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  • Sagicor Sigma run set for February 17, 2019

    November 29, 2018 6:22 PM 4

    PREPARATIONS are in high gear for the annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in New Kingston. “The Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run has become a calendar event for individuals and companies across the island, and it is truly heart-warming to see the tremendous support the run has received over its more than two decades

  • Suicide suspected in death of Clarendon farmer found hanging from tree

    November 29, 2018 2:28 PM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 53-year-old Clarendon farmer is suspected to have committed suicide. He is Leroy Lewinson of Top Quarter district in Smithville, Clarendon. The Frankfield police say Lewinson's body was found hanging from a tree by a piece of rope that was tied to his neck in McNie district, also in Clarendon, about 7:30 am on Monday

  • Defence attorneys label key witness a liar

    November 29, 2018 12:15 AM 4

    Defence attorneys today called the Crown’s key witness in the so-called police death squad case a liar, saying he has failed to provide consistent answers at the trial of the three policemen charged with the September 5, 2011 murder of Andrew Bisson. The witness was testifying for the second consecutive day at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston

  • South Manchester farmers certified

    November 28, 2018 2:00 PM 3

    Clinton Oscar, president of a farmers group in southern Manchester said his members are all proud to be certified to export various crops to international markets. The group of 19 farmers received certification under GLOBALGAP , a programme that promotes good agricultural practises. "We want to make full opportunity of the export [prospects], that are available

  • Long-serving cops to be awarded

    November 28, 2018 6:36 AM 4

    For the first time, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who are being rewarded for long service and good conduct will be publicly recognised in a formal ceremony. The event, the Long Service Awards, will be held at the Police Officers' Club, 34 Hope Road, on Thursday, starting at 3 p.m. The release said: "More than 180 well-deserving members

  • Ministry pledges $1.25m to #First50 impact campaign

    November 28, 2018 5:36 AM 8

    THE Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport yesterday pledged $1.2 million towards the campaign to have Kingston identified as a creative city. Minister of state in the culture ministry Alando Terrelonge made the announcement during the launch of the Kingston Creative 2019 programme and the #First50 impact campaign held at F&B in downtown

  • Public defender bemoans lack of cooperation from cops

    November 28, 2018 5:00 AM 5

    Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says that with each extension of states of public emergency (SOEs), her office receives less cooperation from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Harrison Henry, who yesterday made her second appearance in less than a week before the Internal and External Affairs Committee of Parliament, said that there has been a growing

  • Canadian woman reported missing

    November 28, 2018 3:30 AM 4

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty-two-year-old Nicole Vassell of Roehampton Drive, Kingston 19, and Toronto, Canada has been missing since Monday, November 27, the police have reported. Vassell is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Reports from the Constant Spring police are that Vassell was last seen at home about 4:45 pm dressed

  • ONLINE POLL RESULTS: 51% says no to legalising abortion

    November 27, 2018 11:09 PM 5

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Of the 203 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll, 51 per cent said no to the Jamaican Government legalising abortion. Government Member of Parliament for West Rural St Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, on October 9, opened a debate in the House of Representatives on her motion seeking to have abortion made legal in the island

  • Taxi man found not guilty of having sex with schoolgirl

    November 27, 2018 6:27 PM 7

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The taxi driver, who was on trial for reportedly driving away with a schoolgirl and having sex with her, was yesterday freed after when he appeared in court. The 39-year-old was found not guilty of having sexual intercourse with a person under 16, by a unanimous verdict after the seven-member jury deliberated for 40 minutes