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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey. The shooter shot and killed 17 students. In a statement, foreign affairs minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, expressed condolences to the family of the […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has commended outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations between the countries and securing meaningful cooperation to positively impact the lives of Jamaicans. He was speaking at a reception […]

The Prime Minister of Grenada has promised to hold those accountable if payments to public workers suffer “undue delays”. Keith Mitchell, who is also the country’s finance minister, made the pledge during a meeting with permanent secretaries and finance officers last week. He explained that he called the meeting because of serious concerns stemming from […]

ST GEORGE’S (CMC) — Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain yesterday with the traditional military parade, a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell keeping an eye firmly on next month’s general election. “This current generation of Grenadians who have inherited the victories and achievements from slavery to independence, has carried […]

“Christmas” is dead, and Port of Spain residents are not happy about it. Police allegedly shot a man with that alias during the hours of last night, and in response, residents have taken to the streets in fiery protest, burning debris and blocking major roads which lead to the capital. Details are still incoming but […]

Wedged between Brazil and Venezuela, Guyana could easily go unnoticed. It has fewer than 750,000 people and a per capita income of $4,300, half the regional average, qualifying it as the hemisphere’s third-poorest nation. At the moment, Guyana also might be its luckiest. Having struck big oil offshore starting in 2015, industry experts reckon total reserves at around 2 billion […]

Plans are in the pipeline for the resuscitation of the E-Government site located close to the Guyana/Brazil border crossing, in an effort to provide internet access in the capital town of Lethem and other communities in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine), government has announced. Chairman of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA), Floyd Levi during […]

The company said all of the first 11 holes intersected “substantial gold mineralisation”, with a headline hit of 89m grading 1.02g/t. The headline hit was made in an area where previous RC drilling had been carried out, while other hits came in areas where no previous drilling had been undertaken. “The results to date are […]

Among the shining stars of this weekend’s opening of the Marvel Studios’ superhero movie “Black Panther” were Letitia Wright from Guyana and Winston Duke of Tobago, who gave notable performances in the Hollywood blockbuster. The pair are riding the success of the anticipated film, which had record-setting advance ticket sales and is in the middle […]

JamaicaObserver.com Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are being urged to loosen their chokehold on the concept of sovereignty and move now to fully embrace all tenets of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, specifically the Caribbean Single, Market and Economy (CSME). The call was made by Jamaica’s former Prime Minister Bruce Golding who chaired a commission appointed in […]


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