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Accused robber gets bail extension
The case against a St James man who is accused of robbing a police constable and a civilian earlier this month has been deferred to November 10 following the absence of the civilian complainant from court on Monday.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Ron Kenoly for Come Celebrate Jesus
INTERNATIONALLY renowned minister and gospel artiste Ron Kenoly will headline the third staging of Come Celebrate Jesus, to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall on Saturday, October 4. The Lift Him Up singer is expected to perform songs from his vast catalogue including Mourning Into Dancing, Ancient of Days, Sing Out and ... (more)
'We can't continue like this'
CENTRAL St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith says the resort city of Montego Bay is being overrun by prostitutes, vendors and rogue taxi operators.
Sandals Foundation gives back-to-school items to inner-city communities
THE Sandals Foundation last week presented almost 300 children from several inner-city communities across St James with back-to-school supplies.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
No charge against deaf/mute in Mario Deane death
The deaf/mute prisoner who is alleged to have participated in the beating death of Mario Deane is yet to be charged, the Jamaica Observer has learned.
Three women on cocaine charges
THREE women are to appear in court Thursday after they were allegedly found with cocaine weighing a total of six pounds during a search by members of the Transnational Crimes and Narcotics Division at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James last Friday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
First Regional awards $3 million in scholarships
First Regional Co-operative Credit Union which has been offering assistance to students in the north eastern parishes throughout the years will be forking out some $3 million this year in scholarships, bursaries and book grants this year, as it incorporates recipients outside of this area.
Don't use my son's death as a political football, Mario Deane's mom pleads
The mother of Mario Deane yesterday asked National Security Minister Peter Bunting and others not to use her son's death as a political football.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
G2K a no-show, but PNPYO supports Mario Deane
The People's National Party Youth Organisation yesterday staged a demonstration in the historic Sam Sharpe Square over the controversial death of 31-year-old Mario Deane, who was beaten while in police custody.
Emancipendence: The unfinished chapter
I believe it is a truism to say that we all recognise that the process towards the realisation of the objectives of the struggle for Emancipation and Independence is an ongoing one which demands the commitment of all our citizens.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Vows - Now & Forever
SHANI Nailah Duncan said 'I do' to Kwame Jeffrey Falconer in a lavish wedding ceremony at Ocean's Edge, Rose Hall, Montego Bay.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Nature - one of Jamaica's top live acts
Downsound Records recording artiste Nature delivered an outstanding, critically acclaimed performance during the recent staging of 'Greatest Reggae show on Earth', Reggae Sumfest 2014, Montego Bay.
Smuggler who 'ate money' sentenced
A Venezuelan man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Jamaica after being found guilty of swallowing more than $100,000 in cash.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
More trouble ahead for police
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: Young man taken into police custody for smoking a ganja spliff.
Making things happen
Power Brokers Consultant Dianne Davis-Smith and attorney Ashley-Ann Foster are keyed up about the opportunities on social enterprise at the recently held Social Enterprise Boost Initiative business networking event at Sea Gardens Beach Resort in Montego Bay.
Mario Dean beaten, stabbed over use of bed, court told
Mario Deane was allegedly beaten and stabbed by three men in a cell he shared with them at the Barnett Street lock-up over the use of a bunk bed, the court heard yesterday.
No way! - Regional
Mercia Frazer, the mother of 31-year-old Mario Deane, says her fight to ensure that no other mother suffers similar grief has just begun.
Merritone Fun Day's US leg off
"A great deal of careful, and at times, agonising thought went into whether or not to produce our event this year," he said.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Jamaican dignitary visits Paterson
The gold, green, and black colors of the Jamaican national flag were proudly raised in front of Paterson City Hall on Tuesday.
Top spots for a sizzling Jamaican honeymoon
On a 500-acre nature preserve, star attractions at the Euro-inspired all-inclusive are the grand piazza that is lined with bistros, cafes and bars, two sandy miles of uninterrupted beach and three pools - including Jamaica's largest.