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PHOTOS: Obama watch?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 | 6:16 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Several people are now gathered near the Harbour View roundabout in Kingston, seemingly awaiting the arrival of the United States President Barack Obama, who is to arrive on the island in a few hours.In the last hour the number of people gathered at the […]

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PHOTOS: President Barack Obama on Jamaican soil

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 | 9:58 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – The President of the United States Barack Obama arrived in Jamaica at approximately 7:31 this evening.President Obama was greeted at the Norman Manley Airport by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness and other Government officials.Obama has […]

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ONLINE READERS’ COMMENT: How I would’ve responded to New York hecklers

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | 1:02 PM     Dear Editor,When we accepted the invitation to give the keynote address at the sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in New York, my advisors anticipated the likelihood of protests and heckling and prepared me well. I recognise that heckling is protected by the First Amendment and I don’t have […]

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Missing man found dead

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 | 3:48 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — The body of a man who was reported missing on Monday was discovered this morning just off Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.He is 20-year-old Teo Chambers of an Oxford Road address in West Kingston.Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 9:00 am, residents stumbled […]

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Rev Al Miller returns to court May 18

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 12:27 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rev Al Miller is to return to court on May 18 for the continuation of his trial on the charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.On that day, the defence is expected to make a no-case submission.Miller was charged after police officers […]

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Toyota cuts price of automatic braking safety devices

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | 9:34 AM     DETROIT (AP) — Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it’s about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.Toyota says it will offer lower-cost versions of the safety features in new Lexus and Toyota SUVs that it’s introducing this week […]

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Bahamas to host next IDB annual meeting

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 11:12 AM     BUSAN, Korea (CMC) – The Board of Governors of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has ended its 56th annual meeting here following a series of events that underscored the strengthening of ties between Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.The IDB said that its next board of […]

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At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week — UNICEF

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 3:48 PM     UNITED NATIONS, United States — At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said Tuesday.“Children are in desperate need of protection, and all parties to the conflict should do […]

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Flash flood watch lifted, weather to return to normal — Met Service

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:36 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Ann, St Mary and Portland with immediate effect.The Stationary Front which influenced weather conditions over the island has weakened significantly, the Met Service said Tuesday.Satellite imagery and […]

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Out of court settlement possible in Tommy Lee’s lawsuit

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 1:50 PM     ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Attorney General Levi Peter Tuesday said it is likely an out of court settlement will be reached regarding the deportation of Jamaican dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta last year.Lee, whose real name is Leroy Russell, and three others — Tiasha Oralie Russell, Junior […]

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