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JSC changes position on INDECOM oversight

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 06:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament reviewing the performance of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), yesterday indicated support for an additional oversight mechanism for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

US officer pleads not guilty in murder of black man

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:58
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) – A white Ohio policeman who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday.

Holness takes ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ campaign to St Thomas

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness will this morning commence a two-day tour of the St Thomas Eastern constituency as part of his islandwide ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ campaign.

T&T couple charged with stealing from their own home

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:32
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – A couple yesterday appeared in court charged with a robbery at their home.

FIFA problems will not end with new president – Bach

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:10
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) – FIFA's problems will not end with the election of a new president as football's scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

Online prayer for the day

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
Faultless Lord, enduring death for me,

Moguls in the Making meet for lunch

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
THE 12 Mogul in the Making nominees met judges and sponsors for lunch at the Jamaica Observer boardroom yesterday.

Greek PM threatens snap vote over party rebels' opposition to bailout

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday warned he would resort to early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.

Boy accused of strangling child had past troubles

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
FLORIDA, USA (AP) -- An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behaviour, including choking another child until the child turned blue in the face and carrying around dead farm animals, according to sheriff's deputies.

Ohio cop charged for murder after killing black man at traffic stop

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
OHIO, USA (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front licence plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said yesterday, adding that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer".

JLP promises new programmes for high school graduates

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
HOPEWELL, Hanover — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness says if his party is returned to power his Government will establish two new programmes which would assist high school graduates in gaining work experience.

This Day in History — July 30

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
Today is the 211th day of 2015. There are 154 days left in the year.

Votes in for Public Sector Customer Service Competition

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
PUBLIC votes totaling 16,523 have been received from customers for the entity and person of their choice in the 2014/2015 Public Sector Customer Service Competition.

Supreme Ventures donates $5m to JCF building project

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:00
SUPREME Ventures Limited (SVL) has contributed $5 million towards the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Building Project which involves construction of 14,000 square feet of new office space to facilitate the relocation of staff who work at the JCF headquarters.

OCG Fights on

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:19
CONTRACTOR General Dirk Harrison is insisting that the power of his office to vet pre-contractual talks involving the Government should remain a mandatory feature of the emerging anti-corruption regime.

Facebook profit dips as expenses bite into revenue

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook reported a dip in its quarterly profit yesterday but said revenues surged on mobile advertising gains, as its user base neared 1.5 billion.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, Afghanistan says

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — Taliban supremo Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan said on yesterday, after unnamed government and militant sources reported the demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.

Drought takes toll in St Elizabeth, Manchester

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — There was a healthy shower of rain in sections of south eastern St Elizabeth on July 18.

More questions about US$2-b bond deal

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
MINISTER of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips says the US$2 billion (J$235 billion) Jamaica has raised, through the issue of two bonds on the international capital market, is the highest ever for Jamaica.

Deans of discipline could soon get powers of special district constables

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:00
GOVERNMENT is seeking to give deans of discipline powers of special district constables in order for them to better handle some of the behavioural problems of students.