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MP Heroy Clarke calls for special cannabis deal for Rasta farmers

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central St James, Heroy Clarke, is urging the Government to ensure that small ganja farmers, in particular, those of the Rastafarian community, are not left out of the increasingly commercialised cannabis industry.

Clampdown on moonlighting cops

AFTER years of anecdotal evidence that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been moonlighting as bodyguards, sometimes for people with ties to the criminal underworld, a push is now coming to stamp this out.

Death of a superstar

Today, the Jamaica Observer’s Entertainment Desk is marking 38th year of the passing of reggae king Bob Marley. Marley, 36, died on May 11, 1981 in a Miami hospital. He would have been 74.

Grandpa ‘goes berserk with a machete in a bar’!

When 65-year-old Desmond Gordon was being led into the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in handcuffs on Friday, he appeared to be a meek figure.

Fire on Ruel Reid as police probe fraud allegations at education ministry

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The probe into allegations of fraudulent activities at the Ministry of Education and connected agencies has resulted in former Minister of Education Rule Reid now being the subject of a criminal investigation.

Seaga hospitalised in US

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has been hospitalised in Miami, Florida, where he is being treated for an undisclosed ailment.