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Role of AGD expanded - 9:50 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The role of the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) has been expanded as the Government moves to centralise its revenue. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, said beginning this month, the AGD will receive revenue from the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and Ta ...


#Champs2017: KC, Calabar stars impress in Class One 200m heats - 9:24 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College and Calabar’s Christopher Taylor both threw down the gauntlet in their respective heats of the boys’ Class One 200m, which whet the appetites of patrons on day one of the 107th ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Champions ...


OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests - 8:53 PM
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. The meeting is the international community's latest effort to ...


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Jamaica aiming for tier 1 ranking in human trafficking fight - 8:06 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says Jamaica is aiming for Tier 1 ranking in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) by the United States' Department of State. He said the efforts will continue, through public education, to raise awareness about the issue amo ...


USF to provide WiFi downtown, Olympic Gardens - 7:38 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Universal Service Fund (USF) continues its quest to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica with Wi-Fi hotspots to be provided at the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston and in Olympic Gardens. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the USF, Su ...


JCC says Jamaica can tax less, grow more - 7:26 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), is urging the business community to step up its efforts in support of comprehensive taxation reform, as Jamaica “can tax less and grow more”. The JCC’s appeal follows the recent approval of the 2017/18 budget, whic ...


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Don’t hate me, Jamaica, Ugandan athlete pleads - Read times
Kingston College’s middle and long distance runner Aryamanya Rodgers wants Jamaican lovers of athletics to love, respect and support him as he prepares to make history later this week by competing at the premier schoolboy event this side of the world. Rodgers, who related his hell, pain and ...


Worker fatally stabbed at JUTC Twickenham Park depot - Read times
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A worker is dead this morning after being stabbed by a colleague at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Twickenham Park depot in Spanish Town. Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that the deceased was the assistant canteen manager who was stabbed by the canteen m ...


Water is on the way - Read times
Dear Editor, I regard as unfortunate the contents of the article ‘MP, we are human’ by your Staff Reporter Kimone Francis which appeared in the Observer North & East section of your newspaper of Monday, March 20, 2017. While I was not named as the “MP” in the interview ...


Alleged Clansman leader Tesha Miller to be deported from Bahamas today - Read times
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Alleged Clansman leader, Tesha Miller is to be deported from Bahamas later today. Last year, Miller was listed as a “person of interest” by Jamaica's Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) and was asked to report to the police fol ...


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