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Ex-cop gunned down at Cashpot outlet in Falmouth 7:02 am

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — A retired policeman was shot dead by unknown assailants at a Cashpot outlet where he was employed as a security guard in Falmouth,Trelawny yesterday evening. Read More

Prayer for the day 6:31 am
Lord Jesus, direct your spirit of honesty upon me, that my soul may always remain stainless.Guide my daily thoughts, words and actions, to join those living by the spirit of truth. For honesty yields harmony and loyalty; enriching all human relationships.Amen.... Read More

O-Wrap: Ruel Reid resigns... Trump, Holness to meet... Ja Embassy in Venezuela closed 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Ruel Reid resigns... Read More

Karl Samuda assigned to Education Ministry 7:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Karl Samuda, has been assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, following the resignation of Ruel Reid from the Cabinet and Senate.... Read More

Forex: J$124.90 to one US dollar

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 7:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, March 19 ended trading at J$124.90 up by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JCC expresses concern over Reid's resignation, awaits results of probe

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has commended Prime Minister Andrew Holness on his decision to request the resignation of Ruel Reid, but expressed concern that this is the second Cabinet minister to resign in a matter of months. Read More

Gas prices down $0.03, diesel down $0.73

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and a decrease in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, March 21, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

NWC plans 15-million gallon water treatment plant to increase supply to Corporate Area

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 4:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is far advanced in its plans to increase the water production capacity for the Corporate Area by establishing a 15-million gallon water treatment plant under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement. Read More

#BudgetDebate2019: Budget represents opportunities for all Jamaicans, Finance Minister insists

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the 2019/2020 budget is one that represents economic opportunity for all and that Jamaica is moving in right direction, contrary to assertions by the Opposition People’s National party (PNP)... Read More

AGD audit of Education Ministry to be completed April

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 4:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A performance audit of the Education, Youth and Information Ministry by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) is to be completed by next month. Read More

PSOJ lauds Holness on governance protocols for public bodies

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 3:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it has noted with satisfaction the evident priority that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given to the establishment and implementation of governance protocols for public bodies. Read More

JTA surprised at Ruel Reid's resignation

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 3:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has expressed shock at this morning's sudden resignation of Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid. Read More

PNPYO says Ruel Reid unfit to be a Justice of the Peace

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 2:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) is calling on the Custos of St Andrew, Dr Patricia Dunwell to determine if former Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid can rightly continue to hold the office of Justice of the Peace (JP)... Read More

Hanover man convicted for possession of cocaine

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 2:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 32-year-old businessman from Welcome in Hanover was convicted when he appeared before the parish court yesterday to answer to charges stemming from a cocaine bust in June 2017. Read More

Future of PEP concerns PNP

Wednesday, March, 20 2019 2:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has expressed concern about the future of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination following the resignation Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid this morning. Read More


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