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IDB says C'bean export recovery continues with signs of slowdown

Friday, May, 25 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says that Latin American and Caribbean export recovery continues with signs of slowdown. Read More

'Active shooter' taken into custody at Indiana middle school

Friday, May, 25 2018    

INDIANAPOLIS, United Sates (AP) — Authorities have detained someone in an "active shooter" scene at middle school in an Indianapolis suburb. Read More

Phillips congratulates Mottley on massive victory in Barbados elections

Friday, May, 25 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has heartily congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on a historic election victory in that Eastern Caribbean... Read More

Opposition wins Barbados election, Stuart concedes defeat

Friday, May, 25 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbadians dumped their frustration of the Freundel Stuart administration into the ballot box and elected the first ever woman to head a government in the country in an historic victory following Thursday's general election. Read More

Weinstein turns himself in to NY police station

Friday, May, 25 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement. Read More

Opposition party heading for landslide victory in Barbados election

Friday, May, 25 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was heading towards a landslide victory in the May 24 general election as the counting of ballots continued here more than eight hours after the polls closed. Read More

Goffe wants NIDS challenge among cases streamed live

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

HUMAN rights advocate Susan Goffe says Government's move to implement live streaming of select criminal and civil court proceedings is a step in the right direction, especially for cases that are of particular national interest. Read More

Multiple gunshot victim defies the odds despite disability

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

DAYNE Campbell, who was shot several times six years ago and now uses a wheelchair to move about, has not allowed his disability to prevent him from pursuing his dream of owning a business. Read More

Corporate Jamaica labours

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Several members of corporate Jamaica yesterday volunteered their services at Labour Day projects across the island. Here are some photo highlights: Read More

Chuck says over 1,000 criminal records expunged in 2017

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MORE than 1,000 criminal records were expunged last year by the Ministry of Justice, portfolio minister Delroy Chuck told the House of Representatives on Tuesday.Chuck said that 1,027 criminal records were expunged during the year, and 10,690 marriage licences were issued. Read More

PHOTO: LABOUR OF LOVE

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Therese Braham participates in yesterday's national Labour Day project at Cumberland Road Health Centre on Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town, at which a ramp was built to accommodate members of the disabilities community — the focus of Labour Day 2018. More Labour Day coverage on in today's... Read More

Blatant disregard!

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

PUBLIC entities have mostly disregarded a directive from the Cabinet Office, which five years ago advised permanent secretaries across the public sector to ensure that all Government shares, held in names other than that of the Accountant General's Department (AGD), should be surrendered... Read More

Disabilities community happy with Labour Day focus

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MEMBERS of the disabilities community, claiming that they have been neglected over the years, say they are thankful for this year's Labour Day projects, which saw the building of ramps at hospital and schools that will make life easier for them to gain access to these important... Read More

Labour Day sightings

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Volunteers were out in their numbers yesterday as they did their part to beautify schools, health centres and other community facilities as part of the various Labour Day projects across the Corporate Area. Jamaica Observer photographers captured some of yesterday's scenes. Read More

This Day in History — May 24

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Today is the 144th day of 2018.There are 221 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More



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