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June 28 deadline for transfer of voter registration — EOJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding registered voters that the deadline to apply for a transfer of voter registration for the November 30, 2019 voters' list is Friday, June 28.Transfers for voters who apply after this deadline will not be completed before May, 2020.

20th, June 2019, 03:23pm

Jamaica among several C'bean countries given failing grade for trafficking in persons

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The United States on Thursday listed Jamaica among several Caribbean countries which it said were not in compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (TIP).Of the Caribbean countries listed in the “2019 Trafficking in Persons Report,” only the Bahamas and Guyana “fully” met the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

20th, June 2019, 03:23pm

Traffic changes this Sunday for Seaga's funeral

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the public are being advised that there will be traffic changes along major thoroughfares on Sunday, June 23, to facilitate the State funeral for the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.The funeral will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 1 George Headley Drive, Kingston, commencing at noon, with interment to follow at National Heroes Park.                            

20th, June 2019, 02:24pm

PEP results to be released tomorrow

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education has confirmed that the first wave of results for the inaugural Primary Exit Profile (PEP) will be released tomorrow.In correspondence with OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago, Director of Corporate Communications in the ministry, Colin Steer, reminded that tomorrow’s results — the Student Summary Report — will only show placement, scores and description of performance.

20th, June 2019, 02:24pm

Teen boy murdered in St James

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The bullet-riddled body of a 17-year-old boy was found in Green Pond, St James on Tuesday.He has been identified as Mark Powell of Princess Street in the parish.According to police reports, residents stumbled upon Powell's body about 6:30 am and summoned police.Upon their arrival, the body was seen lying in a dirt track in a pool of blood with several gunshot wounds.

20th, June 2019, 02:24pm

Head-on collision leaves two dead, 18 injured in Hanover

HANOVER, Jamaica — Two men died yesterday while 18 people sustained injuries in a two-vehicle crash on the Barbican main road in Sandy Bay, Hanover.The police this morning said most of those injured were treated at the hospital and released.Dead are 50-year-old bus driver Everton Riley and 25-year-old Kevaughn Sutherland.

20th, June 2019, 01:23pm

Homestead Place of Safety to be reopened after $23.5-m renovation

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The newly renovated Homestead Place of Safety, which caters to the holistic needs of approximately 44 girls in State care, will officially be reopened tomorrow. The Child Protection and Family Service Agency (CPFSA) said the facility was one of three slated for renovation within the 2018/19 fiscal year.

20th, June 2019, 12:23pm

C'bean gov'ts acquire insurance coverage for 2019 hurricane season

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) says nine regional countries have increased their level of coverage as the Caribbean completed its insurance portfolio for the 2019-20 hurricane season.It said one unnamed Caribbean state purchased cover for an additional peril (tropical cyclone) that it did not have last year.

20th, June 2019, 11:23pm

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Supporting Obeah is tantamount to supporting murder

Dear Editor,Recently, I watched Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not A Witch, a Zambia-set movie in which Shula, a nine-year-orphan, is banished from her village after she is tried and found guilty of practising witchcraft.She is later confined to a government-run 'witch' camp where she spends her days tethered to a long white ribbon, as she, and others believed to be like her, perform menial tasks.

20th, June 2019, 11:23pm

C'bean American legislator critical of Trump's plan to deport illegal immigrants

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has strongly criticised United States President Donald T Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants.“We have a Bigot-in-Chief who is overstepping his authority in his role as president, pushing to deport immigrants from America,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

20th, June 2019, 10:23pm

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