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'Baseless'

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

WITH calls growing louder for his resignation as Member of Parliament for St Catherine South Central, embattled former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has gone on the offensive describing as “damaging, spurious and belligerent”, the claims against him in the Petrojam... Read More

'Now is the time to invest'

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 2 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is urging private sector interests not to shelve construction projects because of the economic downturn brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

J'can teachers recruited to teach US students online

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — In an initiative with the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC, Community Scholar Inc — a US-based non-profit organisation — is hiring Jamaican teachers to tutor students in the United States online. Read More

CCJ to rule on Guyana Opposition appeal next week

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will rule on July 8 whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal filed by two senior members of the main Opposition People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in relation to a Court of Appeal ruling... Read More

Gov't pays out millions in judgements and settlements

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte says the Government has paid out just under $287 million in judgement debts for the 2019/20 financial year. Read More

J'can embassy in Washington, DC reopens after COVID-19 lockdown

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

AUDREY Marks, Jamaica's ambassador to the United States and permanent representative to the Organization of American States, has announced the reopening of the Offices of the Jamaican embassy in Washington, DC, USA. Read More

PICA transforms border management operations

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

THE Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has undertaken a digital transformation of its border management operations. Read More

Sagicor Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

BOTH new and returning students enrolled at select universities can now apply to the Sagicor Foundation's 2020 scholarship programme for funds to cover tuition expenses. Read More

Freemasons donate to children's homes

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

A week after donating a total of $2 million to the Jamaica Cancer Society and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Freemasons Association of Jamaica on Monday presented $500,000 each to the National Children's Home and The Wortley Home for Girls. The presentations were made by Thomas Smith, deputy... Read More

Caribbean Airlines to resume regional, int'l schedules out of Jamaica

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The State-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will resume its regional and international operations from July 6, on a phased basis, out of its hub in Jamaica. Read More

Tourism faces minimum US$1.2-trillion hit from virus, says UN

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The novel coronavirus crisis could cost global tourism and related sectors from US$1.2 to US$3.3 trillion in lost revenue, the United Nations said yesterday. Read More

Barbados flies official Caricom flag

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados' Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) David Comissiong on Tuesday announced that the official flag of the regional body will be flown at all embassies, high commissions, and diplomatic offices of member states as of... Read More

Africans protest

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Protesters against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks yesterday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Read More

Movement for Black Lives

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of black activists from across the US will hold a virtual convention in August to produce a new political agenda that seeks to build on the success of the protests that... Read More

Putin gets his wish

Thursday, July, 2 2020    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded yesterday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other... Read More



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