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UWI Vice-Chancellor to speak at fundraising tribute for ailing Caribbean journalist

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

NEW YORK (CMC) — The Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, will be the guest speaker at a fundraising event being organised by the New York-based Institute for Black World 21st Century (IBW) for... Read More

FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. Read More

J'can grandmother denied UK visa to attend grandson's funeral

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom — The Home Office is to review the case of a Jamaican grandmother who has been refused a visa to attend the funeral of her grandson from Dagenham. Read More

Ganja growers association joins 4/20 celebrations

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it joins in noting and celebrating 4/20, a holiday started in California on the 20th April 1971 by a group of cannabis users and... Read More

Judge clears Haiti President Moise in money laundering probe

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — An investigating judge has cleared President Jovenel Moise of any involvement in a money laundering case that the authorities have been probing for the past two years. Read More

Ganja documentary 'Grass is Greener' featuring Bunny Wailer, Junior Gong, debuts today

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Grass is Greener, a documentary linking ganja and its impact on pop culture, debuts this evening on American streaming giant, Netflix. Directed by hip hop pioneer, Fab 5 Freddy, it features interviews with Bunny... Read More

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fuelled by Notre Dame fire

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre... Read More

Trade information portal to go live in May — Shaw

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the Jamaica Trade Information Portal is expected to go live in May. Read More

Confidence in business community at record high, says PSOJ president

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, says confidence within the business community is at a level that he has not seen in a very long time. Read More

Water supply disruption continues with Spanish Town Road pipeline repairs — NWC

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that the Spanish Town Road distribution line in St Andrew will remain out of operation as repairs continue along a section of the 33-inch pipeline.  Read More

McNeill calls for a ZOSO in Westmoreland

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland Dr Wykeham McNeill is calling for the urgent implementation of a Zone of Special Operations (ZoSO) in the constituency to stem what he describes as the... Read More

US Coast Guard seizes drugs worth US$13.5m in Caribbean

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has seized nearly 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated US$13.5 million in the Caribbean Sea. Read More

Kiwanis Bun & cheese treat

Friday, April, 19 2019    

The Cooreville Gardens Basic School in St Andrew is one of this year's recipients of the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew's annual bun and cheese donation, handed over on Tuesday. Here with the children holding the Easter gifts  are (from left) Distinguised President James McNish; Teacher Althea... Read More

Phillips renews call for anti-crime conference

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

WITH almost 400 persons murdered across the island since the start of this year, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has reiterated the party's position that the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency are not the answers to the country's crime... Read More

Jungle justice

BY RACQUEL PORTER AND TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporters | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

A man was beaten and burnt beyond recognition in the community of Sterling Castle Heights Wednesday afternoon, allegedly in connection with the death of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers earlier this week. Read More



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