RBDF apprehends Cuban migrants
Nassau Guardian

CORAL HARBOUR BASE – A total of 14 Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Center after being apprehended by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday...

US, Cuba sign counter-narcotics agreement
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – The United States and Cuba have signed a counter-narcotics arrangement that will facilitate further cooperation and information sharing between both countries. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016...

Russian doping whistle-blower barred from Rio — IOC
Jamaica Observer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) – Yuliya Stepanova, the Russian 800-metre runner who lifted the lid on systematic doping fraud and corruption in Russian athletics, will not compete in the Rio Olympics next month, the IOC...

Under -20 World Champs - Rushelle Burton earns silver in 100m hurdles
Jamaica Observer

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland- Rushelle Burton set a new National Junior Record 12.87 seconds (2.0m/s), the joint fifth fastest of all times while taking a shock silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles on today’s final...

United States and Cuba sign counternarcotics arrangement
Antigua Observer

HAVANA, Jul. 24, CMC – The United States and Cuba have signed a counternarcotics arrangement that will facilitate further cooperation and information sharing between both countries.

Facebook tests drone for Internet relay
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (Xinhua) – Facebook Inc has completed the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, a high-altitude unmanned aircraft designed to relay Internet access in the world’s remote areas, the...

British first double hand transplant ‘successfully’ completed
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (Xinhua) – Leeds General Infirmary announced Friday that a team of eight surgeons has successfully undertaken Britain’s first double hand transplant. International Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

French trial casts shadow over IMF chief Lagarde
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Bad timing: International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde was in China for a meeting of the powerful G20 countries when the news came Friday that she would be put on...

Kabul carnage
Jamaica Observer

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions yesterday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the...

NOEL LEE – the man who quietly and efficiently changed the Jamaican landscape
Jamaica Observer

The thanksgiving service for the life of former Director of Elections, Noel Lee, was held at the St Andrew Parish Church on Wednesday, July 20. Lee passed away on June 29. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Kabul...

Stephen Earl Forbes Foundation touching young souls in Islington
Jamaica Observer

When Donna Forbes left her Islington, Central St Mary home for the United States at age 11, little did she /strong>know that in later years she would return to impact the lives of many in the community. Local News Sun,...

Zika, pregnancy and the Ministry of Health’s response
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica and the world are faced with the potential outcome of neurological complications, including microcephaly, in children of women infected with the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a condition where babies are born with...

Heat wave hits Parliament as Senators toss jackets aside
Jamaica Observer

Parliament is expected to start its summer recess this week, with the final sitting of the House of Representatives for the session on Tuesday, and the Senate on Friday. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Zika,...

Scotiabank encourages upkeep of children’s homes beyond Labour Day
Jamaica Observer

Studies have shown that beautiful colours and pleasant surroundings can have a direct and subtle influence on emotions, recuperation, behaviour, learning and general wellness. This makes the upkeep and beautification of...

DBJ ignites innovation in entrepreneurship
Jamaica Observer

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will pay out $72 million in grant funding to recipients of the Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship programme (IGNITE). Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Help these youngsters turn their lives around
Jamaica Observer

The Organization of American States (OAS) representative in Jamaica has appealed to public and private sector employers to give rehabilitated youngsters an opportunity to turn their lives around under an internship...

Slain St Catherine gangster is hotelier’s killer, say police
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James – The St James police say they have made a breakthrough in the March 3 murder of Montego Bay hotelier Henry Chin. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Help these youngsters turn their lives...

Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson
Jamaica Observer

The man who introduced the Tobacco Control Regulations Act wants Jamaicans to play a far more active role in preserving their health by resisting the use of tobacco. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Slain St...

How prison changed one young man’s life
Jamaica Observer

Incarceration is not often paired with gratefulness, but for Jevan Smith, it is what changed his life for the better. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health...

Little enforcement of Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance
Jamaica Observer

It has existed on Jamaican law books for three years now, but the one-time much heralded Public Health Tobacco Control Regulations Act 2013, seems to have virtually gone up in smoke. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00...

Residents hoping for Alpart’s reopening
Jamaica Observer

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Lucy Brooks, who operates a restaurant, Country Grill, located on a slope overlooking this small village close to the south east St Elizabeth/south Manchester border, remembers the good times....

Boy claims he was burnt at girls’ home
Jamaica Observer

A 17-year-old boy says he has not slept in a week because of the painful wounds he received after he was attacked at a girls’ home. Local News Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Residents hoping for Alpart’s...

Dominican writer publishes book on blockade against Cuba
Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- Vice Chancellor of Extension at the Santo Domingo State University (UASD), writer, Rafael Nino Feliz, launched Friday his essay "El bloqueo contra Cuba: ahora la gran guerra por otra vía" (The Blockade...

Cuba vows tight airport security for US flights
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba said Thursday there is "nothing to fear" regarding security as direct flights resume between the communist island and the United States, part of their historic rapprochement. Local News Thu,...

US marks first anniversary of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
Antigua Observer

The United States on Wednesday marked the completion of the first year of restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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