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  • Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

    Jamaica Observer / LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service announced on Monday. The former first couple have launched Higher Ground Productions to produce a variety of content for the video streamer, possibly…

  • Fashionably late Fashion Block Strong collections at Fashion Block

    Jamaica Observer / Guests and patrons attending Saturday’s staging of Fashion Block , the penultimate event of Styleweek Jamaica, were forced to wait almost two hours for the start of the event on Saturday night in New Kingston. At the advertised 9:00 pm start, patrons and specially invited guests were forced to watch stage hands…

  • Agri Day at Knox Community College

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Knox Community College recently staged its Agri Day Expo 2018 at its Cobbla Campus in northern Manchester. Organisers say “there were many innovative demonstrations and dynamic presentations from key agri-industry partners”. The audience included students from Knox as well as neighbouring primary and high schools, a range of organisations…

  • Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack. The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece. Russia has been hit by…

  • Protoje’s waves head to T&T

    Jamaica Observer / THE tides of New Wave are still high since it opened its doors to emerging talent almost two years ago. The promotional talent hub, conceptualised by reggae revival artiste Protoje and Jason Panton, recently expanded its operations to Trinidad and Tobago. Protoje explained the vision for New Wave. “New Wave is a…

  • Rain helps Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title

    Jamaica Observer / Rome, Italy (AFP) — Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time yesterday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed Nadal raced away with…

  • Cross Roads Tax Office closes at 2:00 pm today

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has will close the Cross Roads Tax Office at 2:00 pm today to facilitate grief counselling for staff members. TAJ said the counselling activities are due to the untimely passing of their colleague as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident over the weekend….

  • US threatens sanctions after ‘sham’ Venezuela vote

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States threatened new sanctions against the Venezuelan regime Monday, following an opposition-boycotted election that Washington denounced as a “sham” and “illegitimate.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “swift economic and diplomatic actions” following elections that kept Nicolas Maduro in power and which observers described as…

  • Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

    Jamaica Observer / LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service announced on Monday. The former first couple have launched Higher Ground Productions to produce a variety of content for the video streamer, possibly…

  • We managed very well without the plastics

    Jamaica Observer / Dear Editor,   One must say a big “thank you” to the many volunteers who periodically relieve our beach environment of the plethora of plastics and other refuse. It is high time we strongly enforce our anti-litter laws or ban the importation of plastic bottles and styrofoam. Viewing the many photos of…

  • Conference & Expo a success, says Manchester Chamber of Commerce

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester – President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Garfield Green says he is satisfied with last Wednesday’s Conference and Expo hosted by the chamber in collaboration with Diaspora Connect at Golf View Hotel. “It was a success,” Green told the Jamaica Observer Central by telephone on Saturday. “All the feedback…

  • US man rams car into his family at restaurant, killing two

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A 62-year-old man was under arrest for murder in North Carolina Monday after he allegedly excused himself from a restaurant lunch with his family, then rammed them with his car at high speed — killing his daughter and daughter-in-law. Roger Glenn Self, of Dallas, North Carolina, is…

  • Another gift of love from the Hue family

    Jamaica Observer / MAY PEN, Clarendon — Dr Hyacinth Hue and her husband Eric Hue have donated a sonography machine (used for diagnostic imaging) worth US$7,000 to the May Pen Hospital, according to the Southern Regional Health Authority. A news release said the Hues also delivered a number of feeding syringes, some arthroscopy drapes with…

  • Johnson Smith to participate in G20 Foreign Ministers meeting

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina yesterday to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting. Commenting on the scheduled meeting, Johnson Smith in a release from her ministry said: “The G20 is a grouping which…

  • Fashionably late Fashion Block Strong collections at Fashion Block

    Jamaica Observer / Guests and patrons attending Saturday’s staging of Fashion Block , the penultimate event of Styleweek Jamaica, were forced to wait almost two hours for the start of the event on Saturday night in New Kingston. At the advertised 9:00 pm start, patrons and specially invited guests were forced to watch stage hands…

  • Putin hails Venezuela’s Maduro on election win — Kremlin

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on his re-election, after a vote the opposition rejected as a farce. “The Russian president wished Maduro good health and success in resolving the social and economic issues facing the country,” the Kremlin said in a…

  • CENTRAL’S BEST

    Jamaica Observer / The Jamaica International Invitation meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night was embellished by the winning performance of three of the best female athletes from Central Jamaica: Elaine Thompson, Janieve Russell and Shericka Jackson. Thompson won the 100m, Russell the 400m hurdles and Jackson the 200m.

  • Basil Waite Wins PNP Selection Contest In St. Elizabeth North East

    RJR News / Basil Waite, a former senator, is on course to represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in the constituency of St Elizabeth North East in the next general election. In a selection exercise on Sunday, Mr. Waite polled 576 votes to defeat Councillor for the Balaclava Division Everton Fisher who polled 271 votes….

  • NCB Financial Group To Make Another Offer To Shareholders

    RJR News / It’s being reported that  in two weeks , NCB Financial Group is expected to make another offer to the shareholders of  Trinidad-based Guardian Holdings as it seeks, once again, to gain an additional 32.01 per cent shareholding to take its ownership of  the insurance company to 62 per cent.   This was…

  • Russian Billionaire Quits Rusal Board

    RJR News / Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has quit the board of  Rusal in a bid to free the company from crippling US sanctions.   Rusal is the operator of  the Windalco alumina refinery in Jamaica.   Mr Deripaska had agreed to cede control to help the company escape sanctions imposed by the Donald Trump…

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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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