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Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

RAXRUHA, Guatemala (AFP) — Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter. Read More

Britain's May clashes with Blair over Brexit

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — An extraordinary public row broke out Sunday between British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Labour party leader Tony Blair over her Brexit deal. Read More

Critically endangered sawfish gain additional protection in Caribbean

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire (CMC) — Two more species have been added to the annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal instrument for the environment of the Caribbean. Read More

JAMPRO secures US$166.7m in FDIs up to June

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors. Read More

Motorist arrested after fatal crash in Harbour View

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A motorist has been taken into police custody in relation to a fatal crash in Harbour View, Kingston this morning. Read More

British man held with one pound of ganja at Sangster International Airport

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A British man was yesterday arrested following the seizure of a quantity of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in Montego bay, St James. Read More

$100 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says a sum of $100 million will be provided towards the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The money, to come from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be disbursed over a five-year period. Read More

Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE man who shot and killed former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's bodyguard 11 years ago was yesterday convicted of murder, and is to be sentenced on January 25 of next year in the Home Circuit Court. Read More

Jamaica says CCJ a critical aspect of regional integration movement

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

JAMAICA'S Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a critical component in the regional integration movement and the functioning of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME). Read More

Tourism, agriculture ministries open linkage centre to assist farmers

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

IN an effort to boost the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase the consumption of local produce by tourists, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries have jointly opened an Agri-Linkage Exchange Centre. Read More

Man jailed for beating lover whom he accused of having sex with gov't official

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A magistrate has sentenced a 26-year-old man to three years in jail who assaulted his girlfriend after accusing her of having sex in the office of a senior government official last month. Read More

Finally!

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) yesterday signed a new heads of agreement with the Ministry of Finance and Planning, ending months of tough negotiations. Read More

Stranded Fly Jamaica customers seek refund

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

SOME Fly Jamaica Airways customers who had planned to spend Christmas with their family overseas say they were robbed of the opportunity, as fares paid to the airline have not been returned. Read More

Codes of practice to protect the disabled

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

THE Codes of Practice to protect persons with disabilities (PWDs) are to be completed in the upcoming 2019/2020 financial year. Meanwhile, the Disability Regulations are to be completed by the end of December. Read More

Saturday Social: On the Wings of Love

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Saturday Social continues with highlights from the union of Kimberley Sherlock and André Marriott-Blake which took place Saturday last at Devon House. The wedding was a true family affair — guests travelled from the United States, Canada and across the island to witness the... Read More



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