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C'bean hoteliers reject Booking.com commissions as 'grossly unfair, regressive'

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — An overwhelming majority of Caribbean hoteliers are reconsidering their use of Booking.com over the online travel agency's new “grossly unfair” and “regressive” commission policy, says the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association... Read More

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy... Read More

PNP Women's Movement supports changes to abortion law

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) Women’s Movement is supporting the motion from government back-bencher, Juliet Cuthbert, to remove the legal barriers to women having abortions. Read More

Bunting promises issues-based presidential campaign

Monday Exchange | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

THERE was a noticeable toning down of the bitter rhetoric which has so far marred the People's National Party's (PNP) presidential race when the 'Rise United' team launched its campaign on Sunday, and its leader, Peter Bunting, has said that was by design. Read More

Supt Wayne Cameron heads Police Officers' Association

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

Superintendent Wayne Cameron was elected as the new chairman of the Police Officers' Association, during its annual conference last Friday.He assumes the position formerly held by Superintendent Catherine Lord. Read More

Jamaica's location a double-edged sword, says Chang

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is bemoaning that Jamaica's strategic position in the Caribbean is a double-edged sword, providing opportunities for economic prosperity on one hand but also proving to be a stomping ground for organised... Read More

Drop-in centre haven from the streets

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

THE Drop-In Centre in Buckfield, St Ann, has been a refuge for homeless and mentally ill individuals in Ocho Rios and surrounding areas, providing them with a haven from the streets, and catering to their basic needs. Read More

21 years in US prison for Jamaican people smuggler

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

A Jamaican man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison in the United States for running an international alien-smuggling organisation out of Freeport, Bahamas. Read More

House says yes ...

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

THE House of Representatives voted yesterday to extend the state of public emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew South Police Division by another 90 days, despite a passionate appeal from Opposition MP and People's National Party leadership aspirant Peter Bunting to end... Read More

At last!

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

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Accused continue to deny wrongs as one more freed

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

AN alleged Uchence Wilson gang member, believed to be one of the key henchmen in the criminal organisation, yesterday testified that police officers had beaten and threatened to kill him and his children if he did not tell them where to find the reputed leader. Read More

Drama as warehouse burns

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

RESIDENTS of lower Lyndhurst Road and Brenton Avenue in St Andrew fought desperately yesterday to remove items from their homes as a fire that ripped through a warehouse on the nearby Ivy Road threatened their properties. Read More

This Day in History— July 17

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

Today is the 198th day of 2019. There are 167 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Union welcomes plans to address issues affecting guards

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

THE Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) has backed a proposal to issues affecting security guards to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament.The union's position followed consultations on Monday with officers from across the island. Read More

Applying for your US student visa? A few things to know

Wednesday, July, 17 2019    

Q: I was recently accepted to a US academic institution for a programme that will start in September 2019. What do I need for my visa application?  Read More



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