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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Literacy project reaping success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Literacy-project-reaping-success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732426/Green-F_w300.jpg Local News Friday, March 24, 2017 9:03 AM Minister Vaz commits land for Baptist Union castor oil project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Minister-Vaz-commits-land-for-Baptist-Union-castor-oil-project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732374/Castor-5_w300.jpg Local News Friday, March 24, 2017 8:52 AM World Bank organises conference to examine Caribbean's socio-economic situation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/World-Bank-organises-conference-to-examine-Caribbean-s-socio-economic-situation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732367/world-bankb-300x221.jpg Local News Friday, March 24, 2017 8:33 AM Incredible Oddman cops gold at Winter Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Incredible-Oddman-cops-gold-at-Winter-Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732303/Oddman_w300.jpg Sports Friday, March 24, 2017 8:00 AM $131.5 million in savings from Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/-131-5-million-in-savings-from-Energy-Efficiency-and-Conservation-Programme http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732292/Energy-2_w300.jpg Local News Friday, March 24, 2017 7:52 AM Austin cruises to another gold at Austria Winter Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Austin-cruises-to-another-gold-at-Austria-Winter-Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732278/Romaine-Austin_w300.jpg Sports Friday, March 24, 2017 7:23 AM Interest rates on new loans trending down, says Shaw http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Interest-rates-on-new-loans-trending-down--says-Shaw http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13732268/Audley-Shaw--1-_w300.jpg Local News Friday, March 24, 2017 7:02 AM Jay Z to make feature film and documentary about Trayvon Martin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Jay-Z-to-make-feature-film-and-documentary-about-Trayvon-Martin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731352/Trayvon-Martin_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:57 PM Retrieving unclaimed bank balances http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Retrieving-unclaimed-bank-balances http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731342/Audley-Shaw--2-_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:49 PM USF provides millions to boost internet access http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/USF-provides-millions-to-boost-internet-access http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731325/Suzette-Buchanan_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:38 PM Cops seize firearm after gunfight in Portmore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Cops-seize-firearm-after-gunfight-in-Portmore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731258/-38-revolver_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:45 PM Venezuela's latest shortage: gasoline http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Venezuela-s-latest-shortage--gasoline http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731244/000_MX8K5_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:34 PM Jamaica constantly on alert for terrorists — Montague http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Jamaica-constantly-on-alert-for-terrorists---Montague http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731227/Robert-Montague_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:29 PM O-WRAP: 12-y-o found hanging... 'Bully beef' ban still on ... Emergencies only at Bustamante Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/12-y-o-found-hanging--------Bully-beef--ban-still-on-----Emergencies-only-at-Bustamante-Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731122/BUSTAMANTE-HOSPITAL_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 PM Scotiabank removes fees on dormant accounts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Scotiabank-removes-fees-on-dormant-accounts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731113/scotiabank-03_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:44 PM DPP explains aspects of the Cybercrimes Act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/DPP-explains-aspects-of-the-Cybercrimes-Act http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731032/Paula-Llewellyn-2_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:50 PM VIDEO: Accountant General's Oceana Hotel office flooded as $478-m renovation continues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Accountant-General-s-Oceana-Hotel-office-flooded-as--478-m-renovation-continues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13731015/Carlene-Murdock_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:14 PM Bustamante Hospital for Children accepting emergency cases only http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Bustamante-Hospital-for-Children-accepting-emergency-cases-only http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730979/BUSTAMANTE-HOSPITAL_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:01 PM No need for increase in bus, taxi fares — Henry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/No-need-for-increase-in-bus--taxi-fares--says-Henry http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730947/MIKE-HENRY--2-_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:44 PM Forex: J$128.30 to one US dollar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Forex--J-128-30-to-one-US-dollar2017-03-23T15-38-48 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730938/forex_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:37 PM 'Bully beef' ban still in effect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/-Bully-beef--ban-still-in-effect http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730907/cornb_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:10 PM C'bean pastors call on US to halt promotion of LGBT rights abroad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Caribbean-pastors-call-on-US-to-halt-promotion-of-LGBT-rights-abroad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730903/same-sex_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:04 PM 12-year-old boy found hanging from tree http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/12-year-old-boy-found-hanging-from-tree http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730864/noose_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:32 PM Windies aiming to capitalise on home advantage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Windies-aiming-to-capitalise-on-home-advantage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730861/Marlon-Samuels--1-_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:22 PM Defence Act to be amended to Establish National Service Corps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latest/Defence-Act-to-be-amended-to-Establish-National-Service-Corps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/13730824/AH-parliament_w300.jpg Local News Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:53 PM