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Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC

CAREY... wants to sit with the Jamaican people   Pepsi

Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship (Champs) for the first time when the event is held later this week. Carey, 64, will be guest of Kingston College, which, along with Jamaica College ... Read More

PHILLIPS ... takes over as fifth PNP President Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today
Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclama ... Read More

Author Paul Buchanan (left) shows the Jamaica Observer’s Executive Editor Vernon Davidson a section of his latest book Jones Town Trench Town :the journey back when he called on Davidson at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue, St Andrew, offices last week. (Bryan Cummings) Former MP Buchanan to launch second book Tuesday
Former Member of Parliament Paul Buchanan will launch his second book ‘Jones Town Trench Town ... Read More

CHARLES JNR ... we understand that facilities are needed (karl mclarty) UK prison deal not Government priority, says Charles Jnr
Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jnr, has said that the Gover ... Read More

PHOTOS: PNP delegates gather for instalment of Phillips as party leader

Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:05 PM    

Scores of PNP delegates gather at the National Arena to see Dr Peter Phillips ushered in  as the fifth party president. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Delegates of the almost 79-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) have gathered at the National Arena in St Andrew for the instalment Dr Peter Phillips as the new party leader. Phillips is replacing veteran politician Portia Simpson Miller, following her recent decision to step down. He will become the fifth president by acclamation. Phillips follows Norman Manley, the organisation’s first president, his son Michael Manley, PJ Patterson, and Simpson Miller ... Read More

Pakistan put Windies to bat in first T20

Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:36 AM    

Pakistan's Imad Wasim delivers a ball during the first of four-T20I-match between Pakistan and West Indies at the Kensington Oval stadium in Bridgetown, Barbados, on March 26, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat in the first T20 international of a four-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. Thrashed 3-0 by their opponents at the start of what proved a disastrous tour of the United Arab Emirates last September, the West Indies are again relying on their most experienced T20 specialists to exact revenge. Although without the services of opener Chris Gayle and injured all-rounder Dwa ... Read More

Repairs to be carried out at Port Antonio Market

Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:36 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says $10 million is to be allocated, to carry out emergency clean-up and repairs at the Port Antonio Market in Portland. During a tour of the facility on Friday, McKenzie said the market was in a deplorable condition and that efforts were to begin shortly to carry out the repairs. “There are some other areas that need to be dealt with as quickly as possible.  I gave the vendors th ... Read More

Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage

Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:29 AM    

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation. "I have asked the United Nations to regularize the whole medicine issue. The United Nations has the most advanced plans to recover the pharmaceutical industry's productive capacity," the leftist leader said in a speech broadcast on national television. With Venezue ... Read More

Probe to be launched into alleged civil rights abuses in implementing Trump's immigration orders

Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:20 AM    

Yvette D Clarke

WASHINGTON (CMC) — The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to conduct a probe in response to Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke’s concerns about alleged civil rights abuses in implementing United States President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, has expressed outrage over Trump’s executive orders, saying that they ... Read More

Cops find M16 near playfield in Westmoreland

Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:57 AM    

(file photo)

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — One M16 rifle along with a magazine containing fourteen 5.56 cartridges were seized by the Savanna-la-mar police in Llandilo, Westmoreland on Saturday. Reports are that about 11:20 am, a team of police, on special operations in Llandilo, was conducting a search within the vicinity of the Spaulding playfield where they found the firearm in bushes. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure. Read More

London attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access — reports

Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:52 AM    

An undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of Khalid Masood.

LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the easily available messaging service just minutes before starting a rampage Wednesday that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead and dozens more wounded, including some with catastrophic injuries. Home Secretary Amber Rudd used ... Read More

Edi Fitzroy to be buried today

Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:38 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The late reggae singer Edi Fitzroy (Fitzroy Edwards) will be buried today at the Dovecot Cemetery, St Catherine, following a Thanksgiving Service in Portmore, according to relatives. The thanksgiving service will be held at Tent City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1B Grange Lane, Portmore, St. Catherine, starting at 1:00 pm. According to close friend of the family, producer/DJ Wayne Lonesome a large number of local recording artistes are expected to attend the service. ... Read More

Stages of life & your oral health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Awareness of the oral health conditions you are likely to face at different stages of life can help you stay a step ahead of potential dental problems and build a lifetime of healthy smiles. DENTAL HEALTH: PREGNANCY AND CHILDREN Expectant mothers can give children a head start by eating an array of healthy foods and taking calcium supplements while pregnant. Also, taking folic acid supplements decreases the risk of a baby being born with a cleft lip and palate. After the baby’s birth ... Read More

Woman cries in court after hitting son with wood

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, March 26, 2017    

A woman, who used a piece of wood to hit her teenage son in his head, stemming from a complaint that was lodged by her partner about the boy’s refusal to shower, was in tears when she appeared in court. The 45-year-old woman admitted in court last Friday that she used the wood to hit him on the side of his head but that it was not intentional. According to reports, on March 5 the 15-year-old student, who resides with his grandmother, went to collect his dinner from his mother. While the ... Read More



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