Opposition party chides government over budget cut to St. Lucia National Trust
Antigua Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 25, CMC – The main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Tuesday described as “vicious, vindictive and reeking of victimization” the decision of the Allen Chastanet government to...

St. Lucia seeking to reduce disaster risks
Antigua Observer

The St. Lucia government says it is undertaking a project that would lead to an improvement in hydrological and meteorological data and forecasts to help reduce disaster risks.

ESCE TRading Report
Dominica News Online

On the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market this week, the following securities traded: 2,900 St Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank Ltd shares traded at $2.50 per share, 2,000 TDC shares traded at $1.40 per share; also...

New session of Parliament begins on Tuesday
Antigua Observer

A new session of the St Lucia Parliament is scheduled to begin on Tuesday morning, with members of the House of Assembly meeting at 10:00am (local time) and members of the Senate meeting at 10:30am.

British PM to seek snap general election on June 8
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for a snap general election on June 8, in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union....

New Commissioner of Police reports early for duty
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – At 6:33 am, newly appointed Commissioner of Police, George Quallo reported for his first official day at work at his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:23:08 GMT...

Antigua cops hunt Jamaican involved in robbery
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The police in Antigua and Barbuda are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Poor choices by gov’t impacting mosquito eradication programme — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has noted that while the government spent $800 million on a highly partisan bushing programme, much of which was paid prior to the local government...

Gov't strengthening law enforcement, High Commissioner to UK tells Diaspora
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (JIS) — Jamaica is reforming and modernising several pieces of legislation in order to strengthen law enforcement capabilities while seeking to improve all aspects of security on the island,...

UWI lecturer urges ethical guidelines in civil society advocacy
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Herbert Gayle of the UWI department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, has called on civil society groups to observe ethical guidelines in carrying out research for advocacy. Local News...

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU said Tuesday it did not expect negotiating guidelines for Britain's exit from the bloc to be affected by the British government's call for an early general election. Local News Tue,...

FSPID ensuring imported food safety
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID) is carrying out its mandate to ensure that all food entering the island is safe for consumption. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

St Lucia to conduct tests for schistosomiasis
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – The Ministry of Health has announced plans to conduct a medical survey to test for schistosomiasis, in order to determine whether the disease has been eliminated across the island. Local...

Green iguanas spread into suburban scourge in South Florida
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, USA (AP) — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Local News Tue, 18...

Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of ‘river piracy’
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy” and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada...

Can a photo in my Facebook post be replaced?
Jamaica Observer

Q: Sometimes I edit my photos and add filters before posting to Facebook but there have been times when I mistakenly uploaded the unedited image. I usually just delete the post and make a new one but a friend told me...

Kite festival in Duhaney Park
Jamaica Observer

The FLOW Foundation, on Good Friday, joined hands with youth from Sherlock Crescent in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, to stage a kite-flying contest where the youngsters, between the ages of 8 and 18, displayed their...

This Day in History — April 18
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 108th day of 2017. There are 257 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kite festival in Duhaney Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Kite-festival-in-Duhaney-Park_95857 The FLOW...

Official says home economics education plays key role in national development
Jamaica Observer

DIRECTOR of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Western Regional Office Dr Michelle Pinnock says home economics education continues to be an important subject area that plays a critical role in nation...

The iPHONE OF CARS?
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already reshaped culture with its iPhone may try to...

Mayor says council must play part in city’s entertainment
Jamaica Observer

MAYOR Delroy Williams says the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) must put structures in place to manage mega entertainment events in the city. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT The iPHONE OF...

Prince Harry shares emotional struggles after Diana’s death
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (AP) — It is an image those who saw it will never forget: Prince William and Prince Harry — just boys, really — walking silently behind their mother’s cortège as the world...

Prison talk, Jah Cure’s case inspired American professor’s college programme
Jamaica Observer

An invitation to give a talk in prison more than 12 years ago, as well as her coverage of Jamaican singer Jah Cure’s case, inspired Dr Baz Dreisinger to start a Prison-to-College Pipeline programme in the United...

50 teachers participate in workshop on special learning needs
Jamaica Observer

FIFTY early childhood and special needs teachers across the island last week participated in a Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Workshop, which sought to better equip teachers with the techniques and resources needed to...

Deadly weekend
Jamaica Observer

NINE people, including a policeman, lost their lives tragically over the Easter weekend in road crashes. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 50 teachers participate in workshop on special learning needs...

SDC to donate portable suction machine to Spanish Town Hospital
Jamaica Observer

THE Spanish Town Hospital is to benefit from the donation of a portable suction machine from the Social Development Commission (SDC). Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deadly weekend...

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