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Man accused of killing grandfather heard voices, say relatives

Relatives of a young man accused of killing his visually impaired grandfather and dumping his body in a sewage pit at their home in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, say he told them he committed the murder after he heard voices inside his head. Read More

'Torn!'
NIKEISHA Howell, the mother of slain 17-year-old Mickolle Moulton, was planning to move out of the Arnett Gardens community of Zimbabwe in St Andrew with her two daughters before tragedy struck.... Read More

Dept of corrections using camp to help transform juvenile offenders
THREE hundred and eleven juvenile offenders from across the island who are currently on probation orders will, over the next two weeks, embark on what organisers call “a holistic journey towards positive transformation and empowerment”.... Read More

Transport Authority to license more route taxis
THE Transport Authority on Monday reopened 3,683 spaces for route taxis and 229 rural stage carriages islandwide.... Read More

FLA developments disturbing, says Phillips

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

OPPOSITION Leader Peter Phillips has described developments at the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) as disturbing, and charged that the security ministry, which should be preventing crimes, is empowering criminals by allowing guns to get into the hands of people who have a history of... Read More

Dog, cow, goat — roll call

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Friends, wi don't have di dog (11) culture like our friends in North America and Europe, so you can imagine how mi frighten when I realised a poodle was pulling at my pants while I was in the pharmacy yesterday. The young woman (7) who took the animal with her did not... Read More

Atlanta J'can association awards 13 scholarships

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

WASHINGTON , United States (JIS) — The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) has awarded 13 academic scholarships to students pursuing tertiary studies in Jamaica and Atlanta, Georgia.The presentations were made at the AJA's annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards ceremony... Read More

Counterfeit Eastern Caribbean dollars circulating in Grenada

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada police today urged people to be on the lookout for counterfeit East Caribbean dollars. Read More

Racism, xenophobia must be opposed in US, everywhere — UN

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Racism and xenophobia must be countered in the United States as everywhere in the world, UN chief Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in response to a US political firestorm sparked by President Donald Trump. Read More

Montague to meet with Police Federation over 6-month resignation notice for officers

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister, Robert Montague will be meeting with the Jamaica Police Federation tomorrow to discuss concerns raised in the media about the recently announced requirement for sub-officers and constables to give six months' notice of their intention to... Read More

Holder backs West Indies pacemen to shine against England

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder believes his pacemen can help the "huge underdogs" make life uncomfortable for England during their upcoming Test series.The first of a three-match campaign starts at Edgbaston on Thursday with the inaugural... Read More

UPDATE: Petrojam fire will not affect gas supply, insists Wheatley

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Energy Andrew Wheatley has assured that this morning's fire at the Petrojam oil refinery in Kingston will not result in a gas shortage. "There is no shortage. The fire was not to an extent that it impacted the supply chain," said Wheatly in a... Read More

If Bolt can lose, so can Bayern, suggests German coach

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again — although Usain Bolt's recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration.Bayern host Bayer Leverkusen at the... Read More

UPDATE: Petrojam says no one injured in early morning tank fire

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Petrojam has reported that no one was injured when a tank caught fire at its refinery in Kingston about 4:00 am today. Read More

Sir Curtly gives Windies little chance against confident England

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Legendary former seamer Sir Curtly Ambrose has held out little hope for embattled West Indies in the three-Test series against England starting here Thursday. Read More



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