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Fifth alleged gunman indicted for murder of J'can lawyer during Caribbean J'ouvert in 2015

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:31 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says a fifth man has been charged with the murder of Jamaican lawyer Carey Gabay.Gabay, a former legal aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was mudered outside the Ebbets Field Houses in Crown... Read More

French consent law in the dock over sex with 11-year-olds

Thursday, November, 16 2017 9:07 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter.Not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.Under... Read More

American man accused of molesting 6-y-o while on visit to Jamaica

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:56 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An American man was last Friday arrested for allegedly molesting a six-year-old child at a resort in Jamaica earlier this year.US media reports sated that a federal grand jury has indicted 43-year-old Douglas Peacock from Foster City in California. Read More

J'can man reportedly chops his child's mother in Antigua

Thursday, November, 16 2017 8:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man wanted by Antiguan authorities for allegedly chopping his child's mother on September 16, turned himself in on Tuesday.According to Antiguan reports, 27-year-old Conroy “Connie” Jones, who was labeled “armed and... Read More

Special provision for disabled people under NIDS

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Special provisions will be made for people with disabilities and the indigent under the National Identification System (NIDS).This was disclosed by Programme Director for NIDS, Warren Vernon, during a press conference at Jamaica House on Tuesday. Read More

African Union head says will 'never' accept Zimbabwe 'coup'

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:29 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The head of the African Union said Thursday that the body "will never accept the military coup d'etat" in Zimbabwe."We demand respect for the constitution, a return to the constitutional order and we will never accept the military coup d'etat," Alpha Conde... Read More

O-Wrap: New 45-day ticket amnesty… Alleged cop killer charged… Carter at CAS contesting disqualification

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Nesta Carter at Court of Arbitration to contest doping disqualification Read More

Tufton hails National Baking Company's 'Balance Your Life' campaign

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 9:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, has commended National Baking Company for responding to the need to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among Jamaicans through its 'Balance Your Life' campaign. Read More

National Minerals Policy to be submitted to Cabinet

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 9:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry, says Cabinet is to receive a submission shortly on the National Minerals Policy (NMP) for the management and development of Jamaica's mineral resources. Read More

Thousands mourn 8 family members killed in Texas church

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 9:02 pm    

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Three thousand people mourned eight members of a family who were among the more than two dozen killed in a shooting at a small Texas church Wednesday before the funeral procession headed to a cemetery near the site of the massacre. Read More

Alpart to ship first 35,000 tonnes on December 5

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 8:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Alpart is scheduled to ship its first 35,000 tonnes of alumina on December 5, meeting a year-end deadline to export the product. Read More

US urges 'all Zimbabwean leaders' to show restraint

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 8:13 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States expressed concern on Wednesday over the political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the military has apparently placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Read More

Police chief lauds GIS in aiding crime fight

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 8:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police George Quallo today lauded the Geospatial Information System (GIS) for the part it has been playing in the management of crime. Read More

Police Federation gives Gov't 2 weeks to remove amendments to Constabulary Force Act

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 7:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Jamaica Police Federation says it has written through its attorney to Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, by letter dated November 09, giving the Government 14 days to take steps in furtherance of removing the amendment to section 5 and 70 of the Constabulary Force... Read More

Wife of California shooter found dead under floorboards

Wednesday, November, 15 2017 7:05 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Detectives searching the home of a man who went on a shooting rampage in northern California said Wednesday they had found his wife's body under the floorboards, raising the death toll to five. Read More


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