Gov't set sights on artificial intelligence to push growth

THE Government is looking to position Jamaica to take advantage of the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in boosting economic growth and job creation. Read More

JSIF to spend $260 million on removal of zinc fences

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney says $260 million has been allocated for the removal of zinc fences in communities throughout sections of the island. Read More

Section of westbound lane of Mandela Highway to be closed this weekend

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

MOTORISTS using the Mandela Higway should expect delays this weekend as a section of the westbound lane will be closed to facilitate drainage improvement works. Read More

University of Missouri to revoke Cosby's honorary degree

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

COLUMBIA, USA (AP) — The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. Read More

Digicel Play to connect children's homes to Internet, Digital TV

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

BEGINNING with the hosting of an exciting movie night and Internet experience for the children and employees at the Nest Children's Home on Manning's Hill Road in Kingston, Digicel Play set in motion its plans to connect more of these homes to the Internet in order to provide wholesome... Read More

Southside weeps for 11-y-o girl slain by gunmen

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 24 2017    

TEARS flowed freely yesterday in the Kingston Central community of Parade Gardens, better known as Southside, as relatives and residents mourned the brutal killing of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes Thursday night. Read More

PNP loses appeal

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter mundlet@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 24 2017    

FORMER President of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and four party members will have to answer questions in open court in relation to the $31-million Trafigura donation after the Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed their... Read More

PHOTO: Theresa's journey

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

Political artist Kaya Mar holds a painting depicting the faces of British Prime Minister Theresa May, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis and Britain's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, as he... Read More

Trump health Bill in trouble

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul yesterday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to... Read More

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

LONDON, England (AP) — A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. Read More

Woman who hides gun in vagina gets probation in drug case

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

TEXAS, US (AP) — A Texas woman, who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina, has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession. Read More

Naked thief falls asleep, arrested by police

Saturday, June, 24 2017    

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Austrian police have arrested a suspected thief. But first, they made sure he put on some clothes. Read More



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