Rockfort suffering from months of murders, theft and gunfights

THE Rockfort Development Council is hoping that a press conference slated for tomorrow will help to shed more light on what is a dire situation in the Rockfort community, which has been rife with bouts of crime and violence due to conflicts between several... Read More

Press association urges Gov't to improve access to information law
PRESIDENT of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Dionne Jackson Miller is urging the Government to heed the many calls for the amendments to the Access to Information (ATI) Act to be brought to Parliament, something she says has been promised by successive...... Read More

Maths coaches, specialists for training workshop next week
ONE hundred and twenty mathematics coaches and specialists assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will participate in a training workshop from August 21 to 24, hosted by Book Merchant Limited at Shortwood Teachers' College in Kingston.... Read More

10 back-to-school treats planned for St Andrew East Rural
SCORES of children from Harbour View and Bull Bay in St Andrew East Rural received educational supplies and free health checks at the first two in a series of back-to-school treats being hosted by Member of Parliament Juliet Holness.... Read More

Photo: Ironic?

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

This young man and his trusted charge, a very agile donkey, cross the road at the western entrance to the newly constructed Kupius Bridge that spans the Rio Minho at Penance in northern Clarendon which replaced an old one-lane steel structure. It was constructed by China Harbour Engineering... Read More

Photo: New JPS boss meets business execs

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

New President & CEO of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Emanuel DaRosa (right) yesterday met with senior business executives at the company's head office in New Kingston. Here, the new JPS boss shares a light moment with (from left) Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson, CEO of Continental Baking Company... Read More

Robinson seeks to avert strike at UDC operations in St Ann

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

MINISTER of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has intervened into a dispute between the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which is threatening the corporation's operations in St Ann. Read More

Bill coming to remove criminal records of heroes and freedom fighters

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange confirmed last night that the Government will be tabling a Bill in Parliament, by October, to fully absolve Jamaican national heroes of criminal liability. Read More

Tropical wave could bring heavy weekend rain

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

THE National Meteorological Service says a tropical wave across the Caribbean is expected to move in the vicinity of the island on Friday. Read More

Toll rates to soar

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

MOTORISTS using the north-south link of Highway 2000 could face toll increases of between 14 and 31 per cent based on the annual toll rate adjustments that have been submitted by the operators of the highway to Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry. Read More

Man accused of stealing $2.1 million from the blind

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

A former employee of the Jamaica Society for the Blind, who is accused of stealing approximately $2.1 million from the organisation, has denied stealing that amount, saying instead that he only took about $670,000. Read More

GraceKennedy closes two more Western Union locations

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

TWO more Western Union outlets in St Catherine have been closed. Read More

Port operator expects normality to return by tomorrow

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

KINGSTON Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), operators of the Kingston container terminal, advised Tuesday that the current backlog of containers at the port should be reduced and normality restored by tomorrow. Read More

OJ for Cliff Stone after 50 years of service to nation

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

CLIFTON George Whyms Stone, a modest public servant who has served the trade union movement, the political and public sectors, as well as the diplomatic service since 1965, is among the five Jamaicans who will this year be awarded the Order of Jamaica (OJ) — the country's... Read More

Hurricane Gert strengthens after passing harmlessly by Bermuda

Thursday, August, 17 2017    

HURRICANE Gert grew to a Category two storm yesterday after racing past Bermuda, producing dangerous sea swells and strong gusts but nothing to alarm residents of this sub-tropical North Atlantic island. Read More



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