Latest News

US immigration agency reconsiders delayed DACA requests

Friday, November, 17 2017 12:37 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says it has now agreed to allow nearly 100 applications from young undocumented Caribbean and other nationals to renew permits that allow them to stay and work in the United States legally. Read More

500 leave police force annually

Friday, November, 17 2017 12:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police Commissioner George Quallo says the attrition rate for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) stands at approximately 500 per annum.This attrition rate, Quallo explained, has resulted in the JCF facing a shortage of human resources.To address this... Read More

Lester Spaulding has died

Friday, November, 17 2017 12:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Communication Group, Lester Spaulding has died.OBSERVER ONLINE understands that Spaulding died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.Spaulding, who has been chairman for the group since 1994, was set to... Read More

Police find 26.7kg of cocaine in shipment from Suriname

Friday, November, 17 2017 11:07 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Narcotics detectives, working with their counterparts at the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) of Jamaica Customs, seized 30 million dollars' worth of cocaine at a wharf in Kingston yesterday. Read More

Ganja valuing $11m seized in St Catherine, three men arrested

Friday, November, 17 2017 10:53 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Three men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of ganja worth millions of dollars in Gregory Park, St Catherine last night. Read More

US says people of Zimbabwe must choose own government

Friday, November, 17 2017 10:17 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the people of Zimbabwe must be allowed to choose their own government with democratic elections, after the military took power there."We all should work together for a quick return to a... Read More

Councillors, poor relief officers in Westmoreland get tablets

Friday, November, 17 2017 9:40 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Councillors and Poor Relief Officers in Westmoreland have been provided with modern technology to enable them to more effectively carry out their work.Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, handed over 13 tablet... Read More

Harassment claims surface at UN climate talks

Friday, November, 17 2017 9:14 am    

BONN, Germany (AFP) — As sexual harassment scandals rock the worlds of entertainment, business and politics, a "handful" of complaints have cropped at UN climate talks in Germany, an official said."There have, to my knowledge, been a handful of complaints here in Bonn," Nick... Read More

Road safety hub launched

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is now better equipped to develop road-safety policies and programmes utilising traffic data, following the launch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Road Safety Hub. Constructed at a cost of $8.2 million, the state-of-the-art... Read More

US awards $4.3m for energy diversification in the Caribbean

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:33 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of State has announced US$4.3 million in funding to support energy diversification in the Caribbean.On Thursday, the State Department  the announcement was made at the US and Caribbean Prosperity Roundtable the day... Read More

Cane roads to be repaired

Friday, November, 17 2017 8:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says every effort will be made to find the resources to rehabilitate cane roads islandwide.Addressing the 68th annual general meeting of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers'... Read More

Another J'can sentenced in US for lottery scamming

Friday, November, 17 2017 7:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 32-year-old Jamaican man, who United States authorities said scammed elderly residents out of money by falsely telling them they had won millions in Jamaican lotteries, was yesterday sentenced in a New Jersey court to more than five years in prison.Ricardo... Read More

Zimbabwe's ousted vice president back in the country

Friday, November, 17 2017 7:35 am    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking last week triggered the military takeover, has returned to the country, a senior aide told AFP on Friday."Yes, he is back," said the aide, who declined to be named, adding that... Read More

Two J'cans facing cocaine charges in Cayman

Friday, November, 17 2017 7:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two Jamaicans were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman on Saturday when authorities found 21 pounds of cocaine concealed in hair product bottles.According to Cayman media reports, the 25-year-old Jamaican man was arrested for... Read More

O-Wrap: 2018 Rhodes Scholar named… Tower Street inmate shot dead… 'Fake news' becomes profitable business model

Thursday, November, 16 2017 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Tower Street inmate shot dead in escape attempt Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon