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Alleged gunman shot dead while fleeing scene of shooting 10:55 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was yesterday shot dead by the police while reportedly attempting to flee the scene of a shooting on Elgin Street in Kingston.The police said a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm cartridges was also seized. Read More

UPDATE: New Bond film to begin shooting Sunday 10:45 am
ST MARY, Jamaica — After months of speculation it has been confirmed that the 25th installment of the James Bond spy series will be shot in Portland and Kingston.... Read More

China says Latin America and Caribbean will benefit significantly under BRI 10:10 am
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — China's Ambassador to Dominica, Lu Kun, says his country's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will bring tangible benefits to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).... Read More

Female security guard stabbed to death in Tivoli 9:45 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A female security guard was last night stabbed to death while working on McKenzie Drive in Tivoli Gardens, according to the Denham Town police.She is 43-year-old Dianne Seville of a Spanish Town, St Catherine address.... Read More

Windalco workers ordered to resume duties

Thursday, April, 25 2019 9:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has ordered workers at Windalco in Ewarton, St Catherine to resume duties immediately and warned the Union of Clerical and Administration Supervisory Employees (UCASE), which represents the employees, that continued industrial... Read More

Grange announces new requirements to access sports funding

Thursday, April, 25 2019 9:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the ministry has adopted a new approach to direct investments in sport. Read More

NWC adjusts pump operations to cope with drought

Thursday, April, 25 2019 8:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) has adjusted its operating hours as an interim measure to cope with what it says are worsening drought conditions that have impacted its systems across the island, leaving residents with low inflow daily or no water at... Read More

Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Oscar winner Malek hints at villain role

Thursday, April, 25 2019 8:16 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Oscar winner Rami Malek on Thursday hinted he would appear as a villain in the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, alongside a cast including Ralph Fiennes and Lea Seydoux. Read More

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Thursday, April, 25 2019 7:50 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is running for the White House, positioning the veteran Democrat as a frontrunner among the many candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. Read More

Decline in dengue fever in St Ann

Thursday, April, 25 2019 7:30 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The St Ann Health Department says there has been a drastic decline in the number of reported cases of dengue fever in the parish. Read More

No ban on parrotfish, says Shaw

Thursday, April, 25 2019 7:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says there is no ban in place on parrotfish. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, April, 25 2019 7:08 am    

Let me hold your promise of a new life Lord.Keep me from slipping back for I know that what is forgiven is as if it never were.Each new day, your grace gives me a fresh start to walk in your light again. Amen Read More

O-Wrap: JUTC bus crashes… 2-y-o killed in hit-and-run…11 more cannabis licenses

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 7:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. JUTC bus crashes into overturned truck Read More

Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 6:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, April 25, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Forex: J$134.40 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 5:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 24 ended trading at J$134.40 up by 14 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More


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