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Two Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday, after court proceedings that delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency. Read More

O-Wrap: No election, says Holness… Bomb threat in Trelawny… Boyz rally to 2-2 draw

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. No election now, says Holness Read More

PHOTOS: Quake rattles Trinidad, south C'bean

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the Venezuelan coast this afternoon, rattling neighbouring Guyana, as well as Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and St Vincent. Read More

Forex: J$137.47 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 21 ended trading at J$137.47 up by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

7.0 magnitude quake hits Venezuela, felt across the C'bean

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off Venezuela on Tuesday evening and was felt as far as the Eastern Caribbean. Read More

Placing HEART Trust at OPM consistent with growth agenda – Gov't

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — HEART Trust/NTA Chairman, Edward Gabbidon, says the agency’s reassignment to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is consistent with Jamaica’s growth agenda. Read More

'Rapid' devaluation of J$ driving up prices, says Phillips

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says that the continuous slide in the Jamaican dollar is unleashing hardship on ordinary citizens and the uncertainty surrounding the Government's economic policies has plunged the society into a state of... Read More

Facebook flags users who try to 'game' fact-checking effort

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it has developed tools to identify users "indiscriminately" flagging fake news as it refines its effort to combat misinformation. Read More

Trelawny Parish court evacuated after bomb threat

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny Parish Court in Duncans has been evacuted following a bomb threat.The Court Management Services (CMS) informed a short while ago that the police and members of the Fire Department are currently carrying out investigations. Read More

Chef stabbed to death in Manchester

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police are currently investigating the stabbing death of a man in the parish Monday night.He is identified as 38-year-old Densuma Henry, also known by the alias 'Crusher,' from the community of Wagon Wheel in Hatfield. Read More

US warns of more sanctions coming against Russia

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A senior Treasury official warned Tuesday that the United States has more economic sanctions on Russia in the pipeline, after the US blacklisted two Russian companies for trading with North Korea. Read More

Johnson Smith announces new J'can ambassador to Mexico

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Jason Keats Hall, has been appointed to head Jamaica's Mission in Mexico.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith made the announcement in a statement today. Read More

Science and technology ministry on autopilot with retirement of PS — Robinson

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesman Julian Robinson, says with the departure of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Hillary Alexander, the ministry is on autopilot and the Opposition will not tolerate the 'laissez faire' attitude of Prime... Read More

Amnesty Int'l to unveil mural for victims of alleged police killings

Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Amnesty International says it will on Friday unveil a mural on Orange Street in downtown Kingston in honour of Jamaican women fighting for justice for family members allegedly killed by police. Read More



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