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Senate passes bills rerouting 3 public bodies' revenue through the budget

Friday, July, 21 2017 10:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three bills aimed at consolidating Government's oversight control of three public bodies – the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority(JCAA), the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) – were passed in the Senate... Read More

New UN-backed report says tourism's key to foster trade for the Caribbean

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:31 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – A United Nations-backed report has stressed the need for greater recognition of tourism as a key service export in order to attract technical assistance to the sector in least developed countries (LDCs), including the Caribbean. Read More

#CYG: Stone cops Jamaica's first medal with 100m silver

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:21 am    

NASSAU, Bahamas — Kevon Stone won Jamaica's first medal in track and field at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday when he placed second in the boys 100m.Stone clocked 10.59 seconds to finish behind Trinidad's Adell Colhurst (10.55 seconds) with Bahamas'... Read More

JOA ordered to allow swimmers to compete  

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has been ordered to allow swimmers Jesse Marsh and Emily MacDonald to compete as members of the Jamaica team at the swimming component of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) currently underway in Nassau, Bahamas.  Read More

Death toll in Venezuela protests since April reaches 100

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:46 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The death toll in anti-government protests in Venezuela since April has reached 100, after a third death was reported from a day-long nationwide strike against embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's rule, prosecutors said Friday.A... Read More

CHEC says 90% compliance record proves the company is not complacent

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:34 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) insists that it is not being lax or complacent as they boast an average record of compliance, which stands at 90 per cent in the areas of health, safety and environmental protection since operating in Jamaica. Read More

Mandela's widow furious over book on his last days

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:26 am    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Nelson Mandela's widow on Friday threatened legal action over a book by his personal doctor that laid bare intimate details of his final illness and death in 2013.Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan revealed several undignified episodes at the... Read More

Seven rifles among 15 firearms seized at Kingston Wharves

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifteen high-powered weapons and more than 4000 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized at the Kingston Wharves yesterday. The police said it was through a collaborative effort with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Customs that the... Read More

Doctor killed in Cayman crash 'a great loss to medical fraternity' — Tufton

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:34 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is expressing condolences on behalf of the team at his ministry to the family and friends of Dr Vary Jones Leslie.Leslie — a retired medical consultant who worked with the Spanish Town Hospital for more than 23... Read More

US to ban travel to North Korea after Warmbier death

Friday, July, 21 2017 7:29 am    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, travel agencies said Friday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang.China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which... Read More

O-Wrap: North/ South toll rolled back… Mobay businessman murdered... OJ Simpson released

Thursday, July, 20 2017 7:01 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Gov't bows to pressure, rolls back North South Highway toll Read More

Survey information strictly confidential – STATIN

Thursday, July, 20 2017 9:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reassuring persons that information obtained from surveys is strictly confidential. Read More

PNP welcomes roll back on North South Highway toll

Thursday, July, 20 2017 9:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips says good sense has prevailed in the matter concerning the recent increase of toll rates on the North South Highway. Read More

Gold Cup: Jamaica into semis as Canada downed

Thursday, July, 20 2017 8:42 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday. Read More

Plan of action to protect children to be completed in 6 months

Thursday, July, 20 2017 8:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) is to be finalised within six months. Read More


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