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Caricom worried about situation in Haiti

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) said yesterday that it is “deeply concerned” about the protracted political crisis in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Jovenel... Read More

Haiti president defiant as protests continue for his removal

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) says it is concerned at the increased levels of violence in Haiti, as President Jovenel Mo´se steadfastly refuses to adhere to Opposition calls for him to step down as head of state of the... Read More

US troops scramble for the exits in Syria

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — US troops are scrambling for Syria's exits while the Trump Administration threatens economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) group — fighters who were the reason US forces came in... Read More

'Why this man is not in handcuffs'

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted inappropriately and resigned before he could be fired, the police chief said yesterday. Read More

Former PM PJ Patterson undergoing evaluation at the UHWI, following accident

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, is now undergoing a complete medical evaluation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, following an accident earlier tonight. Read More

Epilepsy just a bump in the road for UWI graduate

By SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ashleigh Harris, a recent graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) who suffers from a type of epilepsy disorder known as catamenial epilepsy (CE), is encouraging Jamaicans with the disease to persevere and work towards their dreams. Read More

St Elizabeth grapples with dengue

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large, South Central Bureau | Monday, October, 14 2019    

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth Health Department was praised for its anti-dengue campaign at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation. Read More

Small steps reap big rewards at iCann

By CANDIECE KNIGHT Observer staff reporter knightc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

ONE of the biggest challenges faced by parents of children with special needs is finding a suitable educational institution for them. While some children with special needs may be able to attend regular schools and function well, there are others who require more individual attention,... Read More

Church throws support behind MoBay mayor over LGBT ban

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The church has thrown its support behind mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation, who are scheduled to face the Supreme Court today for a judicial review of an earlier decision to ban the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender... Read More

Judge to rule on admissibility of statement in parish council

By Jonathan Morrison Observer writer | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Parish Court may hear today if a statement will be admitted into evidence that may have been given to the police before the accused David Harris knew he was a suspect in the Manchester Municipal Corporation's $400-million fraud... Read More

Vaping ban?

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 14 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Worried that vaping is becoming too commonplace in Jamaica, including among high school students, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is mulling a ban on the practice, similar to action taken by some American states where it has been blamed for a number of... Read More

PHOTO: GOAL!

Monday, October, 14 2019    

This Rastafarian man was seen testing his football skills at the match between Portmore United and UWI FC, which was played at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday.(Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

Holness urges country to support anti-corruption mechanism

Monday, October, 14 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday urged Jamaicans to accept the likelihood of more arrests, to have faith in the country's anti-corruption mechanism, and to “let the chips fall where they may” in the process. Read More

Another CHANCE for Portmore students

Monday, October, 14 2019    

MAYOR of Portmore Leon Thomas has implemented a programme — CHANCE — that is geared towards helping needy students at the primary and secondary level within the municipality. Read More

Samuda bats for Grace McLean

Monday, October, 14 2019    

DESPITE the recent ruling of the Supreme Court essentially clearing the way for former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dean-Roy Bernard to be reinstated to that post after the present Administration transferred him to the Ministry of Finance as a... Read More



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