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Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord. Before the tumult of activities breaks in; before breakfast plates crash through my still sleepy mind; for this last moment in my bed, thank you, Lord. Let me hold Your promise of new life. Keep me from slipping back for I know that ... Read More

UPDATE: Student in custody following schoolmate's death
ST ANN, Jamaica — The Brown’s Town High School student who this morning allegedly stabbe ... Read More

Veteran batsman Tamar Lambert (file photo) Lambert hits unbeaten 74 at trials
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran batsman Tamar Lambert hit 74 not out as Paul Palmer's XI reached 2 ... Read More

Vandals hit NWC again, customers without water
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says one of its systems has again been ... Read More

Logistics hub is alive and well — Hylton

Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:49 PM    

Hylton...the Jamaica Logistics Hub is alive and well

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton has hailed the $2-billion investment by Kingston Wharves Limited (KW) in the construction of a logistics and warehousing facility, as a signal of confidence in the Government’s Logistics Hub initiative. He was speaking at a press conference at the port operator’s Newport West premises on Wednesday, after viewing the progress of the first phase of work on the 160,000-square foot Total Logistics Facili ... Read More

Lewis injures shoulder at Jamaica trials

Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:18 PM    

Physical trainer David Bernard (left) tends to Ramaal Lewis' injured shoulder on Thursday at Sabina Park. (Photo: Sanjay Myers)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Off-spinner Ramaal Lewis suffered a suspected dislocated left shoulder on Thursday during the Jamaica Scorpions trial match between Paul Palmer's XI and John Campbell's XI at Sabina Park in Kingston. Lewis, 19, injured his shoulder while diving to his left to field the ball. He had to be lifted to his feet by teammates and was carried off on a drinks cart. After preliminary checks by physical trainer David Bernard, he was taken in a motorcar driven by head coach Juni ... Read More

Forex: J$119.35 to one US dollar

Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:13 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, October 8, ended trading at J$119.35, up by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$90.66, up from J$90.50, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$180.53, down from J$180.57. Read More

PNP candidates face integrity commission tomorrow

Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:59 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Candidates seeking to represent the governing People’s National Party (PNP) in upcoming parliamentary elections will face the party’s integrity commission tomorrow. PNP General Secretary Paul Burke told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago that the aspirants will be interviewed by the commission. Following the interview, a confidential report will be submitted to the party president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who will make the final decision as to ... Read More

UPDATE: Thwaites expresses sadness at killing of St Ann student

Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:56 PM    

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education has expressed “profound” sadness at the fatal stabbing of Jamala Barnaby, a Grade 11 student attending Brown’s Town High School, allegedly by a Grade 10 student. The incident occurred shortly before midday. Ministry officials along with the board chairman and Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell visited the school and addressed staff and students. The ministry said it has arranged for a Trauma Team to visit the school to ... Read More

Motorcycle crash kills Manchester businessman

Thursday, October 08, 2015 3:32 PM    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A Manchester business man died as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle crash along the Porus main road in the parish on Wednesday. Dead is 33-year-old Dorian Pryce, of Reeves Wood district, Porus, Manchester. Reports from the Porus police are that bout 10:00 pm, Reeves was driving a motorcycle along the roadway heading in an easterly direction, when on reaching a section of the road he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and collided into a wall. He ... Read More

Student killed at Brown's Town High

Thursday, October 08, 2015 3:16 PM    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A student at the Brown’s Town High School was this morning stabbed to death allegedly by his schoolmate following a dispute. Reports are that the two students, who are a part of the upper school, grades 10 and 11, got into an altercation on the school compound when one was stabbed. He was taken to the St Ann’s Bay Hospital where he was pronounced dead. More information later. Renae Dixon Read More

UPDATE: England, Germany call for 'emergency' FIFA meeting

Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:20 AM    

This photo taken on October 8, 2015 in Zurich shows the entrance sign for the FIFA world headquarters. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – The English and German football associations on Thursday demanded an emergency FIFA executive meeting following the suspension of the world body's president Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini. The 54-member UEFA is also expected to hold a special meeting next week to discuss the mounting corruption crisis. "David Gill, the British member of the FIFA Executive, along with Wolfgang Niersbach, the German representative, have today called for an emergenc ... Read More

Education Ministry probes sacking of St Hilda's head girl

Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:47 AM    

Ministry of Education head office in Kingston (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Education says its Regional Office in Brown's Town is currently investigating the reported cancellation of the initial appointment of head girl at St Hilda's High School. It has been reported that the head girl at the secondary institution was stripped of post due to her religious belief. The ministry says it will issue a statement tomorrow. Read More

Caribbean reefs affected by mass bleaching

Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:13 AM    

Staghorn coral (Photo: Renata Ferrarai)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Reefs in the Caribbean are among the world’s reefs that have been hit by a major episode of bleaching. Scientists have confirmed that corals in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific are suffering from the worldwide bleaching episode that is said to be the worst on record as the warming Pacific current, El Nino, increases in strength. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned it may affect more than 38 per cent of the world&rsquo ... Read More



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