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'Bigga' Ford expected to replace SSP McGregor in West Kingston

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica – OBSERVER ONLINE has received information that prominent crime-fighter and former head of the Flying Squad Cornwall 'Bigga' Ford is being tipped to take over the reins of the West Kingston Police Division.

LIME Foundation forms partnership with St John Ambulance

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
THE LIME Foundation is now the strategic communications provider for St John Ambulance Jamaica.

PM: Church has a major role in ensuring peace

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller is urging parents and guardians to send their children to church in order to preserve positive morals and values in the next generation.

Chatty chatty mouth!

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
What a thing wid di big housing place (33)? We haffi do better accounting fi di money (15) owned by taxpayers, cause wi no want nuh jinglings (19) in return.

Driving instructor freed of fraud charges

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
A Kingston-based driving instructor wept openly in court after he was freed of fraud charges in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.

This Day in history — April 22

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00

Pastor on child porn charges

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) -- Police have charged a Honduran-born pastor with multiple counts of child pornography.

Just for you, PM

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is presented with a gift from the Jamaica Baptist Women Federation's

All about Kiwanis

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
Executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe (second right) peruses a copy of the book Kiwanis in Jamaica, edited by Dr Patrick Bryan. Occasion was last Thursday's meeting of the Kiwanis Club of North St Andrew at the Police Officers Club, which was addressed by Munroe. Looking on (from left) are Kiwanians Trevor Clarke, general secretary; Winston Clarke, president; and, Howard Walker, past president.

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago.

CSJP encourages Irwin High students to be positive role models

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Students from Irwin High School in St James recently benefitted from motivational talks by the Ministry of National Security's Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and Unite for Change.

Flee or return:

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city fleeing the brutal clashes between the extremists and Iraqi security forces.

Brady's trial set for September 2

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
ATTORNEY Harold Brady is to go on trial on a fraud charge in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on September 2.

Beckles hit back at Barbados PM

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Outgoing principal of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles says he has no intention of accepting an invitation from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to join the political fray in the country.

JUTA booster

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
THE Montego Bay and Negril chapters of the Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) each received $1 million towards upgrading their existing headquarters from Sandals Resorts International (SRI).

Prepaid electricity to cost a little more

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
THERE will be a slight difference in rates paid by electricity customers who opt for the prepaid service.

Holness: I want to make Jamaicans believe again

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION and Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness says his "politics" is about building a new Jamaica and restoring "the hope of the Jamaican paradise" .

Unique Québec beckons to foreign students

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
Dear Mr Brown:

2,000 homes without water at Caribbean Estates as well runs dry

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
THE upscale Caribbean Estates development comprising 2,000 homes in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine, has been without water since last Thursday but it was unclear at Jamaica Observer press time last night what was the cause of the problem.

Historic Missionaries of the Poor

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:00
Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), the Jamaica-based religious institute of brothers that offers free service to needy people, will take a historic step in its 33-year history this Sunday when it is elevated by the Vatican to an Institute of Pontifical Right.