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Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Burger King has apologised for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players.Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. Read More

Educational grants on offer to 25 children of JDF members

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

SAGICOR Foundation has earmarked $1 million to support children of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) service members and civilian workers through the awarding of educational grants for students who excelled in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Read More

Canada's immigration officers assess legitimacy of marriages

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Dear Mr Brown, Read More

Photo: Linstead Community Enterprise launched

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

Bion Bliss, acting counsel, political affairs, Embassy of the United States in Jamaica, delivering the main address at a ceremony to launch the Linstead Community Social Enterprise Project on Tuesday. The project, which benefited from a USAID grant, is poised to earn revenue and assist with the... Read More

Photo: Me and my bananas

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

A woman heads home from the market district in downtown Kingston with a hand of bananas yesterday, a day before the start of the weekly busy market shopping period. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

About-turn

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border yesterday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international... Read More

Toronto, NY Diaspora to get crime update at JN fora

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

JAMAICANS in New York, United States of America, and Toronto in Canada are to be briefed on the status of crime in Jamaica by Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson. Read More

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

THE Rhodes Trust has announced that Rhodes Scholarship applications are now open for most of the Rhodes constituencies. Read More

Weather Update: Increased rainfall expected today

Thursday, June, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that due to a tropical wave moving across the island, increased rainfall is expected across most parishes today. Read More

PPV drivers renewing licences despite numerous road breaches

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

The Transport Authority (TA) is insistent that it has been increasing enforcement and monitoring of Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, but a performance audit report points to drivers still being able to renew their licences despite racking up summonses for numerous... Read More

NWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

ALTERNATIVE routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely, in a month's time, were outlined to yesterday's Roads and Traffic Committee meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew... Read More

Government, Opposition see value in Caricom Review Report

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

GOVERNMENT and Opposition MPs yesterday expressed bipartisan positions on the recommendations from the Bruce Golding-led Caricom Review Commission's Report, which was discussed in the House of Representatives yesterday. Read More

Free birth registration fair for Linstead today

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

THE Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate individuals who are without a birth certificate or those who may need to complete the process. Read More

Rastaman on rape charge agrees to provide DNA samples

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

A 51-year-old Rastafarian man accused of raping a 11-year-old girl in his community yesterday volunteered to provide DNA samples to clear his name, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

US Embassy hosts open house for voter registration

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Q. Can I come to the US Embassy to get information on voting in the US elections?  Read More



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