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No election now, says Holness 7:33 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed Sunday night that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is not in an election mode, despite the presentation of new candidates over the past two weeks. Read More

Reggae Boyz rally to 2-2 draw against Barbados 7:27 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Jamaica came from two goals down at half time to earn a well-deserved 2-2 result against Barbados here at the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Wildey Turf on Monday night.... Read More

Weather forecast: More rain today 7:19 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (MET) Service of Jamaica says the trough across the island is expected to linger for the next three days.... Read More

Prayer for the day 7:03 am
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters;He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths For His Name's sake.Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;... Read More

O-Wrap: Cop murdered... 215 killed in crashes... PNP wants full USF probe

Monday, August, 20 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Policeman murdered in Westmoreland Read More

Forex: J$137.45 to one US dollar

Monday, August, 20 2018 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, August 20 ended trading at J$137.45 up by 23 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gov't to offer houses, cash to occupants of Garvey home

Monday, August, 20 2018 5:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has revealed that the Government is to offer houses and cash to the owners/occupants of Marcus Garvey's boyhood home in St Ann's Bay, St Ann. Grange made the revelation in the wake of... Read More

Elderly St Andrew man missing

Monday, August, 20 2018 4:20 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that 70-year-old Neville Roy McLarty of New Grange district, St Andrew has been missing since Saturday, July 28.He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 9 inches) tall. Read More

Westmoreland man held with gun in waistband

Monday, August, 20 2018 4:15 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Savanna-la-Mar police have taken one man into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Carawana district, Petersfield in Westmoreland on Saturday. Read More

Court orders forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to convicted drug lord

Monday, August, 20 2018 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government. Read More

Jamaica Stock Exchange exploring cryptocurrency trading

Monday, August, 20 2018 3:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibilities of offering cryptocurrency trading to investors. Read More

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

Monday, August, 20 2018 2:23 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada said Monday it is scrapping a family reunification lottery and going back to a first-come, first-serve immigration policy as it looks to double the number of parents and grandparents admitted to the country. Read More

PNP calls for full investigation of the Universal Service Fund after CEO resigns

Monday, August, 20 2018 1:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition spokesperson of science and technology, Julian Robinson, says the resignation of Camille Buchanan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF) does not bring closure to the issues at the agency, and that there should be a full... Read More

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

Monday, August, 20 2018 12:34 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. Read More

215 people killed in road crashes

Monday, August, 20 2018 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that as of today, 215 people have been killed from a total of 190 fatal crashes so far this year. Read More


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