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Bermuda sex offenders register to be established

Monday, December, 17 2018    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Legislators have given the green light to a register of sex offenders being set up in the territory, however, it will remain off-limits to the general public. Read More

O-Wrap: J'can killed in US crash… Taxi driver murdered… Windies beat Bangladesh in 1st T20

Monday, December, 17 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. J'can rheumatologist killed in hit-and-run in Maryland Read More

Forex: J$129.15 to one US dollar

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, December 17 ended trading at J$129.15 up by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

No unfair advantages with plastic ban — Samuda

Monday, December, 17 2018    

Kingston, Jamaica — Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, is assuring that there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban. Read More

St Mary man implicated in murder of British woman remanded

Monday, December, 17 2018    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The man who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Karen Cleary-Brown, a returning resident from the United Kingdom, was remanded when he appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Friday. Read More

Ethiopian police arrest 'doomsday prophet' for sowing panic

Monday, December, 17 2018    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Police in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state have arrested a "doomsday prophet" who caused widespread panic over claims his village would be wiped out on Monday, state media reported. Read More

New York governor says he's ready to legalise recreational ganja

Monday, December, 17 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use in his state — a move that would add America's most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug's use. Read More

NEPA encourages Jamaicans to protect crocodiles

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging the public to help in the conservation of the American Crocodile species in Jamaica. Read More

$300,000 provided to furnish two homes under Indigent Housing Project

Monday, December, 17 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond Mckenzie, says $300, 000 has been provided to furnish two houses in St Ann that have been constructed under the Indigent Housing Project. Read More

UK PM rebuffs growing calls for second Brexit referendum

Monday, December, 17 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday warned MPs against supporting a second Brexit referendum, as calls mounted for a public vote to break the political impasse over the deal she has struck with the EU. Read More

IDB lends further support to CDB's investment in regional energy security

Monday, December, 17 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Monday said it is partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in providing more than US$85 million to increase the region's energy security through geothermal energy development. Read More

Opposition questions why the 20 'dangerous criminals' in St James SOE haven't been charged

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) President, Dr Peter Phillips, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness should explain why the “20 dangerous criminals” who are said to be detained in the St James state of emergency (SOE) have not yet been charged. Read More

J'can rheumatologist killed in hit-and-run in Maryland

Monday, December, 17 2018    

MARYLAND, Unites States (AP) — US authorities say an award-winning Johns Hopkins rheumatologist from Jamaica was killed in a hit-and-run involving three vehicles in Maryland. Read More

Man dies from swine flu in The Bahamas

Monday, December, 17 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government has confirmed that a 61-year-old man has died from the H1N1 influenza, otherwise known as swine flu. Read More

Murder of Manchester taxi driver prompts warning from transport group

Monday, December, 17 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The murder of a taxi driver in Comfort district, Manchester has prompted calls from Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) for all public transport operators to exercise care with their money and passengers, especially during the festive... Read More



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