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US urges new Cuba leader to end 'repression'

Friday, April, 20 2018 11:25 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States grudgingly acknowledged Cuba's "undemocratic" transition to a new leader on Thursday and urged him to allow the island's people greater political freedom.Earlier, Cuba's National Assembly formalised the election of top... Read More

NWA secures tow truck for Mandela Highway

Friday, April, 20 2018 11:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has engaged the services of a tow truck company, as well as the police, along the Mandela Highway, in a bid to improve the travelling experience along the thoroughfare. In a release today, NWA said this service has... Read More

Gayle says 'nothing to prove' after IPL ton

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:47 am    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, who struggled to find an Indian Premier League team, smashed the first century of this season on Thursday to prove his worth to Kings XI Punjab.His spectacular unbeaten 104 -- with 11 sixes and one four sprayed... Read More

Wide waist with 'normal weight' bigger risk than obesity — study

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:27 am    

PARIS, France (AFP)  — People of "normal" weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines.How fat is distributed on a person's frame determined disease risk as much as how... Read More

Sir Viv backs CARICOM intervention in Windies cricket

Friday, April, 20 2018 10:10 am    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind CARICOM's efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket.The Antiguan, who never lost a Test series as skipper, said he believed the regional nation grouping's... Read More

US cops prepare for crackdown on 'weed day'

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:48 am    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Marijuana may be legal in eight US states and the capital, but tokers getting behind the wheel on a national weed appreciation day could be in for a downer as police forces crack down on intoxicated drivers.In places like California, where... Read More

US Coast Guard nabs suspected smugglers, millions of dollars in drugs seized

Friday, April, 20 2018 9:39 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has detained  two suspected smugglers and seized more than US$13 million worth of illegal drugs in the Caribbean Sea.The Coast Guard said that 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of suspected heroin... Read More

Taxi driver killed at St Andrew home

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:41 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A taxi operator was last night shot dead at his home in Abberville Avenue, Patrick City in St Andrew.Dead is 39-year-old Kerron Morner otherwise called 'Short Boss', who is known to ply the Duhaney Park to Half-Way-Tree route.Reports from the... Read More

Man arrested in St Ann gun find

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:23 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a police operation in Belair Housing Scheme, St Ann yesterday.The Runaway Bay police said that about 10:00 a.m, lawmen were conducting operations in the... Read More

C'bean nationals among 70 million to be vaccinated as part of Vaccination Week

Friday, April, 20 2018 8:06 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean nationals will be among more than 70 million people who will be vaccinated against a variety of dangerous preventable diseases later this week.PAHO said that initiative will form part... Read More

Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:41 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsene Wenger announced on Friday he is bringing down the curtain on 22 years at Arsenal that have been full of trophies but tarnished by struggles in recent years to challenge for the Premier League title. The 68-year-old arrived at the London... Read More

Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:26 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group, the BBC and other media reported.Queen Elizabeth on Thursday told leaders from the 53 member states that she wanted... Read More

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on May 9

Friday, April, 20 2018 7:18 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule.Mugabe, now 94, ruled Zimbabwe... Read More

O-Wrap: $5m 'illegal' cigarette bust... $129m for utility breaches... Arnett FC boss resigns

Thursday, April, 19 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Man, woman arrested in 'illegal' cigarette bust Read More

CAPE students to earn credits

Thursday, April, 19 2018 9:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Students pursuing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will have an opportunity to earn credits that will be tenable at certain universities in the island, says Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid. Read More



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