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May tries to save Brexit plan ahead of EU summit

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 10:45 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to EU President Donald Tusk with a plan for delaying Brexit beyond March 29, her spokesman said Tuesday, admitting the parliamentary deadlock had reached crisis levels. Read More

PwC donates $350,000 to Jamaica Environment Trust

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 10:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Jamaica has donated $350,000 to the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in support of the organisation's works in environmental education and advocacy. Read More

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam could face long sentence

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 8:50 am    

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funnelled lottery scam money between the US and Jamaica that's more than double what they sought for the scheme's ringleader. Read More

Haitian government collapses

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 8:31 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, (CMC) — Six months after being sworn into office, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was forced out of office Monday after the Lower Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelming to censure the administration. Read More

Hong Kong to build US$79 b artificial island

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 7:45 am    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Hong Kong plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands with an eye-watering US$79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday. Read More

Man held with firearm in Kingston

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 7:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was taken into police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Fourth Street in Kingston 12 yesterday.  Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 6:52 am    

Jesus, prince of all heavenly truths, your words are carved for eternity! You have commanded the virtue of honesty; it is the power against all deceptions. By the power of your spirit that flourishes, honesty will prevail in this world!Amen Read More

Former Jamaica cricketer William Haye murdered, house set on fire

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 6:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970's and early 1980's, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by as yet unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.Haye, a pensioner, was 69 years old. Read More

O-Wrap: 5 cars stolen outside Buju concert… 1.7% economic growth for Ja... Road fatalities up 37%

Monday, March, 18 2019 7:01 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: Read More

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

Monday, March, 18 2019 8:43 pm    

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a... Read More

Double fatal accident in Trelawny

Monday, March, 18 2019 8:34 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica —A fatal collision claimed the lives of two motorcyclists in Trelawny on Sunday, March 17.The deceased have been identified as 24-year-old Ramone Spence of Wakefield and Sanjay Richards of Deeside, both in the parish. Read More

JAMPRO leads local cosmetics manufacturers to trade show in New Orleans

Monday, March, 18 2019 6:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be leading a team of local cosmetics manufacturers to participate in the Bronner Brothers International BeautyShow in New Orleans, United States, from March 30 to April 1. Read More

Plans far advanced to remove 1.5 million tyres from Riverton Landfill – Samuda

Monday, March, 18 2019 6:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Plans to remove 1.5 million used tyres from the Riverton Landfill in St. Andrew are far advanced, says Government Senator, Matthew Samuda. Read More

Forex: J$124.79 to one US dollar

Monday, March, 18 2019 6:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, March 18 ended trading at J$124.79 down by 26 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

DC-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

Monday, March, 18 2019 5:01 pm    

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.The justices said they will take up the... Read More



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