Jamaica gets more support from World Bank

Friday, June, 23 2017    

THE Government's economic reform agenda will be further boosted with the provision of another World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL) in the sum of approximately $9.05 billion (US$70 million). Read More

UDC's plans to transform Ocho Rios on the way

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

GENERAL Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Dr Damian Graham says Ocho Rios is yet to realise its fullest ability as its growth potential has not been tapped into. Read More


Friday, June, 23 2017    

A Jamaican wanted in Canada on 12 counts of sexual assault, following allegations that he engaged in sexual intercourse with several women without disclosing his HIV status, was yesterday extradited after he lost his long battle to quash his extradition. Read More

Suspect arrested after double murder in Coronation attack

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

THREE suspects are now in police custody following a double murder inside the popular Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, and the shooting death of a mechanic in Denham Town, on Wednesday night. Read More

PHOTO: Access for all

Friday, June, 23 2017    

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF) Everton Anderson (left) assists Shemar Bennett from the wheelchair lift at the official commissioning of the 'invalid carrier' at the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities' (JAID) Randolph Lopez School of Hope at Golding Avenue... Read More

Parchment steps down from PNP helm in St Elizabeth SE

Friday, June, 23 2017    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth – Former Member of Parliament Richard Parchment has resigned as chairman of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) constituency organisation for St Elizabeth South Eastern. Read More

Woman accused of setting common-law husband on fire remanded in custody

Friday, June, 23 2017    

THE Kingston woman who reportedly set her common-law husband ablaze while he slept, resulting in his death last month, was remanded in custody when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. Read More

Five dangerous criminals held last week, says minister

Friday, June, 23 2017    

SECURITY Minister Robert Montague says five of Jamaica's most wanted criminals were picked up by police last week, and he has lauded citizens for information passed to the police that helped in their capture. Read More

Gov't official says steady gains made in tackling child labour

Friday, June, 23 2017    

A senior Government official says steady gains have been made in tackling child labour in Jamaica by the Child Labour Unit in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and other State agencies. Read More

OCG gets well needed equipment from US Embassy

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 23 2017    

THE Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on Monday received well-needed electronic equipment from the United States Embassy in Kingston to assist in the day-to-day operations of the OCG, the country's main corruption watchdog. Read More

Project team says National ID System will be secured

Friday, June, 23 2017    

THE project team working on the proposed National Identification System (NIDS) says Jamaicans can be assured that the data that will be stored under the proposed will be secured. Read More




Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon