State of public emergency timely — Owen Ellington

FORMER Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington is offering that the state of public emergency placed on St James yesterday is very timely and should boost the capabilities of the security forces to deal with the rampant crime situation in the country. Read More

Gov't gets support for public state of emergency
MONTEGO BAY, St James —The Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James, has received overwhelming support from several individuals and groups across the western parish.... Read More

St James residents agree with State of Emergency
Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared a state of public emergency for the parish of St James, which recorded 335 murders last year. The Jamaica Observer walked the streets of the parish to get the views of Jamaicans on the Government's latest effort to combat crime. We asked...... Read More

Deportees outnumber returning residents
Deportees account for more than twice the number of Jamaicans who have returned to the country over the past 10 years, the latest migration profile study has revealed.... Read More

'Right move'

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Friday, January, 19 2018    

The Government yesterday placed St James under a state of public emergency, the latest measure in its fight against crime, and immediately won support from the Opposition and business lobby organisations. Read More

'It is about time'

Friday, January, 19 2018    

Several sections of the crime-infested parish of St James was yesterday saturated with members of the Jamaica Defence Force, as they searched properties and people in what was said to be a limited state of emergency in the parish. The operation was said to be the Government's response to... Read More

More scholarships soon for student-teachers pursuing science majors

Friday, January, 19 2018    

NATIONAL Mathematics Coordinator Dr Tamika Benjamin says discussions are under way towards increasing the number of scholarships offered to student-teachers who are pursuing science majors at the tertiary level. Read More

Dinthill Alumni to the rescue

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 19 2018    

ELECTRONIC Document Preparation and Management (EDPM) students at Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St Catherine, will no longer have to contend with inadequate computers to do their work, thanks to the Florida Chapter of the school's Alumni Association. Read More

Woman among 3 arrested after Boscobel ganja bust

Friday, January, 19 2018    

POLICE assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division seized five pounds of ganja during an operation in Boscobel, St Mary, on Wednesday. Three people, including a woman, have since been arrested and charged for the find. Read More

Minister announces new scrap metal regime

Friday, January, 19 2018    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has given instructions for the reinspection of all scrap metal containers that were packed for export after December 21, 2017. Read More

Wards affected by fire to receive ongoing support

Friday, January, 19 2018    

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid says ongoing support will be provided for families and children who have been affected by the fire that destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Official funeral for Enid Bennett

Friday, January, 19 2018    

FORMER State Minister in the Ministry of Social Security Enid Bennett will be accorded an official funeral. Read More

Fontana celebrates 50th anniversary

Friday, January, 19 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and his wife, Juliet (third left), with Founder of Fontana Pharmacy, Bobby Chang (right) and the three longest-serving members of staff (from second left), Ruthlyn Sherwood, Fay Plunkett and Patricia Forbes, at the launch of Fontana Pharmacy's 50th... Read More

US helicopter crash kills Zimbabwe opposition leader, 4 more

Friday, January, 19 2018    

NEW MEXICO, USA (AP) — A fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean Opposition leader Roy Bennett while on holiday in a remote part of the US state of New Mexico and four others aboard, friends and authorities said. Read More

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Friday, January, 19 2018    

BERLIN, Germany AFP) — Nine people, including two firefighters, were killed yesterday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links. Read More


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