Calmer hurricane season predicted but Met says J'cans must still be prepared
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA'S Meteorological Service Division yesterday endorsed the updated August forecast of the Climate Prediction Centre of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane...

United Way donates $1.47 million to six basic schools
Jamaica Observer

UNITED Way of Jamaica has provided grant funding of $1.472 million to six basic schools islandwide, which will assist the institutions with their preparations to become certified with the Early Childhood commission...

Observer sales exec takes AAAJ award again
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer Advertising Sales Executive Sharla Murray-Wright again copped the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) Best Service Agent award in the print category at yesterday's AAAJ Media Awards held at...

Disability association demands protection
Antigua Observer

President of the Association for Persons with Disabilities and disability advocate, Bernard Warner, is  adamant that the time has come for the authorities to protect people with disabilities from discrimination.

Recent rainfall is nothing to celebrate, says meteorologist
Antigua Observer

Meteorologist and climatologist with the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service, Dale Destin, has cautioned that the recent showers experienced in Antigua and Barbuda is insignificant in the grand scheme of...

Christian Ebbin Wins British Sailing Nationals
Bernews

Bermuda’s Christian Ebbin made an outstanding showing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals in England, winning the overall title in a...

Tributes flow for 'rare treasure' Aretha Franklin who died at 76
Jamaica Observer

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and “Queen of Soul” loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her long-time...

South Koreans award scholarships to Jamaicans
Jamaica Observer

Young Gyu Lee (second left), head of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica, and Seong Hoon Kim (right), third secretary in the embassy, with scholarship recipient Shaneika Lee (second right) and past scholarship...

Photos: Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships
Bernews

The XL Catlin Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships came to an end in Devonshire with a Road Race that saw Bermuda’s cyclists collect five...

Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave
Jamaica Observer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex.

Reid reports increase in CSEC passes
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has announced that there has been an increase in the pass rate for students in public schools who sat the compulsory subjects of mathematics and English...

Health Ministry addresses concerns about increased hospital user fees
Jamaica Observer

THE Ministry of Health yesterday sought to address concerns regarding increased user fees at public hospitals, assuring the public that the Government's no-user-fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in...

Advertisers name Observer Media of the Year
Jamaica Observer

Adversiting Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) President Kingsley Morris presents Jamaica Observer Head of Marketing, Advertising and Communication Natalie Chin with the AAAJ Media of the Year 2017 award in the print...

Blood diamonds, armed rebels and a Cambridge-educated warlord: The inside story of the Central African Republic civil war
Telegraph UK

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Barry Chuckle's funeral to be held in stadium as fans invited to line streets
Telegraph UK

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Hall Hits A Home Run For Aberdeen Ironbirds
Bernews

Professional baseball player Adam Hall hit a home run for his Aberdeen Ironbirds team as they recorded a 5-2 victory over the Lowell Spinners in...

Lee Wind auction should pay staff severance
Antigua Observer

Chairman of the board of Lee Wind Paints Ltd., Hugh Marshall Sr., has said that the auction of the company’s property should lead to a settlement of severance owed to the recently released staff.

Return of Monkmania: University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull given their own BBC show
Telegraph UK

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Social media make youth more prone to bullying – Ricardo Drue
Antigua Observer

Soca artiste Ricardo Drue feels that social media has made the current generation of youth more susceptible to bullying.

Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structure
Telegraph UK

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The last British veterans of Korea: the Forgotten War
Telegraph UK

Was altered by six months. I joined as a private in the Suffolk Regiment and said I wanted to be an officer. I joined Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Normandy Company, in January 1949. We tried training on the ship (to...

Smoke from fire rises from rubble of collapsed Genoa bridge
Telegraph UK

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Mozambique's child mothers and a country facing a demographic timebomb
Telegraph UK

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Brock battling an aggressive cancer
Royal Gazette

Marvin Brocks life was turned upside down this year when he found out he had stage four prostate cancer after a gallbladder surgery. Mr Brock, who spent years battling to save his sons life with the help of strangers, was...

Video: August 17th Bernews Morning Newsflash
Bernews

The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dead at 76, man brandishing knife enters shop and steals chain, two suspects tried to snatch a...

British Airways worker who won legal battle to wear cross at work suing airline again
Telegraph UK

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Editorial: Long live our ‘Queen of Hearts’
Antigua Observer

We join with the entire world in mourning the passing of our dear lady, Aretha Franklin, who slipped this mortal ken yesterday. She was all of 76 years old and succumbed to one of the scourges of our times, pancreatic...

Tonga backs down in public calls for China to write off Pacific island debts after complaint form Beijing
Telegraph UK

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Admiral who oversaw Bin Laden raid says it would be an 'honour' if Trump revoked his security clearance
Telegraph UK

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'Book bragging' row as author's claim to be reading 50 books at the same time is criticised by fellow writers 
Telegraph UK

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Scientists find 'world's oldest cheese' in a 3,300-year-old Egyptian tomb, but you can't eat it 
Telegraph UK

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Premier Meets With Chatterjee Of Envelop Risk
Bernews

Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt met with Ari Chatterjee of Envelop Risk, which he said was the first Insurtech company to set up in...

Tax Arrears Of $90.6 Million As Of March 2016
Bernews

“As at March 31, 2016, the amount of payroll, hotel occupancy, corporate services and land taxes greater than 90 days in arrears was $90.6...

Pod of 60 whales swim in shallow Icelandic fjord
Telegraph UK

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New telephone numbers for Ministry of Health and Wellness
Nation News

The public is advised that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has transitioned to the Government’s telephone platform and has new telephone numbers. The new PBX number is 536-3800. Other important...

Top CSEC student named
Antigua Observer

Keondre Herbert of St Joseph’s Academy is this year’s top CSEC student in Antigua and Barbuda. He sat 20 subjects and obtained a grade 1 in each. His subjects were:  English A  English B  Biology ...

‘Belly Flopped And Was Now Coughing Up Blood’
Bernews

An ambulance was standing by as a 16ft vessel made its way to shore on Tuesday afternoon, with the operator having called 911 after a “person...

No visa required for Haitian nationals 
Nation News

Nationals of the Republic of Haiti will no longer require a visa to be allowed entry into Barbados, or any other CARICOM country. This was determined at the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which...

Five Chain Snatching Incidents In Two Weeks
Bernews

Over the past two weeks, there have been at least five reported chain snatching incidents, taking place in Southampton, Pembroke, Devonshire and...

Dominica Opposition party wants answers on Ross University departure
Montserrat Reporter

While St. Vincent PM says no blame should be afforded to his regional colleagues on Ross University by staff writer ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug 14, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is calling on the...

Expert use inhalers before school starts
Royal Gazette

Schoolchildren with asthma should start using their inhalers before the start of the new school term, a charity has warned. Open Airways cofounder Liz Boden said exposure to mould and viruses in schools was responsible...

First reconstructed school since Hurricane Maria officially opens
Dominica News Online

The first reconstructed school since the passage of Hurricane Maria was opened today [Thursday]. The Paix Bouche Primary and Pre-Schools were reconstructed with resilient features to provide safety to all the students who...

Im fighting for my children, not for me
Royal Gazette

A senior has been dealt another blow in her legal effort to halt the sale of a family home. Elaine Charles had applied to stay the court-ordered sale of a cottage left to her by her mother, to pay legal fees over a...

Burnley Yet To Make Decision On Wells’ Future
Bernews

“Burnley are yet to make a decision on the future of Bermudian striker Nahki Wells, “according to a story in the Lancashire Telegraph....

Alleged 'peeping Tom' out on bail
Jamaica Star

A 28-year-old St Elizabeth farmer who is accused of making a video of a couple in bed and then posting it to social media was on Tuesday offered bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court.Jason Honeyghan, who...

Tonge says government working to improve access to Dominica
Dominica News Online

Tourism Minister, Robert Tonge, has divulged the government’s plans to ameliorate the troublesome issue of air and sea access to Dominica. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism...

Government reviewing dress code
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 15, CMC – Less than a week after the Jamaica government announced it had suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women...

Bermudian seeks to build a school in Thailand
Royal Gazette

A Bermudian man has dedicated his life to helping the impoverished in Thailand. Keith Stuart, with Thai wife Pui, has founded churches, helped feed and educate the poor and offered shelter to children in need, many of...

Exclusive: End of rip-off hospital phone charges under Ofcom crackdown
Telegraph UK

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Bermudas childcare system... and how it can improve
Royal Gazette

Imagine the first day of daycare for a 12-week-old infant. Leading up to that moment, the parents have interviewed the childcare provider, conducted an in-person site visit at the daycare location, asked questions about...

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