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Human rights concerns must always prevail, says priest

A local priest yesterday called for more accountability among members of the security forces and those in positions of authority, while insisting that human rights must always prevail. Read More

Stakeholders again looking at C'bean private sector body
MORE than a decade after it was first set for launch in Barbados, a Caribbean Business Council is again on the agenda of major regional companies.... Read More

MS Monarch cruise ship pulls into Kingston today
THE MS Monarch cruise ship, which is operated by Spain's largest cruise line — Pullmantur Cruises — is expected to pull into berth two at the Kingston Wharves today.... Read More

Seventh-day Adventist pastor called to the Bar
SEVENTH-DAY Adventist Pastor Omar Oliphant created history in the church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister who is also an attorney-at-law.... Read More

JetBlue, Sandals Foundation partner to give Eltham Community Centre facelift

BY REANE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 11 2017    

THE Eltham Community Centre received a much-needed facelift recently after the Sandals Foundation partnered with JetBlue on the airline's 'JetBlue For Good' initiative to refurbish the facility. Read More

It's Byles!

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications davidsonv@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 11 2017    

Richard Byles, chairman and former CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, was last night named Jamaica Observer Business Leader 2017, topping a field of 12 of the island's top chief executive officers which Award Selection Committee Chairman Moses Jackson described as “an... Read More

Alleged prostitutes arrested in St Ann

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 11 2017    

AS the police continue to tackle human trafficking across the island, three women were arrested and charged on the weekend in connection with prostitution. Read More

Pandemonium at KPH

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 11 2017    

MERE hours after the Sunday Observer reported that officials at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) were celebrating not having any gunshot-related deaths at the institution for the month of October, a gun attack at a funeral on Windward Road put a damper on their... Read More

150 young people certified in 3D production

Monday, December, 11 2017    

ONE hundred and fifty young people are now in a better position to tap into the global US$230-billion animation industry, having received certification under phase one of the Creative Industries Education and Employment Programme (CIEEP). Read More

JPS to tackle electricity theft 'monster' in 2018

Monday, December, 11 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently appointed president and chief executive officer of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Emanuel DaRosa says come next year, the light and power company will be embarking on a $2-billion smart meter technology programme as part of its campaign to... Read More

Gov't to assist communities with low crime rate

Monday, December, 11 2017    

SECURITY Minister Robert Montague says that the Government will be allocating funds to address problems in communities with very low crime rates. Read More

Venezuelan Institute introduces free dance programme

Monday, December, 11 2017    

A dance programme has been introduced at the Venezuelan Institute, located at 24 Windsor Avenue in Kingston. Read More

$24.8-m water supply system put into service in St Elizabeth

Monday, December, 11 2017    

THE Trenail Water Supply System in Maggoty, St Elizabeth, was officially commissioned into service in the district on last Thursday. Read More

Unidentified man fished from sea in Kingston

Monday, December, 11 2017    

THE body of an unidentified man was seen floating in the sea in the vicinity of the Waterfront in downtown Kingston yesterday, the police say. Read More

Weeping policeman

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 11 2017    

A policeman was left in tears after failing to thwart a series of robberies that occurred in Claremont, St Ann, over the past three weeks.The cop was left incapacitated at the Claremont Police Station, where there is no service vehicle. Read More



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