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UPDATE: British visitor freed of assault charges

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) —  A visitor from the United Kingdom who was slapped with assault charges has been freed after the charges were dropped on Wednesday. Read More

US, China harden stance on Huawei as tech war intensifies

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

Washington, United States (AFP) — The United States and China hardened their stances over Huawei today as Washington brushed aside claims of "bullying" and accused the Chinese tech giant of misrepresenting its ties to the Beijing government. Read More

2 dead, 4 injured in Papine shooting

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Half Way Tree police say investigations are underway into the shooting death of two men and the injuring of four others in River Heights, Papine, last evening. Read More

May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies this morning as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. Read More

Chuck: 40% reduction in criminal case backlog

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, is reporting that there has been a consistent reduction of the criminal case backlog over the past three to four years. Read More

700 projects for Labour Day — Grange

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says early preparations for Labour Day have gone well and she expects that Jamaicans will volunteer in their numbers at hundreds of projects across the island today. Read More

IMF warns US-China trade war will 'jeopardise' 2019 global growth

Thursday, May, 23 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The IMF warned Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will "jeopardize" 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers. Read More

Titchfield students grieve loss of schoolmate

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Grief hung heavy in the air at Titchfield High School yesterday morning as students and teachers mourned the death of 13-year-old second form student Pranjal Jasti Kumar. Read More

Gang member accuses leader of trying to frame him

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, who, the trial heard, had turned in a Beretta shotgun to the police, reportedly told the cops that the accused gang leader had tried to frame him for the said firearm. Read More

Call made for more cops in Junction after $-m robbery

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth – Cetany Holness, councillor for the Junction Division (JLP) in St Elizabeth South Eastern, is calling on the authorities to immediately deploy additional police here, following a barefaced robbery at a leading supermarket by several armed men Sunday... Read More

Four eye PNP leadership in Kingston Central

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

AT least four people have indicated an intention to enter the race to replace Ronald Thwaites as the People's National Party (PNP) standard bearer in Kingston Central when delegates vote on Saturday, June 22. Read More

Demand for chemo in poorer countries to spike by 75 per cent

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate Editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

WITH the number of people diagnosed with cancer expected to balloon in coming years, one of the nation's leading surgeons and university professors is urging his colleagues and the Government to address current barriers to cancer care delivery. Read More

Tears for Pranjal

Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Sasha Daniels (left), form teacher of 13-year-old Grade 8 student Pranjal Jasti Kumar, is comforted by Patricia Salmon, senior guidance counsellor at the Ministry of Education's Region Two yesterday morning at Titchfield High School in Port Antonio. The school's guidance counsellor, Sharon... Read More

Graduation grief

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

A decision by Holy Childhood High School in St Andrew to bar students averaging below 60 from graduating has not gone well with at least one parent, whose daughter was reduced to tears after receiving the news.The school's graduation is scheduled for June 30. Read More



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