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South Africa reaches 262-8 in 4th ODI vs West Indies

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:39
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — David Miller hit his maiden one-day international century to help South Africa post 262-8 in the fourth ODI against the West Indies at St. George's Park on Sunday.

Trinidadian TV host dies in house fire

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 04:27
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Television personality Marcia Henville was scheduled to file divorce papers tomorrow.

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:13
MIAMI, United States (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States.

Frustration mounts over US$$ supply in Trinidad

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:09
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Mounting frustration over the inaccessibility of foreign exchange led businessmen present at an economic forum hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), at the Radisson Hotel yesterday to call for answers from Trade Minister Vasant Bharath.

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:06
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada getting to look at her newborn child for the first time thanks to vision-enhancing glasses.

Power breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:01
KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down early on Sunday in an incident blamed on a rebel attack, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.

Japanese hostage's father says mind 'totally blank'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:58
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - The distraught father of a Japanese hostage believed executed by his militant Islamist captors told Sunday how his mind had gone "totally blank" when he heard the news of his son's death.

Japan condemns 'outrageous' hostage murder

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:53
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid growing global revulsion.

Obama kicks off landmark India visit with Modi hug

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:49
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) - US President Barack Obama began a landmark visit to India on Sunday with a bear hug from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, signalling a new warmth in a sometimes strained relationship.

Annotto Bay residents want peace

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
Residents of Annotto Bay, South East St Mary have said that they are fed up with the high level of criminal activities now taking place in the community.

Flat feet

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
FLAT feet or pes planus, is a very common foot deformity. It is a condition where the arch of the foot collapses, making the sole - partially or entirely - come into contact with the ground.

Spiritual leader Mabel Yorke still reads her Bible at 100

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
Mabel Downer Yorke may be 100 years old but she has not given up one of her favourite pastimes -- reading.

Patience gets her leg

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
She lost her left leg 10 years ago as a result of diabetes, but Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth citizen Patience Solomon was Thursday given the opportunity to walk again after receiving a prosthetic leg made possible through philanthropist Arlington Myers last Thursday.

Technical work underway for St Mary roads

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
THE National Works Agency (NWA) has started technical works relating to four locations in St Mary where heavy rain last December caused significant damage, including the severing of two roads, the NWA said in a statement yesterday.

Cuba celebrates 56th anniversary of revolution

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
Cuba marked the 56th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution last Thursday night, with a reception at the St Andrew residence of that country's Ambassador to Jamaica (see related story in The Agenda). Here are some scenes from the function:

Japan, US condemn unverified video claiming IS hostage dead

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:00
TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.

MoBay doc returns tightness to vaginas

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:38
MONTEGO BAY, St James — After giving birth to three children, the 33-year-old Montegonian just couldn’t get the pleasure she once experienced during sex.

Yanique Chin adamant she will stay alive

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:33
Yanique Chin has been defying medical science by simply staying alive.

Bogle to the world

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:31
Jamaica Observer Online readers continue to comment on the saga involving a Jamaican-born man, Lloyd Bogle, who spent 54 years in Britain, but was refused entry after he returned to Jamaica for the first time since he left his homeland.

Woman who tried to assist old man ends up losing $300,000

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:13
The kindness of a 58-year-old woman meant nothing to a St Ann con artist last week, as she was fleeced of $300,000 in a bid to assist the con man, a senior citizen whom nobody expected to be involved in the business of ripping people off.