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Weekly Round-up: Deadly #Maria... Cop murdered... Windies to play for spot in 2019 World Cup 8:49 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two weeks after being struck by Hurricane Irma, islands in the Caribbean were again devastated with the passage of Hurricane Maria. Read More

Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico 4:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackout and little to no telephone service.... Read More

Holness to open debate on MOCA Bill Tuesday 4:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The long anticipated debate on the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Bill will commence in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.... Read More

Two held in connection with rape and murder of teenage boy in Guyana 4:13 pm
GEORETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two men have been held by the police as investigations continue into the rape and murder of a teenager in Guyana.This was confirmed by the Guyana Police Force on Saturday.... Read More

Local government and health ministries partner to provide ambulances for firefighters

Sunday, September, 24 2017 3:53 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministries of Local Government and Community Development, and Health have partnered to provide the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) with ambulances to boost firefighters’ capabilities to assist persons sustaining injuries in motor vehicle accidents and... Read More

T&T joins call for multi-dimensional approach for development assistance

Sunday, September, 24 2017 3:27 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has joined other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states in calling for a multidimensional approach for development assistance. Read More

UCC to host educational conference on innovation, technology and leadership

Sunday, September, 24 2017 3:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is set to hold its inaugural academic conference under the theme 'Innovation, Technology and Leadership: A Paradigm Shift'. Read More

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sunday, September, 24 2017 2:43 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice. Read More

Fitz Jackson elected new PNP chairman

Sunday, September, 24 2017 2:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Member of Parliament for St Catherine South, Fitz Jackson has been elected the new Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More

PM lauds JDF for role in advancing HOPE programme

Sunday, September, 24 2017 1:50 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has lauded the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for its role in advancing the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme. Read More

Expert warns Caribbean to heed lessons from Hurricane Maria

Sunday, September, 24 2017 1:24 pm    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — A senior lecturer at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says one of the “biggest lessons” from the Hurricane Maria experience in Dominica is that it is important for the Caribbean to now “seriously consider the... Read More

Mentally ill man mowed down in St Ann

Sunday, September, 24 2017 1:01 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The St Ann's Bay police are reporting that a man, who is said to be of unsound mind, is dead after he was hit by a motor vehicle about three o'clock this morning on Main Street in the parish capital. Read More

England beat West Indies by 124 runs in 3rd ODI

Sunday, September, 24 2017 12:47 pm    

BRISTOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — England beat West Indies by 124 runs to win the third one-day international at Bristol on Sunday.West Indies, set 370 to win, finished on 245 all out after Moeen Ali's 53-ball century took England to 269 for nine in their 50 overs. Read More

Man believed to be Duppy Film fatally shot in St Thomas

Sunday, September, 24 2017 12:28 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that a man, believed to be the infamous Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, has been killed. Read More

Cops witness handbag thief in the act, arrest him

Sunday, September, 24 2017 12:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation after he allegedly stole a woman's handbag at the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Pretoria Road in Kingston 13 yesterday. Read More



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