More worries with police car contract

CONTROVERSY over Government's contract with Obrien's International Car Sales Limited has deepened, with the court battle, which National Security Minister Robert Montague alluded to when he answered questions on the deal in Parliament, now seems certain as the dealer has reportedly... Read More

More than $200 million collected in second traffic ticket amnesty
TAX Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says preliminary figures showed that approximately $256 million was collected in traffic fines at the end of the second traffic ticket amnesty, which ran from November 27, 2017 to January 13, 2018.... Read More

OUR asks DEML for water quality results following Observer report
THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it in discussions with Dynamic Environmental Management Limited (DEML) following a Jamaica Observer report of customers' concerns in Vineyards Estates, St Catherine, about the quality of the water received from that...... Read More

Two primary school teachers on sex charges
TWO primary school teachers — one from St Catherine and the other from St Thomas — are facing sexual assault charges for acts allegedly committed against their students, who at that level would not be more than 12 years old.... Read More

Photo: PM meets union leaders

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) shakes hands with University and Allied Workers Union President Lambert Brown (second right), after a meeting with trade union leaders at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, yesterday. Also participating in the meeting are from (second left) General... Read More

'Time now'

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large, South/Central Bureau | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Prime Minister Andrew Holness fuelled speculation yesterday that he may be contemplating a limited state of emergency by saying that his Government is now prepared to take what he called “firm and resolute measures” to deal with Jamaica's... Read More

Bolt pledges $1 million for kids displaced by fire at Walker's Place of Safety

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

JUST as quick as he has been on the track, Jamaica's sprint legend Usain Bolt wasted no time in pledging $1 million, through his foundation, to assist children displaced by an early morning fire at Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew Tuesday morning. Read More

Kingsway marks 75th anniversary

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THERE were several stories of the sweet memories of Kingsway High and Prep School Tuesday as several past students, including Dr Ouida E Westney who was among the first batch of graduates, gathered at the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church for the institution's Founder's Day, held as part of... Read More

This Day in History - January 18

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

Today is the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGLIGHT Read More

Complaints against Digicel pre-paid credit depletion drop

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says its intervention has reduced the number of complaints from pre-paid Digicel customers regarding the depletion of credit. Read More

J'cans urged to make healthier choices as obesity rate goes up

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is urging more Jamaicans to make healthier food choices as the country's obesity rate continues to rise. Read More

Wigton training lab offers renewable energy course for executives

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

WIGTON Windfarm will hold a renewable energy workshop for senior energy industry executives at its renewable energy training lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, this Friday. Read More

National Gallery mourns death of Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE National Gallery of Jamaica has expressd sadness of the passing on January 9 of renowned painter, sculptor and art educator Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose. Read More

Foundation: Students showing great improvement at Lyssons centre of excellence

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE Digicel Foundation says there has been tremendous improvement in the progress of the 51 special needs students enrolled at its centre of excellence opened a few months ago in St Thomas. Read More

Gov't wants infant dept in all primary schools

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid says he intends to establish an infant department at each primary school that is currently operating without one. Read More


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