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Pipeline repairs disrupt water supply to Cornwall Court, Montego Bay — NWC

Thursday, August, 22 2019 6:15 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is apologising to customers in Cornwall Court housing scheme in St James for the current disruption in their water supply. NWC says that the disruption is due to the repairs of a broken pipeline in the area. Read More

92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine – US health authority

Thursday, August, 22 2019 6:05 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An estimated 92 per cent of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through vaccination, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, adding that boosting immunisation coverage... Read More

Amazon wildfires represent an 'international crisis' — French President

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:55 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international crisis" and called on this weekend's G7 to address the issue. Read More

Canada supporting Caribbean climate resilience efforts

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:28 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Canadian High Commission to Jamaica has assured that Canada is committed to supporting the Caribbean's climate resilience efforts. Read More

Forex: J$136.71 to one US dollar

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, August 22 ended trading at J$136.71 up by 73 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JTA Credit Union awarding student teachers $2.7m in scholarships

Thursday, August, 22 2019 4:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association Credit Union (JTACU) says it will, this year, award scholarships and grants totalling $2.7 million to teachers who are in their final year of study. Read More

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now — WHO

Thursday, August, 22 2019 3:59 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday that the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential future risk.  Read More

US Vice President Pence lauds PM Holness

Thursday, August, 22 2019 3:50 pm    

WASHINGTON DC, United States — United States Vice President Mike Pence has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his outstanding leadership of Jamaica and by extension, the Caribbean region. Read More

UPDATE: India 134-4 at tea in first Test vs Windies

Thursday, August, 22 2019 2:55 pm    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AFP) — Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 134 for four at tea on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Read More

Mount Everest region bans single-use plastic

Thursday, August, 22 2019 1:11 pm    

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) — Single-use plastics have been banned in the Mount Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said Thursday. Read More

UPDATE: Kohli falls cheaply as Windies put India on back foot

Thursday, August, 22 2019 12:05 pm    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AFP) — Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel struck early blows for the West Indies to have India labouring at 68 for three at lunch on the opening day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Read More

EPOC to continue domestic monitoring of Jamaica's Economic Reform Programme

Thursday, August, 22 2019 11:50 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), extending domestic monitoring of Jamaica's Economic Reform Programme beyond the end of the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the International... Read More

US sprint star Christian Coleman could face ban

Thursday, August, 22 2019 11:18 am    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — Gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects might be in jeopardy after three missed drug tests, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Read More

Road fatalities up by 19%

Thursday, August, 22 2019 10:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the debate continues over the slap on the wrist handed out to a motorist captured on tape performing dangerous stunts on Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is reporting a 19 per cent increase in road fatalities this year... Read More

'We were not lost at sea,' say St Thomas fishermen

Thursday, August, 22 2019 10:12 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — A group of fishermen who, according to media reports were lost at sea, have returned to the island.The 16 men, who reportedly left the harbour in Port Morant, St Thomas in two boats on Monday, told OBSERVER ONLINE that they were not lost at sea. Read More


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