Fire at HWT clock tower 
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The landmark clock tower in Half-Way-Tree Square, St Andrew caught fire this morning. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:57:59 GMT Venezuelan gov't workers to lose jobs over recall petition ...

Search continues for St Thomas boys
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police this morning said they are still carrying out a search for two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug...

AT&T to provide cellphone roaming, other services in Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:30 GMT Search continues for St Thomas boys...

Kingston mayor says HWT clock to be restored as quickly as possible
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it regrets the damage done to the Half-Way-Tree clock tower in St Andrew following this morning’s fire at the landmark. Local News Tue, 23...

Florida probes non-travel Zika case on Gulf Coast
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — Officials are investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika virus near the port city of Tampa, suggesting the local spread of Zika in Florida may have reached the state's Gulf...

JTA spends $34m, so far, to recoup stolen $100m
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) reported that $34 million has been spent in its quest to recover more that $100 million that was siphoned by an employee in 2013. Local News Tue, 23...

UPDATE: Bodies of St Thomas boys found
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police have recovered the bodies of two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:41:30 GMT JTA spends...

Headley Bennett, saxophonist on Bob Marley's first song, dies 
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Saxophonist Headley Bennett, who played on "Judge Not," Bob Marley's first song, has died at age 85, his family said Monday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:17:33 GMT PHOTO: Sagicor Foundation...

India cows get glow-in-the-dark horns to stop crashes
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) – Police in central India are sticking glow-in-the-dark strips on the horns of stray cattle to prevent motorists from crashing into the animals as they wander across roads at night, an officer...

Eight Facebook users indicted for mocking Thai junta leader
Jamaica Observer

BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) — A Thai military tribunal on Tuesday indicted eight people with sedition for running a Facebook page that mocked the kingdom's junta chief, making them the latest victims of the regime's...

Tropical wave approaches Eastern Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A tropical wave located about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity. Based on this, the Miami based National Hurricane Centre...

Bahamas PM says stalled mega-resort to be finished and sold 
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The prime minister of the Bahamas says his government has reached an agreement that will lead to the completion of a stalled mega-resort financed and built by the Chinese government. Local News...

Venezuelan gov't workers to lose jobs over recall petition 
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is ordering retaliation against managers in government agencies who signed a petition to recall him from office. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:12:41 GMT Bahamas PM...

Government contemplates proposals to build bridge linking St Kitts and Nevis
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC- Minister of Public Infrastructure Ian Liburd says the Cabinet is considering two proposals for the construction of a bridge to link St Kitts and Nevis. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Caribbean countries warned to prepare for major quake
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled three Caribbean islands on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

‘A joyous and momentous occasion’
Jamaica Observer

The official unveiling of a bust of Jamaica’s first National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey was held at the Brent Museum in Willesden Green library, London, on August 17. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Caribbean...

Students get up close with renewable energy
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) will be facilitating visits by students to renewable energy facilities and projects across the region. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ‘A joyous and momentous...

This Day in History — August 23
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 236th day of 2016. There are 130 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Students get up close with renewable energy...

PHOTO: Sagicor Foundation refurbishes school
Jamaica Observer

 Staff af Sagicor Investments Hope Road and Sagicor Life Holborn are seen with teachers and parents of Dunrobin Early Childhood Institution which was refurbished for the new school year. This is just one of the...

Nicollette Bailey, Rachel Clarke named NCB national scholars for 2016
Jamaica Observer

FOURTEEN brilliant young minds — one per parish — each with similar stories of defying economic hardship by way of education, were recently put to the test as the National Commercial Bank Foundation sought to...

Hype school tour rolls out in October
Jamaica Observer

The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, will begin its Health, Youth, Positive Energy (HYPE) school tour in October, to promote healthy lifestyle choices among the...

Sandals Whitehouse fetes team members and families at back-to-school fun day
Jamaica Observer

Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa gave close to 200 team members and their families lots to smile about over the weekend at the annual back-to-school family fun day. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hype...

FLOW pumps more than $400m into act of benevolence, highlights importance of giving back to Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

Telecommunications giant FLOW yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to its annual ‘Skool Aid’ project which has assisted more than 300,000 parents and children with back-to-school supplies and medical services...

PNP Campaign Scandal
Jamaica Observer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is now reeling from damaging allegations of misuse of campaign donations by some of its candidates in the February 25, 2016 General Election. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016...

Seven-year high school policy to start next month — Reid
Jamaica Observer

The Government is all set to implement a seven-year secondary level education policy at the start of the new academic year next month, six years after it was first mooted as a way to help students who need an additional...

Capital punishment to remains on books in St Kitts
Nation News

BASSETERRE – St Kitts and Nevis has not carried out the death penalty since 2008, but the law remains on the books and the Government stands ready to carry out the decisions of the court, said Prime Minister...

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