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Voting against SOE was matter of conscience, says Peter Bunting

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Peter Bunting says he was a “little lonely” when he ended up being the only member of the House of Representatives to oppose the recent extension of a State of Emergency in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland. Read More

'We are an ungrateful people'

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaica.com | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Parents and politicians should make greater effort to instil loyalty to political parties in younger generations, according to mayor of Mandeville, Donovan Mitchell. Read More

Courts Jamaica celebrates 60th anniversary

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

COURTS, owned and operated by Unicomer Jamaica Limited, celebrated 60 years of operation with a church service on May 5, and an islandwide Customer Appreciation Day on May 15. Read More

Libya's Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

PARIS, France (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday that he cannot work toward a cease-fire because he has no one with whom to negotiate. Read More

Last days of May?

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday dug against a relentless push by rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. Read More

Windies unfazed by new format, says skipper Holder

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder says the new World Cup format means teams will have to work harder to win the competition but says West Indies have fully embraced the changes and believes their chances are as good as any other side. Read More

Regional health ministers join forces on climate change

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Ministers of Health from across the region have pledged to work together to respond to climate change, extreme weather events and certain health challenges, among other things. Read More

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The US filed new charges today against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of serious harm by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American... Read More

Western Jamaica abuzz with Labour Day activities

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Western Jamaica was abuzz with activities earlier today, as volunteers across the parishes of St James, Hanover, Trelawny, St Ann, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland, turned out to participate in several community development projects. Read More

UPDATE: May postpones final Brexit showdown

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The British Government today postponed Theresa May's final Brexit showdown in parliament following an outcry over concessions that looked set to speed up the end of her tumultuous spell as premier. Read More

Drier, hotter wet season forecast for Caribbean

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) — The dry conditions affecting the Caribbean over the last few months are expected to continue into September for most of the region, forecasters said today. Read More

Businessman shot dead in Mona common

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Papine Police are now investigating the shooting death of a businessman in Mona Common, St Andrew yesterday.Dead is 38-year-old Damion Williams, otherwise called 'Ugly Man', of Mona Common, Kingston 6. Read More

T20 kings Windies seek to make fresh World Cup mark

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Can the West Indies take the form that has made them such a potent force in Twenty20 cricket into the World Cup? Read More

More early-childhood centres under brain builders programme —Terrelonge

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, says that more early-childhood institutions and infant departments will be developed under the Brain Builders Programme. Read More

160,000 new jobs expected from production of new nutraceutical

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Approximately 160,000 additional jobs are expected to be created during the production stage of a newly patented nutraceutical being championed by the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST). Read More



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