NIS changes period for stamp card contributions
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective January 2019, the period for the payment of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions using stamp cards, will be changed to the calendar year, January to December from the...

Minister urges divided UK MPs to find Brexit consensus
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A senior government minister called Saturday for British MPs from all parties to "forge a consensus" on Brexit to avoid a potentially damaging "no deal" withdrawal from the European...

Gov't must secure communities post SoE, says PNP Women's Movement
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party Women's Movement (PNPWM) says that the Government should utilise the resources of the State to strengthen police intelligence and increase security presence in...

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns
Telegraph UK

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns elegraph logo eed of articles aved articles Save ALL SECTIONS More Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns Save Sri Lanka's disputed...

IN PICTURES: CCM protest near Electoral Office
Dominica News Online

The following are pictures of a protest which is being held today in the vicinity pf the Electoral Office. The activity has been organized by the Concerned Citizens Movement as part of its campaign for free and fair...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: The PNP will be stronger for voting against SOEs
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor,I commend the People's National Party (PNP) for its brave decision to vote against an extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOE).As I commented months ago, this should have been done earlier in the...

No politics in the distribution of Christmas benefits, McKenzie urges councillors
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, has urged councillors not to be swayed by political affiliation when distributing Christmas benefits.

Minister: Consolidated Fund Financial Statements
Bernews

The Auditor General gave a qualified audit opinion on the 2017/18 annual accounts of the Consolidated Fund, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson in the House of Assembly. The Consolidated Fund is the general operating...

Auditor General On Govt Financial Statements
Bernews

Auditor General Heather Thomas’s opinion on the financial statements of the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the year ended March 31, 2018, is included in the financial statements tabled in the...

PNP seeks assurance from security forces to remain in SOE areas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson says that he has received an assurance from Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson that...

Portuguese Community Pay Tribute To Dr Terceira
Bernews

[Written by Don Burgess] Dr Clarence ‘Tessi’ Terceira –  who passed away this week at the age of 91 – was an iconic figure to many in the Portuguese community. Andrea Moniz-DeSouza,...

Premier Burt On Costs Of SSM Legal Appeals
Bernews

The costs so far for the “drafting of the grounds of appeal and provisional advice to the Privy Council” for the same sex marriage legal case stands to date at £11,250 [$14,161], Premier David Burt said. In...

Bartlett commits $100m to Alpha Redevelopment Plan
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett on Wednesday committed $100 million to the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The allocation will come from the ministry's Tourism...

Health crisis looms with dengue, overcrowding and surgery delays, says PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that there is a Dengue Fever outbreak across the island despite the health ministry's declaration that the number of cases could not be classified as...

Changes to Children Amendment Act delayed
Royal Gazette

The Government was accused of failing to carry out a proper consultation yesterday after a House of Assembly debate on a controversial Bill opposed by childrens rights campaigners was postponed. Craig Cannonier, the...

May sticks to her Brexit plan despite EU rebuff
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted yesterday that her Brexit deal was still alive and kicking, despite a stinging rebuff from the European Union (EU) after she asked for changes to...

Killer of Portia's bodyguard convicted for murder
Jamaica Observer

THE man who shot and killed former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's bodyguard 11 years ago was yesterday convicted of murder, and is to be sentenced on January 25 of next year in the Home Circuit Court.Veron Irving...

$100 million for Alpha Campus redevelopment
Jamaica Observer

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says a sum of $100 million will be provided towards the redevelopment of the 40-acre Alpha Campus in Kingston.The money, to come from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will be disbursed...

GECOM Chairman hospitalized
Kaieteur News

  Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson, has been hospitalized. The 85-year-old official missed a statutory meeting of commissioners last week because of illness....

Time for a broad–based national government
Kaieteur News

  Dear Editor, When will our political leaders and political parties honestly face and address the reality of more than six decades of race and political divisions that have stifled the social and economic development...

Looking at the no-confidence motion
Kaieteur News

  Dear Editor The Editorial “Oil and national cohesiveness” (SN, 14th December 2018) serves to remind us that National Cohesion is not being achieved because of politicians’ ambiguity towards national...

EBFA/Ralph Green U-11 League Four matches on today at Diamond Community Centre Ground
Kaieteur News

Another absorbing day of action is anticipated when the 3rd edition of the East Bank Football Association / Ralph Green Under-11 League continues today, day eight. Mocha Champs, currently in 7th place, will open against...

PPP will seek legal recourse to prevent PM from sitting in National Assembly
Kaieteur News

Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, has said that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be seeking legal recourse to prevent Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo from sitting in the National Assembly while he acts...

PM Barrow and President Morales Agree that I.C.J. is the Way to Go
Channel 5 Belize

As we said earlier, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and President Jimmy Morales held bilateral discussions ahead of the SICA summit today. Leaders of both countries spoke on the upcoming I.C.J. [...]

PM Barrow’s Bid for Interim Solution to Sarstoon Tensions Fails
Channel 5 Belize

Following President Jimmy Morales’ departure from the summit, we got a chance to speak with Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who symbolically handed over the Tempore Presidency of SICA to President [...]

In Plea Deal, Russian Woman Admits to Being a Secret Agent
Montserrat Reporter

Associated Press Published 13 December 2018 Image via AP Photo/File WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights...

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