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Rotary brings health care to Maverley

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

FOR an eighth year, scores of residents in Maverley, St Andrew, converged on the Source resource centre in the community to access a range of heavily subsidised health services and health information coordinated for their benefit by the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights... Read More

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as PM

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was chosen yesterday as Pakistan's next prime minister, elected on a promise to reform a system rife with corruption and traditionally controlled by the country's powerful landowners. Read More

Bishop reads part of grand jury report at mass

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

PENNSYLVANIA, USA (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has “profound remorse” and offers his “heartfelt apology” to the victims. Read More

Trump drops US$92-m military parade

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump said yesterday he had cancelled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after US officials said the November event could cost US$92 million, more than three times... Read More

'Disruptive' man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

LONDON, England (AP) — Authorities say a man dressed as Tinkerbell has been removed from a plane at London's Stansted Airport for disruptive behaviour. Read More

Ross University defends decision to relocate to Barbados

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

NEW YORK, USA, CMC – The chief executive officer at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), Lisa Wardell, has defended the decision of the US-owned tertiary institution to leave Dominica and relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island. Read More

Guyana confident of victory at ICJ in border dispute with Venezuela

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it is confident of victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its long standing border dispute with neighbouring Venezuela. Read More

JCF warns of fake cops

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is warning motorists to be cautious on the roads following reports that unscrupulous persons are posing as police officers in unmarked vehicles with blue flashing lights. Read More

Education ministry to push for greater performance by students

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the ministry will be pushing for even greater performance by students in external examinations, especially Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)... Read More

5-y-o boy accidentally shoots self in Portmore

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE sources are reporting that a five-year-old boy of an undisclosed address in Portmore, St Catherine died after accidentally shooting himself late this morning. Read More

Tourism language training kicks off

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Ministry of Tourism, through a collaboration with the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) and the Spanish Embassy, began a series of Spanish language training sessions aimed at building the capacity of tourism workers. Read More

Kofi Annan a humanitarian icon — Holness

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the world has undoubtedly lost a great humanitarian icon with the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan this morning. Read More

Women's Centre wins UNESCO prize for education

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange and the chairman of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO have announced that the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation has won the prestigious UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's... Read More

Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised wages for the fifth time this year and said he wanted to peg prices to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency as part of a package of measures that economists say is likely to accelerate hyperinflation. Read More

Phillips hails Annan's 'quiet dignity and intellectual strength'

Saturday, August, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the world has lost one of the defining figures of the international community of modern time in the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Kofi Annan. Read More



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