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Judge rules against admitting accused's statement into evidence

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Parish Judge Ann Marie Grainger ruled yesterday that a statement given to the police by an accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400 million fraud trial should not be admitted into evidence. Read More

Crime figures continue to climb despite SOEs
JUST over four murders each day in the last week, have pushed the country's murder tally to 1,026 since the start of this year.... Read More

Heart Foundation offers health checks on World Homeless Day
RESIDENTS of the St Thomas Infirmary were last Thursday — World Homeless Day —given free health checks at a fair organised by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, with support from the St Thomas Municipal Corporation, and Homeless Committee of St Thomas.... Read More

3 EU nations say Brexit talks likely to go beyond summit
LONDON, England (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted yesterday the negotiations could spill beyond this week's crucial Brexit summit.... Read More

It's National Heritage Week

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

THE Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is spearheading a number of activities during National Heritage Week, from October 13 to 21, to honour Jamaica's national heroes and other persons who have served the nation with distinction or distinguished themselves through heroic... Read More

Jamaica working to minimise Canadian travel advisory

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

JAMAICA says while it is concerned about the latest travel advisory issued by Canada, it is also aware that the international community has taken note of the country's efforts to deal with the crime situation. Read More

MAROON DEFIANCE

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

Accompong Maroons Finance Minister Chief Semako I yesterday scoffed at a Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) advisory that the Maroons' currency, the Lumi, was not legal tender and that a bank established by the group in its St Elizabeth community is not... Read More

'The next time they will kill somebody'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

THE family of a man seen in a video being beaten by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is demanding “justice”, arguing that the Sunday morning incident has left them shaken. Read More

A tree for life

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw (left), and student of Christiana High School in Manchester, Vanessa Plummer, plant a lychee treeduring this year's World Food Day National Exhibition, at the institution last Friday. The event was staged by the ministry,... Read More

Poor diets damaging children's health worldwide, warns UNICEF

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

áNEW YORK, United States — An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition, to be released today. Read More

Caribbean ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Caribbean Community finance ministers will join their counterparts from the Commonwealth in the United States to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. Read More

Caricom worried about situation in Haiti

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) said yesterday that it is “deeply concerned” about the protracted political crisis in Haiti where opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Jovenel... Read More

Haiti president defiant as protests continue for his removal

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) says it is concerned at the increased levels of violence in Haiti, as President Jovenel Mo´se steadfastly refuses to adhere to Opposition calls for him to step down as head of state of the... Read More

US troops scramble for the exits in Syria

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — US troops are scrambling for Syria's exits while the Trump Administration threatens economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) group — fighters who were the reason US forces came in... Read More

'Why this man is not in handcuffs'

Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted inappropriately and resigned before he could be fired, the police chief said yesterday. Read More



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