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Accused in US$230,000 lottery scam granted bail

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

THREE men accused of swindling US$230,000 from a citizen of the United States, are now before the local court. Read More

'Unbelievable'

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 23 2019    

ROSE HALL, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is on the verge of recording a whopping 900,000 stopover visitors for this winter season, which ends next month. Read More

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

CALIFORNIA, USA — Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press (AP) data analysis shows. Read More

Suspected suicide at Tower Street Adult Correctional facility

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Elletson Road police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate who was found hanging at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston yesterday.Dead is 38-year-old Donovan Thompson. Read More

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software ready — industry sources

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in October's Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday. Read More

Anti-Brexit protesters stage mass rally in London

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over Brexit, in one of the country's biggest protests in decades. Read More

Barbados plans development of cannabis industry

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has announced plans to establish a medicinal cannabis industry project implementation unit tasked with establishing the administrative framework for the timely implementation of the project. Read More

Transport groups plan silent protest for 'peace, justice' in sector

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) and the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) say they will be staging a six-day silent protest to get the Government to give a listening ear to the problems they are facing in the... Read More

WI-FI service now at Emancipation Park

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams says the latest installation of public Wi-Fi service in the Corporate Area at Emancipation Park represents a significant step towards transforming Jamaica into a truly digital society. Read More

Washington on edge for Mueller's findings on Trump

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Attorney General Bill Barr was expected to hand Congress as early as Saturday the key findings of the Russian meddling probe with Washington anxious to learn if President Donald Trump is implicated in serious wrongdoing. Read More

Attack kills 50 in Mali hunter/farmer conflict

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) — Traditional Dogon hunters killed at least 50 people in an attack on a Peul community village in central Mali on Saturday, military and local officials said. Read More

Property tax for 2019/20 due April 1 — TAJ

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising property owners that property tax liabilities for the 2019/20 fiscal year are now available and become due April 1. Read More

Cyclone death toll surges as UN steps up Mozambique aid call

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

BEIRA, Mozambique (AFP) — The death toll in Mozambique on Saturday climbed to 417 after a cyclone pummelled swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres, as the UN stepped up calls for more help for survivors. Read More

School-feeding programme will improve children's health — Shaw

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says formalising a national school-feeding programme using local produce, will ensure improved health for children and a stable income for farmers. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Ruel Reid resigns… Former cricketer murdered… SOJ athletes cop 33 medals

Saturday, March, 23 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education minister Ruel Reid on Wednesday resigned from the Cabinet and Senate on the request of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the move following allegations of corruption at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Read More



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