Turkish tensions with Europe risk spilling into Switzerland
Antigua Observer

Neutral Switzerland risks getting swept up in Turkey's political row with European countries as Swiss authorities weigh how to handle Turks' requests for asylum and a call to ban a rally on Sunday by Turkey's foreign...

Erdogan accuses Germany of behaving 'like Nazis' after Turks banned from political rallies
Telegraph UK

5 March 2017 3:37pm President Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of behaving as in Nazi times in cancelling political meetings of resident Turks that were due to be addressed by Turkish officials. German authorities withdrew...

Let the matches begin!
Nassau Guardian

Prime Minister Perry Christie toured the newly renovated Bahamas Football Association (BFA) National Beach Soccer Facility on Saturday, ahead of this week’s CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and...

Thorne scolded by judge in Misick case
Nation News

QUEEN’S COUNSEL RALPH THORNE has been rebuked by a judge in the Turks and Caicos Islands after resigning, via email, from a high-profile corruption case involving former premier Michael Misick. Thorne...

Regional banking body supports Fatca
Trinidad Guardian

The St Lucia-based Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) yesterday urged Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries that have not enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGAs)...

Opposition leader says Trinidad and Tobago in crisis due to crime situation
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar Monday criticised the Trinidad and Tobago government over the crime situation in the country and called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to...

Bartlett to meet with regional tourism leaders in Bahamas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett leaves the island today to attend a meeting of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners in the Bahamas....

Mexico earmarks US$50 million to back migrants in US 
Jamaica Observer

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top diplomat said Monday his country will spend about US$50 million to hire lawyers for migrants in the United States facing deportation. Local News Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:08:36 GMT Bartlett...

EGC endorses public sector transformation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Economic Growth Council (EGC) has endorsed the Government’s public sector transformation programme.  Local News Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:35:19 GMT Mexico earmarks US$50 million to...

UPDATE: Tourist among 8 injured in deadly Trelawny crash
Jamaica Observer

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Falmouth police have identified the driver of the Toyota Yaris motor car who was killed in a three-vehicle collision on the Salt Marsh leg of the Northern Coastal Highway earlier today as...

O-WRAP: US immigration fears… Billions for banks… 93-y-o with 86 wives
Jamaica Observer

1. Trump’s immigration ban to affect C’bean? Local News Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:00:03 GMT UPDATE: Tourist among 8 injured in deadly Trelawny crash...

Johnson Smith encourages J'cans to remain calm after Trump orders
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has encouraged Jamaicans to remain calm after recent executive orders by President of the United States Donald Trump....

St Lucia threatened into accepting deportees from US — PM Chastanet
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says the United States had threatened St Lucia to accept nationals deported from the North American country. Local News Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:30:32 GMT Johnson...

Trial in Mario Deane case stalled
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The case surrounding the three police officers who are charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), in relation to the 2014 death of St James resident, Mario Deane, failed to...

Gov’t to unveil policies to tackle crime
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has revealed that in the coming months, the Government will be rolling out strategic policies to address the country’s homicide rate and put in place a plan to...

Forex: J$128.35 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  The US dollar on Monday, January 30, ended trading at $128.35, down by seven cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Mon, 30 Jan 2017...

More Government assets to be divested
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is committed to divesting more State assets, in order to facilitate increased investments that yield greater levels of economic growth. Local News Thu, 26 Jan 2017...

NEPA satisfied with Black River oil spill clean-up
Jamaica Observer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it is satisfied with the clean-up and remediation efforts undertaken by J Wray and Nephew following this week’s oil spill into the Black River in St Elizabeth....

Walker wasn’t informed of court date, says attorney
Jamaica Observer

The attorney representing Danville Walker last evening made it clear that his client’s absence from court yesterday in his long-running battle with the Office of the Contractor General was not deliberate. Local News...

JPS submits plans to address blackout
Jamaica Observer

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it is now reviewing an action plan submitted by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to address the issues that led to the widespread blackout last April. Local News Thu, 26 Jan...

Case could go to Court of Arbitration after Carter’s positive test causes loss of 4x100m gold medals
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA’S legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has lost his 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay gold after Nesta Carter’s Beijing urine and blood samples were retested and found positive for the prohibited substance...

Not all ‘pentecostal’ is Pentecostal
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Case could go to Court of Arbitration after Carter’s positive test causes loss of 4x100m gold medals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Ja-eyes-appeal_87604...

‘Plastic’ rice puzzle still not solved
Jamaica Observer

THE solution of the puzzle as to why a few Jamaicans, including former Cabinet minister and current Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, insist they have been sold “plastic” rice in the domestic retail market...

PSOJ rejects Parliament’s attempt to regulate bank fees
Jamaica Observer

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has responded with concern to the attempt to the regulate bank fees and charges which began in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Local News Thu, 26 Jan 2017...

12 Haitians drown near Turks & Caicos; search continues
Jamaica Observer

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AP) — At least 12 Haitian migrants drowned in the Turks & Caicos Islands after their small and crowded boat capsized near the British Caribbean territory, officials said...

UPDATE: IAAF to retest Carter's samples from other events
Jamaica Observer

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — The IAAF says it will retest samples held in storage from other events for Nesta Carter following this morning’s announcement from the International Olympic Committee that the...

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