May apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who emigrated to Britain from the region in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More

Anti-gay laws are wrong, British PM tells ex-colonies
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told former colonies that anti-gay laws once imposed by her country “were wrong then, and they are wrong now”.... Read More

At least 54 lives saved so far in St James SOE, say police
THE Police High Command is insisting that the state of public emergency in St James has been “very effective”.In fact, the high command said the state of emergency (SOE) has saved at least 54 lives since its implementation on January 18.... Read More

McKenzie: '99% of those in custody a threat to safety, security'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says 99 per cent of individuals in police custody under the state of public emergency in St James are a threat to the safety and security of the parish.... Read More

Deviant behaviour checklist for schools

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

THE Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be developing a checklist that will help school officials identify students with deviant behaviour traits. Read More

Holness supports transformation of ACP Group

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness on Monday urged the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to continue its efforts to transform itself into an “effective global player”. Read More

Three wanted men captured in Manchester

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police have been placed on high alert as criminals fleeing other parishes are seeking refuge in the parish, with three wanted men being captured in separate operations recently. Read More

Jamaica Fire Brigade gets trucks, boats and pumper tankers

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

THE fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has been improved with the acquisition of six new emergency response vehicles valued at $385 million. Read More

Gov't seeking to help cannabis industry

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

The Government has asked the Bank of Jamaica to find a solution to the banking difficulties that have been hampering development of the medical cannabis industry. Read More

More judges, rooms for Court of Appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

BY year-end, the Jamaican Constitution is to be amended to allow retired judges to offer their services, especially in the Court of Appeal, which has been flooded with cases but has not seen an increase in its complement of judges from seven since Independence. Read More

Massive need

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

A pproximately 5,000 people are on the waiting list for Food For the Poor (FFP) houses, the charity's Chairman Andrew Mahfood has revealed, indicating the scale of need for shelter among the country's poorest. Read More

NHF launches mobile dispensing unit pilot project

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

The Ministry of Health, through its agency, National Health Fund (NHF), launched its Mobile Dispensing Unit (MDU) pilot project on Monday, which will provide prescribed medication at the bedside of patients in public hospitals. Read More

Juvenile remand centre farm to be expanded

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

STATE minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer says the ministry will be working to expand the farm programme at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre into one that is sustainable and profitable. Read More

Additional screening required for some US visa applicants

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Q: I came in for a tourist visa and the officer told me after the interview that my application has been refused under Section 221(g). What does that mean and how long will it take? I need to travel next week for my son's graduation.  Read More

1,000 applicants get medical inadmissibility findings each year

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Dear Mr Brown,My child has Down's syndrome. Will he be able to come with me should I be successful under the Express Entry programme? I was told that he may be medically inadmissible.— TG  Read More



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