Gov't sees no threat from US tariffs

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says that Jamaica does not currently produce or export steel nor aluminium and therefore would not be directly affected by new US tariffs on imports of these products. Read More

Senate suspends MOCA Bill debate pending review of court decision
GOVERNMENT Senator Pearnel Charles Jr says his decision to request a suspension of the debate on the MOCA Bill was necessary to give the Senate time to absorb the implications of the Appeal Court's ruling on the jurisdiction of the Independent Commission of Investigations...... Read More

JTA meets Monday to consider latest wage offer
THE Jamaica Teachers' Association has called a meeting of its Special General Council for Monday, to consider the latest wage offer from the Government.... Read More

Last fugitive in Jamaican lottery scam now in the US
NORTH DAKOTA, United States (AP) — The final fugitive captured in Jamaica in a lottery scam targeting Americans has been brought to North Dakota to face US charges.... Read More

PHOTO: Airborne!

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

Looks a lot like a scene from a karate movie, huh? Adam Segree makes leaping over tyres look almost too easy during yesterday's boys' day activities at Our Lady of the Angels Preparatory School in Kingston. Read More

INDECOM eyes Privy Council

BY TANESHA MUNDLE Observer staff reporter | Saturday, March, 17 2018    

THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is now considering going to the Judicial Committee of The Privy Council in London following a ruling by the Court of Appeal that the commission does not have the power, under the INDECOM Act, to arrest, charge or prosecute any member... Read More

Symposium to showcase Jamaica as BPO destination

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

THE inaugural Outsource2Jamaica Symposium & Expo, to be held in Montego Bay in April, will provide a platform to raise the profile of Jamaica as a business process outsourcing (BPO) destination. Read More

ROJ pumps $4.5m into Gov't school-feeding programme

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

RESTAURANTS of Jamaica (ROJ) has provided $4.5 million to further boost the operations of the Government's school-feeding programme, which will supply an additional 1,500 meals for students. Read More

Keith Mitchell sworn in as PM of Grenada

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell took the oath of office for a fifth occasion yesterday as Grenada's prime minister, following the overwhelming victory of his New National Party (NNP) in the March 13 General Elections. Read More

Haitians sue Trump Administration over immigration policy

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a programme allowing them to live and work legally in the US after disasters in their home country. Read More

New police post in St Catherine community

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MINISTER of National Security Robert Montague Thursday opened a police post in Green Acres, St Catherine. Read More

Boys in alleged bus conductor attack remanded

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

THE three teenagers who allegedly attacked a bus conductor in Hanover last week were yesterday remanded when they appeared in the Children's Court Division of the Hanover Parish Court. Read More

Russian runway paved with gold

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — A Russian plane loaded with precious metals lost its glittering cargo on take-off Thursday, scattering the runway with gold and silver. Read More

Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — The gulf between Russia and Britain widened yesterday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries about alleged Russian meddling abroad. Read More

South Korea barista adorns coffee with works of art

Saturday, March, 17 2018    

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks. Read More


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