• Breaking News

    Two suspects held in killing of St James teen mom

    Jamaica Gleaner / The police say they have held two suspects in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old mother in Green Pond St James. The teenager, Iseca Gayle, was shot in the head early yesterday morning. Family members said they heard gunshots coming from Gayle’s dwelling, which she shared with her two-month-old baby,  and…

  • Breaking News

    Hike to Madamas Waterfall

    News day / On the eastern outskirts of the village, streams flow from various directions to form the Madamas River. Along its path, the popular bathing spots are Double River Falls and Macajuel Pond. Further upstream, located (11.26km) seven miles east of the village is the Madamas Waterfall, its source comes from an area in…

  • Breaking News

    Asa Wright tours for campers, families

    News day / For the schoolchildren who will be going to camps to participate in a variety of activities, the Asa Wright Nature Centre offers nature escapes and one-day tours for campers of all age groups. Nestled in the hills of the Northern Range, the centre has been catering to local and international naturalists for…

  • Breaking News

    Loggin in Rio Claro

    News day / As we rounded a corner along one of the many winding roads in the hinterlands of Rio Claro we came upon these men. There were four of them doing what has to be one of the most arduous jobs in the world. One was slicing away at a huge tree with a…

  • Breaking News

    Ramesh says Clico judgement heartbreaking

    News day / Addressing a press conference at his Irving Street, San Fernando law offices on Wednesday, Maharaj, while pointing out that he had “no quarrel” with the either the Court of Appeal or the Privy Council, said his focus was to ensure that the Central Bank paid those policy holders who did not accept…

  • Breaking News

    EBC ‘legislating by press release’

    News day / Making the accusation on day two of his submissions was attorney for the United National Congress Timothy Straker, QC, who also noted that although two commissioners were in agreement with then chairman Dr Norbert Masson’s proposal to extend the polls by one hour in Trinidad due to inclement weather, there was no…

  • Breaking News

    No more talk of child marriage

    News day / Last month, Maharaj claimed that members had unanimously agreed that no government or law should interfere with child marriages. Maharaj who was re-elected as the IRO President on Monday said at the time the IRO felt child marriages was an important issue but now the matter is being dealt with the relevant…

  • Breaking News

    Increase in cruise ship arrivals

    News day / More than 30,000 persons stepped ashore in Trinidad from 25 cruise ships between November 25, 2015 and May 4, 2016 while Tobago received more than 70,000 visitors from 60 cruise ships during the same period. In all, 100,791 persons visited TT during the recently ended cruise season. Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe says…

  • Breaking News

    Manning ‘alert and conscious’

    News day / In a brief telephone interview, Medical Director, Dr Anand Chatoorgoon noted that Manning was also “talking” though he noted that medical personnel had not yet decided when he would be discharged from the institution. In a post on Manning’s Facebook page yesterday, his wife, Hazel Manning, under the headline- “update from Mrs…

  • Breaking News

    Father, son hospitalised in truck accident

    News day / Reports are that shortly after 9 am yesterday, Ramjit lost control of the truck, veered off the roadway and went down the precipice. The truck came to a stop just uphill from the Belmont Secondary School, located on Belmont Circular Road. Newsday understands that Block E of the school was evacuated and…

  • Breaking News

    TT youths AIDS savvy

    News day / The report was launched by Unicef Eastern Caribbean head, Khin-Sandi Lwin and Minister of State in the OPM, Ayanna Webster- Roy. Tables of figures revealed the realities of local youngsters, aged 15 to 24-years-old. A table on “HIV/AIDS” showed that 54 percent of young females have a comprehensive knowledge of HIV and…

  • Breaking News

    Millions approved for CDF projects – Members seek clarification for disaster-mitigation denotation

    Jamaica Gleaner / Despite the ongoing quarrel between Parliament’s Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee and the Social Development Commission (SDC) over the cost for implementing projects and monies owed for non-implementation, the agency continues to get committee approval for CDF projects. The SDC and the CDF are at odds over the fees charged by the…

  • Breaking News

    Legless man gets motorless cycle

    Jamaica Gleaner / OCHO RIOS, St Ann: Almost 20 years ago, Clive Lewin, aka ‘Chuku Man’, of Fern Grove, Ocho Rios, was an established electrician working to support himself and his family. Then one day while he was on a utility pole working, tragedy struck. ‘Hotline’ work mi did a do. Mi deh 40 feet…

  • Breaking News

    Allman Town Primary principal leads by example

    Jamaica Gleaner / Allman Town Primary principal leads by example Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith, principal at Allman Town Primary, does not regret her decision to move her son from a prep school and enrol him at Allman Town Primary. “My husband said to me, ‘What is at that school that is not at your school, because you…

  • Breaking News

    'I wanted a perfect score'

    Jamaica Gleaner / ‘I wanted a perfect score’ Bright Beginnings Education Centre student Hannah-Camille Rowe, after attaining a 99.6 overall average in this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test, said she is disappointed that she did not get a perfect score. Achieving 100 per cent in science, social studies and communication task, she acknowledged that getting…

  • Breaking News

    UWI seeks to educate Caribbean leaders on climate change – Regional heads lacking urgency on global threat, says King

    Jamaica Gleaner / Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the development agenda of most regional states. “We believe at this point that Caribbean leadership is not sufficiently seized…

  • Breaking News

    Dad the kidnapper

    News day / In February, the children’s mother took them and fled the abusive relationship she had endured with their father for ten years, and in an angry reaction to her move, police believe the father planned to get his children back by force. His scheme was a kidnap plot which began on March 11…

  • Breaking News

    TTCF welcomes new facility

    News day / The four-time Olympian, alongside fellow Trinidad and Tobago great and three-time Central American and Caribbean (CAC) gold medallist Roger Gibbon, joined a lengthy list of former and current elite cyclists and sport administrators who were on hand for the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago’s test event. “This is a dream of…

  • Breaking News

    Hubert Lawrence | Starting today

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica’s road to the Rio Olympics starts in earnest today. At 10 o’clock in the morning, the National Senior Championships will begin with the men’s 100-metre preliminary races. From today to Sunday, the emphasis will sift from the hopefuls to select those who will go to Brazil to add to a famous…

  • Breaking News

    'Frog' vows to drop 'Chop Chop'

    Jamaica Gleaner / KINGSTON: Jamaican Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, representing Team Caribbean, has vowed to win the final of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series when he faces four-time world boxing champion and Team USA representative Demarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on Saturday at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC). A second-time finalist, Holmes was last year…

  • Breaking News

    Brexit backlash

    News day / The report said that “Brexit is one of many tail risks that BMI have highlighted for 2016, and it makes a number of these other risks more likely, including a Eurozone banking crisis, a Chinese currency devaluation, and a US recession.” However, the report states that “the immediate moves are likely to…

North America

  • 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…

Europe

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;…

Latin America

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