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Police fatally shoot Clarendon man

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 2:20 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police yesterday fatally shot a man during an alleged confrontation with the cops in his community of Reckford district, Clarendon. Read More

Electrical challenge affects water supply in St Catherine

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 1:47 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that customers in St Catherine are currently experiencing a disruption in regular water supply as a result of single phase electricity fault at the Jericho facility in the parish. Read More

More ZOSOs to be established — Holness

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 1:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says zones of special operations (ZOSOs) are to be rolled out in an additional 20 communities across the island. Read More

St James man found dead with limbs missing

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 12:46 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Police in St James are probing the death of an elderly man whose body was found at his home yesterday with the limbs missing.Dead is 89-year-old Isiah Allen of Camrose, Granville in St James. Read More

Haiti announces temporary ban on weapons

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 12:40 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti has announced a temporary ban on carrying firearms throughout the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country until Thursday as Haitians commemorate the 212thanniversary of the assassination of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines on... Read More

24-y-o man shot dead in Central Village

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 11:45 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Twenty-four-year-old Onaje Morrison, a customer service representative of Union Estate in St Catherine was shot dead on Bob Lane, Central Village in the parish yesterday, the police have reported. Read More

C'bean health ministers discussing new system in face of climate change

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 11:18 am    

ST GEORGE 'S, Grenada (CMC) — Caribbean health ministers are expected to approve a plan on health system reliance in the face of climate change at a two day meeting which ends here on Wednesday. Read More

Man shot, chopped to death in Trelawny

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 10:56 am    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny police are reporting the murder of a 63-year-old man who was shot and chopped to death by an unknown assailant following an altercation Bunkers Hill in the parish yesterday afternoon. Read More

'Being able to play football is not enough', Juventus captain urges players to study

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 10:28 am    

MILAN, Italy (AFP) — Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini urged players to think more about their careers after football on Wednesday as he helped launch an education campaign led by global players' union FIFPro. Read More

UWI denies attempted rape of St Augustine student

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 9:03 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says initial investigations indicate that there was no evidence of an attempted rape of a female student on Tuesday even as the Students Guild said it was planning a public meeting for later... Read More

Prayer for the day

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 6:18 am    

O most sweet Jesus, redeemer of the human race; behold us prostrate most humbly before your altar and in your presence.To you we belong; yours we wish to be; and that we may be united to you more closely, we dedicate ourselves each one of us to-day to your most sacred heart. Amen. Read More

O-Wrap: IACHR to examine Jamaica's 'homophobic' laws... Cop accused of soliciting $50k... Windies coach Law banned

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:00 pm    

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

Canada primed for ganja legalisation

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 9:36 pm    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country. Read More

Jamaica on track to achieve 30% energy from renewables — Holness

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 9:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years. Read More

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael — estimates

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 8:37 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 30 people in four states, as the storm made its way through the southeastern United States last week, new local estimates showed Tuesday. Read More


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