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Human skeletal remains found in St Thomas

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 11:01 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Police have reported that the skeletal remains of an unidentified person was found in Airy Castle, St Thomas on Monday. Read More

CARICOM denounces enslavement of African migrants in Libya

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 10:45 am    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers have denounced the enslavement of African migrants in Libya saying slavery should never again be experienced in old or new forms.A statement issued by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said that the... Read More

Education minister wants infant department at all primary schools

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 10:28 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says he intends to establish an infant department at each primary school that is currently operating without one. Read More

Gov't to focus on improving climate for private investments

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 10:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, is expected to address some of the economic decisions taken by Cabinet last week, when he speaks at Mayberry lnvestments Limited's first monthly forum for 2018, this evening. Read More

UTech, UWI to share $12m in computer equipment

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 9:57 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is set to receive $12 million worth of computer network equipment from the Palisadoes Foundation to enhance its computer science education and research development. Read More

Suriname to regularise illegal Haitians

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 9:57 am    

Suriname to regularise illegal HaitiansPARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Haiti says it is pleased with a decision by Suriname to regularise more than 1,500 Haitians who have been residing in the Dutch Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More

Gunmen kill two men in St James, injure two others

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 9:57 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two men were yesterday shot dead in separate incidents in St James, while two others were shot and injured and are currently in critical condition at hospital. Read More

JAMPRO commits to growth of film industry

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 8:58 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, says the agency is committed to the growth and development of Jamaica's film industry and will be moving to galvanise support for the sector.Speaking at a pre-event media brunch for... Read More

US gymnast Simone Biles among athletes allegedly sexually abused by doctor

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 8:49 am    

New York, United States (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Read More

Children settled after fire at Walker's Place of Safety

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 8:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is advising the public that children are now settled and are undergoing grief counseling after a fire killed two wards and destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst road on Monday... Read More

Weather Update: Scattered showers expected over northern parishes

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 7:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service (Met Service) of Jamaica has reported that scattered showers are expected over northern parishes today. Come this afternoon, widespread showers are to be expected over northern parishes and inland areas of southern... Read More

Parliament to meet on gender issues soon

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 7:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Plans are advanced in the preparation for the inter-parliamentary workshop being held under the theme “Partnerships to Transform Gender Relations.” Read More

NWC to embark on renewable energy pilot

Wednesday, January, 17 2018 7:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – To modernise operations of the National Water Commission (NWC), the entity is seeking to install a five-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic system at the Mona Reservoir in Kingston. Read More

O-Wrap: 2 perish in children's home fire... East Kingston top cop transferred... Women's bobsled team hailed

Tuesday, January, 16 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Two children killed as fire guts Walker's Place of SafetyIt has been reported that two children who were housed at Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston perished... Read More

Trelawny police hold man with illegal gun, bullets

Tuesday, January, 16 2018 9:38 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of a gun and several rounds of ammunition in Falmouth, Trelawny Tuesday morning, the Falmouth Police said.The police said that about 7:30 am, the man's motor vehicle was searched and a illegal 9mm pistol... Read More


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