The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 16:44. Facebook
Concerns raised by Opposition Senator Sophia Fraser Binns about the possible “disbanding” of the government's Land Administration and Management Programme(LAMP), have been dispelled in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure. According to ...

Gov't funds LAMP land titling project through 2017/18 - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 16:31. Facebook
PRINCIPAL of Airy Castle Primary School in St Thomas, Dawn Graham, is appealing to the Government and members of the private sector for help after a fire destroyed an entire block at the institution last Monday. The block, which housed the tuck sh ...

‘HELP US’ - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
FIVE years after his incarceration, Vybz Kartel was the biggest winner at the 10th annual Youth View Awards (YVA), held at the National Indoor Sports Arena in St Andrew on Saturday. Vybz Kartel, who is serving a life sentence for murder, receive ...

Vybz of the youth - Entertainment
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is currently a strong police presence in the March Pen community along the Spanish Town Bypass, as residents mount a protest this morning in response to the alleged police killing of a higgler from the community last ...

March Pen residents protest police killing - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
The 19th staging of the Sagicor Sigma 5K run yesterday garnered a whopping $50.5 million in funds for charity. “We are taking donations right through to March. So I’m still appealing to persons to donate by going to ...

Sigma Run reaches $50.5m - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:44. Facebook
While the country grapples with its crime issues, over 100 Jamaicans are being deported home every month from developed nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, for various reasons. The situation has been aggravated by r ...

Government starts new programme to assist deportees - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:37. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Pastry manufacturer’s Honey Bun thanked Jamaicans for over three decades of support, as it presented record sales of $1.2billion with a 114 per cent increase in profits over the prior year to its shareholders. ...

Honey Bun passes $1b sales; thanks Jamaica for decades of support - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:35. Facebook
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A New York State legislator has declared his Brooklyn district a Sanctuary Senate District (SSD) following the executive order of President Donald Trump that critics claim puts in jeopardy the rights of Caribb ...

NY senator declares his Brooklyn area a Sanctuary Senate District - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
THE number of abandoned children at the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) apostolates in Kingston has seen a significant increase since its inception in 2004. Father Hayden Augustine of the Bethlehem Home for Abandoned Children, which is operated by ...

Number of abandoned children on the increase - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:14. Facebook
Champions Montego Bay United, despite playing with 10 men for over 20 minutes, held Maverley-Hughenden to a 0-0 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match at Constant Spring Field yesterday. Allan Ottey was red-carded by Referee Weston ...

10-man Montego Bay earn point at struggling Maverley - Sport
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
STUDENTS and staff at Charlemont High School in St Catherine have been left searching for answers after the body of a male teacher was discovered Saturday morning in bushes in Barrett Hall, St Ann. He is 35-year-old Tanijah Howell of Linstead, S ...

Teacher’s death shocks Charlemont High School - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:53. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) said it will be renewing its efforts to have the government rethink its position on the implementation of the reformed Pensions Act that will see teachers, come April 1, ...

JTA urges gov't to rethink reformed Pensions Act - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:52. Facebook
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitian authorities say they have closed down at least 40 brothels and hotels since the launch of a campaign late last month to clamp down on such establishments. Government Commissioner Danton Léger and ...

Haiti authorities clamp down on brothels - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:41. Facebook
SENIOR Medical Officer (SMO) at the Savanna-La-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland, Dr Alfred Dawes, is calling for a crackdown on illegal bike riders who he says are putting serious pressure on the health care system in western Jamaica. ...

They are a menace! - News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — US Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure nervous Europeans Monday of Donald Trump's strong commitment to transatlantic ties as he met EU chiefs amid anti-Trump protests. Capping a European trip aimed at allay ...

Pence vows Trump 'strongly committed' to Europe - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:11. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, says the ministry will need to carry out an assessment to see what assistance can be provided to address th ...

Hutchinson pledges to assess irrigation needs of West Albion farmers - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Prosecutors in Brooklyn have dropped a felony assault charge against a Caribbean American legislator here accused of beating her pre-teen son with a broomstick. New York State Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, w ...

Felony charge against Caribbean/American legislator accused of child abuse dropped - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 13:17. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, is reporting that over $2 million in property taxes have already been collected by the mobile units, which were recently launched in Clarendo ...

Mobile units collect $2m in property taxes - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 13:16. Facebook
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The United States and Trinidad and Tobago will continue to work on matters related to security and trade, according to reports from the twin island republic. The decision was the outcome of a conversation between Pr ...

T&T PM and President Trump discuss security, trade - Latest News
The Jamaica Observer
02/20/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says progress is being made in making it easier for people to adopt children in state care. This is even as the Government looks to ...

Strides made in improving adoption process — Green - Latest News