Fishermen reaping the benefits of fish sanctuary
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Fishermen of Oracabessa Bay in St Mary are reaping the benefits of the locally established fish sanctuary, which has significantly increased the fish stock in the area. Local News Sun,...

Tears flow as Portia bids PNP farewell
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Loyal supporters and members of the People's National Party (PNP) were overcome with tears as Portia Simpson Miller made her final address as party leader this afternoon. Local News Sun, 26 Mar...

Pakistan beat Windies by six wickets
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Pakistan defeated West Indies by six wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series at Kensington Oval on Sunday. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:40:07 GMT Tears...

Phillips says giving more power to security forces not an effective crime solution
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly appointed President of the People's National Party Peter Phillips has dismissed government plans to give more power to the security forces as an ineffective method of solving the country's...

BPO sector becoming the number one source of employment in western Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Business Process Outsourcing Sector (BPO) is fast becoming the number one source of employment, next to tourism in western Jamaica. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:19:46 GMT Phillips says...

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump on Sunday squarely blamed his Republican party's ultra-conservative wing for the most stinging defeat of his young presidency, holding it responsible for the failed...

Missing girl traced
Nation News

THE 14-YEAR-OLD St Michael schoolgirl who was reported missing has been traced. Police say Ayesha Medford of Roxy Gap, Eagle Hall, has been found and is safe. The administration of the Royal Barbados...

John ‘the Baptist’ a drug dealer no more
Nation News

WHEN JOHN GILBERT stands before an audience of prisoners preaching about the evils of drugs, none is as well qualified to deliver the message as he. Gilbert has been there, done that. The Baptist...

Samuda expresses support for Irish potato farmers
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaia (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is expressing support for Irish potato farmers, as the Government seeks to achieve self-sufficiency in the crop’s...

Russia's opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest
Jamaica Observer

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption. Local News...

Windies struggle to 111 against Pakistan in first T20
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Shadab Khan produced an outstanding debut performance as Pakistan limited West Indies to 111 for eight batting first in the first fixture of a four-match T20 international series at...

Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles
Jamaica Observer

It's still not clear how Trump will pay for the wall that, as described in contracting notices, would be 30 feet (9 metres) high and easy on the eye for those looking at it from the north. The Trump administration will...

Simpson Miller tells followers to support Phillips
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Outgoing People’s National Party leader Portia Simpson Miller called on her followers to throw their support behind incoming party president Peter Phillips. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017...

Motorist held with illegal firearm in St James
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A firearm and several rounds of ammunition were this morning seized by police who were on operations on the West Gate main road, in St James. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:30:47 GMT Simpson...

Pakistan put Windies to bat in first T20
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat in the first T20 international of a four-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. Local News Sun, 26...

PHOTOS: PNP delegates gather for instalment of Phillips as party leader
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Special delegates of the almost 79-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) have gathered at the National Arena in St Andrew for the instalment Dr Peter Phillips as the new party leader. Local...

MISSING: Ayesha Medford
Nation News

POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing 14-year-old girl. Ayesha Medford of Roxy Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael left her grandmother Korah Thomas’ home between 10:30 a.m....

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Iconic global monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate...

World bids farewell to Derek Walcott
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Derek Alton Walcott, born in humble surroundings on Chaussee Road and who mesmerised the world with his poetry, plays and paintings, was buried here on Saturday, one week after he died...

Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Friends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie...

$2 billion allocated for climate resilience project
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Some US$17.5 million (J$2 billion) has been allocated to the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project, one of five projects falling under the Pilot Programme for...

Monaco on high alert after brazen Cartier heist
Jamaica Observer

Three men entered the boutique toward 3:40 pm (1440 GMT) while a driver waited in a car, the Monaco prosecutor's office said, adding that no shots were fired and no one was wounded or taken hostage. Local News Sat, 25 Mar...

Three inmates die in fire after fight in Mexican prison
Jamaica Observer

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AFP) — A fire started by inmates at a prison in northern Mexico left at least three prisoners dead and one person injured, officials said Saturday, just days after 29 detainees escaped...

27 public sector management analysts to benefit from training course
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Twenty-seven public-sector management analysts will be trained and certified in their field under a programme offered by the Management Institute for National Development (MIND).  Local...

Regional health experts to meet in Guyana
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Regional health and environmental specialists meet here next month to examine a number of issues during the 62nd annual Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) conference. Local News Sat,...

WANTED: Shamar Renaldo Welch
Nation News

THE ROYAL Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a St Michael man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Shamar Renaldo Welch, alias “Sammy”, 28 years,...

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