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US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organisation that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Read More

Weather update: Rain anticipated as trough lingers, tropical wave approaches

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is currently across the island and is expected to influence weather conditions today. Read More

IDB launches call for proposals from startups in the Caribbean

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives. Read More

Curfew imposed in Annotto Bay, St Mary

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say a curfew has been imposed in sections Annotto Bay, St Mary. The curfew began at 6:00 am today and will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Friday. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:NORTH — Along the coastline about 1,609 metres... Read More

PHOTO: Environmental lesson

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

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Sandals sets record straight

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Sandals Resorts yesterday described as sensational, a headline reporting a recent statement attributed to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley regarding concessions relating to the Tourism Development Act and said it welcomed the opportunity to “set the record... Read More

Foreign minister warns that US trade dispute could hurt alumina exports

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

JAMAICA'S alumina exports could become a casualty of the ongoing trade dispute between the United States of America and other countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith admitted yesterday. Read More

Cabinet calls in permanent secretary to explain Petrojam allegations

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

CABINET has directed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Science Energy and Technology Hillary Alexander to prepare a report on the operations of Petrojam in relation to numerous damning allegations in the public domain which have escalated over the past few weeks. Read More

This Day in History — June 20

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Today is the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Guyana to ask ICJ to rule in its favour in Venezuela border case

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Government says it intends to invoke the statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that enables the court making a judgement when one party decides to opt out as it relates to the long-standing border controversy with... Read More

Court in Kenya rules in favour of Cuban doctors

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

NAIROBI, Kenya (CMC) — A court in Nairobi, Kenya, says Cuban doctors who arrived in the country earlier this month can start working in hospitals, thereby dismissing a challenge from the doctor's union on their right to work here. Read More

Two accused of trying to smuggle ganja into lock-up to be sentenced

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

TWO people who tried to smuggle ganja into the Constant Spring police lock-up in false compartments of styrofoam lunch boxes were on Monday remanded for sentencing on June 29 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

Heat, big gut and 33

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Friends , where is the rain (24)? June almost done and di heat a batter wi. Fall, rain, please! But nuh flood out di poor people dem. Read More

'Papa! Papa!'

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

TEXAS, USA (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility, took centre stage in the growing uproar over the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant... Read More



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