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Shaw to speak on Ja's ganja industry at Global Health Summit

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, will be travelling to Boston, Massachusetts to give an address at the annual Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit, hosted by the Harvard... Read More

Find a solution to transportation for rural school children — Vaz

Friday, May, 24 2019    

PORTLAND, Jamaica  — Member of Parliament for Eastern Portland, Ann-Marie Vaz, is calling on the ministries of transport and education to collaboratively work on a solution to the perennial problem of adequate transportation for rural school children.  Read More

Clarendon teen shot dead at home

Friday, May, 24 2019    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Clarendon Police are currently probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a teen at his home at Effortville in the parish early Monday morning. Read More

Motorcyclist crashes into animal, dies

Friday, May, 24 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Twenty-year-old Odain Morgan of Hartford district, Westmoreland died as a result of injuries he received in a vehicular collision on the Cave main road in Bluefields,... Read More

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

Friday, May, 24 2019    

ALABAMA , United States (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. Read More

Driver flees after Westmoreland crash, passenger killed

Friday, May, 24 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland Police say they are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man and the injury of another man and a woman in a motor vehicle crash on Thursday, May 23. Read More

UPDATE: Dutch PM says Brexit deal 'not up for renegotiation'

Friday, May, 24 2019    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that the EU would never reopen negotiations on the Brexit divorce deal with whoever succeeds Theresa May as British premier. Read More

China slams US 'lies' about Huawei government ties

Friday, May, 24 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Beijing on Friday accused the United States of spreading "lies" about Huawei after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the telecom giant was not being truthful about its ties to the Chinese government. Read More

Increased rainfall expected over next 3 days — Met Service

Friday, May, 24 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a persistent trough across Jamaica and the central Caribbean is expected to remain in the vicinity of the island throughout the weekend and into Monday. Read More

Caricom education ministers to meet in Barbados next week with CXC on the agenda

Friday, May, 24 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) education ministers are scheduled to meet in Barbados next week where issues relating to the examinations set by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) will be discussed. Read More

Britain's May announces resignation in emotional end

Friday, May, 24 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in an emotional address this morning, ending a dramatic three-year tenure of near-constant crisis over Brexit and increasing the likelihood of Britain crashing out of the EU later this year. Read More

Employment rate continues to climb

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

JAMAICA's employment level hit a new high in January, showing 1,232,700 people across the country reporting to work. Read More

Basic schools get solar-powered wastewater systems

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

THE University of the West Indies (the UWI), Mona, through the Mona Social Services (MSS), handed over wastewater management systems powered by solar energy and re-established kitchen gardens to two basic schools in August Town on Wednesday. Read More

Lawyers plead for fines instead of jail time for cops

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

DEFENCE lawyers representing the three police constables convicted of manslaughter in relation to the March 2012 shooting death of schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland yesterday urged high court judge, Justice Carol Lawrence Beswick to impose a fine instead of a custodial... Read More



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