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Opposition questions constitutionality of Bill to create crime zones

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

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

Hanover flood damage estimated at $21m

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

 The Hanover Municipal Corporation has estimated that last month's torrential rain has left damage to the road network in the parish at $21 million. Read More

66-y-o held with fake documents at tax office to be sentenced

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

A senior citizen, who was busted at a tax office in Kingston attempting to transfer motor vehicles with several fake documents, was remanded for sentencing when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday. Read More

Call made for speedy tender to get Morant Bay Urban Centre moving

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

FACTORIES Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) Chairman Lyttleton “Tanny” Shirley has given the assurance that the redevelopment of the old Goodyear factory, located on the outskirts of Morant Bay, St Thomas, to the Morant Bay Urban Centre will be business... Read More

Active hurricane season calls for more revenue, says McKenzie

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie wants municipal corporations to increase their revenue. Read More

Photo: Easy does it!

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

This amputee cycles effortlessly along Pechon Street in the vicinity of the Kingston Craft Market in downtown Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More



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