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$1.5 million in scholarship for St Mary students

Monday, August, 19 2019    

Six St Mary students pursuing tertiary education in the upcoming academic year will benefit from scholarships amounting to $1.5 million from the Sydney A Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund. Read More

RUBiS planning art festival for November

Monday, August, 19 2019    

With a 65 per cent increase in earnings within the film sector reported in 2018 by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the recent upsurge in international recognition of locally produced films, RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited is positioning itself to help fuel... Read More

BMX riding and skate park coming to Boston

Monday, August, 19 2019    

A new BMX riding and skatepark is set to open next month in Boston, Portland, the first of its kind in the eastern end of the island, organiser and former professional BMX rider Darryl Munroe has said. Read More

CDB, partners assess impacts of disasters, climate change on livelihoods

Monday, August, 19 2019    

With the 2019 hurricane season underway, researchers are assessing how over 30 communities in Jamaica are affected by disasters and climate change, with specific focus on the impact on earnings.The research, which is being carried out by representatives of the Community... Read More

Britain, beware!

Monday, August, 19 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal on October 31, according to a report. Read More

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

Monday, August, 19 2019    

ROME, Italy (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat yesterday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the Government's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. Read More

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Monday, August, 19 2019    

OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice.With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Read More

Canada 'disappointed' by British decision on Jihadi Jack

Monday, August, 19 2019    

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Canada said it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to “off-load their responsibilities” after the British Home Office revoked the citizenship of a dual citizen of the two countries imprisoned in Syria. Read More

Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

Monday, August, 19 2019    

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas yesterday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. Read More

Blind cop rises

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, August, 19 2019    

WHEN Rohan Brown met in a motor vehicle accident in 1995, life as he knew it would change.The injuries he sustained, at the time, were minor with occasional headaches. Read More

Hundreds of traffic cams installed islandwide — Montague

Monday, August, 19 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hundreds of cameras have been installed across the island by the Government, in keeping with the proposed electronic surveillance system to help reduce traffic violations. Read More

Six suspected bike robbers nabbed in St Andrew

Monday, August, 19 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have nabbed six males believed to be involved in a spate of robberies on motorcycles in St Andrew. Read More

Jamaica seeks to extend sports cooperation with China

Monday, August, 19 2019    

BEIJING, China — The Government of Jamaica says preliminary discussions to extend the largest bilateral sports cooperation agreement with China have been favourable. Read More

New York police officer sacked over choking death of black man

Monday, August, 19 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A US police officer was sacked Monday for putting a black man in a banned chokehold just before his death five years ago in a case that fuelled nationwide protests. Read More

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world

Monday, August, 19 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Northern hemisphere summers will deliver dangerously longer heatwaves, droughts and bouts of rain even if humanity manages to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius, scientists said Monday.   Read More



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