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Guyana to export rice to Cuba; first shipment in 18 years 7:33 am

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) says it will be exporting approximately 7,500 tonnes of white rice to Cuba. Read More

All primary students must matriculate to secondary school — Reid 7:15 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid says he is determined to have 100 per cent of primary-level students matriculating into secondary schools for a full five-year course of study.... Read More

O-Wrap: Four rifles seized, 13 arrested… Gov't aims to reduce NCDs… 13-y-o boy murdered 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today... Read More

Gov't to partner with church on social intervention programmes 9:47 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Government will be partnering with faith-based organisations to undertake social-intervention initiatives in communities that are impacted by crime.Holness, who was speaking to Seventh-day Adventist leaders at...... Read More

Puerto Rico governor fears 'humanitarian crisis' over slow US aid

Monday, September, 25 2017 9:16 pm    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello said Monday he fears a "humanitarian crisis" on the island if the United States does not take "swift action" to help the US territory, which was devastated by deadly Hurricane Maria last week.With federal aid... Read More

Republican health plan likely dead as key US senator defects

Monday, September, 25 2017 9:08 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The latest bid backed by US President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor's health care law likely unraveled Monday when a crucial third Republican came out against the plan."This is simply not the way that we should be approaching an... Read More

Sangster upgrading to position airport as major player in economy

Monday, September, 25 2017 8:54 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy.“We see ourselves playing a major role in Jamaica. We want... Read More

42 schools to be taken off shift system

Monday, September, 25 2017 8:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Within the next three years, 42 schools will be taken off the shift system, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid.Making his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate last Friday, the minister noted... Read More

Commonwealth secretary general says hurricanes underscores need to deal with impact of climate change

Monday, September, 25 2017 8:20 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, on Monday urged the international community to re-double its efforts to fully understand the impact of climate change given the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the Caribbean in recent... Read More

Vybz Kartel hospitalised

Monday, September, 25 2017 7:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Incarcerated entertainer, Vybz Kartel, was today rushed to the University Hopsital of the West Indies after complaints of excuriciating pain, which is believed to be linked to kidney infection.Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that Kartel, whose given... Read More

Gov't upgrades 14 sporting facilities

Monday, September, 25 2017 7:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Over the past 16 months, the Government has upgraded 14 sporting facilities across the island at schools and community centres.According to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, some eight other facilities are being... Read More

Chuck's divorce comments demotivates, demoralises court staff — PNP Patriots

Monday, September, 25 2017 6:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Patriots, the young professional arm of the People's National Party (PNP), is calling on Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck to apologise for comments made in Parliament last week, noting that it only served to further demoralise and demotivate the court's staff and... Read More

Gayle presence crucial to ODI side, says Holder

Monday, September, 25 2017 6:26 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — West Indies captain Jason Holder hopes to have talismanic opener Chris Gayle available to the Caribbean side for a while yet, following his positive contributions on and off the field in the ongoing five-match One-Day International series.Veteran... Read More

Forex: J$130.52 to one US dollar

Monday, September, 25 2017 6:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, September 25, ended trading at J$130.52 down by 29 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$106.06 down from J$106.43 while the British pound... Read More

Fire Brigade to get over $30m to purchase boats

Monday, September, 25 2017 5:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will be providing more than $30 million to the Jamaica Fire Brigade for the acquisition of boats.He noted... Read More


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