North America

  • Colombia on the road to peace but burdened by drugs

    Jamaica Observer / BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — The following is a fact file about Colombia as it goes to the polls tomorrow in its first presidential election since a 2016 peace deal with ex-guerrilla group FARC that ended a decades-long war: Longest-running conflict The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) launched its war on the…

  • Man shot dead in Clarendon

    Jamaica Observer / CLARENDON, Jamaica — A man was shot dead and two others left nursing injuries, after they were attacked by armed men in Canaan Heights, Clarendon last night. The dead man has been identified as 30-year-old labourer; Richard Hall from an area in Canaan Heights called Common. Reports are that Hall was among…

  • Two men killed in separate incidents in East Kingston

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston Eastern police have launched investigations into the shooting deaths of two men in separate incidents yesterday. In the first incident, the body of a man was reportedly found along a dirt track by residents about 7:30 am in Pleasant Heights with what appears to be gunshot wounds….

  • Parish of Residence Rugby Series winds down today

    Jamaica Observer / Kingston and St Andrew Reds defeated St Catherine Blues 36-34 in Game One of the annual Parish of Residence Rugby Series Two match at Barbican Football Field last Saturday. The annual two-match series, which is in its fourth instalment, helps to select the best 25 players in the country who will represent…

  • 2 J’cans among 4 C’bean authors shortlisted for Commonwealth award

    Jamaica Observer / LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Four Caribbean writers are among several authors shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jamaicans Marcus Bird and Sharma Taylor as well as Trinidad and Tobago nationals Kevin Hosein and Breanne Mc Ivor have been named among 24 writers from India, the United Kingdom, Australia, South…

  • Jonathan Walker is Jamaica’s World Squash Ambassador

    Jamaica Observer / National team player Jonathan Walker has been selected to attend the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires October 6-18 as a World Squash Ambassador. The 17-year-old will participate in the Games’ squash showcase, which will mark the first time the racquet sport will be on the agenda at the prestigious sporting event….

  • White House team to go to Singapore for Trump-Kim summit prep

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A White House team will travel to Singapore to prepare for a June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said Saturday. Coming after a surprise meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the move…

  • Mavado, Matisyahu team up

    Jamaica Observer / Jewish American reggae vocalist Matisyahu has teamed with dancehall artiste Mavado for his new single Coming from Afar . The song was released late last week. In an interview with Billboard Magazine , Matisyahu spoke about working with Mavado. “Mavado is the truth. Getting the chance to work with a real artiste…

  • Get more involved with reparation movement, Grange urges young people

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has called on the nation’s youth to get more involved in the activities of the National Council on Reparations in Jamaica. Speaking at a Reparation Youth Conference, hosted by the Council and ‘Talk Up Yout’ at the Jamaica Conference…

  • Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age gets well-needed facelift

    Jamaica Observer / THE Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age School in Gordon Town, St Andrew benefited from a well-needed facelift with the repainting of its buildings, de-bushing, landscaping and paving from Labour Day activities organised by the JN Foundation. Onyka Barrett Scott, acting general manager of the JN Foundation, said the school was selected based on the…

  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season

    Jamaica Observer / FLORIDA, USA (AFP) — Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean yesterday, giving an early kick-off to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule. Alberto formed about 55 miles (90 kilometres) south of Cozumel, off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center reported. The storm is forecast to…

  • Trump says detained American released in Venezuela

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the leftist-ruled country, and that he was heading home for a White House reception. Holt’s release came after Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations…

  • KGN 5 on tonight

    Jamaica Observer / Incorporating fresh ideas and listening to feedback from patrons, are critical in the survival of an event. Promoter Chavaughn O’Neil knows this all too well. The latest staging of his popular party series, KGN 5, is set to unfold tonight at the Terrace Bar & Grill at Southdale Plaza in St Andrew….

  • Historic! Barbados elects first female PM No Opposition in Parliament

    Jamaica Observer / M ia Amor Mottley yesterday took office as Barbados’s eighth prime minister and the first woman head of Government and immediately received support from the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), which congratulated her and signalled its intention to partner with the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Administration to address the ailing economy….

  • JDF promotes senior officers

    Jamaica Observer / Major General Rocky Meade, with the approval of the Defence Board, has promoted two lieutenant colonels, two commanders and one major to the ranks of colonel, captain (Naval) and lieutenant colonel, respectively. The promotions took effect yesterday. The promoted officers are: Lieutenant Colonels Martin Rickman and Mahatma Williams; Commanders David Chin Fong…

  • Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

    Jamaica Observer / The world of sport is increasingly focused on football’s FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. But the dwindling numbers who still follow West Indies cricket will be aware of five crucial Test matches over the next two months against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Caribbean soil. A dark cloud…

  • Ireland set to overturn abortion ban in ‘quiet revolution’

    Jamaica Observer / DUBLIN, Ireland (AFP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar hailed a “quiet revolution” on Saturday as this traditionally Catholic country looked set to liberalise some of Europe’s strictest abortion laws in a historic landslide referendum vote. Pro-choice supporters of all ages cheered and cried with joy at counting centres in Dublin as…

  • JUTC warns against delays as road works continue

    Jamaica Observer / THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has said that improvement works currently being undertaken by the National Works Agency in the Hagley Park Road/Three Mile area will continue to affect its service through to June 2019. It urged commuters who live, work or traverse these areas and use the affected routes, that…

  • All set for West Palm Beach

    Jamaica Observer / ALL is set for this year’s staging of West Palm Beach Jerk Festival scheduled for the South Florida Fair Grounds at West Palm Beach in Florida on Memorial Day on Monday. The event — which showcases the cultural richness, heritage, and flavour that the Caribbean jerk seasoning — is now in its…

  • #BeAGoodie ­— A Natural New Glow

    Jamaica Observer / “Skincare is a lifestyle.” This oft-repeated cliché in beauty and health circles is endorsed by 24-year-old scientist Eleanor Terrelonge who, intending to honour a personal commitment to good skincare practices, has developed a home mask-making hobby into a brand-new business Be A Goodie JA. Started in February of this year as an…

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Asia

  • 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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