Latest News

St James residents urged to protect themselves from landfill smoke

Wednesday, July, 18 2018 7:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The St James Public Health Services is urging members of the public to take the necessary precaution to protect themselves from the potential harmful effects of the smoke emanating from the Retirement Landfill in the parish. Read More

Prayer for the day

Wednesday, July, 18 2018 6:43 am    

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks. Read More

O-Wrap: Review 'no-sleeveless' policy ... Hermitage Dam below 50% ... Canadian ganja company comes to Ja

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it here are the OBSERVER ONLINE'S top 10 stories for today: Read More

Man held following firearm seizure in East Kingston

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 9:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man has been taken into custody following the seizure of Kel-Tec P-32 pistol on Arnold Avenue in Kingston today  Reports from the Kingston Eastern Police are that lawmen were in the area about 6:00 am when a premises was searched and the firearm found in a... Read More

Forest fire threatens California's Yosemite Park

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 9:32 pm    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — A vast fire in northern California has destroyed 50 square kilometres (more than 12,000 acres), left one person dead and is threatening Yosemite National Park, authorities said Tuesday. Read More

Gov't spending $5.2m to equip teachers with tablets

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 9:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Government will be spending approximately J$5.2 million to provide additional tablets to equip teachers involved in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme. Read More

Suspended cop held for Portland robbery

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 8:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported that a suspended police officer was nabbed as a suspect in the robbery of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from a couple in Forte district, Portland yesterday. Read More

UPDATE: Former Trelawny hotel general manager charged

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 8:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Greek hotel manager Dimitri Cosvogiannis, who was yesterday arrested for alleged fraudulent activities, has been charged.Cosvogiannis is a former general manager of an all-inclusive hotel in Trelawny. Read More

US to respond to concerns over trade policy at G20

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 8:40 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington's trade policies during a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said today. Read More

Ministries of Justice and Security now share human trafficking portfolio

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 7:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ministries of Justice and National Security now have joint portfolio responsibility for the handling of human trafficking. Read More

Mount Salem, Denham Town ZOSOs extended

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 7:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives today extended the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) in Mount Salem, St James and Denham Town, West Kingston for another 60 days. Read More

Africa 'real' World Cup winners, says Venezuela's Maduro

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 6:38 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday's final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. Read More

Stefflon Don to miss Reggae Sumfest Blitz performance

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 6:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —DownSound Entertainment (DSE), the organisers of Reggae Sumfest have announced that international recording artist Stefflon Don will not perform during the 26th staging of the event.  Read More

Netball Jamaica Second VP Cora Ricketts dies

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 6:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Netball Jamaica yesterday announced the passing of Cora Ricketts, the second vice president of the organisation. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Teach the police the road code

Tuesday, July, 17 2018 5:48 pm    

Dear editor, Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT