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Holness wants Kingston to become major tourist destination

Saturday, October 22, 2016

HOLNESS… Jamaica ought to be seen as the centre of the Caribbean (Photo: Observer file)

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that his Jamaica Labour Party Government plans to restore tourism in Kingston in a big way. “We do have tourism (in Kingston) now. People do come, but we want to make it a big thing,” Holness told the large crowd attending Wednesday night’s launch of the Peter Tosh M ...more

‘Hostile witness’

Saturday, October 22, 2016

TAXIMAN Wayne Wright, the main witness in the X-6 murder trial, yesterday spent almost the entire morning on the witness stand denying information he had allegedly given to the police in relation to the shooting death of Khajeel Mais. This included ...more

Parents, guardians urged to introduce children to road safety

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE Road Safety Unit is appealing to parents and guardians to introduce their children to road safety training as early as possible. The unit also wants parents and guardians to invest in the necessary protective devices such as helmets, knee pads a ...more

‘Fat Man’ to answer incest, rape charges after murder case

Saturday, October 22, 2016

REPUTED gangster Marvin ‘Fat Man’ Campbell, Snr, who was scheduled to answer to incest and rape charges in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday was not brought to court. An officer of the court informed the Jamaica Observer that Camp ...more

PHOTO: Roadblock

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Bar attack

Saturday, October 22, 2016

MONTEGO BAY, St James — One woman was shot and killed and three other people shot and wounded when two gunmen went berserk at a bar in the tough inner city community of Norwood, St James, on Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified ...more

Irish potato programme to be expanded to new areas

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be expanding the Irish potato programme to new planting areas for the 2016/17 crop year. Darliston in Westmoreland and Hounslow in St Elizabeth, which were not adversely affected by ...more

Adolescent Resource Centre opens at Women’s Centre

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) has strengthened its sexual and reproductive health support services provided to teen mothers through the opening of an Adolescent Resource Centre (ARC). The German Embassy provided $1.8 million ...more

JFB says bush fire education programme a success

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is reporting success in its Community Bush Fire Management Education Programme, which was launched in 2015 following a series of devastating fires that affected farms. ...more

‘I can’t say goodbye properly’

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti (AP) — Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, a 71-year-old grandfather known for his sly sense of humour and bad luck at cock fights, in the roughly two-and-a-half weeks since Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters and ...more

Grange announces plans to upgrade National Library

Saturday, October 22, 2016

PLANS to upgrade the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) to facilitate the growing catalogues and collections created by local artistes and historians are to be undertaken by the Government. The disclosure was made by Culture, Gender, Entertainment an ...more

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