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Purging long-forgotten online accounts — Worth the trouble?

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The Internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the... Read More

Major concerns in sex case with minor

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he remains at a loss as to what is expected from his a dministration after a women's organisation launched a petition late last week demanding a full review of the case that led to a... Read More

PM says National Awards seek to inspire citizens to greater achievements

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday paid tribute to stalwarts of the tourism industry following yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House. Read More

'Let's talk'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

AN 11-year-old Portland girl is urging Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid to rethink administering the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) programme of assessment in the coming months, noting that thousands of students are on course to perform poorly. Read More

Grenada Opposition calls for postponement of CCJ referendum

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The main Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) yesterday called for a postponement of the November 6 referendum on whether or not Grenada should replace the London-based Privy Council as the island's final court. Read More

Trelawny police on the lookout for migrating criminals

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Acting commander for the Trelawny Police Division, Deputy Superintendent Carlos Russell, is appealing to residents to be on the lookout for criminals fleeing the security forces in parishes where enhanced security measures have been implemented, and seeking... Read More

Support grows for marijuana decriminalisation across region

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The chairperson of the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Read More

Is SOCIAL MEDIA making you vulnerable to CYBERCRIME?

BY: ORIN MALCOLM | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Social media has become a pervasive part of our existence, with many of us spending hours updating our status or posting photos of our friends and family. We post our opinions, location, likes, dislikes, religious beliefs, professional profiles, hobbies, and a range of our favourite things. Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down. Read More

Phillips: JA must advance technical training for development

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

BEIJING, China — President of Jamaica's People's National Party (PNP) and leader of the parliamentary Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, said Jamaica must move to increase access to technical education with relevance to advancing national and global development. Read More

UN pledges more collaboration to address waste management in region

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region. Read More

Photo: Order of Jamaica awardees

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Order of Jamaica awardees (from left) Godfrey Glengoffe Dyer, Earl Wesley Adolph Jarrett, Grace Beverly Jones, and Giusseppe Francesco Maffessanti pose for a photo yesterday after the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours and Awards function at King's House. Read More

Photo: Hooray!

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Teachers and students of the Divine Day Care and Learning Centre in Wakefield, Trelawny, couldn't hide their excitement recently after being gifted with teaching and learning supplies donated by the Sandals Foundation, courtesy of volunteers from Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay and... Read More

Deadly floods hit southwest France

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

VILLEGAILHENC, France (AFP) — At least 11 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France yesterday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said. Read More

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

PANAMA CITY, USA (AP) — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help yesterday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter. Read More



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