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IMF urges caution

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Alejandro Werner said yesterday Latin America and the Caribbean have become the new coronavirus (COVID-19) global epicentre. Read More

700 PEP students to repeat

BY KIMONE THOMPSON Associate editor - features thompsonk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 27 2020    

MORE than 700 students who were registered to take the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam this year stand to repeat grade six in the next school year which begins in September. Read More

Chuck under fire

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 27 2020    

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday drew harsh criticism from the public following comments he made while agreeing with a recommendation that a one-year cap be instituted on the period for reporting sexual harassment incidents. Read More

Brace for blackouts

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is warning that as the Saharan dust continues to linger over the island it could have an impact on the reliability of power supply, as well as on the level of usage by its customers. Read More

UN body warns of effects of dust on Caribbean

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) —The World Meteorological Office (WMO) yesterday said the massive dust storm, currently blanketing many parts of the Caribbean, is posing a significant threat to regional health and has revealed the importance of having effective warning... Read More

Gov't to embark on reforestation of 150 hectares of land

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

THE Forestry Department will be embarking on the reforestation of 150 hectares of land and the maintenance of parcels comprising 588 hectares, during the 2020/21 financial year. Read More

Antigua says all persons to be tested on arrival on the island

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says every person entering the country will need to be tested and will undergo mandatory quarantine, after the island recorded 39 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from individuals who recently arrived in the... Read More

Black Catholics: Words not enough as church decries racism

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church's leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they're demanding not just words but action. Read More

Governors who quickly reopened back-pedal as virus surges

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

TEXAS, United States (AP) — When Texas began lifting novel coronavirus restrictions, Republican Governor Greg Abbott didn't wear a mask. He wouldn't let mayors enact extra precautions during one of America's swiftest efforts to reopen. He pointed out that the White House backed his... Read More

States retreat as new virus cases hit an all-time high in US

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

TEXAS, United States (AP) — Texas and Florida clamped down on bars again yesterday in the biggest retreat yet amid a surge across the south and west that sent the number of confirmed new coronavirus infections per day in the US to an all-time high of 40,000. Read More

Today's Horoscope - June 27

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 27, 2020:Determined and persuasive, you open the world for people and enable them to see differently. The road to success is long, but you succeed. A spiritual path for you is essential because your convictions are so powerful. If single, you are... Read More

Perfect storm - Mass gatherings in England stoke concerns

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — In many ways it has been a perfect storm for illegal gatherings in England as days of hot weather and Liverpool Football Club's first league title in 30 years have prompted people to abandon their cooped-up coronavirus existence. Read More

Trump zeroes in on base to overcome

Saturday, June, 27 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his most ardent base of supporters as concern grows inside his campaign that his standing in the battleground states that will decide the 2020 election is slipping. Read More

Extraordinary resilience 'Butch' Stewart praises tourism emp

BY DESMOND ALLEN Executive editor — special assignment allend@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 26 2020    

Gordon “Butch” Stewart has praised Jamaica's tourism employees for their “extraordinary resilience” in facing the COVID-19 pandemic, and wished them an even better future, as the industry slowly begins to reopen. Read More

Gov't urged to show seriousness by ratifying ILO convention

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 26 2020    

Veteran trade unionist Danny Roberts has called on the Government to swiftly ratify the International Labour Organization (ILO) convention to end violence and harassment in the workplace, as a further demonstration of Jamaica's commitment to the global anti-sexual... Read More



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