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Thompson Town High gets new resource centre

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
THOMPSON Town High School in Clarendon now has a resource centre, which was constructed at a cost of $4 million.

Apology

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
The Jamaica Observer unreservedly apologises to Senator Alexander Williams, the Opposition spokesman on justice and justice reform, for any damage, hurt, inconvenience or loss experienced or suffered by him as a result of the editorial titled 'Are the Williams brothers teaming up against the DPP' published in the Daily Observer on Thursday 6th November 2014 and online at www.jamaicaobserver.com.

Laws to protect women, girls under review

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
SEVERAL laws are currently being reviewed as the Government intensifies its drive to protect the nation's women and girls and eliminate acts of violence against them.

This Day in History

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
Today is the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

US Defence Secretary Hagel to step down

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.

TT collars most wanted national

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago police say they have captured the country's most wanted man, the main suspect in the disappearance of four members of a family.

Violence erupts in Ferguson after cop freed in killing

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:07
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- St Louis County Police are confirming officers used tear gas to disperse crowds in Ferguson after a police car was vandalized, business windows shattered and gunshots were heard in the streets.

Young Akeem Richards found wandering in Cross Roads

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:51
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A boy who gives his name as Akeem Richards, otherwise called ‘Little John’, of a Maxfield Park address in Kingston was found wandering in Cross Roads, Kingston on Monday.

Jamaican govt partnering with South Africa in nutraceuticals

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is partnering with the Republic of South Africa in the area of nutraceuticals, as it moves to strengthen its collaboration with that country in science and technology.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:31
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

Pele back in Brazil hospital, 'stable'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:06
SAO PAULO, Brazil – Brazilian football legend Pele was back in hospital Monday in Sao Paulo, days after he underwent surgery for kidney stones.

Cabinet approves four new members to NHT board

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Cabinet has approved the appointment of the following people with immediate effect to strengthen the board of the National Housing Trust:

Missouri Gov calls for peace as US awaits decision in Ferguson case

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:45
ST LOUIS, Missouri (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.

PCJ urges energy conservation despite oil price drop

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Even as the price of oil continues to fall, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is calling on Jamaicans to use energy wisely and efficiently throughout the Christmas season.

OUR invites public response on service standards for telecoms industry

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica –The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has invited customers of telecommunications companies to give feedback on a proposed rulemaking for quality of service standards and consumer protection guidelines for the sector.

Outameni purchase was in NHT contributors' interest, Douglas insists

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:15
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT), Easton Douglas, says that whatever decision Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller makes regarding the board in the Outamani purchase, he would be content.

Unruly passenger forces Cuba-bound flight to divert to Bermuda

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:09
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – An unruly passenger was hauled off a Cuba-bound flight on Monday afternoon and placed under arrest after creating a commotion and forcing the captain to divert the plane to Bermuda, police said.

Forex: J$113.38 to one US dollar

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:20
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Monday, November 24 ended trading at J$113.38, down one cent according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job after Hagel

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:13
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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