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NWA urges caution in Portland, St Andrew hills due to landslides

Monday, November, 20 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to proceed with caution along some roadways in Portland and St Andrew which have been impacted by landslides following heavy weekend rains. Read More

Motorcyclists account for 30% of road fatalities since January

Monday, November, 20 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) is urging motorcyclists to wear helmets and other protective devices to protect against major injuries and possible fatalities in the event of a crash. Read More

Mugabe's party to launch impeachment process Tuesday — MP

Monday, November, 20 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will launch the parliamentary process on Tuesday for impeaching President Robert Mugabe, a government lawmaker told AFP. Read More

Bahamas PM blames US cable news for lowering journalism standards

Monday, November, 20 2017    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has blamed 24-hour cable news shows in the United States for lowering the standards of journalism “that would not have been allowed in previous times” and urged local journalists not to be “champions of any political... Read More

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

Monday, November, 20 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of marriage on Monday to the man she calls her "strength and stay", making them Britain's first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary. Read More

Morning showers expected in northern parishes

Monday, November, 20 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says that isolated showers are expected across sections of northern parishes this morning. Read More

Belize gov't ministers escape injury in plane crash

Monday, November, 20 2017    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Two government ministers, including the acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber, escaped unhurt after the plane in which they were travelling over the weekend crashed in Placencia. Read More

Britain providing more aid to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries

Monday, November, 20 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Britain is providing more financial assistance to Antigua and Barbuda as well as Dominica to help recovery and long-term reconstruction on the islands following the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Read More

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

Monday, November, 20 2017    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — President Robert Mugabe faced the prospect of impeachment on Monday after going on Zimbabwe TV to assert his control despite the military takeover and his party's vow to force him out. Read More

Police seize firearm in Trench Town

Monday, November, 20 2017    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mexico Scheme, Trench Town in St Andrew. Read More

UPDATE: Three charged in seizure of ganja worth $11m

Monday, November, 20 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men, who were arrested in connection with the seizure of over 11 million dollars' worth of ganja last Thursday, have been charged by the police.They have been identified as: Read More

Qualified or not?

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Concern is mounting at a Corporate Area special needs institution as staff members have expressed unwillingness to work with a member of the school's leadership. Read More

Jamaica's rich fauna and flora

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) is a division of the Institute of Jamaica which was established in 1879 by Governor Sir Anthony Musgrave for the “encouragement of literature, science and art”. The NHMJ had inherited the major part of a natural history and... Read More

A special woman doing sterling work in Central Kingston

BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Not many would do what she has done. Read More

It's off to school for Britannia

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 19 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Over the past several days young Britannia Stephenson has been a picture of happiness. Read More



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