Bermuda civil servants accept 2.5 per cent pay rise
Jamaica Observer

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – The Bermuda Government and the Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU) have hammered out a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.Negotiations had been under way since July, with the...

Oversight committee wants new bargaining model for public sector
Jamaica Observer

CO-CHAIR of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC) Danny Roberts says that the committee is concerned about the advocacy type of wage bargaining, which has historically characterised negotiations for...

Major craft fair for Ocho Rios this Friday
Jamaica Observer

THE Craft Department at the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) will stage its second annual craft fair on Friday at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios.According to the TPDCo, the all-day event, which will...

This is Day in History — November 22
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 326th day of 2017. There are 39 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1963: US President John F Kennedy is assassinated as he rides in motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Vice-President Lyndon B Johnson becomes the...

Putin in surprise talks with Assad
Jamaica Observer

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — President Vladimir Putin discussed Syria yesterday with his US counterpart Donald Trump, with both speaking of the need for progress toward a peace settlement following the Russian leader's...

UN body wants debt relief for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean countries
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — The United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Monday presented its debt for climate adaptation swaps proposal for Caribbean countries ravaged by recent...

Four UDC-managed J'can attractions win premier travel awards
Jamaica Observer

FOUR Urban Development Corporation-managed attractions have copped certificates from the world's largest travel site — TripAdvisor — for 2017 for excellence in hospitality and continuously meeting the needs of...

What now after Robert Mugabe's resignation?
Jamaica Observer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Robert Mugabe shocked Zimbabwe and the world when he resigned as president yesterday, ending his 37-year grip on power.It also plunged the nation into uncertainty, raising...

US ends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The United States Government has terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 60,000 undocumented Haitian nationals living in the United States.

Man falls into gully after epileptic attack, rescued by car washer
Jamaica Observer

A man who reportedly suffered an epileptic attack and fell into a gully on Half-Way-Tree Road was rescued yesterday by another man just as water from heavy rainfall started rushing through the drain.Noel Virgo told the...

Truck rolls away, crushes man in Kingston
Jamaica Observer

WHAT should've been a regular work day for a Master Mac employee yesterday was anything but, as it ended with him being crushed by a truck.The employee, who has been identified as Andrew Moss, was reportedly in the...

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned hated despot
Jamaica Observer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Thirty-seven years ago, Robert Mugabe was feted as a titan who had won Africa's last great war against colonialism.Yesterday, in the twilight of his life, Mugabe resigned, loathed by millions...

NIDS Bill passed after Opposition walkout
Jamaica Observer

IN a dramatic turn of events last evening, the Government passed the much-debated National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS Bill), approximately one hour after the Opposition walked out in protest against its...

Early childhood institutions to extend services
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid says the Government will be putting measures in place to enable early childhood institutions to extend their current services to...

Modern court infrastructure in two years, says Chuck
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says that within the next two years, Jamaica should have a modern court infrastructure comparable to anywhere in the world.Addressing the Jamaican Bar Association Annual Conference at the...

US visa applicants must register prior to interview
Jamaica Observer

Q: I hear there are changes to how immigrant visas are processed at the US Embassy. Is this true?Yes, improvements have been made to how we process immigrant visas. In order to benefit from these improvements, immigrant...

Cautious hope for Zimbabwe's future as Mugabe quits
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — The resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was greeted by hopes of better times for the nation's people, in early reactions from the international community yesterday.No one voiced...

PHOTO: Porsche lessons
Jamaica Observer

Scotiabank's Shynelle Anderson speaks to businessman Errol Brennan about the 2018 Porsche Cayenne, while David Seivwright,(foreground) head of business for Porsche, explains features of the new model, at the Porsche...

Jones calls time on career after Atlanta snub
Antigua Observer

ATLANTA, United States (CMC) – Trinidadian forward Kenwyne Jones abruptly ended his 15-year professional career on Monday after Major League Soccer franchise Atlanta United opted not to renew his contract for the...

Mass testing for World Diabetes Day
Antigua Observer

Over 60 pupils from the Greenbay Primary School School were among the more than 300 people who received free testing for diabetes and hypertension during the observation of World Diabetes Day.

Gov’t planning for roadworks disruption
Antigua Observer

A traffic management committee has been set up to craft a plan to deal with the disruptions expected to accompany major road works set to begin early next year.

US $1B-plus in pledges for hurricane-hit islands
Antigua Observer

More than U.S. $1 billion has been pledged to help the Caribbean countries hit by September’s hurricanes rebuild and to do so better than before.

Heritage Quay vendors annoyed with move to new location
Antigua Observer

Scores of angry vendors, who were moved on Monday from the Heritage Quay Vendors Mall to a new but temporary location, west of the Heritage hotel, lamented the situation when OBSERVER media visited the area once known as...

Sir Ron addresses concerns over observance of public holidays at overseas embassies
Antigua Observer

Sir Ron Sanders, Antigua’s ambassador to the United States and Canada, said there appears to be a clear misunderstanding about how the embassy in Washington D.C. functions during the observance of a public holiday in...

Editorial: Déjà vu?
Antigua Observer

The case of Haiti is instructive. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you have heard the warnings before – that we should be careful that we not repeat the debacle in Haiti. Of course, we are sounding the alarm out of an abundance of...

Nationwide effort needed to win the battle against the Giant African Snail
Antigua Observer

The entire community must be involved to win the on-going fight against the Giant African Snail population, according to plant protection unit staff.

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