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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

Animal farm and blood

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

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Friends, I wondered yesterday morning if I was at an animal farm. First, I saw two goats (35) fighting, next was a woman (7) with her dogs (11) at the banking machine. Mi nuh know if the dogs were also doing withdrawals of money (25). Not long after that mi see one whole heap a puss (14) inna one yard. Mi muma, a how them feed them? Then mi see one mongoose (18) a mek it way across the road like it never care about passing vehicles. Then later in the day a one donkey (18 again) cart that mi ... Read More

Love or loss

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Speak…… Of one who loved not wisely, But too well. — Shakespeare, Othello V, 2 Many people could very well echo those words spoken by Othello. Perhaps that’s my second favourite Shakespeare quote of all time. The first is from Macbeth, scene one, act one, where the three witches converge on the heath, spouting these words among their incantations, “When shall we three meet again, in thunder lightning or in rain...When the hurlyburly’s done, when the ba ... Read More

London attacker taught English in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom — An undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of Khalid Masood. Authorities identified Masood,  a 52-year-old Briton, as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. (Photos: AP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia — he taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More details about attacker Khalid Masood’s travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Britain, emerged yesterday amid a massive British police effort to discover how a home-grown ex-con with a violent streak became ... Read More

Trump vows ‘great’ plan to replace Obamacare

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – President Donald Trump yesterday declared that Obamacare will fall apart and vowed to develop a “great” new health care plan for Americans to take its place. “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!” the Republican said on Twitter. The message came one day after the president suffered the biggest defeat yet in his short White House tenure, when hi ... Read More

Mexican prison fire kills three

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

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CUIDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AFP) — A fire started by inmates at a prison in northern Mexico left at least three people dead and one injured, officials said yesterday, just days after 29 detainees escaped through a tunnel. “Three [are] dead and one [is] seriously injured, in a dispute between inmates. The prison is now under control measures,” the security spokesman for Tamaulipas state said on Twitter, without specifying whether the victims were inmates or prison staff. The large blaze b ... Read More

Three markets resume meat imports from Brazil

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil — In this file photo, an employee sells meat during an inspection by the state’s consumer protection agency, PROCON, at a supermarket. (AFP)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil won a major victory yesterday in the fight to restore credibility amid a tainted meat scandal, with key markets China, Egypt and Chile lifting their bans on its products. The announcement of the reopening of the Chinese market to Brazilian meat imports did not come from Beijing, but from Brazilian agriculture minister Blairo Maggi, who said the decision “attests to the rigour and quality of the Brazilian sanitary system.” Though the minister s ... Read More

China’s imports to total US$8 trillion in five years, says vice premier

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

ZHANG... says China committed to giving easier access to goreign investmentPhoto: Xinhua

BOAO, Hainan (Xinhua) — China is expected to import goods worth US$8 trillion in the next five years, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said yesterday at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia in south China’s Hainan Province. During the period, the country will attract US$600 billion of foreign investment, with its outbound investment reaching US$750 billion, he said as he highlighted China’s commitment to opening-up and easier access for foreign investment. Zhang al ... Read More

Peru’s devastating floods cause US$3 billion in damage

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

LIMA, Peru —  This photo, taken on March 23, 2017, shows the overflowing Rimac River in Lima. The El Nino weather pattern along Peru’s coasts has caused heavy rains and landslides, leading to the deaths of at least 85 people with 270 injured. About 103,800 were evacuated from their damaged houses due to the extreme weather. (Photo: Xinhua)

LIMA, Peru (Xinhua) — Devastating floods have caused upwards of US$3.1 billion in damage in Peru, according to a study released on Friday. That figure represents 1.6 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product, the daily El Comercio said on its website, citing the study by the Macroconsult consulting firm. The Government, which has yet to release its estimate of the economic losses, projects economic growth of over four per cent for the year. Heavy rains, flooding and mudslid ... Read More

Indonesia’s damaged coral needs 100 years to recover

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Xinhua) — Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs Coordinating Ministry said Friday the coral reef massively damaged by a foreign cruise ship in Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua province, will take up to 150 years to recover. Based on a joint survey, nearly 19,000 square metres of coral reef were damaged by the Caledonian Sky at the beginning of this month, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said. “We are carefully evaluating the econo ... Read More

Belt and Road to offer new momentum for globalisation

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

BURKNER... the initiative is important in connecting countries and creating more opportunities for exchanges of goods and services (Photo: Xinhua)

BOAO, Hainan, China (Xinhua) — While globalisation is suffering from setbacks due to uneven economic growth, the Belt and Road Initiative offers new momentum by creating more opportunities that can bring mutual benefits. “The initiative is important in connecting countries and creating more opportunities for exchanges of goods and services, thus helping regional development,” Hans-Paul Burkner, chairman of the Boston Consulting Group, told Xinhua on the sidelines of the ongoin ... Read More



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