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Black Caribbean legislators outraged Trump sending Haitians home

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Black Democratic congressional leaders have joined Caribbean legislators in expressing outrage over the Trump Administration's decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 undocumented Haitian nationals residing in the United... Read More

450 rounds of ammunition seized from Westmoreland farmer

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – A 25-year-old Westmoreland farmer was on Monday taken into custody after police reportedly found 450 9mm rounds of ammunition in his possession in Leamington district in the parish. Read More

UPDATE: Mladic to appeal life sentence, says son

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

BOSNIA, Serbia— Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic is to appeal his life sentence, his son said Wednesday, calling the judgement by a UN war crimes court "war propaganda". Read More

Mladic: Ruthless Serb crusader dubbed the 'epitome of evil'

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

BELGRADE, Serbia (AFP) — Ratko Mladic, who was convicted of genocide on Wednesday, believed himself to be a crusading defender of the Serbs but was dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia" for mass slaughter at the hands of his forces. Read More

JDF officer to lead review of Dominica Police Force

Wednesday, November, 22 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) —  Colonel Jaimie Ogilvie of the Jamaica Defence (JDF) Force is to lead a team undertaking a strategic review of that island's police force. Read More

Murder: Ninjaman guilty

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

COLOURFUL dancehall deejay Ninjaman was yesterday found guilty of a murder committed eight years ago sparked by a domestic dispute. Read More

17-year-old girl gunned down in Cambridge

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

CAMBRIDGE, St James — The St James police have revved up operations in this rural community following yesterday morning's shooting death of a 17-year-old girl, who became the third gunshot victim in the community since Saturday night. Read More

Mom in 'merciless beating' under probe; State provides legal aid

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

THE State is providing legal assistance to the mother who was captured beating her daughter, believed to be no more than five years, in a video that went viral over the weekend. Read More

NWA says $1.7-billion roadwork to start by Christmas

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it will spend another $1.7 billion to rehabilitate roads across the island. Read More

PNP, JLP councillors differ on Westmoreland resolution

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

Councillors of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) were split along party lines last week on a resolution from the Westmoreland municipality, in which it is seeking support for the verification of services provided by agencies being paid from... Read More

'John Doe' convicted in US fraud case believed to be from Jamaica

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

BALTIMORE, United States (AP) — A foreign national stole an American man's identity, then lived in the US for at least 20 years and committed social security and voter fraud, federal officials said.Now they're trying to determine his true identity. Read More

Proven Success!

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

“Be your greatest critic! Positive Vibe + Positive Action = positive results” were some of the sound words of advice offered by Proven Wealth Ltd & Proven Fund Managers President & CEO Chorvelle Johnson as she addressed students of her alma mater Knox College around... Read More

Senate approves extension of BOJ governor's contract

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

THE Senate last Friday passed a Bill amending the Bank of Jamaica Act, to allow the minister of finance and the public service to extend the appointment of the governor of the bank, Bryan Wynter, by at least another two years. Read More

Mugabe faces impeachment

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilised yesterday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe — an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign. Read More

Grenada, CDB tackling poverty through climate-smart agriculture

Tuesday, November, 21 2017    

The Government of Grenada has set its focus on increasing food security and reducing poverty through climate-smart agriculture (CSA), with support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Read More



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