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Antiguan team observes work done by China Harbour

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Morais Guy (left) greets Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Housing for Antigua and Barbuda Eustace Lake when he visited the ministry in Kingston yesterday. A team from Antigua is in Jamaica to look at projects that have been carried out by China Harbour Engineering Company. (PHOTO: JIS)

'Dem fraid ah him'

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
THE rejection of an application by FBI agent Wilfred Rattigan for the post of police commissioner has ignited a debate among Jamaica Observer online readers. Rattigan, a Jamaican, had his application turned down late Tuesday by the Police Services Commission. However, Observer readers have mixed views as to whether he was given a fair chance. Here are some edited comments:

Rainforest Seafoods hands out $1.5m in scholarships, book grants

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
Chief Executive Officer of Rainforest Seafoods Brian Jardim (right); his wife Shelagh (second left); General Manager Ernest Grant (centre, back), and another member of their team (third right) with several of the students who received scholarships and book grants at the 10th annual staging of the seafood company's Scholarship and Awards Presentation at its office on Slipe Road in Kingston. At left is Elizabeth Lawrence, who was guest speaker at the function. Jardim said that a total of 15 scholarships and 76 book grants totalling $1.5 million were handed out to students, who are pursuing primary, secondary and tertiary studies. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Regional fisheries body to make arguments before int'l court

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says it will present oral arguments to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Germany next month in response to a request for an advisory opinion on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in African waters.

This Day in History

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
Today is the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.

Street Scenes

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00

Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

Observer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00
JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) — Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory yesterday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.

Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor

BBC - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:54
A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

Murray faces qualifier in night match

BBC Sport - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:03
Andy Murray and qualifier Matthias Bachinger will take centre stage in the night session at the US Open on Friday.

Sides await Champions League draw

BBC Sport - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:03
Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will learn who they will face in the Champions League group stage this afternoon.

VIDEO: 'No expectations' on Murray at US Open

BBC Sport - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:01
Andy Murray says "no-one has any expectations of me" at the US Open ahead of his second-round match against Matthias Bachinger.

Bangladesh still winless after rain wrecks T20 vs Windies

Observer Sport - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:56
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Only 28 deliveries were possible as rain wrecked the one-off Twenty20 International between West Indies and Bangladesh Wednesday night.