GBA referees to officiate at OECS championship
Kaieteur News

Two referee/judges affiliated to the Guyana Boxing Association will be in St Lucia this weekend to officiate in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Championships. Richard Braithwaite and Ramona Agard are...

T&T beach v/ballers target ninth spots
Trinidad Guardian

The T&T beach volleyball teams of Marlon Phillip/Daneil Williams and Apphia Glasgow/La Teisha “Chucky” Joseph had poor starts to the second stop of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit at Seven Miles Beach,...

Senate passes Property Tax Bills
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Senate yesterday approved the two Bills facilitating the changes to the new property tax regime implemented on April 1. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:33:27 GMT Agriculture ministry to establish...

Heavy rain in Portland causes power outages, downed trees
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Heavy rains swept through Portland Friday evening causing power outages and downing trees. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:51:04 GMT Senate passes Property Tax Bills...

Four girls missing from Maxfield Park Children’s Home
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ananda Alerts have been activated for four wards of the State from the Maxfield Park Children’s Home on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston 13 who went missing yesterday. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017...

Guyana doctors being trained to detect microcephaly in pregnant women
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Doctors from all regions across Guyana are being trained to detect microcephaly in expectant mothers. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:31:55 GMT Four girls missing from Maxfield Park...

Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police are advising that several areas of St Thomas have been blocked after a night of heavy rains in the parish. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:01:38 GMT Guyana doctors being trained to...

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Jamaica Observer

Dear editor, Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:28:05 GMT Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Several-areas-of-St-Thomas-impassable-after-heavy-rains ST THOMAS, Jamaica...

Corporate area water storage levels at 99% – NWC
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that its two major storage facilities in the corporate area are at 99 per cent of their capacity. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:47 GMT...

Agriculture ministry to establish school gardens in eastern St Thomas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be setting up school gardens at six institutions in eastern St Thomas. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:17:16 GMT UNDP...

St Lucia lifts ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) — The temporary ban placed on the importation of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted by the Government of St Lucia. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 12 killed in Venezuela...

Correction
Jamaica Observer

Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith confirmed Thursday that there has been a drop in the supply of oil to Jamaica under the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela but did not attribute it to the ongoing protests...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

UNDP appoints new administrator
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Wednesday this week welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the organisation’s new administrator. Local News Sat, 22 Apr...

UWI: New chancellor not appointed yet
Jamaica Observer

THE University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday expressed surprise about the announcement made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, at a post-Cabinet media briefing Thursday, that...

JIPO marks Intellectual Property Week April 23 to 28
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be observing Intellectual Property (IP) Week from April 23 to 28, under the theme ‘Innovation — Improving Lives’. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Cumberland High getting help from ministry
Jamaica Observer

EDUCATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid says the ministry will be working closely with the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St Catherine, to ease the strained relationship between students and staff. Local News Sat, 22...

Child Month Committee appeals for more support
Jamaica Observer

CHAIR of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC) Dr Pauline Mullings, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the work of the Committee. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cumberland High getting help from ministry...

Not satisfied!    
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s...

Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

Mandela Highway traffic changes take effect tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Effective tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, the National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing major traffic and lane changes along a section of the Mandela Highway in order to facilitate road...

Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The number of people killed in three weeks of street protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro soared to 20 on Friday after one of the deadliest nights of unrest in Caracas....

Foreign minister to attend Diaspora conference launches in US
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, will attend two Jamaica 55 Diaspora conference launches in Miami and New York on April 24 and 25, respectively....

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