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O-Wrap: Broadcaster Dorraine Samuels is dead... Britain gives $51m to fight corruption... Transport operators against tracking devices 7:01 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels has died  Read More

US judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to US 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — A US trade judge ruled Tuesday that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she would recommend banning imports of some iPhones.... Read More

Partnerships must be maintained to prevent major Zika outbreak — Health minister 7:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says international partnerships are needed and must be maintained to prevent a major outbreak of the Zika virus in Jamaica.... Read More

Gloucester Avenue to be renamed Jimmy Cliff Blvd on Thursday 6:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay's famous Hip Strip is to be renamed in honour of Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff on Thursday, March 28.The renaming ceremony is slated to take place at 4:00 pm at the Old Hospital Park in the second city.... Read More

Forex: J$125.79 to one US dollar

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 6:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, March 26 ended trading at J$125.79 up by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Education ministry requests status of Central High chairman court case

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 5:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education says it has requested information on the status of the case before the courts pertaining to the Chairman of the Board of Management of Central High School in Clarendon. Read More

PAJ mourns passing of Dorraine Samuels

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 4:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) says that Jamaica has lost one of the most talented broadcasters in the business following the death of veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels today. Read More

Constant Spring traffic restriction resolved — NWA

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 4:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The section of Constant Spring Road, between Dunrobin Avenue and the Sandy Gully Bridge, which was reduced to single lane traffic yesterday afternoon has now been reopened and is accommodating the regular four-lanes of traffic travelling in either direction, the... Read More

National Family Planning Board launches health initiative

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 3:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has launched the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) Framework and Annual Implementation Plan to assist persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read More

Outpouring of grief for Dorraine Samuels

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 3:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — There is an outpouring of grief from Jamaicans from all walks of life this afternoon following news of the death of veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels.Samuels, who recently underwent surgery, passed away today losing her battle to cancer. Read More

Transport operators against tracking devices in PPVs

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 2:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) and the Transport operators (TODSS) have knocked the government's proposal to install tracking devices in public passenger vehicles saying that the systems will be of no benefit to public transport... Read More

Britain provides $51m boost to fight corruption in Jamaica

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 2:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The British Government has provided $51 million to the Ministry of Justice to boost efforts to fight corruption in the island. Read More

Veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels has died

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 1:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — After recently undergoing surgery, veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels has passed, losing her battle with cancer. Samuels had officially retired from the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group on January 11 after nearly 40 years in media.  Read More

Veteran reggae guitarist 'Bo Pee' Bowen is dead

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 1:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Guitarist Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen, a stalwart musician who worked with reggae music's elite artistes, died here today at age 62. Read More

Russia says troops sent to Venezuela in accordance with 'legal norms'

Tuesday, March, 26 2019 12:55 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia on Tuesday said its decision to send military personnel to Venezuela in support of the embattled regime of President Nicolas Maduro was in accordance with the country's laws, after the move drew a strong rebuke from the US. Read More


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