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Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi suspects

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Riyadh , Saudi Arabia | AFP — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in his country's consulate in Istanbul. Read More

Sagicor X Fund resolute as Playa's share price plunges

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

Playa Hotels & Resorts, of which Sagicor Jamaica holds a significant stake, continues to see its share price drop. Read More

Kissing allegedly sparks fight at police station

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, November, 18 2018    

A woman appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week accused of attacking the father of her two children with a scissors at a police station in downtown Kingston after she saw him kissing his wife. Read More

US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales; youth use surges

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — US regulators last Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people, with two-thirds using fruit and candy-flavoured products. Read More

Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

PARADISE, California (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see first-hand the grief and devastation from the deadliest US wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for. Read More

Guyana pleased with new US position regarding border dispute with Venezuela

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — Guyana has welcomed the new position by the United States regarding its border dispute with Venezuela, with Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greendige saying Washington's position “is an extremely important statement”. Read More

Death of elderly woman linked to Fly Jamaica incident

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — An 86-year-old woman may have become the first fatality of the Fly Jamaica flight that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) last weekend, the Guyana-based online publication, NEWS SOURCE... Read More

'The Jamaicans' Norris Weir has died

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Norris Weir, a member of The Jamaicans rocksteady group that won the 1967 Festival Song Competition with Ba Ba Boom, died in Port St Lucie, Florida on Friday.Fay Weir, his wife of over 50 years, told OBSERVER ONLINE that he died from a blood clot in his... Read More

'Sad' Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

PARADISE, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump expressed sadness Saturday at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, which has killed 76 and left more than 1,200 listed... Read More

Traffic changes effected along Constant Spring Road

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says effective today, traffic changes will be made along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.NWA said the change will be in effect between the intersection of Hillman Road and Oliver Road, Manor Park. Read More

JLP Conference: $500m housing programme for the poor — PM

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced that his Administration is designing a social housing programme valued at $500 million to house the country's 'poor' people. Read More

Ambassador Marks urges eligible J'cans to become US citizens

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States — Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks is urging eligible Jamaicans residing in the US to take the necessary steps to become US citizens as a means of stemming the high number of deportations to the island, particularly among young males with... Read More

JLP Conference: Holness concerned about police wage talks

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is very concerned about the wage negotiations between the Government and the Police Federation. Read More

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday 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, including migrants. Read More

Biodiversity conference sounds alarm about protecting coral reefs in the Caribbean

Sunday, November, 18 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



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