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    Two Bermudans held in UK on terror charges

    Jamaica Observer / LONDON (CMC)  – The police in Bermuda and the United Kingdom, are reporting that  two Bermudan men have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Britain. The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) confirmed the pair, who have been living in Britain “for a significant period of time”, were arrested after UK authorities were alerted…

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    Eastern Caribbean states to deepen collaboration with Barbados

    Jamaica Observer / CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC)  — Efforts to revive cooperation initiatives between the nine national Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados will get underway here today. Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is already on the island to participate in the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority to be held under…

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    Over 100,000 students to sit Grade 4 Literacy and Numeracy exams

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over 100,000 students will sit the final Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy examinations in their current form over the next two days. A total of 104,209 students are registered to sit the exams, 16, 494 of which are repeaters for the literacy exam and 8, 898 for numeracy, the…

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    #WC2018: Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident

    Jamaica Observer / ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s national team endured an engine malfunction on the flight to Rostov-on-Don. That’s not exactly the best preparation for a World Cup match against Uruguay. The Saudis landed in the southern Russian city late Monday after flames were seen coming out of one of the engines. Team…

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    #WC2018: Russia sour Salah’s return to close in on last 16

    Jamaica Observer / SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn’t prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 today. An own goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy opened the floodgates on a sodden night in Saint Petersburg before goals from…

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    Mexico condemns ‘inhuman’ US separation of migrant families

    Jamaica Observer / MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it “inhuman.” “In the name of the Mexican government and people, I want to express our most categorical and energetic condemnation of…

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    #WC2018: 2 more quick scores make it Russia 3, Egypt 0

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artyom Dzyuba have given Russia a 3-0 lead over Egypt in St. Petersburg and have the hosts cruising toward the knockout stages. Villarreal winger Cheryshev scored his third goal of the tournament in the 59th minute off a low cross from Mario Fernandes…

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    Cabinet approves new Petrojam board

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Prime Minister (OPM) today announced that Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board at oil refinery Petrojam amidst a hailstorm of corruption allegations which have rocked the company over the past several weeks. The appointment also follows news that that Chairman Perceval Badahoo-Singh and…

  • Calls For Prime Minister To Intervene In Controversy At Petrojam

    RJR News / A call is now being made for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene as controversy deepens at the State-run oil refinery Petrojam.   Phillip Paulwell, Opposition Spokesman on Energy, has characterised the situation at Petrojam as one that has developed into a scandal based on the latest developments to emerge on Monday….

  • Jamaican Students On Visitor Visas Sue Hosts In U.S. Federal Court

    RJR News / Jamaican students who arrived in the United States on J-1 exchange visitor visas to work at a Holiday Inn Express and a Hampton Inn have sued their hosts in Oklahoma federal court.   They are claiming to be survivors of  human trafficking who shelled out high recruitment fees, got paid less than…

  • Crisis Talks In Nicaragua End Abruptly With No Agreement

    RJR News / A fresh attempt at solving a deadly crisis in Nicaragua through talks has stalled after opposition representatives and Catholic Church mediators walked out. At least 180 people have been killed since a wave of anti-government protests started on April 18. The mediators blamed the government for the failure of the latest negotiations….

  • British Government Announces Plans For Annual Windrush Day

    RJR News / The British Government has announced that a day celebrating the contribution of members of the Windrush generation and their descendants will be held annually. British-Caribbean representatives will oversee Windrush Day , set to take place every June 22, marking the day the generation began when around 500 migrants from the West Indies…

  • NWA To Conduct Islandwide Drain Cleaning

    RJR News /   The National Works Agency (NWA) will shortly embark on an islandwide drain cleaning programme as part of preparations for the hurricane season.   NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says the programme will primarily involve the removal of silt, vegetation and solid waste from critical drains in an effort to mitigate flooding…

  • Digicel Quarterly Earnings Down 10%

    RJR News / Digicel has reportedly told its bondholders that its last quarterly earnings dropped by 10 per cent.   According to a release seen by Bloomberg News, Digicel’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation in the quarter to the end of March declined to US$253 million   from the same period a year…

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    Man in court for killing Rio Claro fruit vendor

    News day / The 26- year-old San Fernando resident whom police arrested last week Monday in Rio Claro for killing fruit vendor Radhay Mahabir is expected to appear in court tomorrow. Attorney PC Kyrn Lewis, a legal officer at the Homicide Bureau, sought advice from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard. Yesterday Gaspard gave instructions…

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    Constituents fight back

    News day / Member of Parliament for Caroni Central Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie said he and his constituents would not be allowing criminals to run ruction over the community and they would not allow criminals to treat constituents as if they are stray dogs in their own community. “We are not going to allow that, and…

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    Nailah in the lead for BET award

    News day / Although Nailah Blackman seems to be in the lead and well on the way to becoming Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act, there is still some time to get in last minute votes. Her manager Anson Soverall told Newsday that Blackman seems to be in the lead for…

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    Photos: Labour Day in Fyzabad

    News day / Thousands of this country’s workers joined the Labour Day march from Avocat Junction to Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad this morning. Our reporter Richardson Dhalai and photographer Anil Rampersad were on hand to capture the moments and the stories of the workers struggle in TT. This article will be updated as we…

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    JET appeals to business community to save Schools’ Environment Programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica’s longest running environmental education programme, the Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP), may be discontinued come September. The programme, which has been operating in schools for 20 years, will possibly be scrapped due to the withdrawal of funding by the project’s main sponsor, the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA). Announcing the possible discontinuation…

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    Kamla warns top public servants

    News day / OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar warned top public servants not to endorse any questionable dealings by the Government such as the sale of a State-owned company or the purchase of foreign ferries, addressing a United National Congress (UNC) Monday Night Forum at Don Miguel Road Hindu School in San Juan. Questioning the propriety…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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