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Naggo Head Primary students get stationery before GSAT

6 hours 29 min ago
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the Naggo Head Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, were yesterday given stationery supplies in preparation for their exam.

Trade unions reject Govt's wage offer

6 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Eleven trade unions representing the majority group of public sector workers this morning rejected a wage offer from the Government.

JATOO asks Police Commissioner not to move SSP McGregor

6 hours 56 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) says it is strongly opposing the removal of Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor from his command post in West Kingston.

Day one of GSAT went 'smoothly' — Education Ministry

7 hours 11 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education is reporting that day one of the 2015 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) went smoothly with all of the 1,112 centres islandwide opening and on time.

12 hurt in NY building collapse, blaze

7 hours 15 min ago
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a large blaze tore through a second property, which was also in danger of falling down, the fire department said.

Bakery pulls Lee Kuan Yew bun after social media roasting 

9 hours 24 min ago
SINGAPORE (AP) – A bakery chain apologized for a bun commemorating Singapore's long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew and pulled it from stores after being accused of poor taste.

PM expresses regret at Riverton fire

9 hours 59 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has expressed empathy to everyone who was affected by the recent fire at the Riverton landfill in Kingston.

Media barred from naming witnesses in ‘Kartel juror’ trial

10 hours 9 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Magistrate Maxine Ellis, in the ‘Kartel juror’ trial has barred the media from publishing the names and place of work of the jurors who are to testify in the matter.

Indian village bans kissing in public 

10 hours 20 min ago
PANAJI, India (AFP) – An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such "obscene" behaviour is unwanted by local residents.

Fire destroys houses at Paisley Road

10 hours 26 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fire of unknown origin on Thursday destroyed four houses on Paisely Road, close to Blood Bank in Kingston.

Dominican Republic smugglers arrested, US$16m in cocaine seized

10 hours 49 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard says it has transferred custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers and about 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)following an at-sea interdiction off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Woman found with JPS boss' phone offered bail

11 hours 18 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Alecia Smith, the woman charged after being found with the high-end phone stolen from Jamaica Public Service boss Kelly Tomblin, has been offered bail in the sum of J$20,000.

US-Cuba talks on human rights Tuesday in Washington: Havana

11 hours 28 min ago
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – The United States and Cuba will hold talks on human rights, one of the most delicate issues pending in their historic rapprochement, on Tuesday in Washington, Havana said.

Portmore prisoner recaptured in Manchester

11 hours 43 min ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The police in Christiana, Manchester, on Wednesday, March 25, recaptured a prisoner that escaped custody at the Portmore Police Lock-up on Monday, March 16.

Facebook fans demand proof that Jamaicans involved with ISIS

11 hours 58 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A statement made by the St Lucia Government that Jamaica is among countries from which recruits for the Islamic State (IS) group have departed, yesterday angered Observer Facebook fans, leaving many asking for proof.

UPDATE: No indication of co-pilot's motives for crashing Germanwings plane

12 hours 11 min ago
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – The head of Lufthansa said Thursday there were no clues to what led the co-pilot of a jet operated by its subsidiary Germanwings to deliberately crash the plane.

Gov’t to establish health clinics for plants

12 hours 27 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is expected to establish several plant health clinics across the island, as they ramp up efforts to address the issue of pests and diseases affecting crops.

St Kitts-Nevis removes taxes on food, funeral expenses

12 hours 42 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St Kitts-Nevis Government will remove taxes on food, medicine and funeral expenses effective April 7.

Nick Cannon learns dancehall moves in Jamaica 

12 hours 56 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – US rapper/actor Nick Cannon recently flew to Jamaica to learn dancehall moves from Dance Jamaica Studios choreographers.

T&T Opposition walks out on Govt’s no-confidence motion on Rowley

13 hours 16 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Party not done. But Parliament was done!