Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Iconic global monuments including the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate...

World bids farewell to Derek Walcott
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Derek Alton Walcott, born in humble surroundings on Chaussee Road and who mesmerised the world with his poetry, plays and paintings, was buried here on Saturday, one week after he died...

Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Friends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie...

Dominica, St Lucia implement ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest ‎Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

PNPYO says Gov't budget is 'artificial prosperity'
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party’s Youth Organisation (PNPYO) today encouraged Jamaicans to stand against the “extortionate and obviously indefensible tax package” presented by the...

US mother beat, choke girl over incorrect Bible verses
Jamaica Observer

PENNSYLVANIA, United States (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

Cabinet facilitates pension scheme for district constables
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that Cabinet has approved the establishment of 2,200 district constable positions, with effect from April 1, 2017. Local News Thu, 23 Mar...

Fewer motorcyclists dying in crashes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Seventeen fewer motorcyclists have died on the nation’s roads since the beginning of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2016, representing a decrease of almost 50 per...

Britain names 'IS soldier' who attacked Parliament
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police on Thursday identified the man who killed three people in a rampage outside parliament as a 52-year-old with a string of convictions but none for terror offences. Local...

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Jamaica Observer

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Turkey President wants laptop ban lifted 'as soon as possible'
Jamaica Observer

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African...

'Worst is over' for Brazil's meat scandal
Jamaica Observer

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten produce was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister told AFP on...

Woman accused of prostituting teens for court April 4
Jamaica Observer

A pregnant Kingston vendor accused of pimping two minors, who were reported missing from their home in Portland, is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on April 4. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

Students must be guided to choose careers
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the job market has become very competitive and students should now be guided as it relates to careers...

Islamic State claims British parliament attack
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to...

PM announces NHT grants for disabled persons
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective July 1, the National Housing Trust (NHT) will provide a grant for mortgagors with disabilities or who reside with and care for family members with disabilities, in a move to...

American woman jailed in connection with Jamaican-based lottery fraud scheme
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Broward County, Florida woman has been jailed in Miami, for her role in connection with the operation of a Jamaican-based fraudulent...

Speed Networking features new investors
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Head of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, says this year’s staging of the Ministry of Tourism’s Speed Networking will feature new investors to the local tourism...

Authorities still unsure what caused deadly St Lucia explosion
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The RG Group of Companies yesterday said it would give its “unwavering support and cooperation to the investigators” probing the explosion that left at least four people dead,...

UNDP help for Clarendon communities
Jamaica Observer

Mike Henry (left), minister of transport and mining and Member of Parliament for Clarendon Central, accepts a copy of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2016 Human Development Report from the...

Jamaica to appoint tourism advisors in Europe
Jamaica Observer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he will appoint several of Jamaica’s honorary consuls in Europe as unpaid tourism advisors to his office, in his effort to significantly boost Jamaica’s market share for...

Parade Gardens residents benefit from free legal service
Jamaica Observer

Residents of the Parade Gardens community in Central Kingston are the latest to benefit from the services of the Legal Aid Council’s Mobile Justice Unit. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica to appoint...

Father hauled before court for whipping, wounding son
Jamaica Observer

A father, who used an electrical wire to beat his son, was on Tuesday hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Parade Gardens residents benefit from free legal...

Jamaica to host energy efficiency building code project launch
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A regional project team (RPT), established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), will be launched in Jamaica, next week. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Crash hotspots to get special attention
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says instructions have been given to the National Works Agency (NWA) to implement safety measures to reduce accidents in crash hotspots. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica to...

Don’t have children you cannot afford, DPP urges women
Jamaica Observer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Paula Llewellyn is urging women to desist from having children that they cannot afford to provide for financially. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Holness to address...

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