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Ex-US marine now lives on Jamaica's streets

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

What is an ex-marine doing living on the streets of Jamaica?His propensity to display “bad behaviour”, he believes. Read More

$315 a month is just not justice

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Ex-policeman Astley Smith tells of the horrific experience he has endured in his quest to be properly compensated for a bizarre accident which left him badly injured and unable to function effectively, for almost 40 years.  Read More

A heart of gold gold

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

Hubert Williams doesn't make a lot of money transporting goods for market vendors or shoppers on his handcart in Brown's Town, St Ann. However, that has not prevented him from donating food to people living at the St Ann Infirmary each Sunday. Read More

From Grange Hill to Bog Walk

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

GEORGE Leopold Sankey, also known as 'Georgie' or 'Maas George', was last Saturday remembered by Vincent Morrison, president of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE), as one who was not afraid to speak his mind and was never a yes-man. Read More

From Roseau to Loubiere, a reflection of the fury of a hurricane

BY PETER RICHARDS | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – When I lived in Dominica, nearly two decades ago, it would take me at least 15 minutes to walk from the capital, Roseau, to Loubiere in the south. Read More

USAID assessing hurricane damage in Caribbean

BY JAVENE SKYERS Staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) continues its relief work to hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean, with its most recent efforts seeing the deployment of a team to conduct damage assessment in the island of... Read More

Dominica's people stand strong despite chaos

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ROSEAU (AFP) — It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed the Caribbean island of Dominica — but despite cut-off supplies and extreme conditions, its inhabitants remain optimistic in the face of devastation. Read More

PM Skerrit seeks hurricane recovery help

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leader of Dominica is asking world leaders to lend his hurricane-ravaged nation military equipment to help it rebuild. Read More

Ungodly

Tony Robinson | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

God shall be my hopeMy stay, my guide,And lantern to my feet.— Shakespeare, 2 Henry, VI, II, 3  Read More

Humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A humanitarian crisis grew yesterday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria's devastating passage across the island. Read More

Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — Iran yesterday announced that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. Read More

Trump travel ban expires today

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travellers from additional countries. Read More

French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

PARIS, France (AP) — French far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon urged protesters yesterday to take to the streets and mount strikes to force President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the labour law changes that are key to his business-friendly economic... Read More

China to limit oil exports to North Korea

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing's participation in new UN sanctions intended to rein in its rogue neighbour. Read More

Panic!

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — A new quake sowed panic here yesterday,... Read More



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