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Jamaicans, Haitians among 420 deported by Bahamas

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it has deported more than 420 people during the first 23 days of this month, with the majority of them being Haitian nationals.

Hooray! Summer is here!

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
THE Our Lady of the Angels Preparatory School (OLAPS) is calling on the school family and members of the public to support its annual summer fun day set for tomorrow on the school grounds on Molynes Road in St Andrew.

Cuba offers medical scholarships to 8 Jamaicans

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
IN spite of the economic pressures brought on by the near-six-decade-old US embargo against Cuba, the northern Caribbean country has been able to invest heavily in the education of its people, while consistently granting humanitarian and development assistance to countries around the world.

'Education transforms lives'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The three-day meeting of Commonwealth Education Ministers has opened here with Prime Minister Perry Christie calling for the 53-member grouping to "identify realistic and practical measures to ensure that every Commonwealth country is able to provide a world-class education".

C'bbean poised to be next hotbed for renewables, says IRENA official

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (CMC) — A senior official of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said Wednesday that the agency is convinced of the potential that renewables present for sustainable development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including those in the Caribbean.


Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
NEW YORK, CMC — Caribbean legislators in the United States are expressing outrage over plans by the Dominican Republic to deport thousands of Haitians and people of Haitian descent.

Jamaica to defend World Heritage status proposal

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
JAMAICA is preparing to defend a proposal to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park considered for World Heritage status at the upcoming Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, from June 28 to July 8.

Wanted man held in downtown Kingston, three others charged with murder

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
A man wanted for several violent crimes in Kingston Western, and who is believed to be a key player in the ongoing feud in the area, was yesterday arrested by the police during an operation in downtown Kingston.


Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
This man uses an umbrella to protect a baby from the sun as he walks along Windward Road, Kingston, yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

This Day in History - June 26

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:00
Today is the 177th day of 2015. There are 188 days left in the year.

RGD mystery

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:00
Health officials are trying to determine the contents of a strange package that resulted in a number of workers seeking medical attention after it was opened at the Registrar General's Department (RGD) in Twickenham Park, St Catherine earlier this week.

Gov't will continue to increase investment in education – PM

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:34
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says the Government will continue to make significant investments in the education sector in a bid to improve quality and performance standards.

Explosive 100m quarterfinals expected at Senior Champs

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former world record holder Asafa Powell and the 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake will line up in Heat One of the men’s quarter-finals at the National Championships later at approximately 6:55 pm.

Number Portability battle heats up

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Only three days after Number Portability has been in effect and already reports have surfaced that there has been a steady shift between the providers.

JLP’s Robinson mum on possible PNP challengers

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica – After news broke that four people are vying to represent the ruling People’s National Party as the new candidate for the North East St Ann constituency OBSERVER ONLINE contacted current member of parliament for the area Shahine Robinson.

Teachers, Gov’t meet again July 1

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A storm is now brewing between public sector teachers and the Government regarding the seven per cent salary increase being offered by the Government.

Forex: J$116.89 to one US dollar

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, June 25, ended trading at J$116.89, up nine cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Robbery victim not dead, brother says

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man reported by the police as being killed by robbers Wednesday night along Warterloo Road in St Andrew is not dead, but is currently undergoing treatment at hospital.

Pay dispute at Moon Palace Hotel

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:52
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A group of disgruntled construction workers Tuesday night stormed the grounds of Moon Palace Hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann protesting what they say is the non-payment of monies owed to them.

SOJ receives $14.5m sponsorship

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) received a combined $14.5-million donation to assist with travel and accommodation arrangements for the July 25 - August 2 Special Oympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California.