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BOJ again intervenes in FX market

Friday, July, 19 2019 10:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has intervened in the foreign exchange market for a second consecutive day.BOJ said it offered US$15 million this morning to be sold to authorised dealers and large cambios. Read More

Terrelonge urges educators to safeguard rights of children

Friday, July, 19 2019 10:41 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is calling on educators to assist in safeguarding the rights of children by exposing abusers. Read More

CARICOM urged to ensure protection of the oceans

Friday, July, 19 2019 10:14 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  (CMC) — A senior Barbados official has called on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to do everything within its power to ensure that the high seas remains healthy and protected. Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls seize 47-24 half-time lead vs Zimbabwe

Friday, July, 19 2019 9:46 am    

LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica hold a big 47-24 lead over Zimbabwe at the half time break in the Netball World Cup match inside M&S Bank Arena on Friday.     Read More

Vaz reaffirms 'no mining in Cockpit Country protected area'

Friday, July, 19 2019 9:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, has again reaffirmed the government's position that there is no mining in the Cockpit Country's protected area. Read More

Fraser-Pryce takes on home hero Asher-Smith in London 100m shootout

Friday, July, 19 2019 8:44 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Double Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head with British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith at the Anniversary Games in London this weekend. Read More

Hylton has mixed feelings about SOE in Western St Andrew

Friday, July, 19 2019 8:34 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — MP for Western St Andrew, Anthony Hylton, says that he has mixed feeling about the state of emergency (SOE) imposed on the constituency since July 7. Read More

O-Wrap: Education Ministry rejects document shredding claim ... PNP women support changes to abortion law ... Demand for J'can workers in Michigan

Thursday, July, 18 2019 7:00 pm    

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

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs

Thursday, July, 18 2019 7:45 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids and fled for cover. Read More

Tertiary students invited to apply for BGLC education grant

Thursday, July, 18 2019 7:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tertiary-level students across Jamaica are being invited to apply for the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Education Grant for the 2019-2020 academic... Read More

Police seize 1700 lbs of ganja in Treasure Beach

Thursday, July, 18 2019 6:35 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica –  The Police are reporting the seizure of approximately 1,700 pounds of compressed ganja on the Cottage main road in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth on Wednesday, July... Read More

Canadian platform spills 3,200 gallons of oil-mix into Atlantic

Thursday, July, 18 2019 6:05 pm    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — An oil platform off the Canadian island of Newfoundland spilled nearly 3,200 gallons of an oil-water mix into the Atlantic Ocean, and efforts were underway to minimize the environmental impact, ExxonMobil said... Read More

Forex: J$138.10 to one US dollar

Thursday, July, 18 2019 5:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, July 18 ended trading at J$138.10 up by 79 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Johnson Smith appoints new consul general to New York

Thursday, July, 18 2019 5:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Kamina Johnson Smith has announced the appointment of Alison Roach Wilson as Jamaica's new Consul General to New York.  Roach Wilson is expected to assume duties in early... Read More

Grange pays tribute to Pat Kelly

Thursday, July, 18 2019 5:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is expressing sadness at the passing of renowned Jamaican singer Pat Kelly. Read More


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