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Customs wants stiffer fines to help cut counterfeit imports

THE Jamaica Customs Agency wants stiffer penalties to deter people from importing counterfeit goods. Read More

Kidnappers release five hostages after $125,000-ransom paid
INVESTIGATORS assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) were yesterday probing the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping of five people in Galloway district, Westmoreland.... Read More

Christiana corporal scheduled for corrective surgery
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Christiana-based policeman who was chopped in the face last week by a man believed to be of unsound mind, is scheduled for corrective surgery today.... Read More

EOJ says all set for tomorrow's by-elections
THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that all is in place for the by-elections in the May Pen North and Yallahs divisions, which are scheduled for tomorrow.... Read More

Hurricane specialists to visit Jamaica

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

A team of United States (US)-based meteorologists and hurricane specialists is expected in Jamaica tomorrow, as part of a public education and outreach campaign to boost awareness about tropical storms and hurricanes and to encourage preparedness. Read More

Deadly rage!

BY HORACE HINES & ANTHONY LEWIS | Thursday, April, 26 2018    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — The Hanover police have taken into custody a 60-year-old man who is accused of hacking to death his two daughters and their mother — his estranged spouse — who was said to have been in an advanced state of pregnancy. Read More

Ministry official says mechanisms in place to safeguard integrity of PEP

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 26 2018    

THE Ministry of Education says that structural mechanisms have been put in place to safeguard the integrity of the in-school assessment component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). Read More

There is more for women in ICT, says FLOW

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

FLOW, one of the largest local employers of IT and other technical workers, is urging female students and new graduates to actively pursue careers in the fast-paced information and communication technology (ICT) industry. Read More

'Men of Might 2018'

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

ANY Cornwall College old boy who cannot be found this Saturday evening will be at the Mona Visitor's Lodge, UWI campus, to celebrate the latest Men of Might honorees — Professor Horace Fletcher, CD and businessman Oliver Townsend of Knutsford Express. Read More

This Day in History — April 26

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

Today is the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Jamaica ranked high among countries on press freedom

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Jamaica has been ranked high among global countries with regards to press freedom, according to the latest report released by the media watchdog group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read More

Wigton IPO gives energy sector new wind

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Observer writer | Thursday, April, 26 2018    

The upcoming Wigton Windfarm (WWF) initial public offer (IPO) on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will be the second energy-related company on the market. It will join the very illiquid Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) stock that pays out USD dividends quarterly to... Read More

French tycoon charged in Africa corruption probe

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged yesterday as part of a probe into allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, after two days of questioning by police. Read More

Incel rebellion?

Thursday, April, 26 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by “involuntary celibates” and gave a shout-out to a California killer who seethed at women... Read More

Students walk out of boisterous House meeting

Wednesday, April, 25 2018    

A large number of students from schools in the Corporate Area and Clarendon walked out of yesterday's sitting of the House of Representatives as MPs on both sides of the aisle shouted down each other over the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) issue. Read More



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