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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- One firearm and several rounds of ammunition were seized by a police team on Sunday, March 10, in Kingston Central, St Andrew.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar traded at an average J$108.94 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The debate on the Goat Islands project scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in the House of Representative has been postponed.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prominent medical doctor and philanthropist Dr Lloyd Cole was acquitted of all charges in a case where he was accused of performing an abortion on a teenage girl.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives will commence debate on a private members motion regarding the proposed construction of a transshipment port by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) on the Goat Islands.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (CMC) — A noted Dutch historian has warned Caribbean leaders that they should not expect much from their reparation claims against Europe even as they on Monday adopted a plan to further pursue the issue.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit has been filed by 1,500 Haitian plaintiffs against the United Nations (UN) over a cholera outbreak that has killed thousands in the Caribbean nation.
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Seventy-nine-year-old Phyllis Williams of Mango Walk, St James, was Monday night stabbed to death as she returned home from church.
DR Kofi Nkrumah-Young, vice-president of planning and operations at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), did not sign the report of the four-member Special Advisory Committee which has recommended the replacement of the university's president, Professor Errol Morrison.
Despite challenges with funding, high delinquency and a shortage of staff, executive director of the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) Monica Brown believes the organisation has, for the most part, been able to meet the demands placed on its resources.
HEADACHE, also known as cephalgia, is a pain in the head, which is the area above the eyes, ears and the posterior neck.
JUSTICE Lennox Campbell yesterday instructed jurors to examine the evidence in the murder trial against entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused separately so as not to summarily convict or acquit the men.
SUNDAY'S peace march in West Kingston has left Jamaica Observer online readers divided on the effectiveness of such intervention in the fight against crime. The march involved National Security Minister Peter Bunting, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and other members of the top tier of the constabulary, and approximately 1,000 residents of communities in that part of the city. Sunday's march follows similar activities in East Kingston. Here are some edited comments:
A 53-year-old man was chopped to death and a woman stabbed and injured by criminals early yesterday morning at Papine Market in
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) is calling on consumers to "Stop, look, choose... the lower salt option" during this year's World Salt Awareness Week, which began yesterday and ends next Sunday. This year's campaign highlights the importance of nutrition labelling to inform consumers about the salt content in processed foods, a growing source of dietary salt in developing countries and the main source in developed ones.
EDUCATION Minister Ronald Thwaites has reiterated the need for more emphasis to be placed on equipping students with technical and vocational skills.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Officials say an air traffic controller abandoned his post at Guyana's international airport as a jetliner was approaching the runway, forcing the plane to circle until a substitute arrived.
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan said yesterday it is not planning to change its 1993 apology over a system of forced prostitution for its military during World War II, but will continue to re-examine a study on which it was based.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said yesterday that his country was practically in a state of war with Russia, as Moscow further ratcheted up pressure on Kiev, claiming that Russian-leaning eastern regions have plunged into lawlessness.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian militants released yesterday a group of Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for dozens of women held in government prisons — a rare deal between Damascus and al-Qaeda-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese officials.