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Kingston's Portuguese community raising funds for Portugal wildfire victims.

Many members of the Portuguese Cultural Centre have friends and family in Portugal who were affected by the fires.

- Global News - CA

Whiskey and history add up to perfect Kingston pairing at Bellevue House.

Bellevue House has been attracting new audiences — and bringing back old ones — through innovative events like a whiskey tasting that also includes a history lesson.

- Global News - CA

Dog-heart people and blood.

Friends, what a thing in big, big Spain yesterday. Imagine tourist soaking up the European ambiance and there comes a brute , killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more. These are, in the Jamaican context, what you call dog heart people.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Police Chaplaincy Services Branch to fete children of cops next Thursday.

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force's Chaplaincy Services Branch , Non-Geographic Formations No 2 , will host its Back to School Motivational Clinic next Thursday, August 24, under the theme “Upliftment through character building”.The clinic, which will take place at the Hope Botanical Gardens, starting at 9:00, is ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

World Tourism Organisation wants Bolt as special ambassador for major conference.

THE Jamaica Tourist Board says Jamaican track legend Usain Bolt , the world's fastest man , has been invited to serve as a special ambassador for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.The invitation was extended to Bolt to attend the UN World Tourism Organization/Government of Jamaica and World Bank ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Lottery scam suspect arrested after one year on run.

NORTH DAKOTA, United States , Authorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars.Akil Gray is among 15 suspects charged in US District Court in North Dakota with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say he was recently apprehended ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

80 children participating in Kingston tech camp.

JA Biztown on Monday welcomed approximately 80 students from communities in Kingston 5 to the third staging of the week-long JA Biztown Tech Camp.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Observer's highlight gets remedy for broken section of roadway.

A day after the Jamaica Observer highlighted the dangers posed by a broken section of the roadway in National Heroes' Circle in Kingston, repair worked started Wednesday night.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Samuda hails police after shutdown of illegal slaughterhouse.

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has hailed the Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men and seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of uninspected meat.An illegal slaughterhouse was also closed.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Cops take flight.

THE worrisome attrition rate in the Jamaica Constabulary Force astonished guests at a function on the University of the West Indies , Mona campus yesterday when Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake revealed that only two experts of the 15 trained for the Cyber Crimes Unit have remained.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Jamaica pays tribute to Marcus Garvey.

THE Government and people of Jamaica yesterday honoured the life and legacy of the country's first National Hero Marcus Garvey with a floral tribute at National Heroes Park in Kingston.The function, which included the laying of floral arrangements at Garvey's shrine, was to commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Jamaica rejects Cayman cannabis company's claims

BOTH the Ministry of Health and the Cannabis Licensing Authority yesterday denied any approval was given for sale of cannabis oil medication from the Cayman Islands.The denial was triggered by reports in the Cayman news media that Jamaica's Government-owned Hope Institute was close to making a deal with a Cayman-owned ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Jephthah Ford found guilty of corruption

POPULAR medical doctor Jephthah Ford was yesterday found guilty of corruption after he tried to bribe a police officer to release two Surinamese men who were caught in 2014 with nearly $60 million. Dr Ford was found guilty on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice by Parish Judge Simone Wolfe Reece in ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Watch Jack Kingston Sheepishly Admit He Has No Clue About the Talking Points He's Spewing

Since Jeffrey Lord was fired by CNN, former Republican Congressman Jack Kingston has become one of President Donald Trump's most high-profile defenders on the network. But if he wants to take over Lord's many regular primetime appearances, he's going to have to study his talking points a little better.

- Mediaite - US

Lemon Blasts Jack Kingston For Blaming Birtherism on Hillary: 'I Won't Be the Purveyor of Fake News'

"Jack, it's not true," Lemon exclaimed when Kingston kept persisting. Yet, the former Georgia lawmaker still kept going, all while Toobin tossed his hands in the air.

- Mediaite - US

Ahead by a century: The Hip imagines a better future

A still from the documentary, Long Time Running, premiering at TIFF next month, captures frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, as he leads the band through a concert in Vancouver last summer. The writer attended the Tragically Hip's final tour stop in Kingston, Ont. Good poetry is explosive. It makes us re-examine ...

- The Conversation - UK

'I can't let you come here if you won't tell the truth': Don Lemon may have just banned Jack Kingston

In a truly embarrassing moment, former Rep. Jack Kingston cited President Donald Trump's talking points that his communications team pushed out. The problem is that the talking points were factually inaccurate and had nothing to do with the topic. All the CNN panel and host Don Lemon co...

- The Raw Story - US

Another suspect in large Jamaican lottery scam apprehended

Authorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars.

- FOX News - US

Another suspect in large Jamaican lottery scam apprehended

- Townhall.com - US

This is the real Donald Trump, loud and clear

Anne Kingston: Trump's messaging is now so brazen that dog whistles are redundant. The signals are increasingly plain for all to see. The post This is the real Donald Trump, loud and clear appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

OJ for Cliff Stone after 50 years of service to nation

CLIFTON George Whyms Stone, a modest public servant who has served the trade union movement, the political and public sectors, as well as the diplomatic service since 1965, is among the five Jamaicans who will this year be awarded the Order of Jamaica , the country's fourth-highest national honour.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Port operator expects normality to return by tomorrow

KINGSTON Freeport Terminal Limited , operators of the Kingston container terminal, advised Tuesday that the current backlog of containers at the port should be reduced and normality restored by tomorrow.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

GraceKennedy closes two more Western Union locations

TWO more Western Union outlets in St Catherine have been closed.GraceKennedy Money Services , Western Union's agent in Jamaica, did not say which two locations have been shuttered in a release yesterday, but said the move is in an effort to enhance its network oversight and the protection of customers.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Man accused of stealing $2.1 million from the blind

A former employee of the Jamaica Society for the Blind, who is accused of stealing approximately $2.1 million from the organisation, has denied stealing that amount, saying instead that he only took about $670,000.The accused, Michael Hall, who was employed as a finance and administration manager, made the ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Bill coming to remove criminal records of heroes and freedom fighters

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange confirmed last night that the Government will be tabling a Bill in Parliament, by October, to fully absolve Jamaican national heroes of criminal liability.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Maths coaches, specialists for training workshop next week

ONE hundred and twenty mathematics coaches and specialists assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will participate in a training workshop from August 21 to 24, hosted by Book Merchant Limited at Shortwood Teachers' College in Kingston.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Press association urges Gov't to improve access to information law

PRESIDENT of the Press Association of Jamaica Dionne Jackson Miller is urging the Government to heed the many calls for the amendments to the Access to Information Act to be brought to Parliament, something she says has been promised by successive administrations.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

She Cranes face giants New Zealand, England in Commonwealth draw

The draw on Wednesday put hosts Australia in Pool A against Jamaica, South Africa, Barbados, Fiji and Northern Ireland

- Daily Monitor - UG

This is the real Donald Trump, loud and clear

Anne Kingston on how Trump's messaging is now so brazen that dog whistles are redundant. The signals are increasingly plain for all to see. The post This is the real Donald Trump, loud and clear appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Three Generations of Jamaican Textile Artists Reflect Strong Women's Voices

Unresolved injustices are not acceptable With this exhibition, I chose to focus on creating a space for healing, of sanctuaries for those to whom justice has been unrequited.'

- Global Voices - US

Locals step in to help fundraiser for Kenyan family after donation jar stolen

Kingston residents are joining in to help after initial funds raised to help a Kenyan family send their boys to school were stolen.

- Global News - CA

4-H Clubs Girl of the Year eyes biochemistry

Antonique Headman will tell you that she was attending 4-H Clubs meetings before she was born. It's actually not totally incredible. The fact is that her mother was very active in the 4H movement while she was pregnant.In April this year, that firm commitment to the 4-H movement paid off for Headman as she was named Jamaica ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Dirty meat

The Jamaica Constabulary Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit on Saturday arrested four men and shut down an illegal slaughterhouse and meat shop in Seivright Gardens, St Andrew in an operation that began in St Thomas.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Welcome to Saint John

SAVE for the marked difference in temperature, even in August, and the old world architecture, a Jamaican could feel right at home in downtown Saint John.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Haulage contractors still unhappy with slow pace at port

HAULAGE contractors at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited are bracing for a week of more frustration, as operations at the port remains at a pace which they say is costing them thousands of dollars per day in lost earnings due to the back-up of containers over the past few weeks.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

PNP leaves Bunting in Chinese row

THE Opposition People's National Party has scrambled to make amends with the Chinese Government in the wake of a backlash resulting from scathing comments made by its spokesperson on national security, Peter Bunting, about Chinese investment and commercial activity in Jamaica.Bunting also alleged that the Chinese were using ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Peter Phillips under fire

COUNCILLOR for the Chancery Hall Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation Duane Smith has blasted Opposition Leader and People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips for comments he made while on a political platform on Sunday.Arguing that the Jamaica Labour Party was using the Jamaican people as a ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Usain Bolt 'Says Goodbye to Everything' as He Retires

Usain Bolt said he was "saying goodbye to everything" and "almost cried" as his successful career came to a close at the World Championships in London, reported BBC Sport.  Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, 30, is retiring from athletics having illuminated the sport like few others. "It's really sad that I have to ...

- Novinite - BG

UWI, Mona congratulates professor Archibald McDonald on national honour

THE University of the West Indies , Mona, has congratulated its principal and pro-vice chancellor, Professor Archibald McDonald , for having been awarded the prestigious Order of Jamaica .Professor McDonald's award for excellence in academia and public service was announced on August 6 in the National Honours and Awards ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Convalescent centre saves $3.5m after AC overhaul

THE overhaul of lighting and air conditioning systems at the Jamaica Police Convalescent Centre in Black River, St Elizabeth, has resulted in more than $3.5 million in savings over the last four years.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

IDB Jamaica appoints new chief of operations

THE Inter-American Development Bank in Jamaica has appointed Adriana La Valley as its new chief of operations .With more than 20 years of international experience in development financing La Valley takes up the position, effective August 1, after serving as lead operations specialist at the IDB's headquarters in Washington, ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Jamaicans urged to secure properties before travelling

THE Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is encouraging people to take the time to ensure that their properties are protected before travelling, in the event that a tropical cyclone should affect the island.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Dumfries residents flock health fair

DUMFRIES, St James , Residents of the Dumfries community in St James last Friday came in groups of threes and more to take advantage of the complimentary services, at the fourth staging of the annual health and social fair staged by Sandals Resorts, Montego Bay region, in collaboration with the Social Development Commission ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson condemns killing of Meadowbrook High student

MONTEGO BAY, St James , Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi, has joined the nation in condemning the brutal...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

JCF report sends 'disturbing' message about policing, says JFJ

JAMAICANS for Justice says it is deeply concerned about the just-released Jamaica Constabulary Force's Administrative Review Committee report in response to recommendations from the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.In fact, the human rights advocacy group said the review report sends a “disturbing” message ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Association proposes cost-benefit analysis as Bunting does about-face on Chinese firms

The Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica has proposed that a cost-benefit analysis of the incentives given to foreign investors be undertaken “in order to address the lingering negative perception that Chinese enterprises in Jamaica are receiving extraordinary preferential treatment”.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Frustration still high at Kingston Freeport Terminal

THERE was chaos at the Kingston Freeport Terminal yesterday as more than 100 haulage contractors waited to have their containers moved amidst a slow processing system, which left truckers frustrated and port personnel scrambling to keep the situation under control.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse: Hamstring injuries explained

Jamaica's Usain Bolt lays on the track after suffering a hamstring injury in the final of the men's 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 12, 2017. Judging by recent hamstring injuries of high-profile athletes at the world track and field championships in London, some may muse that perhaps ...

- The Conversation - UK

Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman'

A sentimental Justin Gatlin hailed Usain Bolt as an "amazing showman" whose career would certainly not be defined by him pulling up with cramp in the world 4x100M relay, the Jamaicans final competitive race. There was high drama in last nights relay as anchor man Bolt received the baton in third place behind eventual gold ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Coe bemoans Bolt's "devastating moment"

LONDON - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.

- SBS.com.au - AU

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