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Former Jamaica PM recuperating after surgery

REGION – KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has completed surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies and is recuperating. Yesterday, doctors operated on Patterson’s hip and right knee following injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident at his St Andrew home on Monday evening. The surgical team was led […]

Growing MICE

Jamaica’s new Marriott hotel raises the bar It might be a new kid on the block, but it is already the talk of the town among locals and visitors. It is where business meets pleasure, where the modern mixes with the traditional, and sophistication are all that meets the eye. Located on approximately six acres […]

JAMAICA – Fly Jamaica folds four months after crash landing in Guyana

Caribbean News Service – Four months after one of its aircraft skidded off the runway at Guyana’s main airport, Fly Jamaica has announced it is ending it operations. “The Board of Directors of Fly Jamaica regrets to inform you that due to our lack of aircraft and the impact that it has had on the […]

JAMAICA – PM pleased with two-hour talks with Trump

CMC – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the message coming out of the discussions the United States President Donald Trump had with a select group of Caribbean leaders is that Washington “wants to encourage and promote stronger relationship with the region”. Trump met with the leaders of St Lucia, Haiti, the Bahamas and Jamaica […]

JAMAICA – Govt to employ more workers to deal with dengue outbreak

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Government says additional temporary workers are being sent to Westmoreland, the westernmost parish on the island, as authorities seek to eliminate mosquito breeding sites as they deal with an outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica. Health authorities have confirmed two dengue-related deaths for the period January to December last year and […]

JAMAICA – Vicious killing

KINGSTON – Family members of slain Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte were not aware that she was having marital troubles. They are only now replaying events in their heads that might have led to the vicious killing of the 43-year-old whose dismembered body was discovered in the house she shared with husband Barrington Whyte in Duhaney […]

JAMAICA: Four killed on Christmas Day

Police are searching for the gunmen that shot and killed three men and a woman in the volatile St James community of Hendon in western Jamaica, on Sunday night. Police have maintained a strong presence in the areas after the four were killed by gunmen who drove up in a car on Sunday night. The […]

JAMAICA – Sisters’ horror

KINGSTON –– Saturday, December 17, 2016 is a date that three sisters in St Catherine will never forget. According to the siblings, it was the day that five gunmen invaded their house in Berwick, beat, abducted and then subjected them to 19 hours of savagery. The sisters, aged 15, 16, and 25, said their ordeal […]

Sections of Jamaica rattled by earthquake

A minor quake rattled sections of eastern Jamaica this afternoon. The earthquake unit said the 3.7 magnitude quake struck near Yallahs, St Thomas at 1 p.m. The earthquake had a depth of 9.7 kilometres. The unit said the quake was reportedly felt in St Thomas and St Andrew.

Million-dollar settlement for Jamaican hotel workers

About 240 Jamaican workers at a luxury golf resort in South Carolina are to share US2 million under a deal to settle a lawsuit alleging that for two years, their employer wrongfully deducted money from their pay. The order signed on December 16 by US District Judge Richard Gergel applies to a pool of Jamaican […]

JAMAICA – Gangsters using cigarette profits

KINGSTON – The country is losing close to $2 billion in revenue annually from the trade in illegally imported cigarettes by criminals who, the police say, are using the proceeds to purchase guns and ammunition. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers, who heads the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch, the gangsters […]

JAMAICA – Covert operations reducing road traffic violations

KINGSTON – The Police Traffic Division is reporting success in the use of covert operations to reduce road traffic violations. This comes after over 1,073 tickets were issued across three key parishes for various driving offences, since the strategy was implemented over a month ago. The operations have been successful particularly in Kingston, St Andrew […]

JAMAICA – Hotel workers killed in crash

KINGSTON – A wave of sorrow gripped the management and staff at Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay Wednesday following the deaths of two of their colleagues in a motor vehicle crash Tuesday night. Jodian Duncan, who worked in the dining room, and Shanique Grey, who was a member of the kitchen staff, died after the […]

JAMAICA –Residents dispute $2.2M water bill

KINGSTON –– About 60 residents of the recently refurbished Bay Front Villa & Apartments, located on the grounds of the former Forum Hotel in Portmore, St Catherine, have been without a regular domestic water supply since Monday. The Jamaica Observer has learnt that the National Water Commission (NWC) turned off the supply for outstanding bills, amounting […]

JAMAICA – Murder at school

KINGSTON — Students were left traumatised following a brazen gun attack at the school gate which left a ‘bike taxi’ operator dead and a nine-year-old schoolboy nursing gunshot injuries to the face Monday. Police identified the dead man as 24-year-old Delano Barwise, also called Sanchez, of Santoy and Crawle in Hanover. The police said the […]

JAMAICA – Two dead following plane crash

KINGSTON – The third victim in Thursday afternoon’s plane crash, who was reported to have died at hospital, is in fact alive, but in critical condition. Earlier, the police told OBSERVER ONLINE that two people died at the scene close to the Tinson Pen Aerodrome, and a third was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital where […]

JAMAICA – House ends in uproar

KINGSTON – The House of Representatives ended in uproar Tuesday night after what could have been its last meeting before the November 28 local government elections. But the House will meet again Wednesday afternoon at its usual time with Prime Minister Andrew Holness suggesting that he hopes that the opposition will be present, too. The confrontation was […]