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19-y-o shot dead during confrontation with licensed firearm holder

Thursday, May, 25 2017 8:43 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man was fatally shot during a confrontation with a licensed firearm holder on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the East Avenue, St Andrew last night.The police said the incident happened around 11:50 pm. Read More

Felix, Farah head star-studded Prefontaine Classic

Thursday, May, 25 2017 7:53 am    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – British distance running king Mo Farah and US golden girl Allyson Felix headline a star-studded field as the Diamond League's Prefontaine Classic gets under way in Eugene on Friday with the World Championships looming on the horizon. Read More

Coalition gov't looms as independents secure majority seats in Cayman election

Thursday, May, 25 2017 7:20 am    

GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Former Premier McKeeva Bush was among victorious candidates in Wednesday's general election but the outcome as to who will form the government remains unclear.With all 19 seats counted — the tally was nine... Read More

O-WRAP:Carlos Hill freed... Courthouse fire... Bus driver, woman killed in crash

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today.1. Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill freedFormer Cash Plus boss, Carlos Hill, walked out of the Home Circuit Court this morning a free man after only... Read More

The 'fidget spinner' that has spun teachers into a tizzy

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 9:58 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — It was supposed to calm nerves, relieve stress and improve concentration but a new anti-fidget toy spreading fast through US and European schools is whipping up anger among teachers on both sides of the Atlantic.Just months... Read More

UPDATE: Talks with LIAT pilots stave off industrial action

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 9:34 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The management of the regional carrier LIAT, says all fights will operate on Thursday as scheduled, as the threat of industrial action by pilots, has been averted.liatOn Wednesday, Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie”... Read More

Residents take part in child protection sensitisation session

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 8:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As part of the ongoing public education campaign on child protection, representatives from several ministries and agencies participated in a sensitisation session with residents of Whitehall Avenue, St Andrew today.Included were... Read More

CDB, European Investment Bank sign multi-million dollar agreement

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 8:48 pm    

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) — The European Investment Bank (EIB) Wednesday signed a US$110 million agreement with the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to support investment projects in the region under the CDB's climate action policy. Read More

Farmers urged to practise integrated pest management to control Beet Army Worms

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 7:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is encouraging farmers to practise integrated pest management (IPM) to control the outbreak of the Beet Army Worm (BAW).The IPM method takes into consideration environmental... Read More

Tough England series will be learning curve, warns chief selector

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 7:30 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Chief selector Courtney Browne has warned that West Indies should brace for a difficult tour of England this summer but says the young regional side should use the experience as a learning curve in building for the future.West... Read More

Jamaica 55 UK Steering Committee launched

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 6:29 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (JIS) — The Jamaican High Commission will host the joint UK launch of Jamaica 55 celebrations and the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on Thursday, June 1, in London. This was announced at the launch of the Jamaica 55 UK Steering Committee by High Commissioner... Read More

UK police make 7th arrest in Manchester terror probe

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 6:16 pm    

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police arrested a seventh person Wednesday in connection with the massacre at a Manchester pop concert that left 22 people dead.The arrest was made following searches at an address in the town of Nuneaton in... Read More

Forex: J$130.48 to one US dollar

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, May 24 ended trading at J$130.48, up by 16 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.49 up from J$95.69 while the... Read More

JCF to be redefined as protection and service entity

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 5:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is to develop a policy framework, which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation.Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, said the policy is expected to be in place by... Read More

Gas prices up $2.26, diesel up $2.75

Wednesday, May, 24 2017 5:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and an increase in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, May 25, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.87- and 90-octane gasoline will be sold... Read More



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