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Trinidadian man cries foul

A Trinidadian man is accusing staff at a popular hotel in Montego Bay, St James of fraud, after his credit card statement reflected a point-of-sale transaction he is insisting he did not make while staying at the hotel for the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP)... Read More

From gang at JC and Tower Hill, to success at UTech
It had been over two weeks since Oneil Josephs set foot inside his office, having gone on academic leave. But a sit-down with the Jamaica Observer last Monday called for an earlier than planned return.... Read More

Bartlett slaps chest over education feats
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Member of Parliament for St James East Central, Edmund Bartlett has described the provision of education assistance to over 10,000 students in his constituency as the most significant contribution he has made in his over four decades of political...... Read More

GG urges revolutionary training at UTech
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has challenged the University of Technology (UTech) to continue revolutionising education for the millennials whom the university will have to train for the 21st Century.... Read More

Weather forecast: Saharan Dust continues to hinder rainfall across Jamaica

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGATON, Jamaica – The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says despite a tropical wave across the island, rainfall across most areas continues to be hindered by the presence of Saharan dust across the central Caribbean. Read More

UWI student killed in St Mary crash

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police have reported that an 18-year-old woman died this morning following injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident on the Gully Road in Oracabessa, St Mary.Dead is Abigail Angus, a student at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Read More

Grange congratulates Briana Williams and team at World U20 Champs

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says she's confident that the future of Jamaica's track and field is in good hands following “the exceptional performances of the national team at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships,”... Read More

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela's birth

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Read More

Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official. Read More

Pedal cyclist killed as car overturns in Portland crash

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A pedal cyclist died tragically last night when he was hit by a motor vehicle as it overturned during a crash on Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland. Read More

Tufton says behaviour change needed to reduce obesity levels

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)— Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton, says there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to improved lifestyle choices. Read More

Phillips leads PNP delegation to LatAm, C'bean unity forum in Cuba

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips is today leading a high-level delegation to Havana, Cuba to attend the São Paulo forum, under the theme “Latin American and Caribbean Unity”. Read More

In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect'

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

CODRINGTON, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Steel drums carry a jubilant rendition of "Guantanamera" over the ruins of Barbuda's capital Codrington, as dignitaries and residents mark the latest bit of progress in the island's gruelling struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma. Read More

JET urges gov't to bring fire at St James dump under control

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it is concerned about the frequency of fires at waste disposal sites across the island and is urging the Government and its agencies to take urgent action to bring the fire at the Retirement dump in St James under... Read More

Male decomposing body found in Westmoreland

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose decomposing body was found in Roaring River, Whithorn in Westmoreland yesterday. Read More



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