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JetBlue adds checked bag fee

Jamaica Observer - 7 hours 58 min ago
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end.
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Defiant Greek PM vows referendum will go ahead

Jamaica Observer - 8 hours 38 min ago
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Wednesday to go ahead with a controversial bailout referendum despite pressure from European leaders as they declined to consider any fresh debt offer before Sunday's vote.
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Man returning from daughter's graduation shot, injured

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 25 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was this afternoon shot and injured on Law Street in downtown Kingston.
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NHF members saved J$3.6bn on medication last year

Jamaica Observer - 9 hours 32 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chief executive officer of the National Health Fund (NHF) Everton Anderson disclosed yesterday that NHF beneficiaries received more than J$3.6 billion in subsidies last year.
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Ken Jones has died

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 28 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Distinguished journalist and author, Ken Jones, CD, JP passed away this morning after an extended illness, at the Doctor’s Community Hospital in Maryland.
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Appleton Rum’s EDX this Saturday

Jamaica Observer - 10 hours 45 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum’s EDX (Electronic Dance Xposed) returns for its third installation at the Kingston Polo Club in St Catherine, on Saturday.
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Arson suspected after house destroyed in Portmore

Jamaica Observer - 11 hours 27 min ago
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Fire believed to be the work of arsonist last night destroyed an eight-bedroom house on Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine.
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EU hails 'historic' restoration of US-Cuba ties

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 1 min ago
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) – The EU on Wednesday welcomed the re-establishment of full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba after 54 years, calling it a "historic milestone".
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J$1-m reward for capture of wanted St Elizabeth man

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 17 min ago
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Head of the St Elizabeth Police Division Superintendent Lanford Salmon says that a J$1-million reward is still being offered to anyone who assists in the arrest of Anward Hinds, otherwise called ‘Kirkie’.
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Ball boy collapses, fans roast in record Wimbledon heat

Jamaica Observer - 12 hours 53 min ago
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A ball boy collapsed and fans took cover as Wimbledon sweltered Wednesday on the hottest day ever recorded at the championships.
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95-y-o suspected of committing suicide

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 14 min ago
CLARENDON, Jamaica – An elderly man is suspected of committing suicide at his home in Clarendon yesterday.
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PM heads to Barbados for CARICOM meeting

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 31 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will leave the island today to represent Jamaica at the 36th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which takes place in Barbados from tomorrow to Saturday.
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2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 40 min ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials have confirmed a second Ebola case in the same town where the disease was detected on a corpse about seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.
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Critical care nurses among Ja’s most valuable assets, health minister tells graduates

Jamaica Observer - 13 hours 50 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday says training and education are among the best and most valuable investments that can be made for the country and for each individual and family.
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US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 2 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.
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Police seize another illegal gun in Kingston

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 8 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Detectives attached to the Half Way Tree Criminal Investigation Branch yesterday seized a firearm and fifteen rounds of ammunition along Tarrant Drive in Kingston.
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G2K says postponement of local gov’t election 'improper' and 'inexcusable

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 26 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has labelled the move by the Government to postpone local government elections as improper and inexcusable.
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2 J’cans nabbed in Antigua drug bust  

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 51 min ago
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Three people, including two Jamaicans, are in police custody after drugs worth an estimated EC$3.7 million (one EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) were seized during an early morning raid on Tuesday.
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Taxi driver killed in two-vehicle collision, 7 passengers injured

Jamaica Observer - 14 hours 58 min ago
ST ANN, Jamaica – A St Ann taxi operator died yesterday after the vehicle he was driving collided with a mini bus on the Ocho Rios main road in the parish.
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JTA declares 2015 president-elect

Jamaica Observer - 15 hours 10 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) has declared Howard Issacs as its president-elect for the 2015-2016 conference year.
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