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,...

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,...

National campaign against violence to be launched
Jamaica Observer

A national campaign to promote peace and reduce violence in all its forms will be launched this year. Local News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Grenada joins list of countries to ban importation of corned beef from...

J’can female dancer remanded for arson and wounding in Barbados
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A Jamaican woman charged with arson and wounding was remanded when she appeared in court on Wednesday. Local News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT National campaign against violence to be...

Lands identified for construction of logistics operations facilities
Jamaica Observer

THE Government says it has identified strategically located parcels of land for the construction of facilities that will further develop logistics operations in the country. Local News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT...

‘We are not afraid’
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (AP) — Authorities yesterday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record...

Students must be guided to choose careers
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the job market has become very competitive and students should now be guided as it relates to careers...

Islamic State claims British parliament attack
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to...

PM announces NHT grants for disabled persons
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective July 1, the National Housing Trust (NHT) will provide a grant for mortgagors with disabilities or who reside with and care for family members with disabilities, in a move to...

American woman jailed in connection with Jamaican-based lottery fraud scheme
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Broward County, Florida woman has been jailed in Miami, for her role in connection with the operation of a Jamaican-based fraudulent...

Speed Networking features new investors
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Head of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, says this year’s staging of the Ministry of Tourism’s Speed Networking will feature new investors to the local tourism...

Don’t have children you cannot afford, DPP urges women
Jamaica Observer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Paula Llewellyn is urging women to desist from having children that they cannot afford to provide for financially. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Holness to address...

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