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Nations defend UN rights council after US pullout

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 9:29 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Diplomats from across the globe defended the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday after the United States withdrew from a body it branded an anti-Israel "cesspool." Read More

#WC2018: Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:55 am    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco on Wednesday, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup.Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at... Read More

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:46 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organisation that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Read More

Weather update: Rain anticipated as trough lingers, tropical wave approaches

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is currently across the island and is expected to influence weather conditions today. Read More

IDB launches call for proposals from startups in the Caribbean

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:21 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives. Read More

Curfew imposed in Annotto Bay, St Mary

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 8:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say a curfew has been imposed in sections Annotto Bay, St Mary. The curfew began at 6:00 am today and will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:NORTH — Along the coastline about 1,609 metres... Read More

#WC2018: Ronaldo's goal gives Portugal 1-0 halftime lead

Wednesday, June, 20 2018 7:53 am    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's 4th-minute goal has made the difference as Portugal leads Morocco 1-0 at halftime.Ronaldo made European football history when he stooped to score with a powerful header from Joao Moutinho's right-flank cross after a corner. Read More

O-Wrap: New PetroJam board ... Fewer J'cans denied access to Trinidad... $100m for drain cleaning

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Cabinet approves new Petrojam board Read More

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 9:13 pm    

TORONTO, Canada  (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage today to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal... Read More

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness – WHO

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 9:08 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation.The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new catalogue Monday covering... Read More

5000 farmers to benefit from 'Climatesmart Agriculture' – Gov't

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 8:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced that approximately 5000 smallholder farmers in the parishes of Portland, St Thomas and St Mary will benefit from technical and technological expertise to increase their capacity to implement climate-smart... Read More

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 8:09 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published today. Read More

Gabriel's performance pushes him to 12th in ICC Test rankings

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:48 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Shannon Gabriel's historic wicket-taking performance has propelled him to number 12 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.The burly West Indies fast bowler ended with the astounding match figures of 13 for 121 in the drawn second Test match... Read More

RPD's strategies to include ethics in schools

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) says it will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce ethics in schools.Speaking at the RPD's 10th anniversary church service at Saint Peter's Anglican Church in... Read More

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 6:51 pm    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — US Senator Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions. Read More


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