Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist...

Traffic changes for Carnival road marches tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The public is being advised that in order to facilitate four carnival road marches on Sunday, several road closures will take effect across the corporate area at different times, beginning at 8:00...

Governments urged to be wary of private education interests
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — General Secretary of the global teachers’ advocacy organisation, Education International, Fred van Leeuwen, has cautioned governments against the outsourcing of education to private...

NEPA shares environmental protection tips for Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is providing tips on how persons can do their part in preserving and protecting the environment in observance of Earth Day today. Local...

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is trying to tamp...

World Bank says remittance growth only seen in Caribbean region
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Despite overall global decline, the World Bank says the only region to record growth in remittances in 2016, was Latin America and the Caribbean . Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017...

Only needy UWI students to get special relief, Reid reiterates
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education Minister Ruel Reid is this afternoon reiterating that only final year students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona who have been deemed needy by the university and the Guild...

CARICOM extends sympathy to families of victims of recent terror attacks
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathy to the families of persons killed in recent brutal attacks in Sweden and Egypt, stating that “incidents such as these serve...

2nd Annual Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival & Family Fun Day…Chase versus Morgan’s could serve up a treat
Kaieteur News

Even before they met each other in the final of the just concluded Milo 18 and under Schools Football Competition, both Chase Academy, who successfully defended their title, and Morgan’s Learning Centre were regarded...

2nd Annual Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival & Family Fun Day…Top futsal teams invited to participate
Kaieteur News

-event could see a mixture of excitement & revenge Most of the top teams in the shorter version of football have been invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Boyce & Jefford Relay Festival & Family Fun Day,...

Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival…C. Mohan Contracting Guyana Inc. sponsors Women’s 4x100m
Kaieteur News

C. Mohan Contracting Guyana Inc. yesterday entered a long-term agreement with sponsorship of the Women’s 4×100 metre race at the upcoming Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day, scheduled for April 30...

St Lucia concerned about threat of terrorism to Caribbean tourism
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia's national security minister, Hermangild Francis, has voiced concerns about terrorism and the possible effect on Caribbean tourism. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:54:35 GMT...

Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117
Jamaica Observer

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died on Saturday at the age of 117, the Italian media reported. Local News...

UPDATE: Jamaican woman now oldest person alive
Jamaica Observer

ROME, Italy (AFP) — According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), the world's oldest human is Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:38:33 GMT Italian Emma...

Tufton hails Adventist Church
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is hailing the Adventist Church for allowing the use of its facility in St James to accommodate patients of the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Local...

Cruise company hails relationship with Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —  Vice President of Strategic and Commercial Port Development at Carnival Cruise Line, Carlos Torres de Navarra, says Carnival has a special longstanding relationship with Jamaica, which...

42-y-o man killed in Westmoreland crash
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica —  The police is reporting that a 42-year-old labourer of Whitehouse, Westmoreland is dead after he sustained injuries from a motor vehicle collision on Water Wheel main road in the parish...

St Elizabeth man killed motor vehicle crash
Jamaica Observer

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The police have reported that 44-year-old Mark Ellison, building contractor of Leeds district in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision on...

Development of Portmore transportation hub on track – Henry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says development of the Portmore Transportation Hub is on “in earnest”. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:08:44 GMT St Elizabeth man killed...

Work to begin this year on expansion of Ian Fleming airport
Jamaica Observer

Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT United in Social Media ...

United in Social Media 
Jamaica Observer

On Monday, a video made rounds on the internet of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. Uproar ensued online. Then an official statement from the CEO followed, which only fuelled...

Venezuela president heckled as protests spread to slums
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered protests flared Wednesday in slums that have long been a bulwark of support for Venezuela’s socialist leaders only hours after a pro-government rally degenerated into heckling...

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Garbage could soon pile up in one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities because it has not paid a trash-collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017...

Guyana reviewing bauxite industry
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it expects to receive a report soon on the review of the bauxite industry that was commissioned last year marking the centennial of the sector here. Local...

Little relief for hotels, other properties with value of over $20 million
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and Planning Audley Shaw yesterday announced adjustments to the property tax regime that will see a four per cent reduction in the rate applied to the higher valuation bands. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

Bank of Jamaica preparing for new FX auction system
Jamaica Observer

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced on Tuesday April 11 that it is developing plans to buy and sell its foreign exchange from and to authorised dealers (ADs) and cambios by competitive auction. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

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