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Prayer for the day

Friday, January, 18 2019 6:50 am    

Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us.Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.Amen. Read More

O-Wrap: Buju's ticket website crashes... Quake felt in St Catherine... CPL economic impact hits US$127m

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Buju's ticket website crashes Read More

Cabinet to hold three days of consultations

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today (January 17) begin three days of consultations and planning sessions. Read More

Region urged to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of Dengue fever

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:42 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called on health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the mosquito borne Dengue fever. Read More

JPS, NWC pay customers $37m for service breaches

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that utility customers have benefited from over $37 million in pay out for breaches of the Guaranteed Standards over the last quarter by the National Water Commission (NWC) and Jamaica Public Service... Read More

Firearm seized during party in Waterhouse

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A firearm along with two rounds of ammunition were seized on Just Cool Lane in Waterhouse early this morning after a group of men opened gunfire and ran when they saw the police patrolling the area during a party. Read More

JPS, NWC failing to notify customers of planned disruptions, OUR says

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has accused that the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) of failing to meet the required standards for notifying customers of planned service disruptions. Read More

Old Harbour man nabbed with gun in waistband

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:31 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody by the Old Harbour police yesterday following the seizure of a .38 revolver and four .38 cartridges.Reports are that lawmen were on patrol in the area about 2:55 pm when gunshots were heard. Read More

St Elizabeth motorcyclist killed in crash

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:15 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A labourer from Bluntas district in St Elizabeth died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the Sandy Bank main road in the parish yesterday. Read More

Forex: J$132.78 to one US dollar

Thursday, January, 17 2019 5:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, January 17 ended trading at J$132.78 up by $1.42 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

$158.4-m Super Lotto winner comes forward after 54 days — SVL

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures Limited is reporting that its $158.4 million Super Lotto winner has finally come forward after a 54-day wait. Read More

Former JUTC employee takes bus from depot, crashes

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it has launched an investigation into an incident involving a former member of staff who drove away a bus from one of its depots last year. Read More

Shaw lauds St Elizabeth, Manchester farmers

Thursday, January, 17 2019 4:08 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says farmers, particularly those in St Elizabeth and Manchester, have been resilient in their efforts to sustain Jamaica's food security, despite challenges, including drought. Read More

Prince Philip unhurt in traffic accident

Thursday, January, 17 2019 3:41 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged unscathed after a vehicle he was driving was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people on Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace and police. Read More

Assault rifle one of two firearms seized by St James police

Thursday, January, 17 2019 3:27 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of an AK 47 assault rifle, a Glock pistol and 10 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation in Rose Mount, St James yesterday. Read More


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