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Six vie for four PNP vice-president posts; Noel Arscott out

SIX members of the People's National Party (PNP) have been nominated to contest the four vice-presidencial posts at the party's 80th annual national conference scheduled for September this year. Read More

Section of Constant Spring Road to be closed Sunday
THE National Works Agency (NWA) says the section of Constant Spring Road between Shortwood Road and Dunrobin Avenue will be closed to through traffic this Sunday.... Read More

Man convicted for 2015 slaying of J'can-born aide to New York governor
NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — A jury in a New York court on Thursday found a 33-year-old man guilty of the death of Jamaican lawyer Carey Gabay, a former legal aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during the Caribbean J'ouvert celebration on Labour Day 2015.... Read More

Local innovation features Wi-Fi without Internet connection
A local innovation featuring an interactive, digital experience with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), via smartphones and without need for any Internet connection, debuted for the first time at the Go For The Goals roadshow on the SDG and Vision 2030 in Morant Bay, St Thomas,...... Read More

Summer with Flow

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

Errol Miller, executive chairman of the Flow Foundation, welcomes 15-year-old St Andrew resident Jermaine Bailey to the first cohort of the annual Flow Foundation summer web design programme, which commenced on Monday and is now being hosted at the company's corporate office in Kingston. Each... Read More

It's unfortunate!

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 21 2018    

LEAD prosecutor in the Vybz Kartel appeal case, Jeremy Taylor yesterday came out swinging in defence of the conduct of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Paula Llewellyn during the murder trial, and rubbished accusations of prosecutorial misconduct levied against her, saying they are... Read More

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said yesterday that it will stop selling the device in the US, the only country where it remains... Read More

Canadian PM reiterates country's commitment to the Caribbean

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reiterated his country's “ongoing commitment” to supporting Caribbean countries in building economic and climate resilience. Read More

Dunrobin Primary School is top saver

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

THE Dunrobin Primary School in St Andrew has been named “School of the Year” in the JN School Savers' Programme, which won it $100,000 towards its infrastructural development. Read More

17 dead in duck boat tragedy

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

CHICAGO, USA (AFP) — A tourist boat capsised and sank in a sudden storm on a lake in Missouri, leaving 17 dead, including some children, authorities said yesterday after divers recovered the bodies of the last people who were missing. Read More

Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

PARIS, France (AP) — French investigators yesterday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, sparking a major political crisis for the French leader. Read More

Today's Horoscope - July 21

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 21, 2018: This year you express your desires in a way that makes them become realised more easily. Just the same, you might feel as if you don't have very much support from a partner or associate. You are learning to become more independent. Follow a... Read More

Japanese company to construct 12 schools in Haiti

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Japanese firm Tokura Corporation has signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Education here for the construction of twelve schools across the country. Read More

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa assures white farmers their land is safe

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Saturday, assured Zimbabwe's white farmers that their land will not be taken, calling on them to work together with the government ahead of landmark elections on July 30. Read More

Suicide suspected in senior cop's death

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been plunged into mourning following the suspected suicide of one of its members in Mango Walk Boulevard, St James last night. Read More



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