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O-Wrap: JUTC bus crashes… 2-y-o killed in hit-and-run…11 more cannabis licenses 7:03 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. JUTC bus crashes into overturned truck Read More

Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43 6:10 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, April 25, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.... Read More

Forex: J$134.40 to one US dollar 5:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, April 24 ended trading at J$134.40 up by 14 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

PNP calls on gov't to solve water crisis in several communities 4:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) Members of Parliament of the four constituencies covering the western belt of lower St Andrew are calling on the government and its agencies to solve the water crisis affecting their constituencies for almost a year now.... Read More

Cannabis authority approves 11 more licences

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 3:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has approved an additional 11 applications for licences in the medical cannabis industry. Read More

Parents urged not to isolate children with disabilities

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 2:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Senator Dr Floyd Morris, is encouraging parents not to isolate, exclude or discourage a child with a disability, but to do everything to ensure that the child will be... Read More

Russell named in World Cup squad

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 1:11 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell has been named in West Indies' 15-man World Cup squad, selectors announced here Wednesday. Read More

Diplomats walk out as Venezuela hits US in UN speech

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 12:30 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — Several dozen diplomats walked out from the UN General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's foreign minister, who denounced US calls on the world body to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. Read More

Agriculture minister targets women and youth

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 12:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he is ensuring that at least 30 per cent of participants in the agriculture and entrepreneurship programmes under his portfolio are women and young people. Read More

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5 — UN

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 11:45 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued it's first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under five years old should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. Read More

USA secure ODI status for first time

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 11:30 am    

WINGHOEK, Namibia (AFP) — The United States on Wednesday sealed one-day international status for the first time with a third straight victory at the World Cricket League Division Two event in Namibia. Read More

C'bean countries protest appointment of new Venezuelan rep at OAS

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 11:00 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have written to the Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) protesting the decision of the Council to accept by simple majority, the appointment of Gustavo Tarre, as the new... Read More

JCF plans meeting in Sterling Castle after murder of Shantae Skyers

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 10:30 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police will be meeting with residents of Sterling Castle, St Andrew to address issues affecting the community following last week's murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers.  Read More

Boeing puts cost of 737 MAX crisis at US$1b

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 10:15 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Boeing said Wednesday that its 737 MAX crisis had cost US$1 billion in the first quarter as it withdrew its 2019 profit forecast on continued uncertainty about when the grounded jets will fly again after two deadly crashes. Read More

SBDC model to be rolled out during fiscal year — Shaw

Wednesday, April, 24 2019 9:31 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) model will continue to be rolled out during this fiscal year, in the hope of reaching university students and others across the... Read More


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