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DPP moves garbage truck case to Circuit Court

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday brought a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, effectively pushing the case involving the driver of the garbage truck that killed seven-year-old Clan Carthy Primary School student Benjamin Bair right into the ambit of the Circuit... Read More

PHOTOS: Youth leaders meet

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams (right) listens as youth mayor for Kingston Claude Walters addresses the 2019 Junior Council Forum at the corporation's chambers in downtown Kingston, on Thursday' Read More

Stepdad pleads guilty for raping girl, 12

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – The High Court will sentence the stepfather of a 12-year-old child on January 24 next year after he pleaded guilty to having sex with her two years ago.The man, who appeared before Justice Ian Morley, admitted to having sex with his... Read More

Farmers get $200 million more to transport sugar cane

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

THE Government is providing an additional $200 million for the transportation of sugar cane from Monymusk in Clarendon to Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth for the 2019/2020 crop season.    The assurance came from Minister of... Read More

World Bank approves funds for Jamaica to boost rural agriculture

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank has approved a US$40 million loan for Jamaica to boost income opportunities and job creation in rural areas, through the second phase of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI II).The project will... Read More

Tesha Miller trial bombshell

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 16 2019    

Senior attorney Bert Samuels and the prosecution's star witness in the case against Tesha Miller butted heads in the Home Circuit Court downtown Kingston yesterday after the former gangster alleged that extortion money was often used to pay lawyers to defend incarcerated gang... Read More

Residents were afraid to speak about brutal double murder

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkleywillisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, November, 16 2019    

IN the aftermath of the gruesome murder of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch and her mother Charmaine Rattray in Lauriston, St Catherine, in July of 2011, residents in the area clammed up, refusing to share information with detectives probing the incident – at least not on the... Read More

Eyes on St Vincent as court prepares to rule on challenge to buggery laws

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The High Court will rule on Wednesday, November 20 on whether to allow 10 churches to become a party in a challenge to the anti-buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines even as lawyers for both sides expressed differing opinions on the decision by... Read More

22 more installed as I Believe Initiative ambassadors

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

ANOTHER 22 outstanding Jamaicans have been installed as ambassadors for positive social change under the governor general's I Believe Initiative (IBI). Read More

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information.Now Roger Stone, a long-time friend and ally of President... Read More

Ousted ambassador felt threatened; Trump assails her anew

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail yesterday in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened upon learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in a phone call to... Read More

Opposition leader tells public servants to accept salary increases

Saturday, November, 16 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging public servants to accept the salary increases announced by the coalition Government earlier this week, saying the payment had already been budgeted for by the David Granger Administration in the last fiscal... Read More

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



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