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Cases of mysterious paralysing illness reported in 22 US states

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralysing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. Read More

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

SEATTLE, United States (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. Read More

J'can animation, film delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As part of the Business of Sustainability for Studios (BOSS) project, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), led representatives from eight animation and film/TV production studios to the Marché International des Programmes... Read More

Inter-American human rights body to examine Jamaica's 'homophobic' laws

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has accepted the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws. Read More

Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women, including defence job

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Read More

Linstead cop accused of soliciting $50k in ganja bust

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A St Catherine policeman is to face the court on December 11 to answer to corruption charges following accusations that he solicited money in exchange for not arresting a man who was reportedly found in possession of ganja. Read More

US says Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the US lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what... Read More

West Indies coach Law banned for two ODIs

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indies coach Stuart Law will miss his team's two upcoming one-day internationals against India after a breach of the ICC code of conduct saw him banned by world cricket's ruling body on Tuesday. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers, thunderstorms across central, western parishes

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island through to tomorrow.This morning should be partly cloudy across eastern parishes, while it will be mainly fair elsewhere. Read More

Chang: Use smart city for wealth creation

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is emphasising that the role of a smart city should not be relegated to merely planning for local authorities and shore up security mechanism, but to yield economic development from the installation of global... Read More

Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Peter Abrahams

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Sixty-three-year old Norman Tomlinson was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment recently for the killing of 97-year-old former journalist, Peter Abrahams.Tomlinson had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on July 24, 2018. Read More

Hero guard to receive award today

Monday, October, 15 2018    

Kingston resident Kimani Ramon Anderson, who singlehandedly and heroically rescued three young girls, all wards of the State, from a burning building at the Walker's Place of Safety in January, will receive the Badge of Honour for Gallantry from the Government. Read More

Gang conflict leads to shooting in Manchester — police

Monday, October, 15 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Police have linked the shooting of five men in Three Chains on Saturday to gang conflict.Twenty-year-old Matthew Johnson and Damion Britton, 36, from the community succumbed to their injuries. Read More

A bridge is on the way

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In August 2017, People's National Party Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green died, leaving the St Mary South Eastern... Read More

Phillips: We must recognise our ordinary Jamaicans

Monday, October, 15 2018    

The following is the National Heroes' Day message by Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips: This year's celebration of National Heroes' Day coincides with the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Labour Rebellion. Read More



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