

Gov't strategically planning development, says Holness

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says providing housing solutions is a major part of the Government's strategic plan to decisively deal with the issue of informal settlements. Read More

Chuck wants motorists to clear traffic tickets before renewing driver's licence

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has warned that delinquent drivers may soon be required to clear outstanding traffic tickets before they are able to renew their driver's licence. Read More

O-wrap: Traffic changes at Six Miles... 'Upscale' electricity theft increases... NWC wants rate review

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: Read More

Gov't standardising bamboo industry to spur investment — Hutchinson

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J C Hutchinson, has expressed a commitment to standardising the expanding bamboo industry in a way that encourages investment and safeguards protected bamboo... Read More

Forex: J$131.54 to one US dollar

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, October 18 ended trading at J$131.54 down by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

New Mandela Highway street lights vandalised

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that several of the new street lamps installed along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, are now non-functional, following the theft of circuit breakers in the area. Read More

Traffic changes along Mandela Highway this weekend — NWA

Thursday, October, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another phase of traffic changes is to be implemented along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, starting this Saturday, October 18, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting. Read More



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