• Breaking News

    PM meets with Ghana officials

    News day / A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister said Quantum is a company incorporated in Ghana that is involved mainly in energy and distribution of petroleum products. The group owns 100 percent of Cardinal Petroleum Ltd, 100 percent of Sage Petroleum Ltd, 60 percent of Aspen Ltd, and 100 percent…

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    I GO COME HOME WHEN I READY

    News day / “I know people looking for me, but don’t worry. I cool, I safe, I normal,” the note – purportedly from 15-year-old Tia Toussaint of Tarodale Gardens, San Fernando – stated. She has been missing since a brain cooler fete at Gulf City Mall in La Romain, last Saturday. This has led to…

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    Quickies

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Bonners show Family Pride   Family Pride , the fourth riddim album produced since 2012 by Bonner Cornerstone Music Limited, has been released. The label was created by Richie Spice and his siblings. Fontano Thompson is CEO of the label, which is based in Portmore, St Catherine. The project is geared…

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    Get the Guns campaign reaping success, says JCF

    Jamaica Gleaner / Communications officer of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, is reporting that law-enforcement officers have been successful in seizing 336 illegal guns from communities across Jamaica through the Get the Guns campaign this year. She said at a recent press conference at the Office of the Commissioner in St Andrew…

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    'Pity so late' – Golding comments on the delayed gov't move to restart committee examining laws to support women and children

    Jamaica Gleaner / Mark Golding, Senator and opposition spokesman on justice, says the Andrew Holness administration of almost five months has had the opportunity to reconvene a parliamentary committee to examine laws to curb crimes against women and children and that “it is a great pity” the issue is just now getting attention. Golding’s comment…

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    Crime country – No easy fix to nation?s ills

    Jamaica Gleaner / Today, we begin a journey in Solutions Journalism, where we put conscious minds together to explore issues and provide ideas they believe will solve some of the country?s most intractable challenges. Join us on this journey, which begins at The Fourth Floor, and be a part of the solution. ? Garfield Grandison…

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    Fixing the Force

    Jamaica Gleaner / The call for solutions to the crime problem gained new momentum after a bloody week which left a trail of dead bodies in western Jamaica and elsewhere in the country. Indeed, some persons are calling for the head of National Security Minister Robert Montague after only four months in office. Statistics suggest…

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    Truck slams into revelers in Nice, dozens dead

    Jamaica Gleaner / NICE, France (AP) A truck drove on to the sidewalk and ploughed through a crowd of Bastille Day revellers who had gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late yesterday in what some officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. The president of the Nice region said…

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    Crime country

    Jamaica Gleaner / There were repeated calls from The Fourth Floor for a revitalisation of the Values and Attitudes campaign. A strong value system understands that it is wrong to steal or dupe persons of their property. Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin holds the distinction of heading the military and later the police. “I thought that…

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    UPDATE: JMA, NCB launch co-branded credit card

    Jamaica Gleaner / JMA, NCB launch co-branded credit card Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) and National Commercial Bank (NCB) have partnered on a credit card facility. The card is co-branded JMA/NCB Business Edge. JMA President Metry Seaga says the facility comes with reduced interest rates and fees. JMA members will also have access to a $2…

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    Crime country

    Jamaica Gleaner / There were repeated calls from The Fourth Floor for a revitalisation of the Values and Attitudes campaign. A strong value system understands that it is wrong to steal or dupe persons of their property. Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin holds the distinction of heading the military and later the police. “I thought that…

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    Put an end to extortion

    Jamaica Gleaner / Extortion is a serious criminal offence but the police have failed to dent this illegal enterprise allowing thugs to use violence and intimidation to cash in on a multimillion-dollar business. The Major Organised Crime Unit, which was established in 2003 to focus on dismantling extortion gangs, has failed spectacularly to produce results….

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    OUR records first quarter spike in billing complaints

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has reported an increase in the number of billing complaints received for the first quarter of 2016 over the previous quarter.    According to  latest OUR Consumer Quarterly Performance Report, b illing complaints represent 49 per cent of the calls being made to the regulator, up…

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    CEO Luis Alfonso Oberto Anselmi// China habría hackeado computadoras de ente regulador bancario de EEUU

    Piratas informáticos chinos, probablemente relacionados con autoridades de su país, hackearon a principios de esta década computadoras de un órgano regulador bancario de Estados Unidos, incluida la de su presidenta, según un reporte publicado el miércoles por una comisión del Congreso. El sistema informático de la Corporación Federal de Seguridad de Depósitos (FDIC), que garantiza…

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    Health minister discharged from hospital

    Trinidad Express / Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh was discharged from the Port of Spain General Hospital on Thursday after he was admitted for observation and treatment on Wednesday. Deyalsingh was described as having a two-day history of fever and fatigue. A press release from the Office of the Prime Minister confirmed Deyalsingh’s release from hospital….

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    TT, Venezuela strengthen gas ties

    News day / During those talks, agreements on energy cooperation were signed between both countries. Young and Sosa’s discussions focused on the development of offshore gas reserves located in the Marisal Sucre Project’s Dragon Field, located 40 kilometres north of the coasts of Sucre State in Venezuela. Sosa indicated that one of the objectives of…

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    Positive Trend in Revenue

    Jamaica Information / Co-Chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, addresses EPOC’s monthly media briefing, held on July 13, at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited’s head office, in New Kingston. + – Photo: Michael Sloley Co-Chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, addresses EPOC’s monthly media briefing, held on July…

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    UWI Open Campus principal to get award

    News day / Reacting to the announcement of the award, Longsworth said in a UWI release that she was truly humbled by this signal acknowledgment, especially since she has always had an abiding admiration for the work of COL throughout the Commonwealth in supporting online, flexible and distance learning. She was accepting the reward, she…

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    The use of state funds

    News day / This country is replete with examples of misspending and lack of accountability for use of public funds. Recently we have been informed of the extraordinary sums of legal fees paid to attorneys for the Commission of Inquiry into the failure of CLICO and related companies, and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) has…

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    Promoting TT products to the world

    News day / Business Day spoke with the exhibitors behind these products, a couple of bankers and the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA); the organisation which hosts TIC each year, during the July 7 to 10 event at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. In its debut appearance at TIC, the Trinidad…

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    Parang in July

    Trinidad Express / IT’S been billed as “Who Say Parang in July” but you could also just think of it as “pick-me-up parang”. This Friday the happy sounds of parang, which usually hails the creeping up of the Christmas season, will ring out in Woodbrook when Look Ah Liquor Mart hosts another charity lime for…

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    San Fernando members’ club robbed of $50,000

    Trinidad Express / POLICE are investigating a $50,000 robbery at a members’ club in San Fernando on Wednesday. Zalina’s, of Mon Chagrin Street, was held up by three men armed with guns, police said. The incident occurred at around 2.20 p.m. when the suspects entered and pointed firearms at the security guard. Police said he…

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    Civil Society Urged to Help Reduce Teenage Pregnancies

    Jamaica Information / State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, addresses persons attending the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) World Population Day exposition at Morant Villas in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on July 11, which was staged in partnership with several stakeholder agencies under the theme ‘Investing in Teenage Girls; Engaging Men…

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    Ja joins World Music Day

    Jamaica Observer / Later today, Kingston will join 700 cities in 120 countries to celebrate World Music Day. The event which was created in 1982 by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and Maurice Fleuret as a means of bringing people out into the streets, in their neighbourhoods, parks and other public spaces to enjoy…

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    CR7 strikes again Ronaldo says Portugal must improve after Morocco win

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal have room to improve at the World Cup, after his early goal secured a 1-0 win over Morocco yesterday as the European champions edged closer to the last 16. “Our expectation is to continue our work and try to improve in the group phase,”…

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    Sri Lanka skipper appeals ban over ball tampering — ICC

    Jamaica Observer / COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed his one-match ban for ball tampering during a Test against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, 28, was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test,…

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    China’s vice-minister of industry on official visit

    Jamaica Observer / THE Government will be hosting Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China (PRC) Wang Jiangping from June 20 to 22. During his stay, Wang will meet with a number of Government ministers. Wang was met yesterday at the Norman Manley International Airport by Minister without portfolio…

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    France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder

    Jamaica Observer / YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) — With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru today. Didier Deschamps’s players were far from fluid against Australia in their opening game in Russia, needing VAR (the Video Assistant…

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    #WC2018: Messi under pressure to deliver today as Ronaldo scores again

    Jamaica Observer / YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) —Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goal scoring charts. The Barcelona forward had a first game to forget, failing to convert a penalty as the two-time world…

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    Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

    Jamaica Observer / NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Argentina are rallying around Captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here today. Messi made an unhappy start to the World Cup on Saturday, missing what would have been a winning penalty as Argentina were held to…

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    Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia

    Jamaica Observer / ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia yesterday as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don. The South Americans take on the hosts in their final Group A match on…

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    #WC2018: Eriksen opens scoring for Denmark v Australia

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Christian Eriksen has given Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute of the World Cup Group C game against Australia. Nicolai Jorgensen had two controlled touches to create a scoring chance with well-timed pass and Eriksen finished off with a left-foot shot from close range.

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    BAD WATER Hanover Health Department warns municipality

    Jamaica Observer / LUCEA, Hanover – Fritz Francis, the acting deputy chief public health inspector for Hanover, has warned that his department could take legal action against the Hanover Municipal Corporation if it continues to supply untreated water to residents from several of the minor water supply systems under its control in the parish. “At…

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    Miss Ja World names official make-up

    Jamaica Observer / Through the brand Absolute New York, local distributor The Beauty Spot has confirmed its committment as official skincare and make-up sponsor of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) 2018. As sponsor, The Beauty Spot will provide make-up services at all major events in the run up to the finals of the competition. This includes…

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    Coping with changes and stress

    Jamaica Observer / In a world where there is constant change it should not throw out our economy and cause stress every time there is change. There should be education to cope with change. We need to have a national change of mindset. Every nation on Earth has been challenged at some time, and not…

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    Dishing up some Culture — Jamaica celebrates World Sustainable Gastronomy Day

    Jamaica Observer / Jamaica joined other UN member states in commemorating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Monday, June 18 under the gazebo on the East Lawn of Devon House. Hosted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Gastronomy Tourism…

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    #WC2018: Jedinak equalises for Australia vs Denmark

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Australia captain Mile Jedinak has equalised in the 39th minute against Denmark after converting a penalty that was awarded after a video review. It’s 1-1. Yussuf Poulsen handled the ball when he went up to challenge for a header in the area and referee Antonio Mateu awarded the…

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    Grange announces consolidation of culture clubs

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the formation of the National Culture Clubs of Jamaica, which will manage culture clubs in schools and communities. The minister’s announcement was made in message delivered by Minister of State, Alando Terrelonge at the National Culture Clubs Conference…

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    Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

    Jamaica Observer / Rostov-On-Don , Russia (AFP) — Spain Coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup yesterday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset. The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on…

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    #WC2018: Denmark, Australia draw 1-1 in Group C

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Australia and Denmark have played out a 1-1 draw after a scoreless second half in Group C. Christian Eriksen scored for Denmark in the 7th minute before Mile Jedinak’s equalised with a penalty in the 38th to keep Australia’s chances of progressing to the knockout stage alive. A…

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    Rockin’ with Asadenaki and Aza

    Jamaica Observer / As a follow-up to his single Go-Getta Medz , emerging reggae artiste Asadenaki returns with Rockin ‘, featuring the vocals of upcoming reggae singer Aza Lineage from the Lineage Family. This is the first collaboration between the two and Asadenaki noted that this track is a celebration of good vibes inside the…

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    Australia telecom giant Telstra to axe 8,000 jobs

    Jamaica Observer / Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Australia’s dominant telecommunications company Telstra yesterday announced plans to axe 8,000 jobs — a quarter of its workforce — as part of a drastic new strategy to cope with an increasingly competitive industry. The decision by the company, one of Australia’s largest employers, is part of a…

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    NCB launches realtor incentive programme to boost mortgage business

    Jamaica Observer / On a drive to improve its mortgage portfolio, $11-billion profit maker NCB has established an initiative to reward realtors and real estate entities for referring approved and booked mortgage business to NCB. The product, which was recently launched at the NCB Wellness Centre, includes a combination of commission payments, among other sweeteners,…

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;…

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