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America does not want me, Guyanese wanted in US tells court

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

A Guyanese national, who is to be extradited to the United States on sexual assault and terrorist threat charges, brought laughter to the Kingston and St Andrew Court after he told the judge that the US does not want him and will not send for him, based on the number of times he has been... Read More

Sharon Miller to head Jamaica's mission in Brazil

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

Thirty-five-year foreign service veteran Sharon Miller has been named Jamaica's Ambassador-designate to Brazil. Read More

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia “gang of gangs” were charged yesterday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't... Read More

Judge: President can't block critics on

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled yesterday. Read More

Today's Horoscope - May 24

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 24, 2018: This year you cross into new territory, in the sense that you decide to make a major move, change your career or simply take up a new hobby. As a result, you will be meeting people from various facets of life. If you are single, you could start... Read More

US pledges more action if Ebola spreads

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the US and global partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the... Read More

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

GEORGIA, USA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history. Read More

UPDATE: Counting of ballots delayed, amid concerns of 'various irregularities'

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Various irregularities have prevented the start of counting of ballots cast in Thursday's general election, more than four hours after polling stations closed. Read More

Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

SAN JOSE, United States (AFP) — A federal court jury on Thursday ordered Samsung to pay Apple US$533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.Jurors tacked on an additional US$5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The... Read More

More cops at Corporate Area stop lights

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has increased the number of police personnel dispatched at some Corporate Area stop lights during peak hours.Commanding Officer of the Traffic and Highway Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin... Read More

Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MASSACHUSETTS, United States (AP) — Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the gut.The capsule was tested in pigs and correctly... Read More

FID keeping financial system safe and sound — Williams

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, is commending the Financial Investigations Division (FID) on its work over the past 15 years in deterring the use of Jamaica's economy for money laundering and other... Read More

N Korea says still open to talks with US

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea on Friday said it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit between the two countries, a decision Pyongyang described as "extremely regrettable"."The abrupt announcement of the... Read More

Grade-five students to sit mock performance task test

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will administer two sets of mock Performance Task tests as students are being prepared to transition from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination, beginning in 2019. Read More

O-Wrap: Foetal remains found... 'Livity' Coke surrenders... Fewer hurricanes expected this season

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. May Pen Hospital accepting emergency cases onlyThe May Pen... Read More



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