Dominica, St Lucia implement ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest ‎Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

PNPYO says Gov't budget is 'artificial prosperity'
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party’s Youth Organisation (PNPYO) today encouraged Jamaicans to stand against the “extortionate and obviously indefensible tax package” presented by the...

US mother beat, choke girl over incorrect Bible verses
Jamaica Observer

PENNSYLVANIA, United States (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

Cabinet facilitates pension scheme for district constables
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that Cabinet has approved the establishment of 2,200 district constable positions, with effect from April 1, 2017. Local News Thu, 23 Mar...

Fewer motorcyclists dying in crashes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Seventeen fewer motorcyclists have died on the nation’s roads since the beginning of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2016, representing a decrease of almost 50 per...

Britain names 'IS soldier' who attacked Parliament
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police on Thursday identified the man who killed three people in a rampage outside parliament as a 52-year-old with a string of convictions but none for terror offences. Local...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing messages are potentially unlawful
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor: Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:52:53 GMT Britain names 'IS soldier' who attacked Parliament http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Britain-names--IS-soldier--who-attacked-Parliament LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)...

Turkey President wants laptop ban lifted 'as soon as possible'
Jamaica Observer

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African...

'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal
Jamaica Observer

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten produce was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister told AFP on...

Woman accused of prostituting teens for court April 4
Jamaica Observer

A pregnant Kingston vendor accused of pimping two minors, who were reported missing from their home in Portland, is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on April 4. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

SLB says adequate funding in place to meet demands
Jamaica Observer

THE Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has said that it will be able to adequately fund 2017/18 tuition loans amid growing concerns about the reduction in funding as recorded in the estimates of expenditure for the fiscal...

JHTA hopes ‘good sense will prevail’ in TEF matter
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is maintaining its stance on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the new property tax rates being imposed by the Government, following a meeting with Finance Minister...

Dolphin Cove to pump US$3.5m into St Lucia marine park
Jamaica Gleaner

Dolphin Cove plans to pump another US$3.5 million ($450 million) into setting up its marine parks in St Lucia, its largest investment in nearly four years, which follows a change of ownership of the marine park.Dolphin...

Federer to meet Wawrinka for Indian Wells title
Jamaica Observer

INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) — Roger Federer defeated Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) on Saturday to reach the ATP Indian Wells Masters final, where he'll take on fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka. Local News Sat, 18 Mar 2017...

Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever
Jamaica Observer

CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other...

Travel ban fight personal for Hawaii's 'scholarly gentleman'
Jamaica Observer

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Washington state, Douglas Chin says he was the stereotypical "smart Chinese kid that got straight As." His parents taught him not to stick out too much and used to say "don't poke the...

CRICKET-UPDATE: Scorpions reeling at 36-4 vs Hurricanes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hosts Jamaica Scorpions were reeling at 36-4 at the tea interval on day two of their historic day/night Digicel Regional four-day contest at Sabina Park. Local News Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:07:35 GMT...

CRICKET-UPDATE: Hurricanes struggling at 41-5 vs Scorpions
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leeward Island Hurricanes were struggling at 41-5 at the first interval in their day/night Digicel Regional four-day contest against hosts Jamaica Scorpions here at Sabina Park. Local News Sat, 18...

Mega US$2.6b resort project roils St Lucians
Jamaica Gleaner

Mega US$2.6b resort project roils St LuciansThe St Lucia opposition is marshalling support for a national demonstration against a US$2.6-billion resort project to be executed by Hong Kong investors.The resort development,...

Saudi Arabia to boost ‘decent and proper’ jobs for women
Jamaica Observer

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia is aiming for a major boost in female employment in the conservative Islamic kingdom but women need not go to an office, the labour ministry said. Local Business Wed, 15 Mar...

Israel firm seeks investment in Zambia’s agriculture sector
Jamaica Observer

LUSAKA, Zambia (Xinhua) — An Israel-based firm has expressed interest in investing in Zambia’s agriculture sector, a company official said yesterday. Local Business Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Saudi Arabia to...

Cyprus Airways preparing to fly again
Jamaica Observer

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AFP) — Reborn carrier Cyprus Airways is preparing to take to the skies again after having obtained a certificate from the civil aviation department, two years after it closed, the company said...

Togo fuel price hikes hit household budgets
Jamaica Observer

LOME, Togo (AFP) — Emmanuel Sogadji has a message for the Government in Togo from people who are being squeezed by fuel price rises: “Enough is enough!” Local Business Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cyprus...

IMF: global economy shows more positive momentum, warns of inward-looking policies
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (Xinhua) — International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday that the global economy is showing more positive momentum, but warned that inward-looking policies and sharp tightening in global...

Nigerian inflation slows for first time in 15 months: data
Jamaica Observer

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian inflation slowed for the first time in 15 months to 17.78 per cent in February, driven by lower energy and utility prices, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday. Local...

Government and Opposition differ on state of economy
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Government and Opposition legislators as expected differed on the state of the Barbados economy as they began debating the 2017-18 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure on Monday. Local...

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