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Emancipation Jubilee at Seville tonight

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller lays a basket of flowers in tribute to the ancestors during the Emancipation Jubilee celebration early Wednesday morning at Seville Heritage Park in St Ann Last year. (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

THE 18th staging of Emancipation Jubilee will be held tonight on the grounds of the historic Seville Heritage Park in St Ann. The annual Jubilee is a major national celebration organised by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), in honour of the African ancestors and their contribution to the ... Read More

Sharon Lynch (centre), wife of the deceased is consoled by two women in West End, Negril,
yesterday. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) West End residents mourn murder of businessman
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Some residents of West End in this western Jamaica town cried openly ye ... Read More

Senator Mark Golding Senate approves controversial legislation with new amendments
THE Senate yesterday passed two controversial tax bills — the Tax Collections (Miscellaneous P ... Read More

The motor car in which the two women were travelling yesterday.
(PHOTO: MARK CUMMINGS) Two women killed in Trelawny crash
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Two women were killed yesterday in a collision on the Duncans to Falmout ... Read More

PHOTO: Fun time

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Children have fun at Sunday's Wonderland family fun day at Jamaica College in Kingston. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Fun time --> Read More

Ruby Walcott dies at 85

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Dr Horace Chang

FORMER attorney-at-law and senior resident magistrate, Ruby Walcott, died early yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, who yesterday sent condolence to her family, said she gave unstintiung servicein her efforts to make the court system a better machinery for all Jamaicans, regardless of status. Holness said, too, that she was a devoted, dedicated and loyal member and contributor to the betterment of the Jamaica Labour Party and its s ... Read More

New mammography machine

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson (2nd right) observes as Jamaica Cancer Society radiographer Donnett Hyman (left) demonstrates the functions of the organisation's newly acquired mammography machine, at the entity's Lady Musgrave Road offices in St Andrew yesterday. Also observing are Jamaica Cancer Society Executive Director Yulit Gordon and chairman Earl Jarrett. (PHOTO: JIS) New mammography machine --> Read More

PHOTO: Going to waste

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

While the nation grapples with a drought, thousands of gallons of treated water runs into the Hope River at the Chestervale Bridge in East Rural St Andrew. Residents say the pipe has been running since Monday and called on the National Water Commission to stop the waste of the precious resource. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) Read More

LIME ‘Skool Aid’ programme to expand

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Chief Executive Officer of LIME Garfield Sinclair shares a light moment with Minister of Youth and Culture (right) Lisa
Hanna and Social Development Commission Public Relations Officer Delona Flemming after they were presented with
their special backpacks from the telecommunications company. The event was the LIME Skool Aid launch held Tuesday
at the Eden Garden Conference Centre. The event will take place on Sunday, August 24 at Jamworld Entertainment
Complex. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Telecommunications firm LIME has announced that it will be expanding the yearly back-to school assistance provided to thousands of students under its 'Skool Aid' programme through a partnership with the Social Development Commission. The announcement was made by Chief Execeutive Officer of LIME Garfield Sinclair during the launch of the fifth annual staging on Tuesday. He noted that since inception, the company has invested some $250 million dollars and assisted over 300,000 Jamaicans. "In th ... Read More

Govt committed to strengthening ties with diaspora — PM

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Aloun Ndombet Assamba is being escorted to her seat by Chair of the Jamaica Ex-Soldiers Association Devon Thorpe. Occasion was the annual Independence Service of Praise and Thanksgiving held last Saturday in London.

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has assured Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) of Government's commitment to strengthening ties with the diaspora as part of the nation building process. "The Government of Jamaica looks forward to continuing its partnership and strong bonds of friendship with the Jamaican community in the United Kingdom as it seeks to engage all Jamaicans living overseas, as well as friends of Jamaica, in its thrust to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise ... Read More

Man to be sentenced for defrauding employer of $1.4 million

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

A former employee of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, who tried to flee the country after stealing $1.4 million from the company, was remanded for sentencing on August 12, when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Roven Williams, 24, who was employed as a farm assistant, is said to have submitted the names of three previous contract workers to the company for payment along with his account number. As a result, payment for the workers were sent to his account. H ... Read More

Foska Oats latest product a big hit

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

The Foska Oats team (from left) Jamie Samms-Grannum,
Lyshon Davis, Danielle Francis, Pritania Palmer, Ali the Croc,
Toni-Jean Lawson, Kedecha Wilburg, Tamii Brown and Anthony
Jackson after their successful “Traffic Blitz”.
(PHOTOS: KARL MCLARTY)

MOTORISTS travelling through New Kingston yesterday received an early morning treat as Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 sponsors Foska Oats stepped up promotions for their newest product. The 'Traffic Blitz' saw distributor Chas E Ramson's brand management team and Foska Oats brand ambassadors distributing 1,000 samples of Foska's Instant Oatmeal at two locations along Trafalgar Road. "We wanted to take a fresh approach," said Senior Brand Manager Tamii Brown. "It's the newest extension to t ... Read More

Accused in murder of AIDS Support employee await their fate

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

JUSTICE Lloyd Hibbert yesterday concluded the second day of summation in the murder trial of two men charged with the 2005 killing of Jamaica AIDS Support employee Steve Harvey. The judge, at the conclusion of his summation, will hand the case over to the panel of 12 jurors who will decide the fate of the accused, Andre West and Dwayne Owen. The in-camera trial started in the Home Circuit Court on July 14, after many failed attempts over the years to get it going. The 30-year-old Harvey was a ... Read More

Defendants in Jamaican lottery scam case reach plea deal with US authorities

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:40 PM    

FARGO, North Dakota (AP) — The first plea agreements have been reached in a wide-ranging federal investigation into a Jamaican lottery scam targeting mostly elderly victims in the United States, including one woman from North Dakota who agreed to empty her savings account and then take out a loan on a life insurance policy. More than two-dozen people have been indicted in the case, including some who will likely go to trial. Prosecutors say the defendants induced people to send millions o ... Read More



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