'One or two communities at a time'

Commissioner of Police George Quallo says the police will not be conducting operations in more than two areas at a time under its new powers granted by the Zones of Special Operations Act. Read More


BY JOVANEY ASHMAN Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

Every year between 10 and 15 grade 10 students of Clan Carthy High drop out of school due to pregnancy.Principal Hazel Cameron made the glaring revelation in a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer. Read More

Photo: Jamaica 55 Diaspora at church

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference 2017 was launched with church services on the weekend. The first, on Saturday, was at Andrews Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church on Hope Road in Kingston. Yesterday's was at Providence Methodist Church, also on Hope Road, where Minister of Foreign Affairs and... Read More

St James cops, councillors in crime talks today

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Stressing that the number of murders committed in St James since the start of the year is “untenable”, chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation Homer Davis has announced that his councillors and senior members of the St James Police... Read More

SRI's flagship resort whips future leaders into shape

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Some 40 Sandals Montego Bay staffers will this week be awarded certificates in leadership and will progressively get the chance to try their hands at leadership roles at the resort. Read More

Peace Corps celebrates 55 years in Jamaica

BY JAVENE SKYERS Observer reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

JAMAICA is not alone in celebrating a 55th anniversary this year. Read More

Saving pays!

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Five students from Cornwall College and their school savers coordinator, Claudia Francis-Gordon, were awarded an all-expense paid trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for emerging the top school in the JN School Savers' Dream Big Promotion. Read More

Tales of two Jamaicas

Monday, July, 24 2017    

A number of older Jamaicans believe the country has undergone significant change — good and bad — in the 55 years since the end of British rule. Read More

'Ackee nice, but treat it right'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 24 2017    

THE St Ann Health Department has launched a public education campaign aimed at sensitising residents on how to prevent ackee poisoning. Read More

Senate approves Bill for single anti-corruption agency

Monday, July, 24 2017    

The Senate has approved the Integrity Commission Bill, paving the way for the establishment of a single anti-corruption unit to investigate and prosecute corruption in the island. Read More

Government rescinds decision to sell land in St James

Monday, July, 24 2017    

The Government has rescinded its approval for the sale of 96.5 acres of land at a section of the Success Estate in Rose Hall, St James, known as North Estate, to Celebrate Jamaica Limited for US$40.1 million. Read More

This Day in History - July 24

Monday, July, 24 2017    

Today is the 205th day of 2017. There are 160 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More


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