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Windies will be on their toes, assures skipper Holder

Friday, February, 23 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side. Read More

Work under way to rebuild Walker's Place of Safety

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Preliminary work is under way for the reconstruction of the Walker's Place of Safety in Kingston. Read More

Two injured in Louisiana university shooting

Friday, February, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two people were injured in a shooting early Friday at Southeastern Louisiana University, the university said, nine days after a massacre at a Florida high school sparked a national uproar over US gun violence. Read More

2-y-o Westmoreland boy missing

Friday, February, 23 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A high alert has been activated for two-year-old Ashunie Negrini of Little Bay, Little London in Westmoreland who has been missing since Tuesday, February 20.He is of dark complexion, slim built and is about 61 centimetres (two feet tall). Read More

UNAIDS deputy chief, accused of sex assault, to step down

Friday, February, 23 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The deputy head of UNAIDS, accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague but cleared of wrongdoing by an internal United Nations probe, announced his decision to step down on Friday. Luiz Loures "has communicated his wish to the UNAIDS executive... Read More

Weather Update: Weak trough across Jamaica

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The trough currently across the island is expected to continue to weaken as a high pressure ridge builds across the region this weekend, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reported.In the local forecast this morning is mainly sunny for all... Read More

CARPHA urges precaution against influenza virus

Friday, February, 23 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.“Influenza (flu), a contagious respiratory illness which... Read More

Public sector transformation project gets $735m

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A sum of $735.5 million has been allocated to continue the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project this year.This is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project, being... Read More

Online petition calls for state of emergency in three more parishes

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

AS the Government looks for ways to sustain the momentum from the state of public emergency in St James, which recently received Parliamentary approval for a 60-day extension, there is a growing online petition calling for similar measures across three other... Read More

Bank teller on fraud charge offered $1-m bail

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Mandeville — Radcliffe McLean, the 43-year-old bank teller who was charged in connection with the ongoing corruption probe at the Manchester Municipal Corporation, formerly Manchester Parish Council, was offered $1 million bail yesterday. Read More

Thousands of students to celebrate 'Jamaicanness' tomorrow

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THOUSANDS of students from educational institutions across Jamaica will celebrate Jamaica Day tomorrow. Read More

'Look out for signs your child might have psychological issues'

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

CHIEF executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, is urging parents to educate themselves on signs that their child may be having psychological issues. Read More

Cops to get more motor vehicles

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force is slated to receive more motor vehicles and motorcycles in the 2018/19 fiscal year.To facilitate this, a sum of $1.1 billion has been set aside in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Couple gets life in prison despite petitioners’ plea for mercy

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

THREE hundred and fifty signatures from residents of the Coltart Grove community in St Ann, petitioning for mercy for the Dean family, who were convicted of killing a mentally ill man 10 years ago, could not prevent two of them from being given life sentences in the Home Circuit Court... Read More

Defiant!

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

A January order by the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) for operators to shut down business at Fern Hill Club in Port Antonio, Portland, has been ignored by men who recently leased the facility, as they continue to accept bookings. Read More



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