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Schoolboy wins phone after Digicel social media challenge

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

One thousand likes was all it took for 15-year-old Jonathan Robinson to win himself a brand new smartphone and some unexpected goodies from Digicel.After seeing a video on Instagram recently from Robinson requesting a... Read More

Unfortunate

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Scores of people who turned up at Caribbean Cement Company's pier at Rockfort in Kingston yesterday to board the world's largest floating book fair — the Logos Hope ship — went home disappointed and... Read More

US judge tosses out life sentences for Lee Boyd Malvo

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

VIRGINIA, United States (AP) — A federal judge yesterday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper, Jamaican-born Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.In his... Read More

Jamaicans urged to prepare for hurricane season

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

With the June 1 start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season only days away, Jamaicans are being urged to use the remaining time to check roofs and other installations and effect the necessary repairs.The appeal comes from president of the Incorporated... Read More

JEP and WKPP power communities for Labour Day

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Staff of the Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) and its affiliate company, West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), were joined by community members for Labour Day efforts under the theme “Powering our way to a Brighter Community”. Read More

Donor, Sandals Foundation transform Westmoreland school

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Happy days lie ahead for the students of the Whitehouse Early Childhood Institute (ECI) in Westmoreland, following the completion of several projects that have transformed the school.Upgrades to the school, which began late... Read More

FLOW volunteers labour on St Thomas police station

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

The stripping paint, broken tiles, and overgrown shrubs which greeted FLOW volunteers Tuesday are now a thing of the past at the Golden Grove Police Station in St Thomas.The station, which serves scores of communities in the... Read More

Funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) — Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy “funeral building bricks” complete with a hearse and crematorium — just some of the latest trends for dealing with... Read More

Bartlett urges CDB to invest more in tourism

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Financial institutions, including the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), are being urged by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to better establish a window of opportunity for small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs), and to invest more in tourism in the region. Read More

PHOTO: Facelift

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Sandals South Coast Watersports Manager Orville Bryan (left) and other resort team members paint a section of the wall at the front of the Whitehouse Police Station, which has been in existence for more than 50 years and serves 10 communities in and around Whitehouse, on Labour Day. Read More

Most countries still not prepared for a pandemic after Zika, Ebola

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a new report released on Thursday by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for... Read More

St Lucia prepared to support Caricom mission to Venezuela

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia's Minister of External Affairs Sarah Flood-Beauburn says the country would support a Caribbean Community (Caricom) mission to Venezuela, once the initiative gets the backing of the relevant parties. Read More

Clinton delivers stinging attack on Trump at graduation speech

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Hillary Clinton launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump yesterday, obliquely comparing him to former president Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 to escape impeachment, and savaging the Republican assault on fact-based... Read More

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Pop star Ariana Grande promised yesterday to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged fans to respond to the tragedy with love.In her first... Read More

New attack on Egypt Christians kills 28

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

MAGHAGHA, Egypt (AFP) — Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital yesterday, killing at least 28 people including children, officials said.The assailants in three... Read More



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