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O-Wrap: Deadly Mandeville shooting… J'can barber killed in US… Lottery scammer pleads guilty

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. J'can-born barber shot dead in US Read More

Diaspora members make donations to education sector

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Members of the Jamaica Diaspora made donations to the education sector at a session of the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston yesterday. Read More

Forex: J$128.28 to one US dollar

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, July 27, ended trading at J$128.28 up by six cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Starbucks to help local coffee, dairy farmers

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda is assuring coffee farmers and the dairy industry that the introduction of US chain Starbucks to Jamaica will be good for both local industries. Read More

Clinical training for registered nurses in UK — Tufton

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister, Christopher Tufton, is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom (UK) within the next two weeks to conclude arrangements to facilitate clinical training for Jamaican registered nurses at hospitals in that country. Read More

Deadly shooting in Mandeville

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – Reports from the vicinity of the Church Teachers College in Mandeville suggest two people are dead and a third has been rushed to hospital following a shooting in late afternoon, Thursday. Read More

No changes yet to US military transgender policy – Joint Chiefs

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – The Pentagon's top officer directed military heads Thursday not to implement any changes to current policy on transgender personnel, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted they would be banned from serving. Read More

Alleged mastermind of Jamaican lottery scam pleads guilty

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that defrauded dozens of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Read More

Amusement park accident in US kills one, others injured

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) – A malfunction in an amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair sent riders catapulting through the air Wednesday, killing one and injuring seven, US media reported. Read More

Taxi operator killed for 'bad driving' motorcyclist

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

ST ANN, Jamaica – Several Brown's Town residents have condemned the killing of a taxi operator who was reportedly stabbed to death by a motorcyclist on Wednesday evening in the St Ann town. Read More

Shark bite sends woman snorkelling in Bahamas to hospital

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas say a tourist has been bitten by a shark in the second such attack in less than two months.The unidentified woman was hospitalized after being bitten on her ankle and foot while snorkelling on Thursday. Read More

Jamaican Para Olympian celebrated upon homecoming

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Silver medallist in the 2017 London Para Olympics, Shane Hudson and his team earned praises yesterday for their performances in the games. Read More

Laws amended for companies to repurchase shares

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon have the option to repurchase their shares tax free. Read More

Police consider manslaughter charges over London tower blaze

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – British police said there may be "reasonable grounds" for bringing corporate manslaughter charges over the Grenfell Tower fire disaster as loved ones of victims gathered for a service on Thursday. Read More

Pakistan’s Azam replaces Lynn in Warriors line-up

Thursday, July, 27 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Promising Pakistan stroke-maker Babar Azam has been named to replace injured Australian batsman Chris Lynn in the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League which bowls off next month. Read More



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