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T&T PM offers to waive immigration regulation for Dominicans

Friday, September, 22 2017 9:30 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, says his administration will waive the immigration requirements for residents of the hurricane ravaged island of Dominica for a period of six months as the CARICOM member state rebuilds. Read More

Trump's travel ban to expire on Sunday

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:55 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America's door will reopen for travellers from six majority-Muslim countries.Based on the policy, US embassies or representatives in Syria, Iran,... Read More

Motor vehicle fitness payment now online

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) have teamed up to provide motorists in select parishes with an easier way of paying their motor vehicle fitness fees. According to a release from the Ministry of Transport, these... Read More

13 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane #Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Friday, September, 22 2017 8:18 am    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico was on Friday battling dangerous flooding after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, as the death toll there jumped to 13 and authorities rescued nearly 700 people from high waters.Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called Maria the... Read More

Teen charged over London Underground attack

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:59 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week's bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people.Ahmed Hassan, who was arrested the morning after the attack on September 15,... Read More

Gatorade pays US$300k for misrepresenting water benefits in Bolt game

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:46 am    

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a US$300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain... Read More

'Madman' N Korea leader to be 'tested like never before' — Trump

Friday, September, 22 2017 7:33 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Friday warned "madman" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be "tested," the latest in an exchange of insults between the two."Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving... Read More

O-Wrap: UTECH students kidnapped, robbed… 757 lbs ganja seized… Gun, lead sheets found in Mt Salem ZOSO

Thursday, September, 21 2017 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. J'can murder suspect who fled to Cayman fights deportation, cites 'right to life' Read More

Mugabe at UN stands up to 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:43 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath." Read More

Holness wants lands in Barbican for NHT development

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago gave directive for the National Housing Trust (NHT) to identify land in the Barbican area to provide housing for people who currently are not receiving NHT benefits. Read More

Caribbean policy reform threatened by lack of political will says CDB president

Thursday, September, 21 2017 9:00 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, says one of the biggest threats to Caribbean policy reform is the “absence of political will and the lack of implementation capacity.” Read More

All eyes on May as she prepares to spell out key Brexit demands

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:26 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — European leaders braced on Friday for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and tension in her own government. Read More

Residents have important role to play to mitigate disasters — McKenzie

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:23 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica (JIS) — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says the residents of Clarendon have an important role to play to mitigate natural disasters. Read More

Hope fading for survivors as Mexico search enters third day

Thursday, September, 21 2017 8:02 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day. Read More

Grange urges parents to be more proactive in raising children

Thursday, September, 21 2017 7:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is calling on parents and guardians to be more proactive in raising their children. Read More


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