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May's immigration policy was seen as Nazi-like — ex-official

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A former top official has severely criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's immigration policies when she was interior minister after the threatened deportations of Caribbean immigrants caused a political furore this week. Read More

Fourth man charged in Collymore murder case
A fourth man has been charged in connection with the alleged contract killing of St Andrew businesswoman, Simone Campbell-Collymore, which the police accuse her husband Omar “Best” Collymore of orchestrating.... Read More

Mother and son arrest after police report gun, ammo find
A St Ann woman and her son have been charged in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mansfield Heights, St Ann, on Wednesday. ... Read More

The Commonwealth: International body born out of colonial past
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Commonwealth staged its two-day biennial summit in London, which closed yesterday.... Read More

Sealy Monteith accredited as EU, Belgium ambassador

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

Ambassador Sheila Sealy Monteith's accreditation as Jamaica's head of mission to the European Union was formalised on April 11 when she was received by the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk. Read More

US$2-trillion trade pact

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

Commonwealth leaders yesterday concluded their summit in London with the adoption of a six-point connectivity agenda to boost intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 trillion by 2030. Read More

Service station disaster

BY SHANICA BLAIR Observer online reporter blairs@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 21 2018    

Three people escaped injury yesterday when a massive advertising billboard fell on three cars parked at the Texaco service station at the intersection of Half-Way-Tree and Oxford roads in Kingston. Read More

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice-president and lauded him as “neither a novice nor an improviser”, high... Read More

Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Commonwealth leaders agreed yesterday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group at the close of a summit overshadowed by a row over Britain's treatment of Caribbean... Read More

US brands China and Russia 'forces of instability'

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia “forces of instability” yesterday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat. Read More

Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump lashed out yesterday after memos of his meetings with the FBI's then chief, James Comey, depicted the president as obsessed with the Russia probe and a smutty video allegedly showing him with two prostitutes. Read More

Mugabe summoned to appear before parliamentary committee May 9

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — A Zimbabwe Parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule. Read More

South Africa riots force president to leave London summit

Saturday, April, 21 2018    

MAHIKENG, South Africa (AFP) — South African police yesterday fired rubber bullets at protesters after President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a foreign trip to deal with violent riots over alleged Government corruption and poor public services. Read More

'I wasn't there'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 20 2018    

DR Jephthah Ford is denying reports elsewhere in the media that he was present at Patrick Bailey's house when the police arrived after a man was murdered there in September 2016. Read More

JTA expresses concern about decision to extend school year

Friday, April, 20 2018    

THE Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has noted with concern, the Ministry of Education's decision to extend the school year by three days. Read More



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