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TIVOLI ENQUIRY: No evidence found that soldiers stole money from shopkeeper

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:21
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Additional testimony from Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings today said no evidence was found that Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers from the Engineer Unit stole money from a shopkeeper in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operation.

60-y-o US man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbour

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:13
BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: Video shown of Coke in cell at Up Park Camp

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A video was shown to the enquiry today of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting on a bed inside a cell at the Jamaica Defence Force's headquarters, Up Park Camp.

Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:49
PARIS (AP) — Offered a glass of water in a sweltering Parisian heat wave, Asafa Powell shook his head, preferring the risk of thirst.

Google apologizes after app tags black people 'gorillas'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as "gorillas."

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: Surveillance system, Coke’s extradition papers found in Tivoli

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) lieutenant colonel today testified in the Tivoli Enquiry that soldiers found a surveillance system in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operation.

Pakistani police save Christian couple from 'blasphemy' mob

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:49
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) – Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob who were attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, and later arrested a cleric for inciting the violence, a senior officer said Thursday.

Gov’t increases jurors’ allowance to $2,000 

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government has approved an increase in allowance payable to people who serve as jurors in civil and criminal cases from $500 to $2000 per day.

Six children drown in Nigeria as boat to school capsizes

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:33
LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) – Six children drowned in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos when the boat ferrying them to school capsized after colliding with a bigger vessel on the city's lagoon, the government said Thursday.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: JDF corporal shares near-death experience

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:48
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Jamaica Defence Force corporal testified yesterday at the Tivoli Enquiry that he came close to losing his life while operating a front-end loader.

‘Music industry needs to be better protected and monetised’ – Hylton 

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Government officials, lawyers and artists participated in a conference Wednesday to hash over ways of giving Jamaica a competitive advantage from reggae, the homegrown music that long ago went global.

Parliament takes on ‘Kentucky Kid’ killing

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:10
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Cabinet may have to take another look at the fatal shooting of entertainer Robert Hill aka “Kentucky Kid” in 2009.

Grange says death of Ken Jones 'a great loss'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition Spokesperson on information, sports, culture and gender affairs Olivia “Babsy” Grange has expressed deep sadness at yesterday's passing of veteran journalist and author, Kenneth "Ken" Jones.

Industry Minister extends tax amnesty for businesses

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:39
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton yesterday announced the extension of the Annual Returns and Removals/Closures Amnesties until July 30. 

Usain Bolt's struggles "just a phase," says Asafa

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:17
PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is "just a phase" and not the beginning of the end for the sprinter.

J’can sentenced in Virginia for lottery scam 

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:12
HARRISONBURG, Virginia (AP) — A Jamaican citizen living in Virginia has been sentenced for his role in an international lottery scam.

Online prayer for the day

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:00
Jesus, Your faith was in the Heavenly Father, Your steadfastness being my living model! Kindly grant me the richness of such faith, To embrace Your Father as my true Provider, Having staunch belief in His eminent powers And to remain loyal to Him until my last day. If my faith shifts as temporary waves, Rush to my rescue without any hesitation, Protecting others from my fleeting frailty. May Your Presence always be lively enjoyed, Enabling me to shine as a flame of faith. My faith loyally reaches out to You!

Caribbean leaders open annual summit with recurring issues

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders gather here from Thursday for their annual summit with recurrent issues ranging from the impact of the ongoing global economic crisis to climate change dominating the three day event.

JTA chooses new president-elect

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:00
HOWARD Isaacs, principal of the Moneague College in St Ann is the new president-elect for the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA).

Nationalist, journalist Ken Jones dies

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:00
JOURNALIST, author and Jamaica Observer columnist Ken Jones passed away yesterday morning at the Doctor's Community Hospital in Maryland, USA, after an extended illness. In March of this year he celebrated his 86th birthday and 68th year as a journalist.