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LIAT to be liquidated, says Antigua prime minister

Monday, June, 29 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Brown has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier, LIAT. Read More

UK could lock down city of Leicester after virus surge

Monday, June, 29 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The central English city of Leicester could be the country's first to face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel said Sunday. Read More

Low turnout as France votes in local polls

Monday, June, 29 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French voters abstained in their millions Sunday from a final round of municipal elections predicted to deal a blow to the party of President Emmanuel Macron. Read More

US group saddened by Mottley's position in Guyana elections impasse

Monday, June, 29 2020    

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — A group based in the United States has expressed disappointment by what it says is Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley's “misguided” position on Guyana's March 2 elections impasse. Read More

Guyana's president reaffirms strong ties with US, Western Hemisphere

Monday, June, 29 2020    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — President David Granger has reaffirmed Guyana's commitment to Western Hemispheric values and to the furtherance of mutual goals and ideals. Read More

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

Monday, June, 29 2020    

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Two dead after shooting at California distribution centre

Monday, June, 29 2020    

RED BLUFF, California (AP) — A man drove into a Northern California Distribution Centre and started shooting at people Saturday afternoon, killing an employee and wounding four others before he was killed by police, authorities said. Read More

Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

Monday, June, 29 2020    

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist. Read More

Hare lashes motorcyclists in west, after 3 die in crash

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 28 2020    

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — Director of the Road Safety Unit in the... Read More

Top psychiatrist wants forensic facility to avoid Noel Chambers case repeat

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 28 2020    

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Psychiatric Association (JPA) Dr Earl Wright is appealing for the establishment of a forensic psychiatric facility to be at the forefront of the Government's agenda to avoid a recurrence of what took place with Noel Chambers, the elderly man who died at the Tower... Read More

Port Antonio gets a facelift with mural

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

Port Antonio has got a facelift with the painting of a mural spearheaded by Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann-Marie Vaz, which welcomes people to the Portland parish capital and gives an artistic history of it, at its West Palm Avenue location. Read More

UWI study finds 'Jamaican' English is unique

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 28 2020    

A new study by The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, has sought to establish Jamaican Standard English as a distinct variation of the English language. Read More

Phillips to put councillors on alert

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

Opposition People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips will address councillors and caretakers today, as speculation arises that an election is near. Read More

Derrick Smith tells all

Sunday, June, 28 2020    

JAMAICA could have a general election before, but retired Parliamentarian Derrick Smith will seek a vote of confidence from the reading public within months when his memoir hits bookstands with vivid details of some of the adventures that made up the many spheres of his... Read More

Those incest 'hot spot' parishes

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 28 2020    

SOME rural parishes have been labelled as hot spots for incest across the island. Read More



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