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03/26/2017 at 21:12. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly appointed President of the People's National Party Peter Phillips has dismissed government plans to give more power to the security forces as an ineffective method of solving the country's crime problem.

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 20:43. Facebook
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Pakistan defeated West Indies by six wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series at Kensington Oval on Sunday. Scores: WEST INDIES 111 for eight off 20 overs (Carlos Brathwaite 34 not ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 20:34. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Loyal supporters and members of the People's National Party (PNP) were overcome with tears as Portia Simpson Miller made her final address as party leader this afternoon. The supporters were moved to tears after Simpson Mi ...

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03/26/2017 at 20:24. Facebook
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A firearm and several rounds of ammunition were this morning seized by police who were on operations on the West Gate main road, in St James. Reports are that about 9:00 am, lawmen signalled the driver of a white Toyota F ...

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03/26/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Outgoing People’s National Party leader Portia Simpson Miller called on her followers to throw their support behind incoming party president Peter Phillips. Simpson Miller in her final address as party leader urged ...

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03/26/2017 at 18:50. Facebook
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Shadab Khan produced an outstanding debut performance as Pakistan limited West Indies to 111 for eight batting first in the first fixture of a four-match T20 international series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 18:32. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaia (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is expressing support for Irish potato farmers, as the Government seeks to achieve self-sufficiency in the crop’s production. He was addressi ...

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03/26/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption. Navalny had called for the marches af ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 17:12. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Special delegates of the almost 79-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) have gathered at the National Arena in St Andrew for the instalment Dr Peter Phillips as the new party leader. Phillips is replacing veteran p ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 15:54. Facebook
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 15:53. Facebook
WASHINGTON (CMC) — The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to conduct a probe in response to Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke’s concerns about alleged civil rights abuses in implementing United States Pre ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/26/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — One M16 rifle along with a magazine containing fourteen 5.56 cartridges were seized by the Savanna-la-mar police in Llandilo, Westmoreland on Saturday. Reports are that about 11:20 am, a team of police, on special ope ...

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03/26/2017 at 15:07. Facebook
LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest M ...

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03/26/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The late reggae singer Edi Fitzroy (Fitzroy Edwards) will be buried today at the Dovecot Cemetery, St Catherine, following a Thanksgiving Service in Portmore, according to relatives. The thanksgiving service will be held ...

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03/25/2017 at 23:37. Facebook
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Derek Alton Walcott, born in humble surroundings on Chaussee Road and who mesmerised the world with his poetry, plays and paintings, was buried here on Saturday, one week after he died following a prolong illness. ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/25/2017 at 21:56. Facebook
MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Monaco police were hunting for two suspects Saturday after a daring afternoon robbery at the famous French jeweller Cartier, prompting a brief lockdown of the tiny principality and jet set haven. Thre ...

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03/25/2017 at 21:55. Facebook
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Regional health and environmental specialists meet here next month to examine a number of issues during the 62nd annual Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) conference. CARPHA’s executive director, Dr C Jame ...

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The Jamaica Observer
03/25/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Twenty-seven public-sector management analysts will be trained and certified in their field under a programme offered by the Management Institute for National Development (MIND). The management analysis programm ...

27 public sector management analysts to benefit from training course - Latest News

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The Jamaica Observer
03/25/2017 at 21:10. Facebook
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AFP) — A fire started by inmates at a prison in northern Mexico left at least three prisoners dead and one person injured, officials said Saturday, just days after 29 detainees escaped through a tunnel.

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03/25/2017 at 20:59. Facebook
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Some US$17.5 million (J$2 billion) has been allocated to the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project, one of five projects falling under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Ja ...

$2 billion allocated for climate resilience project - Latest News

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