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The argument by both the Minister of National Security and the Minister of Justice that Parliament is not able to give proper oversight to its commission, is a serious issue that cannot be overlooked.
(This is a lightly edited version of a speech by Acting Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Ricardo Tur Novo, at a function last Sunday in St Mary to mark the anniversary of the attack on the Moncado and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Garrison by revolutionary forces in 1953, six years before the successful Cuban Revolution.)
Former footballer and Jamaica Labour Party supporter Michael Hue (left) share a happy moment with St Thomas businessman Louis Chin during a JLP event in Morant Bay on Thursday.
YANGON, Myanmar (Xinhua) -- A total of 114,845 people were affected by severe floods across Myanmar with 27 being confirmed dead, the Department of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said yesterday.
LONDON, England (Xinhua) --British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday described migrants trying to reach Britain as a "swarm", triggering criticisms from political opponents for his use of "dehumanising" language over the ongoing migrant crisis.
SAFETY, poor water drainage, damaged roadways, noise and dust pollution are some issues affecting the residents of the Zephyrton community in St Catherine, which runs alongside the north-south leg of the highway.
IN my experience, the Jamaican Ambassador to the USA is called upon to give greatest attention to three areas of activity. The first concerns engendering positive relations with the USA. Jamaica and the USA have substantial areas of overlapping interest, including matters concerning security, development, education, human rights, and the promotion of the rule of law in international affairs.
WHEN Karen Morris heard that Food For The Poor (FFP) was coming to her community in McCook's Pen, St Catherine to build her family of nine a new house on her birthday, July 22, she was overjoyed.
Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson was the recipient of the National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organization's (NAJASO) Lignum Vitae Award during the 38th Annual Convention Banquet and Awards Presentation held Saturday, July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
BEIJING, China (Xinhua) -- A week after the Kepler space telescope eyed an "older, bigger cousin" of the Earth, scientists turned their focus on a super-sensitive "ear", hoping to discover more, maybe "cousins" of human beings.
MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Arnaldo Brown has branded the over 50-year-old trade embargo on Cuba "unjust" and a "yoke", and said the time has come for the United States to lift the sanction which he described as a relic of the Cold War era.
Members of the Cuban and Jamaican communities celebrate at a get-together at Strawberry Fields, Robin's Bay, St Mary last Sunday.
GROWING up with his grandmother in rural St Elizabeth, Lennox Rowe could not attend school more than three days a week as he had to stay home to work in the field and accompany the elderly woman to the market.
Radcliffe Saddler was sitting in his first college class at 14 years old. Now 18, Saddler has completed an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is an employee at one of the world's largest computer companies -- International Business Machines (IBM).
CAR thieves appear to have adopted a level of ruthlessness by torching vehicles they have targeted but which they are unable to steal, the Jamaica Observer has learnt.
VICTORIA Rowell, the American actress who played Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, is on a mission to continue her advocacy for education, arts, under-served communities and wealth gap closure, through her visit to Jamaica.
It has been three weeks since Jamaican airline pilot Paul Stephens has been detained in a deportation centre in Qatar, waiting on an emergency passport to return home.
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- In the wake of the recent surge of murders reported in St James, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) has reached out to the University of the West Indies (UWI) to assist with conducting a study with a view to pinpointing the best suited police strategies to be employed in some of the crime plagued, inner-city communities in the parish.