Police praised for bloodless end to hostage drama

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The police were last night still basking in the successful outcome of a hostage stand-off with gunmen that ended without a shot being fired and the criminals arrested late Monday night in the capital city. Read More

Noranda says blocking its Special Mining Lease will hurt the economy

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Noranda Bauxite Jamaica says that preventing it from mining bauxite reserves granted under Special Mining Lease (SML) 173 would have a serious impact on direct and indirect jobs, as well as export earnings and taxes it contributes to the Jamaican economy.According to Noranda, if it... Read More

Concern about seawater flow on Port Royal street

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

A councillor in the capital city believes that construction being done at Old Wharf in Port Royal to facilitate cruise shipping is contributing to seawater flowing onto a street in the historic town at nights. Read More

National minimum wage consultations start tomorrow

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The National Minimum Wage Advisory Commission (NMWAC) will finally start consultations with stakeholders tomorrow on a new national minimum wage at Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. Read More

Jamaica attracting more Russian tourists, says Seiveright

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — As the country's stopover arrivals continue to grow, the Ministry of Tourism is reporting that the number of Russian tourists has more than tripled in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2018. Read More

CIBC FirstCaribbean opens Hurricane Dorian recovery account

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank yesterday said it has opened a special account to receive funds for the benefit of The Bahamas, where the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco were devastated by Hurricane Dorian on September 1. Read More

Defence suggests accused man's rights may have been breached

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A defence attorney yesterday suggested that the rights of one of the accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial may have been breached when he was asked to sign to a list of items seized by law enforcers during a raid on his house in 2016. Read More

Trade issues too distant from climate change discussions, says Vaz

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Jamaica has called on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to include the cost associated with climate change in any discussion on international trade. Read More

This Day In History — September 11

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2001: Terrorists crashed two hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York City, bringing down the twin 110-storey towers, killing more than 2,700 people. Another hijacked jetliner slammed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, killing at least... Read More

Tufton, Jamaica Broilers Group honour top PEP students

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Danah Cameron (left), group public relations manager, Jamaica Broilers Group, and St Catherine West Central Member of Parliament Dr Christopher Tufton pose with the constituency's top boy and top girl awardees Dimitri Haughton and Trishayne McInnis, both from Friendship Primary School. Occasion... Read More

PHOTO: After The Battle...

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

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2-year closure?

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Neither the Government nor the trade unions representing employees at JISCO/Alpart bauxite refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth are yet in a position to give details on the timeline for upgrading the plant. Read More

Father's day

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Father Richard Ho Lung, the Jesuit priest who has spent the majority of his adult life in service to the poor and dispossessed, marked his 80th birthday last Saturday and was hailed for 50 years of music ministry through the Fr Ho Lung and Friends ensemble. Read More

Bahamas open for business

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

NASSAU, The Bahamas — With guests queuing up on the dock at Sandals Royal Bahamian here, before boarding a boat for a trip out yesterday, it was business as usual at the resort that was untouched by the tentacles of Hurricane Dorian. Read More

Rhodes Scholarship applications open

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Applications are now open for the Rhodes Scholarships for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean and will close on September 30, 2019.Applications are to be submitted online at Read More


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