US court grants new sentencing hearings for Lee Boyd Malvo

VIRGINIA, United States (AP) — A sniper serving life in prison for terrorising the Washington, DC, region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Read More

Alleged obeah man gets 15 years for rape
A man, who pretended to be an obeah man and raped a university student after convincing her that he could get rid of a spirit that was supposedly following her, has been slapped with a 15-year prison sentence.... Read More

'Timely'
THE European Commission has received authorisation from the European Council to open negotiations for a new partnership agreement with the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.... Read More

Transport minister appeals for more care on the roads
MINISTER of Transport and Mining Robert Montague is appealing to all road users to exercise extra care on the roads.... Read More

Gov't reviewing public sector grades and salary scales

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

FINANCE and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government is collating data on the grades and salary scales of various positions across the civil service to determine how best these can be restructured. Read More

Ganja slipping out

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force's Narcotics Division says drug dealers have found a loophole in the courier industry and have been funnelling small quantities of ganja out of the country using this service, as well as postal agencies. Read More

Companies Office of Jamaica to set up more kiosks

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be placing additional kiosks across the island to improve service to its customers. Read More

PHOTO: Lend a helping hand

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

Spotted in downtown Kingston on Wednesday, this woman is seen assisting another woman who was walking with the aid of a cane. Read More

EU plans to make film festival an annual event

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

THE European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better.The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make it an annual event. Read More

Wheatley needs to give account in Petrojam saga, says Phillips

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 23 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — He stopped short of calling for the resignation of Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley over what is being described as the Petrojam scandal. Read More

After migration row, UK hails its Caribbean communities

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain celebrated yesterday the “enormous contribution” of its Caribbean migrants, who for a long time were airbrushed from history while some were even recently threatened with deportation. Read More

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

KOLKATA, India (AFP) — An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake. Read More

Japan worker's pay docked for taking lunch 3 mins early

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese city official has been reprimanded and fined for repeatedly leaving his desk during work hours — but only for around three minutes to buy lunch. Read More

Rats break into ATM, munch through US$18,000 in cash

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Indian police on Thursday said rats nibbled through more than a million rupees of banknotes after busting into a cash machine in the country's north-east. Read More

Brazilian court: Dog has visiting rights too

Saturday, June, 23 2018    

São PAULA, Brazil (AFP) — Every dog has his day, but one Brazilian dog will have the equivalent of parental visiting days after a court ruled that a separated couple must share their pooch. Read More



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