Hudson happy with group winning goal
Trinidad Guardian

 National Under 20 midfielder Isaiah Hudson’s goal in the final Group 2 match against St Lucia on Sunday pushed this country through to the final round of the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 Qualifying phase for...

T&T ruggerwomen excited by Dublin challenge
Trinidad Guardian

T&T insists there are “no limits” to what they can achieve as they prepare to compete with more established women’s sevens sides for the final ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Dublin this...

Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing 
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from US health officials. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:47:50 GMT Congo...

Dump to Moravia roadway in Manchester reopened
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that the Dump to Moravia roadway, in the vicinity of Silent Hill, has been reopened to vehicular traffic. The corridor was closed last year after being...

Prisoners sentenced to hard labour must work – Montague
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says he believes that people who are sentenced to serve time at hard labour should do just that. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:32:19 GMT Dump to...

Frenchman on trial for sexually abusing 66 boys overseas
Jamaica Observer

VERSAILLES, France (AFP) — A Frenchman went on trial for paedophilia on Monday, confessing to abusing dozens of young boys in Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Egypt. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:18:10 GMT Prisoners sentenced...

Pistorius family reports threats ahead of murder sentence
Jamaica Observer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius and other relatives have been threatened in an extortion attempt ahead of the former track star's sentencing on July 6 for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius'...

Two killed in Bahamas plane crash
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Civil Aviation Department Accident Investigation representatives are due here Monday to begin probing the plane crash that left two people dead late Sunday. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016...

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide: UN
Jamaica Observer

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday. Local News Mon, 20...

Venezuela launches crucial referendum phase
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelans seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro amid a food crisis on Monday launched a crucial stage of their drive for a referendum on his rule. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:30:42...

Trump campaign manager is out 
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is leaving the campaign, following a tumultuous stretch marked by missteps and infighting. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:34:14 GMT Venezuela...

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic
Jamaica Observer

KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — DR Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:52:18...

At least six dead, more than 100 injured in Mexico protests
Jamaica Observer

OAXACA, Mexico (AFP) — At least six people were killed, including a journalist, and more than 100 injured in southern Mexico when unknown gunmen opened fire during clashes between police and teachers, authorities...

Tivoli Enquiry Report: JDF says use of mortars under review
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday said that having conducted a preliminary review of the Report of the Commissioners of the Western Kingston Commission of Enquiry 2016, the findings and...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Underdeveloped St Thomas left behind again 
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:56:27 GMT Tivoli Enquiry Report: JDF says use of mortars under review http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Tivoli-Enquiry-Report--JDF-says-use-of-mortars-under-review KINGSTON,...

Holy herb or illegal drug?
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Marijuana, described by some as a ‘holy herb’, is seen by many as a gift from God for the benefit of mankind. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘Mi old man would...

PHOTO: A kiss from dad
Jamaica Observer

Lando Boodie kisses his three-year-old daughter Ashley while walking on Chisholm Avenue in Kingston yesterday, Father’s Day. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Holy herb or illegal...

Illiteracy responsible for several St Ann crashes — Supt. Wayne Cameron
Jamaica Observer

St Ann has been under the microscope in recent times following several road fatalities in the parish. The most recent incident, which occurred in Llandovery, claimed the lives of five people, including a basic school...

KSAC allocates $60 million for drain cleaning
Jamaica Observer

THE Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be allocating $60 million for critical drain cleaning and to enable all the divisions to take care of problems associated with the 2016 hurricane season, Kingston Mayor...

Tastee celebrates Golden Jubilee
Jamaica Observer

Tastee, the Jamaican fast food chain best known for its world famous patties, celebrated 50 years of existence and operations on Friday, June 17. Local News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT KSAC allocates $60 million for...

Defence Board discusses Tivoli enquiry findings
Jamaica Observer

THE Defence Board last Friday discussed the Tivoli enquiry report and considered in detail the findings of the report relating to the Jamaica Defence Force, and specifically those in relation to the conduct of officers...

‘It is extremely hard to say goodbye’
Jamaica Observer

A man of God, a dedicated journalist and a music lover were just a few of the affectionate titles used by family members, friends and colleagues to describe Glenroy ‘Sinco’ Sinclair at the thanksgiving service...

Mobile Passport Control App for Caribbean travellers expands in American airports
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport (NLIA) in New Jersey have...

Sandals responds to defamatory allegations by Antiguan PM
Jamaica Observer

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) yesterday accused the Government of Antigua and Barbuda of unilaterally reneging on their Host Country Agreement, thereby breaching the Treaty of Chaguaramas which binds Caribbean...

T&T Government ‘not ready’ for ganja consultation
Trinidad Guardian

The Caribbean Collective for Justice (CCJ) said it has been informed by the head of the Caricom Marijuana Commission Professor Rose Marie Belle Antoine, that Trinidad and Tobago was to be the first country where the...

Ruggerwomen beaten in Olympic warm-up final 24-0
Trinidad Guardian

T&T women’s rugby sevens team led by captain Ayana Skeete continued their preparations for the World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage in Dublin from June 25-26, with a runner-up finish in the Marble City...

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