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Gunmen kill two men in St James, injure two others

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two men were yesterday shot dead in separate incidents in St James, while two others were shot and injured and are currently in critical condition at hospital. Read More

JAMPRO commits to growth of film industry

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, says the agency is committed to the growth and development of Jamaica's film industry and will be moving to galvanise support for the sector.Speaking at a pre-event media brunch for... Read More

US gymnast Simone Biles among athletes allegedly sexually abused by doctor

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

New York, United States (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Read More

Children settled after fire at Walker's Place of Safety

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is advising the public that children are now settled and are undergoing grief counseling after a fire killed two wards and destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst road on Monday... Read More

Weather Update: Scattered showers expected over northern parishes

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service (Met Service) of Jamaica has reported that scattered showers are expected over northern parishes today. Come this afternoon, widespread showers are to be expected over northern parishes and inland areas of southern... Read More

Parliament to meet on gender issues soon

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Plans are advanced in the preparation for the inter-parliamentary workshop being held under the theme “Partnerships to Transform Gender Relations.” Read More

NWC to embark on renewable energy pilot

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – To modernise operations of the National Water Commission (NWC), the entity is seeking to install a five-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system at the Mona Reservoir in Kingston. Read More

30 hurt in St Thomas motor vehicle crash

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

The police yesterday appealed to motorists to avoid overtaking unless the road is clear after 30 people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Grants Pen main road in St Thomas. Read More

Political parties registration will ensure greater transparency

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said the registration of political parties will ensure greater transparency and accountability, and is transformational for the country's democracy. Read More

Henry seeks support

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry has appealed to public transport operators to join his efforts to review the National Transport Policy (NTP), which has been in effect since 2007. Read More

Phillips wants teeth in political code of conduct

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday added his voice to the call for a legislative framework to enforce the political code of conduct, which is now administered by the Office of the Political Ombudsman. Read More

Books bring light to Schoolfield

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Elaine Dickson and her husband Easton, residents of Rhode Island in the United States, remember how hard it was to access books when they were growing up in rural Jamaica. Read More

Rockfort farmers using technology to protect environment

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

Two farmers in Rockfort, St Andrew, have invested in a wastewater treatment facility that they say will protect the environment. Read More

MP on assault charge

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

MEMBER of Parliament for St Catherine North Central Natalie Neita is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court next month to answer to an assault charge. Read More

Bartlett says Jamaica must show that visitors are protected

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WESTERN BUREAU — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says while the destination is powerless against the issuing of travel advisories it is important to show international partners that the nation is working to improve measures to protect visitors from harassment. Read More



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