The end is in sight — Junkanoo Carnival kicks off in the second city
Nassau Guardian

It’s here. And it starts today. The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival kick-off in Grand Bahama is sure to be a game-changing event. The line-up for international artists on the Taino Beach stage is nothing short of sick,...

Not satisfied!    
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s...

Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

St Lucia lifts ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The temporary ban placed on the importation of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted by the Government of St Lucia. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:25 GMT South Africa bus crash kills...

West Indies 71-4 at lunch in first Test
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — West Indies were 71 for four batting first against Pakistan at lunch on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Local News Fri, 21...

Programme launched to train people in 3D Animation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A project which seeks to train 150 young people annually for the global US$230-billion animation industry was launched on Wednesday. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:39:43 GMT West Indies 71-4...

J'cans urged to support work of child month committee
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chair of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr Pauline Mullings, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the work of the committee. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:31:32 GMT Programme...

US Immigration Services wants end to temporary protection for Haitians
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), James McCament, has issued a recommendation that the United States end temporary protections by next January...

Koriq pays tribute to MOMS
Jamaica Observer

Koriq pays a soulful tribute to mothers on his latest offering, I Feel Your Love. On the track he expresses his appreciation to mothers for the contribution they have made in the lives of their children. Born Courick...

British PM to seek snap general election on June 8
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for a snap general election on June 8, in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union....

New Commissioner of Police reports early for duty
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – At 6:33 am, newly appointed Commissioner of Police, George Quallo reported for his first official day at work at his office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:23:08 GMT...

Antigua cops hunt Jamaican involved in robbery
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — The police in Antigua and Barbuda are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a recent robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Poor choices by gov’t impacting mosquito eradication programme — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has noted that while the government spent $800 million on a highly partisan bushing programme, much of which was paid prior to the local government...

Gov't strengthening law enforcement, High Commissioner to UK tells Diaspora
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (JIS) — Jamaica is reforming and modernising several pieces of legislation in order to strengthen law enforcement capabilities while seeking to improve all aspects of security on the island,...

UWI lecturer urges ethical guidelines in civil society advocacy
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Herbert Gayle of the UWI department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, has called on civil society groups to observe ethical guidelines in carrying out research for advocacy. Local News...

EU says Brexit plans unchanged by British election call
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU said Tuesday it did not expect negotiating guidelines for Britain's exit from the bloc to be affected by the British government's call for an early general election. Local News Tue,...

FSPID ensuring imported food safety
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID) is carrying out its mandate to ensure that all food entering the island is safe for consumption. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017...

Kite festival in Duhaney Park
Jamaica Observer

The FLOW Foundation, on Good Friday, joined hands with youth from Sherlock Crescent in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, to stage a kite-flying contest where the youngsters, between the ages of 8 and 18, displayed their...

This Day in History — April 18
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 108th day of 2017. There are 257 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Kite festival in Duhaney Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Kite-festival-in-Duhaney-Park_95857 The FLOW...

Official says home economics education plays key role in national development
Jamaica Observer

DIRECTOR of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Western Regional Office Dr Michelle Pinnock says home economics education continues to be an important subject area that plays a critical role in nation...

The iPHONE OF CARS?
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already reshaped culture with its iPhone may try to...

Mayor says council must play part in city’s entertainment
Jamaica Observer

MAYOR Delroy Williams says the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) must put structures in place to manage mega entertainment events in the city. Local News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT The iPHONE OF...

Prince Harry shares emotional struggles after Diana’s death
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (AP) — It is an image those who saw it will never forget: Prince William and Prince Harry — just boys, really — walking silently behind their mother’s cortège as the world...

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