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Cuba medical programme becomes source of controversy

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A much-lauded overseas medical programme has become the focus of accusations that it serves as cover for fomenting protests against governments opposed by Cuba. Read More

Bolivia's new leaders break ties with Venezuela

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interim leadership says it has broken diplomatic ties with the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and ordered Cuban medical teams to leave Bolivia. Read More

Twitter details political ad ban, admits it's imperfect

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

TEXAS, USA (AP) – Twitter's new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for... Read More

Racing's Howard Abrahams in hospital after collapsing at the track

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – One of the voices of local racing for over 40 years, Howard Abrahams is now in hospital after collapsing at the race track today (November 16). Read More

Brit on cocaine rap

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

THE Narcotics police arrested and charged a British national on Tuesday at the Sangster International Airport for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Read More

Murder contract

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 15 2019    

A State witness in the trial against Tesha Miller yesterday explained how he knew that the killing of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) chairman Douglas Chambers was a hit, and who had killed him. Read More

'We must be doing business at the speed of Usain Bolt,' says PM

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 15 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given an assurance to potential international investors that the political climate in Jamaica is friendly, and that the Government is determined to ensure that the ease of doing business here will be as speedy as legendary... Read More

Air quality concern at TAJ's Oxford Road offices

Friday, November, 15 2019    

Staff at Tax Administration Jamaica's (TAJ) Oxford Road offices were earlier this week sent home after a number of them reported feeling ill. Read More

Alleged gangster freed last week facing fresh allegations

Friday, November, 15 2019    

DAYS after he was freed of charges under the anti-gang legislation because the main witness had been murdered, alleged August Town strongman George Ellis is back on the police's radar and could soon be hit with fresh charges. Read More

Five charged for water theft in St Elizabeth

Friday, November, 15 2019    

FIVE people have been charged for illegally taking water and trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC). The five accused, charged under Section Three of the Public Utilities Act and Section 25 of the NWC Act, are to appear before the Santa Cruz court in St Elizabeth... Read More

Dismiss, discredit, divert: White House fights impeachment

Friday, November, 15 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Discredit the witnesses, dismiss the accusations against President Donald Trump as hearsay, shift the focus to the Bidens, unmask the whistle-blower. Read More

Stewart hails Douglas Vaz

Friday, November, 15 2019    

A man of “unquestioned integrity, incredible decency, an innovator and patriot”, is how Gordon “Butch” Stewart described his long-time friend Douglas Vaz, who died in his sleep last Saturday, November 9, aged 83. Read More

Jailhouse confession clash

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkley-willisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 15 2019    

A star prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of two men accused of the murder and beheading of a mother and daughter at their home in St Catherine eight years ago, yesterday stoutly denied suggestions by a defence attorney that he was lying about the jailhouse confession he said was... Read More

'Key persons' among 17 detained in military, police ops

Friday, November, 15 2019    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Seventeen people were taken into custody in connection with various crimes committed in and around the Savanna-la-Mar area during a massive joint police/military operation yesterday. Read More

Jamaica will have one of the most modern patent systems in region, says Green

Friday, November, 15 2019    

STATE minister Floyd Green says the new Patents and Designs Bill will be tabled in Parliament this month. Read More



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