Venezuela awaits key ruling on Maduro recall
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuela's opposition learns Tuesday whether it can proceed with efforts to force a recall vote against President Nicolas Maduro, amid a dire economic crisis that is fueling warnings of...

Twitter shares dive after update disappoints
Jamaica Observer

Shares were down nine per cent in after-hours trade after the report, which showed Twitter's loss narrowed to US$107 million in the second quarter from $136 million a year earlier. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:40:03 GMT...

Forex: J$126.40 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, July 26, ended trading at J$126.40, up by two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:54...

IMF wants new strategy to preserve financial stability in St Kitts-Nevis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says St Kitts-Nevis needs a multi-pronged strategy to preserve macro-financial stability and hard-earned gains in debt sustainability. Local...

Hillary Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee
Jamaica Observer

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become American's first woman president by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders. Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:50:47 GMT IMF...

Gov't praises business leaders for CARICOM review participation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has commended local business leaders for participating in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission....

UPDATE: Venezuela govt seeks to ban Opposition over recall 'fraud’
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The Venezuelan government on Tuesday asked electoral authorities to declare illegal the opposition coalition seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro via a recall vote, accusing them of...

Former T&T attorney general wants death penalty implemented
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has called on the government to ensure that the death penalty is carried out here, saying he could not understand why the problem of...

Brazil's Rousseff, Lula to boycott Olympic opening ceremony
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials said...

Political interference crippling NSWMA — McCaulay
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Founder and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) Diana McCaulay says that Jamaica’s environmental and solid waste management problems will not be remedied unless...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Praying to end crime is pointless
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:35:07 GMT Political interference crippling NSWMA — McCaulay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Political-interference-crippling-NSWMA---McCaulay KINGSTON, Jamaica —...

SOCIAL SCENE: Celebrating culture
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THE 205th anniversary of the independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was an occasion for celebration and the Venezuelan embassy here marked it with a morning event at the embassy. Under...

PPP only accounts for US$15M out of US$400M PetroCaribe funds – GEA annual report shows
Kaieteur News

Guyanese companies and entities began importing fuel from Venezuela, with Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) as an agent of purchase, under the lucrative PetroCaribe agreement back in 2007. It was agreed that only a portion would...

Maduro again extends Venezuela’s state of emergency
Dominica News Online

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has extended the country’s state of “economic emergency” for another 60 days, an official newspaper reported, a sign of declining conditions in the crisis-hit country....

TT, Venezuela strengthen gas ties
Trinidad Newsday

TT and Venezuela continue to strengthen bilateral ties for natural gas export. In a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) yesterday, Minister in the OPM, Stuart Young, met with Venezuelan Vice...

Austrie, Fontaine clash on Petro Caribe
Dominica News Online

Minister responsible for Petro Caribe, Reginald Austrie, and Opposition Senator, Thomson Fontaine, have clashed over monies allegedly owed to Venezuela under the Petro Caribe agreement. Fontaine is alleging that Austrie...

Life on the line in Venezuela as economic crisis worsens
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The people waiting for hours in front of the drugstore were dazed with heat and boredom when the gunmen arrived. Local News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:47:13 GMT Early morning tragedy as...

Students launch tax calculation app
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Final-year Management Information System (MIS) students at the Montego Bay Community College, in St James, have launched an innovative mobile calculator application to improve the calculation...

20 dead in Italy head-on train crash
Jamaica Observer

ROME, Italy (AFP) — At least 20 people were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia, in one of the country's worst rail accidents in recent years....

Dutch hospital's appeal: No more Pokemon hunting!
Jamaica Observer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — A Dutch hospital issued an appeal Tuesday to over-zealous fans of augmented reality game Pokemon Go not to "hunt" the fictitious monsters in the building after several mobile-clutching...

No thanks, Venezuela opposition tells Dominican Republic: Efe
Dominican Today

Caracas.- Venezuela’s opposition on Thursday set new

Border controversy… Only viable path is a diplomatic one – Belizean Foreign Minister
Kaieteur News

With some questioning the clout of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the world stage when faced with situations like the Venezuela/Guyana border controversy, Foreign Minister of Belize, Wilfred Elrington, is...

Ex-congressman Joe Walsh wants 'war' on Obama, Black Lives Matter after Dallas
Jamaica Observer

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Illinois congressman said Friday he's standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas in which he said President Barack Obama should "Watch out" and...

US withdraws funding for Haitian elections
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON (CMC) – The United States says it will suspend funding to Haiti for the upcoming round of presidential and legislative elections schedule for October even as Washington emphasised that the suspension...

CARICOM reiterates member’s territorial integrity in Guyana/Venezuela border dispute
Dominica News Online

In light of the continuing border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela, Heads of Government of CARICOM have said they support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all member states under international law. The...

Regional leaders express support for Guyana and Belize in border disputes
Antigua Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul 8, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders who ended their 37th summit here on Wednesday, have expressed support for the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his bid to find a...

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