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Thief puts on Rasta wig before robbing London woman

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 14 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A barefaced thief in London, England was caught on video putting on a Rastafarian wig before robbing a woman in broad daylight.
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UPDATE: Twitter fans jump to Bolt’s defence

Jamaica Observer - 6 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Usain Bolt has received the support of his twitter fans worldwide after denying claims made by The Times’ journalist Katie Gibbons that he made unfavourable comments about the XX Commonwealth Games underway in Glasgow, Scotland.
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2-y-o child, man killed in Kitson Town motor vehicle crash

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 30 min ago
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- A two-year-old child and a 44-year-old man was killed in a motor vehicle crash along Guanaboa Vale main road in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Wednesday.
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JPS cleaning power lines to restore power in Portmore and Clarendon

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 41 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says teams have been working  to correct contamination problems on the power delivery system that have resulted in power outages in sections of Clarendon and Portmore, St Catherine due to drought conditions. 
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12-y-o St James boy suspected of committing suicide

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 47 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 12-year-old boy is said to have committed suicide Wednesday morning in Granville, St James.
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Met Service forecasts rain today

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 1 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is forecasting a break in the current drought in the Corporate Area and other areas across the island.
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Observer Online Health Special: Ebola

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 14 min ago
Kingston, Jamaica— The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of death so far from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 729 in West Africa triggering alarm worldwide. But just what is Ebola? OBSERVER ONLINE brings you a special health feature on this deadly virus.
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Bail extended for 4 charged in drivers licence scam

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 49 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Four men who were charged for breaches of the Corruption (Prevention) Act had their bails extended when they appeared in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, July 30.
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Three brothers sentenced for rape of 12-y-o girl

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 1 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) -- A Paraplegic man and his two brothers were yesterday each sentenced to ten-year prison terms by a High Court judge after being found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl and committing the act of grievous sexual assault against her.
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Ebola death toll rises to 729

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 36 min ago
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) - Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organisation said Thursday.
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Landslide buries Indian village; at least 30 dead

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:04
MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 30 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.
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Cuban basketball player defects

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:01
HAVANA, Scotland - A player on Cuba's national basketball team, Alexei Mestre, has defected ahead of a tournament in Mexico, the official newspaper Granma said Wednesday.
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'Aussie athlete' facing assault charge

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:57
GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) - A 29-year-old man, reported to be an Australian athlete, was due to appear in court on Thursday over an alleged assault at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow.
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Emancipation Jubilee at Seville tonight

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
THE 18th staging of Emancipation Jubilee will be held tonight on the grounds of the historic Seville Heritage Park in St Ann.
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Two women killed in Trelawny crash

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Two women were killed yesterday in a collision on the Duncans to Falmouth main road, in the vicinity of Burwood Beach.
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PHOTO: Fun time

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
Children have fun at Sunday's Wonderland family fun day at Jamaica College in Kingston.
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Ruby Walcott dies at 85

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
FORMER attorney-at-law and senior resident magistrate, Ruby Walcott, died early yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
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New mammography machine

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson (2nd right) observes as Jamaica Cancer Society radiographer Donnett Hyman (left) demonstrates the functions of the organisation's newly acquired mammography machine, at the entity's Lady Musgrave Road offices in St Andrew yesterday. Also observing are Jamaica Cancer Society Executive Director Yulit Gordon and chairman Earl Jarrett. (PHOTO: JIS)
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West End residents mourn murder of businessman

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Some residents of West End in this western Jamaica town cried openly yesterday when they learnt of Tuesday's night's brutal murder of businessman Colin Lynch, who was said to be well-loved in the community.
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Senate approves controversial legislation with new amendments

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:00
THE Senate yesterday passed two controversial tax bills — the Tax Collections (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Tax Penalties (Harmonisation) Act — after the Government fulfilled its promise to amend the controversial provisions.
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