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Pope says not time yet for mediation in Venezuela

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has reportedly written to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro indicating conditions aren't ripe for the Vatican to step in and help mediate in the country's dramatic political crisis. Read More

No sympathy

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sees the conviction of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as a moral lesson. Read More

Today's horoscope — February 14

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019: Read More

O-Wrap: Former JLP councillor on gun charge… 600lbs of ganja seized... Gabriel clears air

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Former JLP councillor on firearm charge Read More

Throne Speech: Gov't to refine regulations for National Identification Act

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government will further refine draft regulations for the National Identification and Registration Act, which seeks to establish a reliable identification system for Jamaicans. Read More

Forex: J$134.20 to one US dollar

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 14 ended trading at J$134.20 down by 62 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Flash flood watch discontinued for eastern parishes

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has discontinued the flash flood watch that was issued for low lying and flood prone areas of eastern parishes effective immediately. Read More

Throne Speech: Electronic payments to 128,000 PATH families

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to implement fully electronic payments to some 128,000 Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) beneficiary families. Read More

Trump to declare 'emergency' to fund border wall

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill averting a government shutdown but will also issue an emergency declaration to fund his controversial border wall, the White House and lawmakers said Thursday. Read More

New tape shows R Kelly having sex with minor, lawyer says

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The lawyer representing a porn star in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump said Thursday his office has previously-unreleased footage of R&B superstar R Kelly having sex with a young girl. Read More

Ganja bust in Clarendon, Portland

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several plastic bags containing a total of 500 pounds of ganja were yesterday seized on separate occasions in Clarendon and Portland. Read More

Surgeon highlights need for bikers to wear lower-limb protective gear

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear. Read More

Dental assistant crashes motorcycle into light pole, dies

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Police in Westmoreland are investigating a motorcycle crash in which a dental assistant died yesterday. Read More

Clarendon man believed to be of unsound mind dies in fire

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Spalding police have commenced investigations into the circumstances which led to the death of a man, who perished in a fire following an argument with a neighbour in Bloomwell district, Clarendon yesterday. Read More

Gabriel clears air on controversial remark following ICC ban

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has issued a clear-the-air statement revealing his controversial comments to England captain Joe Root, which earned him a stiff four-match one-day ban from cricket's world governing body, the ICC. Read More



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