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Cultivate Distinctive Spaces with Lavange Ltd

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

Nestled in a cul-de-sac off busy Constant Spring Road lies Lavange Limited — a wonderland for both professional and amateur interior designers. Read More

Undergraduate student creates JSE history

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

A 22-year-old created history recently by becoming the first student to win the annual Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Research Competition. Read More

Portlanders continue to mourn councillor cut down by COVID

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

SEVERAL residents of Portland are still struggling to come to grips with the death of 61-year-old Councillor Irvin “Louie” Brown from COVID-19-related issues just over a week ago. Read More

Caricom leaders to meet tomorrow

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders will meet tomorrow to discuss the ongoing impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the regional economies and general populations. Read More

Venezuelans brave COVID-19 wing to bathe, feed sick loved ones

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leaning against a hospital wall for balance, Elena Suazo wiggled each foot into blue protective pants. Then she slipped her arms into a surgical gown and snapped on white rubber gloves, finally ready to enter the COVID-19 wing. Read More

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PARIS, France (AP) — At least four people, including two young children, died yesterday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said. Read More

Biden insists he'll tackle COVID-19 as Trump pushes 'super recovery'

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

WARM SPRINGS, United States (AFP) — Joe Biden flayed US President Donald Trump yesterday, accusing his rival of surrendering to a surging pandemic as the Democrat took his campaign to the Republican stronghold of Georgia one week before the US election. Read More

US sex cult leader jailed for 120 years

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A “self-help” guru convicted of running a cult-like organisation of sex slaves who were branded with his initials was sentenced to 120 years in prison by a New York judge yesterday. Read More

Philadelphia victim's family sought ambulance, not police

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

PHILADELPHIA, United States (AP) — The family of a black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said... Read More

The grape escape: Canada baffled by vineyard theft

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Thieves escaped with half a tonne of grapes they had stripped directly from the vine at a winery in Canada's Quebec province, the owner said yesterday. Read More

US firms fund deforestation, abuses in Amazon — report

Wednesday, October, 28 2020    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Major US financial firms are helping fund environmental destruction and indigenous rights abuses in the Amazon with billions of dollars in investments in questionable companies, according to a report published yesterday. Read More

Flooded area was once a river bed, says Bull Bay resident

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

SEVENTY-three-year-old Madge Harris is not surprised that the Chalk River burst its banks during heavy rain Sunday night sending angry floodwaters into the homes of her neighbours on Weise Road, Nine Miles, Bull Bay, while depositing sand, silt and stones onto the... Read More

Holness to reveal full extent of Zeta damage in House today

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is expected to outline in the House of Representatives today the effect of Tropical Storm Zeta on the country and its economy. Read More

Still no sign of businessman suspected to have drowned

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Senior staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

THE St Elizabeth police say they are yet to recover the body of popular businessman Andre Burnett, who is suspected to have drowned at Frenchman Reef in Treasure Beach in the parish on Sunday. Read More

Building collapses following heavy rains in Christiana

Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

CHRISTIANA, Manchester — Scores on onlookers gathered yesterday as a three-storey commercial building collapsed in this north-eastern town following days of heavy rains that lashed the island. Read More



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