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JAMAICA – Minister’s multi-million dollar phone bill raises alarm

JAMAICA – Minister’s multi-million dollar phone bill raises alarm

KINGSTON –– Stung by an $8-million cellphone bill ran up by his finance minister over a one-year period, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday ordered an audit of the cellphone bills of all senior and junior ministers, ahead of putting a cap on such bills. Holness, describing the situation as “unacceptable”, gave the order at a hastily […]

JAMAICA – Bushmaster helping to keep criminals at bay

JAMAICA – Bushmaster helping to keep criminals at bay

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says its Thales Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV), acquired in 2015 and 2016, are helping to ward off criminals in the ongoing gang violence in Denham Town, Kingston. Major Basil Jarrett, civil military cooperation officer at the JDF, told the Jamaica Observer that last Thursday when a joint […]

JAMAICA – Cop found dead in home

JAMAICA – Cop found dead in home

KINGSTON –– The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was last night in mourning after the body of one of its members was found inside his Portmore, St Catherine, home. The constable, identified as 40-year-old Kevin Thompson of Six East in Greater Portmore, was stationed in St Thomas. Up to news times last night the communication arm […]

NEW YORK – Fatal contract

NEW YORK – Fatal contract

NEW YORK – A former nurse who hired a hitman to kill her Jamaican husband after two unsuccessful attempts on his life, will spend the rest of her life in a New York prison and will not get a cent of the almost $1 million in insurance she tried to cash in on days after […]

JAMAICA – Goodbye Portia!

JAMAICA – Goodbye Portia!

KINGSTON –– Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday urged her colleagues in Parliament to do whatever is in the best interest of Jamaicans. “We have a responsibility to do what is in the best interest of the Jamaican people,” Simpson Miller said as she made her last speech as a Member of Parliament in […]

JAMAICA – Kartel, Masicka song attracts police attention

JAMAICA – Kartel, Masicka song attracts police attention

KINGSTON – A music video, which has been uploaded on YouTube , entitled Vybz Kartel, Masicka – Infrared (Official video) , has caught the attention of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as well as the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA). The video begins by featuring skimpily clad girls on a yacht, before segueing to a scene with […]

JAMAICA – Drenched again

JAMAICA – Drenched again

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Just weeks after flooding caused widespread devastation, south central Jamaica was again hit hard by heavy rains on the weekend. Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth all reported extensive flooding. Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh, who toured central and southern sections of Clarendon on Saturday identified Rocky Point, Portland Cottage, Milk River, […]

Mountain cuisine

Mountain cuisine

 You think Jamaican cuisine, you think jerk chicken, or ackee and saltfish, or rice and peas with oxtail, right? Well, some players in the tourism industry have gotten a bit creative with the local fare in recent years, and are offering their clients a fusion of Jamaican and foreign cuisine, teaming up with the agriculture […]

Jamaican manufacturers eyeing Barbados market

Jamaican manufacturers eyeing Barbados market

Jamaican manufacturers and producers are hoping to make a splash in the Barbados market when that island’s trade and investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, embarks on a trade mission here starting next week. As part of JAMPRO’s strategy to develop Jamaican exporters and increase exports to regional markets, the agency will be leading the trade mission […]

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