Local News Feeds

'Mi nah vote'

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
THE saying “seven brothers, seven different minds”, does not apply to the McCarthy brothers of Hall's Delight in the constituency of St Andrew East Rural.The two say they are diehard supporters of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and that their allegiance will not change in the next general election.
Categories: Local News Feeds

This Day in History — August 5

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
Today is the 218th day of 2020. There are 148 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1962: Anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela is arrested at a police roadblock. OTHER EVENTS1772: In St Petersburg, rulers of Russia, Prussia, and Austria sign the first of three partitions ending Poland's sovereign rule until 1918.1810: Napoleon Bonaparte imposes tax on all colonial imports into France.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Some US visitor visas now being processed

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
Q: My non-immigrant B1/B2 visitor visa has expired. How can I go about renewing it? A: We are accepting B1/B2 applications for individuals who qualify for a waiver of interview.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Canadian study visa approval does not mean you can travel now

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
Dear Mr Brown,My study permit was granted and I would like to thank you for your assistance. Based on all that's going on with COVID-19 and Canada's travel ban, when will I be able to travel to Canada to begin my programme, which starts in September?— NC Dear NC:
Categories: Local News Feeds

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
BALTIMORE, United States (AP) — Kelyn Yanez used to clean homes during the day and wait tables at night in the Houston area before the coronavirus. But the mother of three lost both jobs in March because of the pandemic and now is facing eviction.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Explosion rocks Beirut

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut yesterday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. Up to press time more than 70 people were confirmed dead and more than 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.Hours later, ambulances still carried away the wounded as army helicopters helped battle fires raging at the port.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Official: US will extend support for Venezuela's Guaidó

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The State Department's top official on Venezuela said yesterday that the Trump Administration will continue recognising lawmaker Juan Guaidó as the nation's interim president even if President Nicolás Maduro's Government ousts the Opposition from control of congress — its last major stronghold.
Categories: Local News Feeds

US nears 5 million virus cases

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
BOSTON, United States (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — these are reasons the United States has racked up more than 155,000 novel coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts five million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world.
Categories: Local News Feeds

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Health experts once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for a rare paralysing disease that has been hitting American children for the past decade.But they now say the novel coronavirus pandemic could disrupt the pattern for the mysterious illnesses, which spike every other year, starting in late summer.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Court outlines ruling in 'dreadlocks' student case

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
The “no braids, no beads, no locks” policy of Kensington Primary School did not violate the constitutional right of the seven-year-old daughter of Sherine and Dale Virgo, a full court panel of Supreme Court judges stated in a written judgement released yesterday.At the same time, the judges said attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan, who represented the family, showed a clear misunderstanding of the law in his submissions on the issue of freedom of religion.
Categories: Local News Feeds

MPs not very visible, but...

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
Slightly more than two in five voters say they have met their political representatives in the last month, data gathered in March and July this year by veteran pollster Bill Johnson have shown.
Categories: Local News Feeds

Trouble pick

Jamaica Observer - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 19:39
UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has cited national security concerns as the reason he has objected to the use of Chinese firm Genlot Game Technology as the back-end provider for new local lottery company Mahoe Gaming.
Categories: Local News Feeds