Category Archives: NEWS

Shaw looking to lower custom duties 

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, has indicated plans to lower custom duties, following improved compliance in revenue collections at the nation’s ports.

Florida passes law allowing some school staff to be armed

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill backed by relatives of Parkland school shooting victims that restricts access to firearms and paves the way for some school staff to be armed.

Cops just in time to foil robbery and more of female student 

The police say they are clamping down on the re-emergence of a criminal scheme which young criminals are using to target students from some schools across the country.

Young couple charged with elderly Jamaican-Canadians’ murder, remanded 

Monday, March 12 is the new mention date for murder accused, 25-year-old Fabian Skervin and his girlfriend, Nekia Thompson.

JLP councillor dies in car crash 

Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Homestead Division and minority leader in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Owen Palmer died in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday morning. Another man who was in his vehicle also died.

PNP VP race warms up

ALTHOUGH the election of officers of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is a fraction over six months away — nine names have already been put forward to contest four available positions for vice president of the 80-year-old political party — Jamaica Observer sources have said.