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Police name Jamaica's most wanted men

THE Police High Command yesterday named five men it said are “violence producers” wanted for murders and other serious crimes. Read More

Mother of boy allegedly assaulted by peers returns to court Feb 2
CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny — Bail was yesterday extended for the mother who was jailed after attempting to make a report at a police station that her son, who is seven years old, was pierced with a stick in his rectum by four of his peers at school, when she appeared in the Clark's...... Read More

Car chase ends with multimillion-$ ganja find
THE pursuit of a driver who refused to stop when signalled by the police on Thursday led to the seizure of $11 million worth of marijuana in Gregory Park, St Catherine.... Read More

Young entrepreneurs in Rockfort expand project with $1-m grant
AFTER receiving a $1-million grant from the Digicel Foundation/Queen's Young Leaders Programme, the Rockfort Development Council Benevolent Society (RODECO) expanded its social enterprise project for the betterment of young people in Rockfort, east Kingston. ... Read More

Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

HOMEOWNERS and business operators seeking to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being encouraged to attend the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab's one-day Solar PV Sensitization Forum on November 25. Read More

Tributes flow for RJRGleaner Group Chairman Lester Spaulding

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

JOSEPH Lester Spaulding, the 76-year-old chairman of the RJRGleaner Communications Group, died yesterday. Read More

PM blames policies, corruption for poverty; defends IMF programme

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday debunked claims that International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are responsible for poverty in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, blaming instead bad policies and corruption. Read More

DNA success?

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 18 2017    

COMMISSIONER of Police George Quallo yesterday said that the police will be moving to increase the use of DNA to link perpetrators to crimes. Read More

CRH 'will be a work in progress for a while', says Tufton

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says work to improve the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, is progressing, with certain areas to be completed soon. Read More

Six church choirs for festival tomorrow

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

SIX church choirs are set to participate in the first East Central Choir Festival tomorrow at the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in Kingston. Read More

School worksheet quizzed students on 'boy toy', affairs

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

VIRGINIA, United States (AP) — Middle-school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as “boy toy” and “trophy wife”. Read More

Drive-thru-window becomes squeeze-thru for thief

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

MARYLAND, United States (AP) — A suspect has surrendered in a McDonald's break-in in which a woman squeezed her way through a drive-thru window. Read More

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — More than US$70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade. Read More

Four dead in UK air crash

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

L ONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Four people were killed yesterday when an aircraft and a helicopter collided in Buckinghamshire, south England, local police said. Read More

Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced yesterday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's. Read More



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