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Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel and food Sunday amid a blackout and little to no telephone service. Read More

Holness to open debate on MOCA Bill Tuesday

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The long anticipated debate on the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Bill will commence in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read More

Two held in connection with rape and murder of teenage boy in Guyana

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

GEORETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two men have been held by the police as investigations continue into the rape and murder of a teenager in Guyana.This was confirmed by the Guyana Police Force on Saturday. Read More

Local government and health ministries partner to provide ambulances for firefighters

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministries of Local Government and Community Development, and Health have partnered to provide the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) with ambulances to boost firefighters’ capabilities to assist persons sustaining injuries in motor vehicle accidents and... Read More

T&T joins call for multi-dimensional approach for development assistance

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has joined other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states in calling for a multidimensional approach for development assistance. Read More

UCC to host educational conference on innovation, technology and leadership

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is set to hold its inaugural academic conference under the theme 'Innovation, Technology and Leadership: A Paradigm Shift'. Read More

Fitz Jackson elected new PNP chairman

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Member of Parliament for St Catherine South, Fitz Jackson has been elected the new Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More

PM lauds JDF for role in advancing HOPE programme

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has lauded the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for its role in advancing the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme. Read More

Expert warns Caribbean to heed lessons from Hurricane Maria

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — A senior lecturer at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says one of the “biggest lessons” from the Hurricane Maria experience in Dominica is that it is important for the Caribbean to now “seriously consider the... Read More

Mentally ill man mowed down in St Ann

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The St Ann's Bay police are reporting that a man, who is said to be of unsound mind, is dead after he was hit by a motor vehicle about three o'clock this morning on Main Street in the parish capital. Read More

Man believed to be Duppy Film fatally shot in St Thomas

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that a man, believed to be the infamous Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, has been killed. Read More

Cops witness handbag thief in the act, arrest him

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation after he allegedly stole a woman's handbag at the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Pretoria Road in Kingston 13 yesterday. Read More

Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Read More

New Zealand pledges aid to help Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Government of New Zealand will be contributing NZ$250,000 (US$ 183,359) to the immediate relief efforts to help countries in the region that have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

2017 game bird shooting season over, NEPA reminds

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding all hunters and members of the public that the 2017 game bird shooting season came to a close at 9:00 am today. Read More



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