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

Opposition questions constitutionality of Bill to create crime zones

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

OPPOSITION Spokesman on Justice Mark Golding yesterday questioned the constitutionality of the Bill that the Joint Select Committee is reviewing, which will give the security forces “essential powers” in the fight against crime. Read More

100 district constables to join JCF

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

ONE hundred district constables are slated to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) within the next four months. Read More

Hundreds register for Government's training, apprenticeship programme

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

Hundreds of young people on Tuesday turned up at the Jamaica College auditorium in St Andrew to register for the first phase of the HOPE programme. Read More

Alpart is smoking again

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter bafordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

ONE telephone call from Prime Minister Andrew Holness shortly after midday yesterday may have ended the most painful economic period for residents of Nain, St Elizabeth, as smoke billowed again from the town's bauxite/alumina plant for the fist time in almost eight... Read More

Deal with social issues

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

DEPUTY Commissioner of Police (DCP) Clifford Blake yesterday supported legislation which will, among other things, allow the police to declare special zones of operations in volatile areas, but said it is time for social agencies to step up to the plate to sustain peace through... Read More

Former Cabinet minister Carlyle Dunkley is dead

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

THE People's National Party (PNP) and the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) have expressed condolences to the family and friends of former Cabinet minister and trade unionist Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley, who died yesterday morning. Read More

Massive Lucea fire a wake-up call, says councillor

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

LUCEA, Hanover — Councillor of the Lucea Division, Easton Edwards, has warned that last week's massive fire which destroyed a two-storey commercial building complex should serve as a wake-up call to the Hanover Municipal Corporation. Read More

Increase in police fatal shootings not surprising, says Quallo

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

POLICE Commissioner George Quallo says once there is an increase in homicides and attacks on the police, it is likely that there will also be an increase in police fatal shootings. Read More

Hospiten Montego Bay gets ISO certification

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

Hospiten Montego Bay — the only private hospital in Jamaica outside of Kingston with a Intensive Care Unit — has recently been granted international certification in quality and environmental management systems. Read More



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