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DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of int'l concern — WHO

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 2:15 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest... Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls thrash Scotland 67-36

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 1:54 pm    

LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls thrashed Scotland 67-36 in their Netball World Cup match at M&S Bank Arena on Wednesday.For Jamaica, goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler hit 45 goals from 48 attempts, while Romelda Aiken was 13 from 16. Read More

Cops convicted on drug trafficking charges

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 12:57 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is reporting the conviction of two police officers who were found guilty on drug trafficking charges. Read More

Gov't approves additional funds to truck water

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 12:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has approved additional funds to truck water to communities affected by the drought, says Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles... Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls take 32-21 half-time lead vs Scotland

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 11:55 am    

LIVERPOOL, England  — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls lead Scotland 32-21 at half time of their Netball World Cup match at M&S Bank Arena on Wednesday. Read More

Belize on dengue alert

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 11:11 am    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Belize health officials say they are monitoring the outbreak of dengue fever in Central America and some Caribbean countries particularly as they have been reported deaths in Honduras. Read More

Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo gets life in US prison

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 10:41 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was jailed for life Wednesday -- the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a... Read More

JET objects to Govt's handling of Port Royal cruise port project

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 10:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Environment watchdog group, Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), is raising strong concerns regarding the government's handling of the proposed Port Royal Cruise Port Terminal Development project following a public meeting to discuss the finding of an Environmental Impact... Read More

Installation of audio/visual equipment in courthouses to begin — Chuck

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 10:00 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says that the installation of audio/visual equipment in courthouses will begin in the coming weeks. Read More

Grange to chair Sexual Harassment Bill committee

Wednesday, July, 17 2019 9:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange is to chair a joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which is to review the provisions of the recently tabled Sexual Harassment... Read More

O-Wrap: Observe JCF rules, Commish tells cops ... Pat Kelly is dead... Fire guts warehouse

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 7:01 pm    

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

Forex: J$137.03 to one US dollar

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, July 16 ended trading at J$137.03 down by 78 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Bureau of Standards lauded for 50 years of service

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 4:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has been lauded for rendering exemplary and distinguished service over the past 50 years. Read More

US manufacturing sinks into recession amid trade wars

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 4:25 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US manufacturing sunk into recession in June after two consecutive quarters of declines amid President Donald Trump's bitter trade wars and a slowdown in China and other trading partners. Read More

UPDATE: Bermuda man sentenced to 35 years for killing J'can

Tuesday, July, 16 2019 4:05 pm    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A Supreme Court judge Tuesday sentenced  a 22-year-old man to a minimum of 35 years in jail for the 2017 fatal shooting of a Jamaican national. Read More


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