Suspended!

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The St James Municipal Corporation has suspended veteran People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Granville Division, Michael Troupe, for three months, for allegedly bringing the corporation into disrepute. Read More

Omar Collymore captured in St Elizabeth; to be charged
OMAR “Best” Collymore, the man that was being sought in connection with the murder of Simone Campbell-Collymore, his wife, is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, the Constant Spring police have reported.... Read More

Another delay in trial of multiple murder accused
Well-known defence attorney Christopher Townsend will today inform Justice Bertram Morrison — who is presiding over the murder trial of Michael McLean — whether he will or won't be representing the accused. If the answer is in the affirmative, Townsend will...... Read More

Alternative Power Sources donates LED flood lights to Laws Street Trade Training Centre
Leading Jamaican solar energy company Alternative Power Sources (APS) yesterday donated six LED flood lights to the Laws Street Trade Training Centre in Central Kingston, bringing joy to founder and operator Sister Mary Benedict who said the gesture was like Christmas coming just before...... Read More

Overcrowding at St James lock-up in 'enhanced security measures'

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 9 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the St James Police Division Senior Superintendent Wilford Campbell says detainees from the 'enhanced security measures' in the parish are being transferred to Kingston due to space issues at the Freeport lock-up. Read More

MOCA targets young cops

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Online reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 9 2018    

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) says it is engaged in an outreach programme aimed at deterring young cops from falling into “pitfalls and traps of corruption”. Read More

Suspect in custody for murder of elderly couple

Friday, February, 9 2018    

THE police say a man has been held in connection with the double murder of an elderly couple in Retreat, St Thomas last month. Read More

Caricel sells LTE network to South African firm

Friday, February, 9 2018    

JAMAICAN LTE broadband network Caricel has announced the acquisition of its majority shares by a South African company, Involution Limited, under a sale agreement negotiated last October. Read More

Stewart receives FFP's Ambassador for the Poor Award

Friday, February, 9 2018    

Food For the Poor (FFP) last week presented Adam Stewart with the Ambassador for the Poor Award for his efforts to help impoverished and disadvantaged communities in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean through the many philanthropic initiatives of Sandals Foundation... Read More

PHOTO: Solar lessons

Friday, February, 9 2018    

Wigton Windfarm engineer, Kerry-Gaye McDonald (left), gives executives from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Group of Companies ญญ— (from right) Shaneek Clacken, legal officer, PCJ; Ricardo Neins, supply optimisation advisor, Petrojam Limited; Angella Smith, finance and... Read More

UK unhappy with Bermuda's abolition of same-sex marriage

Friday, February, 9 2018    

LONDON, England (AP) — The UK Government expressed disappointment yesterday that Bermuda has abolished same-sex marriage, but said it would have been wrong to overturn the decision by the British island territory. Read More

Digicel 'Data Doctors' back on call

Friday, February, 9 2018    

Telecoms giant Digicel yesterday announced that it is reintroducing its crack team of 'Data Doctors' to help mobile customers get the most out of their data. Read More

April 26 sentencing for man who used false documents to bail murder accused

Friday, February, 9 2018    

A man who last year posted bail for a murder accused with fictitious documents is to be sentenced on April 26. Read More

US lauds Jamaica on progress in combating lottery scam

Friday, February, 9 2018    

UNITED States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has lauded the Jamaican Government for the important progress made in combating lottery scamming and assured the country of the US Government's continued support to Jamaica's security forces and criminal justice... Read More

Group recommends in-hospital interventions to help curb violence

Friday, February, 9 2018    

CHAIRMAN of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) Dr Elizabeth Ward is proposing in-hospital interventions as one of several strategies to prevent violence. Read More



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