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UPDATE: Canada van driver charged with murder, Trudeau reassures nation

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — A van driver who ran over 10 people when he plowed onto a busy Toronto sidewalk was charged with murder Tuesday, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged a rattled nation not to live in fear after the "senseless attack." Read More

IACHR welcomes court ruling on buggery law in T&T

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Tuesday welcomed the decision of the High Court in Trinidad and Tobago to declare unconstitutional the criminalisation of consensual sexual relations between same sex adults. Read More

Rusal shares surge in Hong Kong after US eases sanctions stance

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Shares in Russian aluminium giant Rusal soared more than 40 per cent in Hong Kong on Tuesday after the US Treasury said it would consider lifting sanctions if tycoon Oleg Deripaska gives up control of the company. Read More

Guyana gov't to discuss ban on plastic

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Government of Guyana is to consider a proposal that could lead to a ban on the use of plastic items. Read More

Canadian police seek motive in van attack that killed 10

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) — Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead. Read More

Weather Update: Mainly sunny skies today

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning should be mainly sunny islandwide.Isolated showers and thunderstorms should be expected across sections of central parishes this afternoon, while tonight should be fair. Read More

Shaw: New 'micro market' coming at JSE

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 23 2018    

Senior Government minister Audley Shaw says that the Administration is working on introducing a third tier of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) — the micro level — to accommodate small companies earning up to $50 million. Read More

IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched yesterday. Read More

Stand like the brave, SDA head urges police

Monday, April, 23 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica, Pastor Glen Samuels, has challenged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to stand like the brave, build integrity, and treat all people with respect. Read More

Geraldine Foster dies

Monday, April, 23 2018    

Former executive director of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Geraldine Foster died last Thursday in Crawfordville, Georgia, USA. Read More

Murder accused wants $35m

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 23 2018    

ACCUSED murderer Mervin Cameron, the first prisoner to successfully sue the State for keeping him too long in custody without being tried, is asking for $35 million in damages following his landmark victory in the Constitutional Court last month. Read More

This Day in History — April 23

Monday, April, 23 2018    

Today is the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

'It nuh nice'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, April, 23 2018    

SEVERAL residents in Barbican, St Andrew say they have not been compensated for their land even as work, which began last September, continues on the US$4.4-million upgrade of Barbican Road. Read More

Power cuts plague Santa Cruz

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau | Monday, April, 23 2018    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Patrons at the popular Eviction Bar in Santa Cruz eagerly leaned forward on their stools. Read More

Woman implicated in cloning of police chief's credit card remanded

Monday, April, 23 2018    

A young woman who was arrested in connection with the cloning of Police Commissioner Antony Anderson's credit card and the theft of more than $1.3 million from his account over a week was remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last... Read More



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