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Weather Update: Mainly sunny skies today

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning should be mainly sunny islandwide. Read More

Busts of National Heroes unveiled in Emancipation Park

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Busts of the National Heroes were unveiled in Emancipation Park by the Rotary Club of Kingston today.The ceremony was held under the patronage of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange.The heroes are Nanny of... Read More

#WC2018: Egypt-Russia goalless at half

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 2:01 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russia and Egypt are goalless at halftime in their World Cup game in St Petersburg. Read More

#WC2018: Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 12:52 pm    

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Neymar limped out of Brazil's training session at the World Cup on Tuesday because of pain in his right ankle. Read More

O-Wrap: Second suspect charged in Cassava Piece murder ... Miss Lou treasure found in UK ... Gains in St Catherine North SOE

Monday, June, 18 2018 7:02 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:1. Second suspect charged in Cassava Piece murderA 23-year-old is... Read More

Firearm, ganja seized from woman in Trelawny

Monday, June, 18 2018 9:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that a Trelawny woman is in custody on suspicion of breaches of the Firearms Act following her arrest in Falmouth in the parish yesterday. Reports received from the Falmouth Police are that about 7:30 pm the... Read More

Canada lawmakers vote to legalize cannabis

Monday, June, 18 2018 9:22 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis after lawmakers today passed a bill that would allow free consumption of the mind-altering drug.Passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons, the legislation must still pass the Senate... Read More

In Trump rebuke, US Senate votes to reimpose ban on China's ZTE

Monday, June, 18 2018 9:05 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Senate defied President Donald Trump by voting today to overrule his administration's deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE and reimpose a ban on high-tech chip sales to the company.Senators added an amendment targeting ZTE into a sweeping,... Read More

HFJ urges school administrators to screen athletes

Monday, June, 18 2018 8:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As Jamaica observes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Week (June 17-23) Consultant, Emergency Health and Director at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Dr Hugh Wong, is reminding school administrators to ensure that active students, such as... Read More

Ja among 14 CARICOM countries to mobilise 'Green Funds' projects

Monday, June, 18 2018 8:32 pm    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Fourteen Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources, which will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change... Read More

Report says over 1 billion firearms in world, up from 2007

Monday, June, 18 2018 8:10 pm    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday.The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held... Read More

Shaw calls on rum manufacturers to partner with sugar cane farmers

Monday, June, 18 2018 7:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, is calling on rum-manufacturing companies to return to the tradition of partnering more with sugar cane farmers and to use more local products in their processing operations. Read More

Trump escalates China trade war with extra tariffs

Monday, June, 18 2018 7:22 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump escalated a growing trade war with China by unveiling plans today to impose 10 per cent tariffs on an additional US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Read More

Forex: 132.20 to one US dollar

Monday, June, 18 2018 6:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, June 18, ended trading at J$132.20 down from J$132.53 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at $101.10 down by 21 cents while the British pound sterling... Read More

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart — study

Monday, June, 18 2018 6:29 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said today.A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million... Read More


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