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Wheatley cautious on outcome of oil/gas find

Dr Andrew Wheatley yesterday cautiously welcomed a report that Jamaica could have found inland oil or gas reserves in the parish of Trelawny. Read More

DPP labels multiple-murder accused a liar with a cold heart
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday labelled Michael McLean a man with a cold heart as she accused him of lying to the court about the murder of his girlfriend and her five relatives in St Thomas 12 years ago.... Read More

Government 'dissing' Jamaicans, says Phillips
JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Opposition Leader Peter Phillips accused the Andrew Holness-led Government late Wednesday of treating Jamaicans with “disdain and disregard”, and acting contrary to the spirit of the country's democracy, constitution and traditions.... Read More

High-profile visitors helping to sustain tourist arrivals, says Bartlett
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that an increasing number of high-profile visitors in recent times is stabilising tourists' response to the current enhanced security measures.... Read More

Killer says 'sorry'

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE groundsman who bludgeoned his boss to death last March said yesterday that he was sorry for attacking the 76-year-old, but indicated that he was upset about not being paid money he had been promised for odd jobs. Read More

August Town gunmen flee to hills

Friday, February, 23 2018    

CRIMINALS in August Town, St Andrew, are fleeing to nearby hills to elude the security forces and are threatening residents and their relatives with death if they refuse to provide them with food, clothing and phone credit, the Jamaica Observer was told... Read More

Complainant needed to prosecute alleged anklet thief

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Darling Street police are seeking the assistance of a woman who was robbed of her anklet in downtown Kingston, to prosecute Rammeike Campbell.Campbell is charged with larceny from the person. Read More

Voting simulations ahead of March 5 by-elections

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says it will be conducting a voting simulation exercise for registered electors in the St Andrew North Western constituency and the Norman Gardens Division tomorrow. Read More

Policeman dies after crashing car on highway

Friday, February, 23 2018    

A policeman died in a motor vehicle crash on the P J Patterson Highway in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday.He is 30-year-old Constable Anthony Bailey. Read More

First legal ganja harvest at Kaya Farms

Friday, February, 23 2018    

KAYA Farms — a sister company to Kaya Herbhouse, home to Jamaica's first legal medical cannabis dispensary — on Tuesday had its first official “cut” and harvest under the watchful eyes of the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) interim Chief Executive Officer... Read More

Students to participate in climate change sensitisation project

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Kiwanis clubs of North and Eastern St Andrew are on a mission to ensure more students aware of climate change issues and their impact on the Jamaican society. Read More

PHOTO: Thanks a million

Friday, February, 23 2018    

Kingston College (KC) Principal Dave Myrie (second left) on Wednesday recieves a donation of $1 million, on behalf of the school, from Bishop Doctor Lennox Walker, a KC old boy who now lives in Canada. Doctor Walker also donated two laptops to two oustanding students at the school. Here, Malik... Read More

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Friday, February, 23 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti yesterday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. Read More

Security guard accused of stealing $10m offered bail

Friday, February, 23 2018    

A security guard who is accused of stealing $10 million from an armoured truck was offered $1-million bail when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. Read More

Gov't, FAO working to develop insurance scheme for farmers

Friday, February, 23 2018    

THE Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Read More



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