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Stakeholders to discuss way forward after alleged threatening voice note

EDUCATION Ministry officials and school administrators, inclusive of the Wolmer's Boys School board chairman, are set to meet today to discuss the way forward after an alleged threatening voice note was sent to a teacher by a 17-year-old student of the institution. Read More

Lawyer of multiple murder accused to make no-case submission today
THE attorney for Michael McLean, the man accused of killing six members of a family in St Thomas in 2006, is expected to make a no-case submission today in the Supreme Court.... Read More

Gov't strengthening delivery of services to people with disabilities
THE Government will be strengthening the delivery of skills training and special education needs to poor individuals with disabilities during the new fiscal year.... Read More

Teen of Jamaican ancestry among Florida school shooting victims
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that one of the 17 victims of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was of Jamaican ancestry.... Read More

Green encourages more Jamaicans to be foster parents

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

FLOYD Green is encouraging more Jamaicans to become foster parents, following the release of statistics from the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) of the number of children eligible for foster care placement. Read More

Renewed interest in Florida case after murder in Jamaica

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

POLICE in Florida have a renewed interest in a decade-old murder case following the arrest of Omar “Best” Collymore in Jamaica almost two weeks ago. Read More

Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices to be completed next year

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

CONSTRUCTION of the new offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to be located in downtown Kingston, is expected to be completed by early next year. Read More

Cops, husband accused in contract killing to make bail application

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

MANCHESTER businessman Vincent Coleman, who is accused of paying for the contract... Read More

Clarendon's most wanted killed, police say

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

THE police say one of their colleagues was shot and injured during an attack in Effortville, May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday, and one of Clarendon's most wanted men was fatally shot. Read More

A Dad's Pain

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

THIRTY-five-year-old David Stewart is the eighth person to die at the hands of gunmen in August Town, St Andrew, since the start of the year. Read More

This Day in History — February 20

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

Today is the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1962: Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit Earth on the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.  Read More

Oxfam apologises to Haiti Gov't over sex scandal

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Oxfam formally apologised to Haiti yesterday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Read More

Work on CRH to be completed in new fiscal year

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

PHASE II of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) rehabilitation project, which includes significant work on the ventilation system, is expected to be completed in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Read More

May 14 trial for three accused of killing man over ackees

Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

THREE men accused of murdering another man in his community during a dispute over ackees in 2016 were remanded for trial in the Home Circuit Court on May 14. Read More

Increase in KSAMC entertainment licence fees likely

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 20 2018    

THE licensing fees paid to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for entertainment events are likely to increase, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Vernon McLeod told the council meeting last week Tuesday. Read More



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