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UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Monday, April, 23 2018    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, will today launch his appeal before United Nations (UN) judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s... Read More

Manchester Wellness Foundation assists hospitals in Manchester

Monday, April, 23 2018    

The Manchester Wellness Foundation (MWF) recently made significant contributions to two hospitals in the parish, the Percy Junor Hospital in north-east Manchester and the Mandeville Regional Hospital. Read More

SRC encourages entrepreneurs to purchase formulations for products

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is inviting budding entrepreneurs to purchase formulations for products that could create viable businesses. Read More

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The psychologist behind an app that  harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.Facebook says Aleksandr Kogan's app, This... Read More

Nigeria, Jamaica to strengthen relations

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Both Jamaica and Nigeria are seeking to strengthen their relationship, through trade, air services and culture.Newly appointed Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Janet Omoleegho Olisa, told JIS News that the two countries are finalising a bilateral... Read More

UPDATE: Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Monday, April, 23 2018    

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared... Read More

Legislation to modernise BOJ to be tabled

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (JIS) — Legislation to modernise the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is to be tabled in Parliament within the next six months. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance and the Public Service,  Dr Nigel Clarke, in a meeting with rating agencies while attending... Read More

20-y-o held with gun, bullets found in bedside table

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A young man has been taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of a firearm following the seizure of a  Glock 22 pistol and thirty-two .40 cartridges on St John's Lane in Kingston today.He has been identified as 20-year-old Omally Christobell,... Read More

O-Wrap: UK to formalise Windrush migrants... Reid enters representational politics... US eases Rusal sanctions

Monday, April, 23 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:1. UK promises to formalise status of Windrush migrantsThe... Read More

Forex: J$125.22 to one US dollar

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, April 23, ended trading at J$125.22 up by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$98.36 down from J$99.06 while the British pound... Read More

George HW Bush hospitalised days after wife's death

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Former president George HW Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said.A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. He was admitted to Houston... Read More

TPDCo provides $1.2m for Calabash Festival

Monday, April, 23 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) is lending its support to this year's staging of the Calabash Literary festival by providing funds of over $1 million in a bid to boost the partnership between the organisation and community tourism in Jamaica. Read More

Does alcohol cause PMS?

Monday, April, 23 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round.A trawl of data from 19 studies in eight countries found a "moderate... Read More

Spencer impressed with Hill Top Juvenile Centre's rehabilitation programme

Monday, April, 23 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, says he is impressed with positive outcomes resulting from the rehabilitation programme being administered for wards at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre in Bamboo, St Ann.    Read More

US eases sanctions stance on Rusal; aluminum prices tumble

Monday, April, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Treasury on Monday said that it could lift sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal if tycoon Oleg Deripaska gives up control of the company.The announcement sent aluminum prices falling by 7.2 per cent on the London Metals exchange,... Read More



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