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Wigton Windfarm makes $210 million profit

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell said that the “significant profit of just over J$210 million earned by  state owned Wigton Wind Farm for 2013/14 fiscal year was  big boost for potential investors in renewables and a vote of confidence for the country’s energy diversification programme.

Nurses receive training under maternal and child health programme

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:42
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) -- Training for medical professionals in neonatology, critical care, and anaesthesiology will get underway on Monday, September 29, under the Programme for Maternal and Child Health (PROMAC).

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano 

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:34
TOKYO (AP) — Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

$12 billion collected from Universal Service Fund

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Over $12 billion has been collected since the establishment of the Universal Service Fund (USF) nine years ago. The money is generated from a levy on inbound international calls.

US Customs officials seize drugs in truck from Dominica Republic

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:16
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says field operations officers discovered 18.7 pounds of cocaine and 12.2 pounds of heroin concealed in a truck arriving from the Dominican Republic.

Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat 

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said in an interview airing Sunday that he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army to fight.

TRINIDAD: Fishy Food Probe

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:43
REPORTS of massive pilferage of cold cuts and dry goods are said to be linked to the hefty food bill at the T&T Regiment.

Secret Service bungled response to 2011 White House shooter: report

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:35
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - It took the US Secret Service five days before realizing a man had shot at the White House in 2011 while one of President Barack Obama's daughters were inside, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:33
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

Shotgun found in passenger bus, pistol in car

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:01
OBSERVER ONLINE has been informed that the weapon was found in the bus that was travelling along the Ferris main road.

Cops in Trinidad shoot armed man terrorising children

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 06:19
LA BREA (Trinidad Express) – A man who threatened to hurt a group of children playing on the roadway was shot twice by police on Saturday.

Health minister to address nation on Chikungunya tonight

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson will address the nation tonight on the chikungunya outbreak in Jamaica.

China busts smugglers of iPhone 6 in Shanghai 

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:48
BEIJING (AP) — China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here, with officials on Sunday reporting the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai.

Pilots end strike at Air France after 14 days

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 04:16
PARIS (AP) — Air France's leading pilots union says it has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to stern shows of frustration by the French prime minister.


Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:00
A visually impaired man who holds a master's degree is far from amused at the treatment that he said has been meted out to him by prospective employers.

Clare Forrester, 'a star among us' laid to rest

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:00
JAMAICAN journalist and communications practitioner Clare Forrester was yesterday described by family members and friends as "a star among us" who left behind a wealth of legacy.

Bartlett launches scholarship programme in Central Manchester

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Central Manchester St Aubyn Bartlett has launched an education assistance programme for children in the constituency.

Bankruptcy Bill to be tabled Tuesday

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:00
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) has assured us that the newly amended Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill 2014 will be tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Movie producer attacked by gay prostitutes

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:00
A movie producer, who earlier this year did a documentary on gay prostitutes in New Kingston, became the target in an attempted robbery by some of the same men he had interviewed.