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Jamaica Observer

Approximately 300,000 micro, medium and small businesses, many of which have managed to ride the waves of the global economic recession and the years of its after-effects, are set to feel the brunt of the new tax measures...

GBA nominates ‘AK47’ for Sportsman Award – Ninvalle
Kaieteur News

The Guyana Boxing Association created a bit of history locally by announcing that it has nominated Caribbean Super Heavyweight champion Jason ‘AK47’ Barker for the 2016 Sportsman of the Year Award. The...

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...

Carter fourth in NCAA 100 yard freestyle final
Trinidad Guardian

T&T’s Dylan Carter missed out on a second individual medal at the NCAA Division One Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship when he placed fourth in the men’s 100 yard freestyle final co-hosted by...

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,...

Study finds Caribbean workers benefit from seasonal programme in Canada
Jamaica Observer

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CMC) — A new study has found that participants including those from the Caribbean, in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Programme (SAWP) of Canada can earn up to five times more than they could...

AGD to accept only barcoded life certificates effective April 1
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective April 1, the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) will only accept barcoded life certificates from pensioners. Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:42:40 GMT Study finds Caribbean...

Holness leaves island for two-day visit to Grenada
Jamaica Observer

Related story:  Holness to address Grenada’s ruling party convention Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:16:14 GMT AGD to accept only barcoded life certificates effective April 1...

WHO outlines new tuberculosis ethics guidance
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched new tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance aimed at helping ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical...

PM urges UWI to develop university township
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is urging the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to look at developing its real estate as part of a university township programme that could...

15-y-o State ward reported missing
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police is reporting that a 15-year-old ward of the State is missing.  Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:11:57 GMT PM urges UWI to develop university township...

Barbados and China sign visa waiver
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados and China Friday signed a visa waiver agreement allowing for citizens of both countries to enter each other’s territory with an ordinary passport. Local News Sat, 25 Mar...

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump sought on Saturday to put a good face on his most stinging political setback yet -- the failure of Republicans' attempt to repeal Obamacare -- declaring that...

'Champs' tickets go on sale with 5% increase Tuesday
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tickets for this year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, or 'Champs' in short, will go on sale with a five per cent increase on Tuesday.  Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:13:18 GMT...

Traffic changes for PNP conference
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are advising citizens, especially those who live, work or will be conducting business in the vicinity of Independence Park tomorrow, that several traffic changes will be instituted,...

Mom poisons son, 9, to get inheritance money
Jamaica Observer

MISSOURI, USA (AP) — A Missouri mother has been convicted of repeatedly poisoning her son with prescription medications, risking his life in what authorities described as an effort to win attention and possibly...

JN Bank lowers interest rate on foreign currency accounts
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica National (JN) Bank says it will be offering reduced interest rates on foreign currency accounts, following a recent Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) policy decision. Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017...

China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports: Brazil minister
Jamaica Observer

"China announced today it has fully reopened its market to Brazilian meat," Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said in a statement. Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:30:15 GMT JN Bank lowers interest rate on foreign currency...

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers
Jamaica Observer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel...

Clarendon cop murdered in attempt to thwart robbery
Jamaica Observer

FRANKFIELD, Clarendon — A policeman was shot dead in Frankfield, Clarendon last night after he attempted to intervene in a robbery while on his way home yesterday. Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:45:31 GMT Laptop ban...

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