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Clarke to speak on public procurement policy tomorrow

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, is expected to make a statement on the regulations to the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act 2018, when the House of Representatives sits again tomorrow.The minister is expected to address the... Read More

Two Westmoreland brothers charged with murder

Monday, May, 21 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Two brothers who were wanted by the Westmoreland Police have been charged with murder.They are 21-year-old Haldane Hamilton, otherwise called 'Fishy', and 23-year-old Richard Hamilton, otherwise called 'Brutus', both of Paul Island district, Grange Hill... Read More

O-Wrap: Five killed in crash... Suspected scammer arrested... BOJ reports low inflation

Monday, May, 21 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:1. Hanover crash death toll at fiveThe police have confirmed that five... Read More

PNP electoral commissioners withdraw support for ECJ statement

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The two People's National Party (PNP) commissioners on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) today say they have withdrawn their support for a statement issued, which inter alia specified that there was no evidence of political interference in the operations of the... Read More

Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit

Monday, May, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A commemorative coin featuring US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been struck by the White House Communications Agency ahead of their planned summit next month.The coin depicts Trump and Kim, described as North Korea's... Read More

Forex: J$126.61 to one US dollar

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, May 21, ended trading at J$126.61 up by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$97.58 down from J$97.59 while the British pound sterling... Read More

BOJ governor reports low inflation in April

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says the 3.2 per cent rate of inflation recorded for April 2018, fell below the BOJ's target range of four to six per cent. Read More

Suspected 'ringleader' in J'can lottery scam arrested

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man believed to be the ringleader in a Jamaican lottery scam was apprehended earlier this month following the arrest of an elderly US woman in connection to the scam last year.Investigators said 22-year-old Kristoff Cain, who is said to be Jamaican, was... Read More

Flash flood watch for western parishes

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has issued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Westmoreland, Hanover St James, Trelawny and St Elizabeth effective until 5:00 am tomorrow.The Met Service says a trough across the western... Read More

Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss — reports

Monday, May, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger's successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, the BBC reported on Monday.Emery, 46, won Ligue 1 and four domestic cups in two seasons in the French capital before departing... Read More

Billboard highlights Joe Bogdanovich's links with Jamaican music

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leading American entertainment publication, Billboard Magazine, has featured Downsound Entertainment boss, Josef Bogdanovich, and his role as one of the most prominent advocates, of Jamaican music both locally and internationally.  Billboard is an American... Read More

Jamaicans should pay homage to those who fought for the rights of workers — Grange

Monday, May, 21 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says Jamaicans should pay homage to the Jamaican martyrs who advocated for the rights of workers. Read More

Elderly man hit from bicycle, dies

Monday, May, 21 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police sources have confirmed that an elderly man died this morning after he was hit from his bicycle along the Braeton main road in Portmore, St Catherine. He has been identified as 73-year-old Owen Gordon.Sources told OBSERVER ONLINE that... Read More

Slow down, St Elizabeth cop urges after 4 sustain injuries in crash

Monday, May, 21 2018    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Attributing a two-vehicle collision in Goshen this morning to speeding and careless overtaking, traffic cop in the St Elizabeth Police Division, Corporal Albert Simpson, is calling on motorists to slow down. Read More

UPDATE: Trump tightens Venezuela financial sanctions after 'sham' vote

Monday, May, 21 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Monday tightened financial sanctions against Venezuela following what the US called a "sham" election, making it harder for the government to sell off state assets.Hours after Nicolas Maduro claimed victory in an... Read More



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