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  • Beware Israeli spying technology, Bunting tells PNP supporters
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is warning Jamaicans to be vigilant in the face of what he says could be a plan by Government to invade people's privacy, using high-end Israeli spy technology. […]

  • Observer graduation gifts to 180 inner-city school students
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    The Jamaica Observer is providing 180 students from 15 schools, mostly in inner-city communities, with outfits to attend their graduation proms at the end of this academic year. […]

  • Mother of 'missing' child charged
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    DETECTIVES assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) say a five-year-old boy who has been purported to be missing in several social media reports in recent days is not missing. […]

  • Jamaica raps regional insurance facility at Geneva confab
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Jamaica's Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed his displeasure with the operations of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).“I maintain and I still maintain that in order for Jamaica to benefit from that fund, the […]

  • Vaz urges collective effort to protect children
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann-Marie Vaz is calling for a collective and united approach from all Jamaicans to put an end to the abuse and exploitation of children.According to Vaz, as 2019 Child Month comes to a close, Jamaica needs to adopt a community approach towards the […]

  • Titchfield student dies in bus plunge
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    BLACK HILL, Portland — One male Titchfield High student is dead and 23 others from that school, as well as Port Antonio High, are now in hospital after the minibus in which they were travelling plunged 70 metres into a ravine and landed on its four wheels.The driver and conductor of the […]

  • 'Smoke Killing Us!' — 'We can't live like this'
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) yesterday called for a shake-up in the management of the Retirement Dump in St James, and for Government to consider divesting the facility, as smoke from the landfill continues to affect people in several […]

  • For a worthy cause
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    Financial advisor, Sagicor Life, Half- Way-Tree Branch, Kristy Davis-Shakes (left) hands over a symbolic cheque valued at $250,000 to president of the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG), Jamaica, Una McPherson (second right), at the UNWG fund-raising brunch at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in […]

  • Success reported on MoBay crackdown first day
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Authorities in St James, which is currently under a state of public emergency, have described yesterday's start of an all-week zero-tolerance operation against lawlessness and disorder in this city as a success. […]

  • This Day in History — May 21
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    Today is the 141st day of 2019. There are 224 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1981: Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley is accorded a state funeral, 10 days after his passing in a Miami hospital. OTHER EVENTS1471: England's King Henry VI is murdered on orders from the future King Edward VI. […]

  • Stars Among Stars
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    Devon House Development Limited celebrated its 138th anniversary last Saturday on the lawns of the Formal Gardens, Devon House with a fund-raising initiative — Jazz Under The Stars. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffith, members […]

  • Judge rules against Trump in records dispute with Congress
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — A federal judge in Washington ruled yesterday against President Donald Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress. […]

  • Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    TEXAS, USA (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman whose beating in front of a crowd was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said.Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down early Saturday after officers were called following reports of shots being fired. She was […]

  • My body, my choice!
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    ALABAMA, USA (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!&rdquo […]

  • Today's horoscope — May 21, 2019
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 21, 2019:This year, you evolve into a more direct, verbal person. You will not hold yourself back as much. Others value your feedback. If you're single, your love of flirting emerges, though you are quite likely to meet someone of special life significance. If you're […]

  • PAHO director urges support for universal health coverage
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne has called delegates attending the World Health Assembly here to ensure that their interventions reflect the region's position on universal health, which includes universal health […]

  • Place more emphasis on Spanish as second language, says Embassy official
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    ST JAMES, Jamaica — Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Spain, Victoria Garcia, says more emphasis should be placed on Spanish as a second language, to increase the marketability of Jamaican students. […]

  • J'can doctor recognised by World Health Organisation
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Jamaican doctor and professor, Peter Figueroa, has been recognised at the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a health leader for his substantial contribution to public health in Jamaica, the Caribbean, the Americas and the world, over the past four decades. […]

  • Neita-Robertson wants reform of rural transport system after deadly Portland crash
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    PORTLAND, Jamaica — People's National Party caretaker candidate for Portland Western Valerie Neita-Robertson is calling for a reform of the rural transport system, following a deadly crash in Black Hill, Portland yesterday.The incident occurred shortly after 3:00 pm.“We need to evaluate […]

  • One dead, 3 injured in North-South Highway crash
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — One person is dead and at least three others injured in a motor vehicle crash along the North-South Highway which runs from Caymanas in St Catherine to Mammee Bay in St Ann.The crash occurred a short while ago.The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit […]

  • 45 guns seized in Corporate Area since January
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command is reporting that a total of 45 firearms have been seized in the Corporate Area since the start of the year.In a news release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the high command said three firearms along with […]

  • CXC to consider petition for maths resit
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is to consider a petition call­ing for all stu­dents to re-sit the 2019 CSEC Maths ex­ams fol­low­ing se­ri­ous breach­es of the ex­am­i­na­tion reg­u­la­tions, a […]

  • 3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 — UN
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — An estimated three million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela since 2015, most of whom should be considered refugees, the United Nations disclosed today.UN refugee agency spokeswoman Liz Throssell said that an average of 3,000 to 5,000 people are leaving […]

  • Fisherman charged with cocaine seizure
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    ST ANN, Jamaica — A fisherman is currently in police custody following the seizure of cocaine during an anti-narcotics operation in Mammee Bay, St Ann on Sunday.Arrested and charged is 40-year-old Marlon Risden, a fisherman of a Rocky Point, Clarendon.He has been charged with possession of […]

  • UWI Labour Studies Institute to discuss role of IDT on Wednesday
    le 21/05/2019 à 8:01

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A public debate on the role of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is scheduled for the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute, UWI Open Campus tomorrow, as part of this week's Workers' Week celebrations. […]

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