BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – POLITICS-New Governor to take office in August
Antigua Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, May, 5, CMC – A new Governor will take office in this British Overseas Territory in August. Augustus ‘Gus’ Jaspert, who currently serves in the United Kingdom Cabinet Office...

US 'concerned' about Venezuela mass protests after boy, woman killed
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States is "concerned" about the situation in Venezuela, where deadly clashes broke out Wednesday in mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro, Secretary of State Rex...

O-WRAP: Son of world’s oldest woman dies… Airlines withdraw from Cuba… PNP cries foul
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:11 GMT US 'concerned' about Venezuela mass protests after boy, woman killed...

#SectoralDebate: McKenzie says $550m in National Disaster Fund
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of $550 million is now available in country’s National Disaster Fund, says Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017...

Young Jamaica welcomes government’s aid for indebted students
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Young Jamaica this afternoon hailed the government’s allocation of $300 million to help “financially challenged” Jamaican students at the University of the West Indies (UWI),...

BVI to charge visitors US$10 in environmental levy
Dominica Vibes

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — All visitors to this British overseas territory will soon be required to pay US$10 in an environmental levy. This follows the passage of a Bill in the lower house on Tuesday....

BVI to charge visitors US$10 in environmental levy
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — All visitors to this British overseas territory will soon be required to pay US$10 in an environmental levy. This follows the passage of a Bill in the lower house on Tuesday....

Clashes erupt at 'mother of all protests' in Venezuela
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Clashes broke out Wednesday at massive protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as riot police fired tear gas to push back stone-throwing demonstrators and a young protester...

UPDATE: $300m allocated to help needy UWI, UTECH, CMI students
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government on Wednesday said it has allocated a total of $300 million to help financially-challenged Jamaican students at the University of the West Indies, University of Technology (UTech)...

Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Fox News severed its relationship with Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday, dumping America's most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and dwindling...

Members urged to remind themselves of JTA principles
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Howard Isaacs, has urged members to constantly remind themselves of the principles under which the association was formed. Local...

Emirates cuts flights to US as demand weakens
Jamaica Observer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, said Wednesday that it will reduce flights to the United States after tightened visa and security measures under President Donald Trump...

St Vincent opposition wants gov't to account for spending on new airport
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has called on the Ralph Gonsalves led administration to account for the more than EC$700 million (US$259,000,000) reportedly spent to build...

Data Protection Act to be tabled soon, Cybercrimes Act to be reviewed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley on Tuesday said the Data Protection Act is to be laid before Parliament for debate within another three months. Local News Wed,...

Haiti to rebuild National Palace toppled in 2010 quake
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — President Jovenel Moise launched Wednesday a project to rebuild Haiti's National Palace, a symbol of national pride destroyed by the cataclysmic 2010 earthquake that killed more than...

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...

interCaribbean Airways beefs up flights with increased air link to BVI
Jamaica Observer

InterCaribbean Airways has added another flight to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making travel easier for Caribbean nationals without a US Visa. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Bank of Jamaica...

BVI premier calls for overseas help in crime fight
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Premier Dr Orlando Smith has vowed to leave no stone unturned as security officials in this British overseas territory deal with an upsurge in crime. Local News Mon, 20 Mar...

Tennessee couple first to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel
Jamaica Observer

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Time stood still on Jamaica’s south coast as Christine Carroll Rhodes prepared to walk down the aisle. Beyond the sound of her heavy breathing, she could hear the gently crashing...

Young scientist develops nutraceuticals for diabetics
Jamaica Observer

YOUNG scientist Dr Denise Daley has used her passion for plants to develop a line of nutraceuticals to be used in the treatment of diabetes. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tennessee couple first to wed at...

Cardiac centre at children’s hospital by mid-2017
Jamaica Observer

THE cardiac centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children is scheduled for completion by the middle of 2017. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Young scientist develops nutraceuticals for diabetics...

Holistic rehabilitation programme at South Camp Road juvenile centre
Jamaica Observer

THE Department of Correctional Services is taking a holistic approach to rehabilitating young girls in state care at the South Camp Road Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre in Kingston. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017...

Photo: Women in advocacy
Jamaica Observer

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) chair Chorvelle Johnson (left), with WLI International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast forum participants Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Donna Duncan-Scott (2nd right), and Valerie Facey...

This Day in History - March 20, 2017
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 79th day of 2017. There are 286 days left in the year. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT New machines for a ticket to your dreams...

Tribute to Joseph Edward McPherson: Trade unionist, journalist
Jamaica Observer

HE was affectionately known to everyone as “Joe”. This gentle giant’s lifelong adventure as trade unionist, journalist and politician covered more than six decades of service and devotion to his chosen...

JHTA calls for members to withhold property tax
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is fuming at the levels of increases in property taxes being imposed on hotels, and has called on stakeholders to withhold payments until there is consultation with the...

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