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JAMAICA – Gangsters using cigarette profits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

JAMAICA – Students targeted

JAMAICA – Students targeted

KINGSTON – The recent spike in attacks on high school students across the island has triggered reactions from several school principals who believe that incidents can be avoided or abated if students are properly advised on how to respond when caught in dangerous situations. Over the past three weeks, there have been more than a […]

JAMAICA – Police detain 15 in Spanish Town operation

JAMAICA – Police detain 15 in Spanish Town operation

KINGSTON –– Fifteen men were Thursday detained during a joint police/military operation in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The bus/taxi park on Burke Road was closed during the operation, which caused a traffic pile-up in the heart of the old capital as dozens of police and soldiers carried out cordons and searches. The park, police said, was […]

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