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February 24, 2018 5:00 AM Wheatley to hold talks with Venezuela on Petrojam share buy-back

Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Andrew Wheatley has said that he would hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, owned by the Venezuelan state-owned oil refinery PDVSA. "We have allocated a sum in our budget to repurchase

February 24, 2018 12:35 AM Weekly Round-up: Oil find in Jamaica… Clarendon's most wanted killed… Women's bobsleigh team 19th in South Korea

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica says a geological study recently conducted by CGG Robertson of the United Kingdom has revealed two independent live oil seeps in different sections of Jamaica's oil blocks which indicated “encouraging” signs for possible petroleum potential on and off-shore Jamaica. In light of the discovery, Minister

February 24, 2018 12:35 AM Grange calls for domino organisations to come together

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has called for the establishment of a formal relationship between all the domino organisations in the country. Grange who was addressing the launch of the Dragon Stout World Domino Championship at Gee Wee Car Park in St Andrew last night suggested that there should

February 23, 2018 8:48 PM Some schools to be closed for March 5 by-elections

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on Monday, March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division (Kingston East and Port Royal). Schools that will be closed include Meadowbrook Preparatory

February 23, 2018 8:48 PM Transport Authority opens 4,158 spaces on routes islandwide

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Effective Monday, the Transport Authority (TA) will open 4,158 spaces on 768 routes islandwide in order to satisfy the increased demand for public transportation services. The authority in a release this afternoon said that the move to open the 768 routes follows a number of stakeholder consultations in respect of underserviced routes

February 23, 2018 2:00 PM Safaree grateful for Diaspora award

Jamaican rapper and VH1 TV star Safaree was at a loss for words when he was presented with the 2017 Blue and Bougie Impact Award at the sold-out event at the Mingles CafÈ in the Bronx recently. "I never got an award before... didn't even know what to do," he posted on his Instagram page hours after the show. "But thank you so much for my Impact Award

February 23, 2018 1:05 PM Public sector transformation project gets $735m

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A sum of $735.5 million has been allocated to continue the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project this year. This is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The project, being implemented by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, is seeking to strengthen public

February 23, 2018 8:16 AM Bertram Brown: Greenwich Farm's pride and joy

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column. Though Bunny Lee is usually cited as the producer who put Greenwich Farm's music scene on the map, Bertram Brown also made an impact on that Kingston community with his Freedom Sounds label. Lee dominated the early and mid-1970s with artistes 1

February 23, 2018 6:00 AM Policeman dies after crashing car on highway

A policeman died in a motor vehicle crash on the P J Patterson Highway in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday. According to the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Bailey was driving his Toyota Corolla motor car along the highway when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an embankment about 5:15 am. Acting Commissioner

February 23, 2018 4:35 AM Serge announces $3.1m sponsorship of St Thomas football

Serge, manufacturers and distributors of quality dairy products, have announced a $3.1-million sponsorship of football in St Thomas. The announcement was made at the launch of the Serge St Thomas Football Association Major League, held at the York Complex on Saturday, February 17. The amount represents the largest single sponsorship for the parish's