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Guyana Opposition pleased with CCJ ruling

Friday, July, 10 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The main Opposition People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has welcomed the ruling of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that threw out a ruling by the Court of Appeal with regards to the disputed March 2 regional and general... Read More

Brazil's World Cup humiliation that became an expression

Friday, July, 10 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Six years after Brazil suffered their most humiliating experience on a football pitch, the 7-1 World Cup thrashing on home soil at the hands of Germany has become a joke, an expression and even a meme. Read More

Fear in Europe, Asia

Friday, July, 10 2020    

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens yesterday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while the virus showed no signs of slowing its initial advance in... Read More

Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now

Friday, July, 10 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The US Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict yesterday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being. Read More

Hospital accused of negligence after woman plunges to death

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 9 2020    

THE family of 43-year-old Carsha Johnson Sinclair, who died at the National Chest Hospital yesterday after plunging one storey through a garbage disposal chute from the ward on which she was admitted, is accusing the hospital of negligence. Read More

Llewellyn gets three more years as DPP

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday dismissed objections raised by Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips to an extension of the tenure of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, and announced that he was pushing ahead with a recommendation to the governor general for a... Read More

Major crime hot spot left out of August Town ZOSO boundaries

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

A major crime hot spot in Greater August Town, Payton Place, has seemingly not been included in the area declared a zone of special operations (ZOSO) by Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday. Read More

Vendor shot dead at Falmouth 'bend down' market

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Investigators assigned to the Falmouth Police Station who are probing yesterday's killing of a vendor at the Falmouth 'bend down' market are seeking another vendor with whom he allegedly had a physical confrontation hours before being gunned... Read More

PROSECUTORS SHOCKED

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 9 2020    

YESTERDAY'S 'not guilty' verdict for the six men accused of committing heinous crimes under the umbrella of a Westmoreland gang has raised questions about the nation's prosecutors' ability to win other gang-related cases now before the court. Read More

More pressure on COVID-hit J'cans with back-to-school, says councillor

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Montego Bay South Division Richard Vernon is expressing fear that Jamaicans already reeling from the devastating economic impact of COVID-19 will be further pressured by back-to-school... Read More

August Town exhales

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 9 2020    

AFTER more than a month of almost daily gunfire, residents of August Town breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as scores of police and soldiers moved into the space where gunmen have been operating with seeming impunity. Read More

Aubyn Hill is new JLP treasurer

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday announced the appointment of Senator Aubyn Hill as treasurer for the party, effective June 30. Read More

Jamaica spends $3.8 billion so far to fight COVID-19

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has so far spent $3.8 billion on efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Opposition secures victory as CCJ rules in Guyana election appeal

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Guyana's disputed March 2 regional and general election took a step towards the official release of the results after the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday unanimously upheld a motion filed by two senior... Read More

Harvard, MIT sue to block order revoking visas for foreign students

Thursday, July, 9 2020    

BOSTON, United States (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back yesterday against the Trump Administration's decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts... Read More



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