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Senior cop faces court for hitting cabbie

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 22:30
A senior superintendent of police, accused of hitting a taxi operator in the head with his firearm, was on Wednesday bound over to return to court on June 13.

Puss, gun, & bad girls

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 20:51
FRIENDS, I watched an episode of Hoarders weh freak mi out ‘til mi ‘fraid fi eat meat. Di white woman (26) house full a puss — dead and alive (18 and 3).

Cop, ex-cop on drug charge get $5-m bail

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
Twenty-nine-year-old Constable Valdano Smith and 56-year-old retired Corporal Anthony Robinson, both of Spanish Town addresses, pleaded not guilty before being offered bail in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

This Day in History - February 8

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00

North-west Manchester looks to community tourism

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MILE GULLY, Manchester – With plans afoot by bauxite company JAMALCO to mine farm lands in north-west Manchester, community tourism is now set to be a major economic base for residents.

High Mountain road race festival good, organisers say

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
WILLIAMSFIELD, Manchester – They are still unsure if they have met their objective, raising $1 million for the Renal (kidney) Unit at Mandeville Regional Hospital, but the organisers believe this year’s staging of the High Mountain Coffee Road Race festival was an overall success.

Alpart preaches safety first

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
NAIN, St Elizabeth – Bauxite/alumina company RUSAL Alpart Jamaica recently celebrated 25 years of involvement with the Home, School and Street (HSS) Safety Programme.

Crossing wardens trained to become road safety warriors

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MAY PEN, Clarendon – Fifty school crossing wardens from Clarendon and south Manchester were recently trained to become road safety “ambassadors”, according to a news release from bauxite/alumina company, Jamalco.

Observer among winners at an evening of excellence

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Twelve companies, including the Jamaica Observer, walked away winners at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet recently.

In honour of Junelle

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Outstanding junior athlete Junelle Bromfield, who is the Courtney Walsh Student Excellence Award recipient for 2015, has become accustomed to high praise in recent years.

88-year-old road racer plans to keep running

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — He will turn 89 years old on May 21, but veteran road race runner Roy Thomas has no intention of stopping.

JLP names female teacher as candidate for St Catherine North Central

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
Kerensia Morrison, a teacher and the assistant general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Two, has been named as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) candidate for the St Catherine North Central constituency.

Ombudsman to probe claim of political intimidation in St Thomas

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
THE Office of the Political Ombudsman is to open a probe into allegations that Delano Seiveright, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the St Thomas Eastern constituency, was threatened by armed men during a reported stand-off on the weekend between JLP and People’s National Party (PNP) supporters.

Jamaica’s crime stats among highest worldwide, despite reduction

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
ALTHOUGH all the categories of serious and violent crimes have been on a decline locally, Jamaica still records some of the highest crime stats worldwide.

Fire ravages 5 houses in downtown Kingston, 100 homeless

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
Fire of unknown origin early Sunday morning destroyed five houses on Barry Street between Rum Lane and Wildman Street in downtown Kingston.

Cop arrested for shooting Clarendon teacher

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Saturday evening arrested a police officer on suspicion of shooting with intent.

Flat Bridge bypass opened, free for a month

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
SPANISH Town, St Catherine — The Angels to Linstead section of the north-south leg of Highway 2000 will be opened to the public today and will be free of cost for a month. The opening provided what has been described as a “real alternative” to the Bog Walk Gorge and the close to 300-year-old Flat Bridge, which has seen its fair share of accidents, some fatal throughout the centuries. Last Thursday saw the symbolic opening of the roadway by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, a handful of her ministers, and officials from the China Harbour Engineering Company which is building the north-south leg of the highway. Here are some scenes from the ceremony.

Garrisons not a problem for PNP

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
DON’T expect the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) to join in a fight against garrison politics if the definition of garrison politics is a set of people consistently voting a particular way.

Contractor general denies delaying investigations until after election

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
CONTRACTOR General Dirk Harrison, has rejected as false, allegations that influential members of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) have instructed him to hold off on investigations into the controversial awarding of contracts in St Ann South Eastern until after the February 25 General Elections.

‘Mule’ says drug boss misled her on jail time

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
A man and a woman who were nabbed at the Norman Manley Airport attempting to smuggle six pounds of ganja to Curacao were fined and sentenced to prison when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.