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ECLAC expresses concern about increasing femicide in Caribbean

Monday, November, 19 2018    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has expressed deep concern about what it regards as the increasing number of femicides in the region, urging governments to give priority to public policies aimed at preventing, sanctioning... Read More

Head of Caricom Commission calls for change in cannabis laws

Monday, November, 19 2018    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, has called for a change in the region's cannabis laws, as the majority of Caribbean governments continue to urge caution on the way... Read More

UTech pharmacy student awarded $250,000-scholarship

Monday, November, 19 2018    

THE Vernon Washington Robinson Sr Memorial Scholarship for 2018 has been awarded to Lori-Ann Webb, a third-year University of Technology (UTech) student pursuing the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme. Read More

Ambassador: Eligible Jamaicans should accept US citizenship

BY DERRICK SCOTT | Monday, November, 19 2018    

NEW JERSEY, USA — Eligible Jamaicans residing in the United States have been urged to take the necessary steps to become US citizens. Read More

Biodiversity conference sounds alarm about protecting coral reefs in the Caribbean

Monday, November, 19 2018    

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (CMC) – A new coalition of organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been launched to galvanise global leadership to focus on the urgent need to protect coral reefs in the Caribbean and other places from extinction within... Read More

Relief soon!

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Mandeville , Manchester — Phase one of drainage work on Ward Avenue at the intersection with Perth Road, Caledonia Road and Manchester Road close to the commercial centre of this highlands' south-central town should be completed soon. Read More

Kenyan small enterprises reap big from China import expo

Monday, November, 19 2018    

NAIROBI, Kenya (Xinhua) — Nancy Wangari Ndirangu has always dreamed of transforming her family-owned agro-processing firm into a multinational giant. Read More

Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

Monday, November, 19 2018    

ROME (AP) — Rome's monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side by side with the Italian capital's glories, including the Colosseum. Read More

Whylma Spence takes second stint at helm of Mandeville Optimist Club

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 19 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Financial advisor and longtime Optimist, Whylma Spence is leading the Optimist Club of Mandeville for the 2018/19 administrative year. Read More

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

Monday, November, 19 2018    

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted yesterday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defence, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while... Read More

'Injustice to the poor'

Monday, November, 19 2018    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis yesterday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent,... Read More

Seen at the China International Import Expo

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Jinbao, the expo's mascot, formed by Lego, is seen at the Expo. A shape formed by some solar panels was one of the exhibits that drew a lot of attention at the China International Import Expo held in Shanghai.  Read More

This Day in History - November 19

Monday, November, 19 2018    

Today is the 323th day of 2018. There are 42 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Shanghai treats popular among global attendees

Monday, November, 19 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (China Daily) — French beef, Costa Rican coffee beans and Australian lobsters might be food industry purchasers' favourites at the China International Import Expo, but traditional Shanghai snacks were the delicacies finding their way into the stomachs of the... Read More

Trump muses staffing changes, won't commit to keeping Kelly

Monday, November, 19 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a... Read More



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