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O-Wrap: Man fights off gunman… Above-average hurricane season… Teen allegedly kept as 'sex slave'

Thursday, May, 25 2017 6:55 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: 1. St James man accused of using teen as sex slaveA St James man is scheduled to face the Montego Bay Parish Court following his recent arrest... Read More

#FA2017: Nestle cops Lifetime Achievement Award, Karl Hart gets Chairman's Award

Thursday, May, 25 2017 8:20 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — As the Awards Ceremony of the Jamaica Observer's Table Talk Food Awards come to an end, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Nestle Jamaica. Meanwhile the Chairman's Award was given to Karl Hart, who apart from mastering the culinary... Read More

#FA2017: Tastee, HiLo and Cafe Blue among this year's awardees

Thursday, May, 25 2017 8:05 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Jamaica Observer's Table Talk Food Awards is now underway at Devon House in St Andrew.As those present eagerly wait to stop by the many booths set up, others sit gingerly waiting to see if their favourite restaurants will be awarded in their... Read More

T&T wants regional approach to changing global environment

Thursday, May, 25 2017 7:38 pm    

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago says there must be a concerted thrust for economic transformation in the Caribbean in order to be globally competitive. Addressing the 47th annual... Read More

PHOTOS: Observer Food Awards kicks off at Devon House

Thursday, May, 25 2017 7:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The lawns of Devon House in St Andrew have been transformed for the annual Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards.Since its inception 19 years ago, the Food Awards has proven to be one of the most highly anticipated events on the... Read More

Dolls stuffed with 598k in cocaine found at NMIA

Thursday, May, 25 2017 6:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have launched a multi-level probe following yesterday's seizure of cocaine-laden dolls at a shipment warehouse at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.The police were alerted by their counterparts from... Read More

91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

Thursday, May, 25 2017 6:04 pm    

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil on Thursday by fleeing through a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel, Brazilian media said.Nine of the inmates have been found, while police are attempting to catch the... Read More

J'cans urged to prepare for hurricane season

Thursday, May, 25 2017 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With the June 1 start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season only days away, Jamaicans are being urged to use the remaining time to check roofs and other installations and effect the necessary repairs.The appeal comes from President of the... Read More

Forex: J$130.41 to one US dollar

Thursday, May, 25 2017 5:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, May 25 ended trading at J$130.41, down by seven cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$97.16 up from J$96.49 while the... Read More

St James man accused of using teen as sex slave

Thursday, May, 25 2017 4:45 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A St James man is scheduled to face the Montego Bay Parish Court following his recent arrest and charge in relation to breaches of the Trafficking Persons Act and other offences.A release from the Ministry of Justice stated that the... Read More

JSEZA welcomes lifting of ban on storage of imported vehicles in free zones

Thursday, May, 25 2017 4:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has welcomed the removal of the ban on storage of imported motor vehicles in a free zone or Special Economic Zone (SEZ) without an import licence from the Trade Board.The JSEZA said... Read More

500 volunteers trained to search for and rescue missing children

Thursday, May, 25 2017 4:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a child is reported missing.The volunteers,... Read More

JET objects to Holness' approval of sand mining near Dolphin Head Beach

Thursday, May, 25 2017 3:59 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has opposed the mining of sand near the Dolphin Head Beach in Trelawny, on the grounds of environmental risks and that nesting sea turtles, which are protected under Jamaican law, use the area.Citing... Read More

Gov't says Jamaica better prepared to respond to flood threat

Thursday, May, 25 2017 3:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, says that Jamaica is now in a better position to forecast and respond to the threat of flood conditions.According to a release this afternoon,... Read More

Assistant to former CONCACAF president pleads guilty in corruption scandal

Thursday, May, 25 2017 3:20 pm    

BROOKLYN, New York (CMC) — An assistant to former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy charges at federal court in the United States on Wednesday.Costas Takkas, a former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football... Read More



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