Kingston

Tivoli Enquiry Starts Today

The commission of enquiry into the 2010 Tivoli Gardens operation, which left scores of civilians and two members of the security forces dead, is set to begin today. The hearing is to take place at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. The commission is expected to conduct hearings in the first two weeks of December and then break until ...

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Tariq Parker is Jamaica’s 2015 Rhodes Scholar

Twenty-three-year-old Tariq Parker has been named the 2015 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar. The announcement was made by Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, at King’s House earlier today. Parker, a Wolmer’s Boys past student, said he was pleased at the announcement. Parker is currently a medical intern and intends to become a neurosurgeon.

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Oil Spill in Kingston Habour

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is investigating an oil spill that occurred in the Kingston Harbour today. The extent of the spill that is located in the vicinity of the Caribbean Cement Company, is not known at this time. NEPA is receiving assistance from Marine Police, Jamaica Defence Coast Guard and Caribbean Cement Company.

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Carland Owns Jamaica’s First Ferrari 458

Carland Jamaica is the proud owner of Jamaica’s first Ferrari 458 Italia. The car was spotted ripping up the Jamaican streets earlier today.

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Ferrari 458 Italia Spotted in Jamaica

This Ferrari 458 Italia was recently spotted sitting on the Kingston wharf. Will we see this exotic sports car ripping up the roads in Jamaica soon?? The Ferrari 458 Italia can fetch prices of well over us$220,000. (J$26m)

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Disabled Woman Robbed of Her Wheelchair

Criminals yesterday sunk to an all-time low when they held up a physically challenged woman and robbed her of her wheelchair, leaving her lying on the sidewalk on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of May Pen Cemetery. Coretta Vincent, a 37-year-old resident of Waltham Park Road, Kingston was traveling in her motorized wheelchair along the busy road, heading to ...

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Digicel Foundation Unveils ‘Evolution’ Monument

The Digicel Foundation showcased its continued commitment to the redevelopment of Downtown Kingston with the unveiling of a new monument at the Breezy Castle Roundabout on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Digicel Jamaica relocated its headquarters to the downtown area in 2012 and since then, has partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) ...

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J’can Father Raises Money To Send Daughter To Medical School

George Lindsay, the Manchester father who was last week set on selling his house in order to help fund his daughter’s dream of studying medicine in China, yesterday saw her off at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, thanks to readers & Jamaica Observer readers alike, here and abroad, who were touched by his story. Georgia receives words of ...

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MegaMart Celebrates it’s 15th-yr Anniversary

MegaMart Wholesale Club, which is this month celebrating its 15th anniversary, has planned a number of activities to say thank you to its customers, staff and well-wishers for their continued support. “It has been a challenging yet fulfilling road, providing 15 years of quality products and services to the Jamaican people and we look forward to even greater milestones,” said ...

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Grant’s Pen Ford To Be Closed For Three Weeks

The National Works Agency (NWA) on Friday said the section of Grant’s Pen Road between Constant Spring Road and Fagan Avenue will be closed to traffic as of Monday, September 29, for a period of three weeks. The closure, the NWA said, is to facilitate repairs to the approach roads to the Grant’s Pen Ford. According to NWA Manager of ...

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