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PHOTOS: Sunshine Girls arrive in Sydney

Jamaica Sunshine Girls arrive in the Olympic Park Village in Sydney, Australia,a short while ago. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID courtesy PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS, and SCOTIABANK)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's Sunshine Girls arrived at the Olympic Park Village in Sydney, Australia, a short while ago. Netball World Cup 2015 games will be held here from August 7-16. The Girls had a special training camp in Canberra, Australia, before entering the Olympic Village. OBSER ... Read More

Portmore woman charged with fraud
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A woman was arrested and charged for forgery and uttering forged docum ... Read More

49-y-o bus driver charged with fraud
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – A man was arrested and charged in connection with several fraud related c ... Read More

World Bank unveils new conditions for loans
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The World Bank unveiled Tuesday a set of new social and envi ... Read More

62-y-o Canadian woman missing since March

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:08 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police say a woman, who is believed to be Canadian, is missing. Sixty-two-year-old Dianne Loubier of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada has been missing since Wednesday, March 16. She is a Caucasian of slim build, has green eyes, blonde hair, sports a short haircut and is about 5 feet 2 inches tall. The Negril police reported that Loubier was last seen in Negril and has not been heard from since. Her mode of dress at the time is unknown. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ... Read More

Sunshine Girls to open World Cup campaign Thursday

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:45 PM    

Sunshine Girls in their training session earlier today with Canberra  Darters (Canberra Times)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will begin their Netball World Cup campaign against Samoa on Thursday, 7:50pm (local time) in Australia. They will take on rivals England, the number three seed, on Saturday 2:20 am (local time). The Girls left the island last Thursday and continued preparations for Thursday’s match with a 78-42 practice match win over the Canberra Darters at the ACT Netball Centre in Lyneham today. Twin island republic Trinidad and Tobago will o ... Read More

Forex: J$117.39 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:25 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, August 4, ended trading at $117.39, up by three cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$89.13, down from J$89.59, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$182.35, down from J$182.49. Read More

Gov't said helpless in continued detention of J'can in Qatar

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:13 PM    

Paul Stephens

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says the continued detention of a Jamaican who is awaiting deportation from Qatar, following the completion of his sentence, is outside the control of the Jamaican Government. The statement from the ministry follows in full below: According to the official judgement, handed out on 28th November, 2012 in the primary Court of Qatar, the Jamaican was convicted  as per Article 280 of the Penal Code (having sexual inte ... Read More

Mass doping allegations 'sensationalist and confusing' - IAAF

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:45 PM    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The IAAF dismissed on Tuesday as "sensationalist and confusing" allegations of mass doping that have rocked the world of athletics in the build-up to this month's world championships in Beijing. In its first official reaction to the affair, world athletics' governing body said it "strongly rejected" allegations of hundreds of suspicious blood tests from athletes. It insisted it was taking every possible measure to combat doping. "The published allegations were sens ... Read More

St Thomas crash leaves one dead

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:32 PM    

Photos obtained by OBSERVER ONLINE of the scene

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision on the Springfield main road in St Thomas on Monday. Dead is 42-year-old Michael Williams of a Morant Bay address in the parish. Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 4:30 pm, Williams was driving his red Toyota Altis motor car in the opposite direction of a National Bakery truck when the two collided. Williams along with the driver of the truck and its occupants were rushed to ho ... Read More

Smirnoff 'TOPS' for St Bess

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:19 PM    

Patrons at previous Smirnoff event. (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Summer party, Smirnoff TOPS is slated for the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Sports Complex, on Wednesday. “The Smirnoff ‘We are Summer’ series has been generating very positive reviews from consumers. Throughout the summer we have been delivering more firsts, more fun, and more unexpected and epic party experiences. This event will provide all this and more. We will once again show the brand's common touch and strip back to the essential ... Read More

Police car set on fire as cops pursue goat thieves

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:06 PM    

(file photo)

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a service vehicle and a private car owned by a policeman were set ablaze and destroyed during a police operation against suspected goat thieves in Brighton, North East St Elizabeth Tuesday afternoon.   Police say a man was held in connection with the theft of live and butchered goats found at the scene. Police say 10 live goats and about 10 carcasses were found at the scene.   Reports say police, who were suspicious of act ... Read More

New York murder rate surges 10 per cent

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:38 PM    

Statue of Liberty in New York (file photo)

NEW YORK, United States — New York's murder rate jumped more than 10 percent in the last year, forcing the mayor on the defensive Tuesday over any suggestion America's largest city is returning to its dark days. He spoke hours after a pregnant 19-year-old was shot five times and her unborn baby killed in Brooklyn overnight. Official statistics released by the police department show 193 murders in New York over the last 12 months compared to 174 in the previous year, an increase of 10.9 p ... Read More

Ja to host next WICB town-hall meeting

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:28 PM    

WICB president Dave Cameron (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is set to host the next in a series of town-hall meetings put on by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) around the Caribbean, the WICB announced on Tuesday. The two-hour long meeting, scheduled for this Friday, will take place at the famous Kingston Cricket Club. “We are taking into consideration all the views to see how the Board of Directors and management team can facilitate change for a positive outcome for the game in the region,” WICB presid ... Read More



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