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Repairs completed on transmission main along Mandela Highway — NWC

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 9:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that repairs are now completed on the Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring water transmission main along the Mandela Highway. Read More

O-Wrap: Offer to buy Petrojam... Soldier murdered... Five charged with murder

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Company offers to buy Petrojam Read More

$100k reward for whereabouts of missing US citizen

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A reward of $100,000 is being offered through Crime Stop for information leading to the whereabouts of missing US citizen Janice Palmer. Read More

Extreme poverty rises again in LatAm, C'bean

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:30 pm    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean(ECLAC) published on Tuesday. Read More

Gov't to help improve coffee industry

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government will be taking a multipronged approach to improve the coffee industry. Read More

Company offers to buy Petrojam

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 6:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A company has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the State-owned oil-refinery Petrojam. Read More

Main road to Rockhall closed to retrieve overturned truck — NWA

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 5:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic heading towards Rockhall from Red Hills along the Turnbridge to Santa Maria main road has been redirected onto Coopers Hill Main Road. Read More

Forex: J$131.58 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 5:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 15 ended trading at J$131.58 down by $1.22 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.59 up from J$94.80 while the British pound sterling... Read More

UPDATE: UK parliament deals historic defeat to PM May's Brexit deal

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 3:12 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's parliament on Tuesday voted against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by a massive margin, triggering a no confidence vote that could bring down her government. Read More

British MPs vote overwhelmingly to reject Brexit deal

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:41 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject the EU divorce deal struck between London and Brussels, in a historic vote that leaves Brexit hanging in the balance. Read More

Embattled President Maduro raises Venezuelan minimum wage to US$6.70

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:40 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is boosting the minimum wage again amid the country's relentless battle against hyperinflation. Read More

LAMP merged with NLA

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 2:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) has been merged with the National Land Agency (NLA).Effective yesterday, LAMP matters were being processed from 8 Ardenne Road in Kingston 10. Read More

Youth crime, violence demands a regional solution, says CARICOM Secretary General

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:57 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A two-day conference aimed at examining and redefining violence prevention solutions as it relates to youth violence and prevention in the Caribbean began here on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque, saying it... Read More

12 killed in road crashes since start of year

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining has revealed that 12 people have died on the nation's roads since the start of the year. Read More

'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 1:02 pm    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China on Tuesday vociferously defended a court's decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler, escalating a diplomatic row that experts say has descended into a high-stakes game of "hostage politics". Read More


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