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Be vigilant when buying electrical appliances, CAC urges consumers

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising consumers to exercise caution when purchasing electrical equipment and appliances during the Christmas season. Read More

Transport minister urges caution on the roads
MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry is imploring Jamaicans to be extremely cautious and responsible on the nation's roads during the festive season.... Read More

Bartlett: Visitor arrival should hit 4.4-million mark by year end
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that by the end of the year Jamaica would welcome approximately 2.3 million stopover and 2.1 cruise visitors, pushing the tally to record 4.4 million visitors to the island in a year.... Read More

Caricom denounces EU blacklisting of Caribbean countries
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has “strongly” objected to a move by the European Union to include a number of Caribbean countries on a list of global countries considered to be tax havens.... Read More

Judge scolds murderer

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 16 2017    

JUSTICE Martin Gayle yesterday scolded Phillip Brown before sentencing him to 15 years in prison in what has become known as the Crystal Towers murder case. Read More

Phillips treats the elderly

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

Opposition Leader and St Andrew East Central Member of Parliament Peter Phillips on Thursday hosted a Christmas luncheon for the constituency's senior citizens. More than 150 elders were treated, entertained and presented with gifts. Dr Phillips, in paying tribute to those in attendance, said it... Read More

Fun galore

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

THE theme — 'FUN-spiration' — set the stage Tuesday for a fun-filled day at Hope Zoo in Kingston as the J Wray and Nephew (JWN) Foundation hosted more than 600 children at its annual Christmas Treat for communities surrounding its Spanish Town Road business operation in... Read More

PHOTO: On the sixth day of Christmas…

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

Members of the Bank of Jamaica Choir perform at the Urban Development Corporation Annual Carol Service and Tree-lighting Ceremony at Orange Park in downtown Kingston on Wednesday. Read More

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical... Read More

'Feminism' is US dictionary 'Word of the Year'

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — In the year that Donald Trump's inauguration triggered nationwide women's protests and powerful men were toppled by a firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations, the leading US dictionary named “feminism” its word of... Read More

US top court declines wife swap case: yes, you read that right

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff's firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Read More

Today's Horoscope - December 16

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, December 16, 2017:This year you express a unique kind of creativity. Others often seek you out for advice or for help sleuthing through problems. You find interesting ways of resolving the seemingly unresolvable. If you are single, you could meet many... Read More

Police to get 97 vehicles by Monday

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says 97 motor vehicles will be delivered to the Jamaica Constabulary Force by Monday.These motor vehicles are the remainder of the 119 vehicles which the Government has been sourcing locally for the police. Read More

Cops release Trelawny woman linked to Miami gun bust

Friday, December, 15 2017    

AFTER spending two nights in police custody, the woman detained in connection with last month's gun bust in Miami, United States, was released yesterday. Read More

Gov't urges vertical developments to maximise urban land use

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the need for a review of residential density zoning standards is still a major issue for the country. Read More



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