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Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC

CAREY... wants to sit with the Jamaican people   Pepsi

Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship (Champs) for the first time when the event is held later this week. Carey, 64, will be guest of Kingston College, which, along with Jamaica College ... Read More

PHILLIPS ... takes over as fifth PNP President Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today
Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclama ... Read More

Author Paul Buchanan (left) shows the Jamaica Observer’s Executive Editor Vernon Davidson a section of his latest book Jones Town Trench Town :the journey back when he called on Davidson at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue, St Andrew, offices last week. (Bryan Cummings) Former MP Buchanan to launch second book Tuesday
Former Member of Parliament Paul Buchanan will launch his second book ‘Jones Town Trench Town ... Read More

CHARLES JNR ... we understand that facilities are needed (karl mclarty) UK prison deal not Government priority, says Charles Jnr
Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jnr, has said that the Gover ... Read More

Seaview Basic meets standard 5 of Early Childhood Regulations

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Monday, March 20, 2017    

SMITH... says the school is still in need of a sickbay

SEAVIEW Basic School in Long Bay, Portland, last Tuesday received much-needed outdoor equipment to meet standard five of the Early Childhood Act and Regulations for institutions. Standard 5, which covers equipment and furnishing, says early childhood institutions should have indoor and outdoor equipment and furnishings that are safe, child-friendly and promote optimal development of children. Last September, Principal Claudia Smith told the Jamaica Observer North East that the school was se ... Read More

PHOTO: ‘A madness!’

Monday, March 20, 2017    

This taxi operator was observed reading a copy of the Jamaica Observer while waiting to load his vehicle. (Photo: Kenyon Hemans)   Read More

Prying eyes

Monday, March 20, 2017    

Winning cash pot numbers

Friends, I am finding myself in odd places and situations. That moment when you find yourself being the only dark-skinned person in the room and the white man and his wife (26, 7) and the Chiney man and his young daughter and son (17, 16 & 11) looking at you through the corner of dem eyes like is the first dem seeing someone of that hue. I don’t like to see animals being mistreated but, at the same time, I don’t love dem to the point where I would want to share a room (10) with ... Read More

BVI premier calls for overseas help in crime fight

Monday, March 20, 2017    

SMITH... no stone should be left unturned (BVI Government)

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Premier Dr Orlando Smith has vowed to leave no stone unturned as security officials in this British overseas territory deal with an upsurge in crime. In a news release Smith said that, if necessary, overseas help ought to be sought and highly trained cops should be pulled from retirement. “No stone should be left unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice of all crimes, and particularly the heinous crimes that have been committed in thi ... Read More

Traveller from Dominican Republic held with drugs at JFK

Monday, March 20, 2017    

Dominican Republic citizen Mayobanex Ruiz Gomez was found with five pounds of cocaine worth at least $83,000 in his pants..

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F Kennedy International Airport have arrested another national from the Dominican Republic who attempted to transport cocaine into the country. According to the CBP, Mayobanex Ruiz Gomez arrived on a flight from Santo Domingo last Thursday and when he was observed exhibiting several signs of nervousness, he was subsequently taken to a private search room where a physical search was carried out. During the searc ... Read More

US Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Monday, March 20, 2017    

MIAMI, USA (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says the Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The Coast Guard said the repatriation was the result of a migrant interdiction near Key Largo last Sunday. The Coast Guard said it “helped secure the US border and prevent this sea voyage from ending in tragedy”. “We discourage anyone from taking to the sea and attempting to reach US soil illegally — they are riski ... Read More

UN Secretary General says it’s time for peacekeeping mission in Haiti to end

Monday, March 20, 2017    

SECRETARY General of the United Nations General Assembly, António Guterres, says it is time for the 2,370 blue-helmeted soldiers in the peacekeeping mission in Haiti to head home after 13 years. In a report to the UN Security Council last week, Gutteres said the peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known by the French acronym, MINUSTAH, should close by October 15. “The military component should undergo a staggered but complete withdrawal of the 2,370 personnel,” he said. Guterres ... Read More

Social Democrat Schulz chosen to challenge Merkel

Monday, March 20, 2017    

BERLIN, Germany — Newly elected Social Democratic Party (SPD) president and candidate for Chancellor of Germany Martin Schulz flashes the V-sign after his election as party members applaud at the SPD Congress yesterday in Berlin. (Photo: AFP)

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Martin Schulz yesterday officially became Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief rival for Germany’s September general election, leading the left-wing challenge to unseat arguably the world’s most powerful woman. The bearded Social Democrat, already credited with giving his ailing party a strong shot in the arm, was unanimously elected SPD leader and standard-bearer at a one-day congress in Berlin. In a speech to the SPD rank and file, the 61-year-old ... Read More

Death and destruction

Monday, March 20, 2017    

CHOSICA, Peru — A view of sections of the central railroad track that follows the Rimac River, which suffered severe damage by rising water and flash foods in the town of Chosica, at the foot of the Andes mountains east of Lima, on March 18, 2017. The El Nino climate phenomenon is causing muddy rivers to overflow along the entire Peruvian coast, isolating communities and neighbourhoods. (Photo: AFP)

LIMA, Peru (AFP) — Peruvians struggled yesterday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential rainfall as forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The death toll remained at 72, authorities said, but devastating damage reports continued to pour in. Prime Minister Fernando Zavala said 72,115 Peruvians had lost everything, while 567,551 had suffered less serious damage. He predicted days of more rain ahead. ... Read More

CRICKET-UPDATE: Scorpions suffer 34-run defeat to Hurricanes

Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:03 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Scorpions fell to a 34-run defeat against Leeward Island Hurricanes on day three of their historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day match at Sabina Park a short while ago. The Scorpions, chasing a victory of 149, were bowled out for 144 in 37.5 overs with Jermaine Blackwood (36) and Jerome Taylor (19), who both offered resistance with a 37-run eight-wicket stand, making the most runs. Young West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowl ... Read More



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