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Suriname police arrest terror suspects, two of them Dutch

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) — Police in Suriname have arrested several suspects in the capital Paramaribo including two Dutch nationals, authorities said yesterday, amid reports that they were involved in a plot against the US ambassador in the South American... Read More

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) — Panama announced yesterday it has opened an embassy in China after cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan in June. Read More

Tourism on course for record-breaking growth – Bartlett

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the sector is on course for “record -breaking growth” this year. Read More

Gov't to amend Gun Court Act

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government intends to amend the Gun Court Act to allow for all non-capital murder cases, involving the use of the gun, to be tried by a judge only. Read More

Health inspectors give nod to Denbigh 65

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KIINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Norman Grant this evening declared that the 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show is ready after health inspectors gave their approval of the... Read More

Regulations for hemp industry by 2018

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chairperson of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne says regulations being developed to guide a legal hemp industry in Jamaica should be in place next year. Read More

O-Wrap: Conjugal visits limited… Cop dies in crash… McPherson gets 2013 bronze

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Not all prisoners will be granted conjugal visits Read More

Venezuela's Maduro lashes out at 'insolent' US sanctions

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro branded US sanctions levelled at his regime on Wednesday as "insolent," as pressure piled up on him abroad and at home over his controversial plan to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution. Read More

STATIN proposes establishment of National Statistics Commission

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is recommending the establishment of a National Statistics Commission as part of the proposed amendments to the Statistics Act. Read More

Gas prices up $0.97, diesel up $1.04

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, July 27, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

No bail for NJ man accused of killing Jamaican's 11-y-o daughter

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

NEW JERSEY, United States (AP) — An 18-year-old New Jersey man charged with killing his 11-year-old neighbour will remain in jail until his trial. Read More

Jamaica Middle East Diaspora eager to give back

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Middle East Diaspora is looking to partner with local entities on various projects in support of national development. Read More

Forex: J$128.22 to one US dollar

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, July 26, ended trading at J$128.22 down by seven cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Vaz named NCC Chairman as body eyes top 10 in Doing Business Report

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, was announced as the new Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) last Friday in Kingston. Read More

Uruguayans registering to buy legal weed up almost 50% in a week

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — The number of people registering to buy newly legalised marijuana in Uruguay jumped by almost 50 per cent in the first week of sales, according to official figures released Wednesday. Read More



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