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Commonwealth SG calls for greater unity on climate change 9:08 am

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) – Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has called for more action to deal with the impact of climate change as the international community gets ready to debate the issue at the United Nations General Assembly in September. In a... Read More

O-Wrap: Road fatalities up 19%... Minor quake felt in Jamaica... Commissioner orders probe into Dunrobin Ave stunt driving 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Road fatalities up by 19%... Read More

Police seeking man who disarmed Cross Roads cop 7:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are now seeking a man who allegedly attacked, injured and disarmed a policeman of his service firearm at the Cross Roads Police Station today, Thursday, August 22.... Read More

Technology minister says youth are getting crucial skills 7:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says Jamaica's youth are getting crucial skills, evidenced with over 600 participants in the 2019 Technology Advancement Programme (TAP).... Read More

US man with gun cache charged for threatening to shoot up hotel

Thursday, August, 22 2019 7:30 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A US man with a large home arsenal was charged Thursday for allegedly threatening to open fire at a Los Angeles hotel, as the United States reels from recent mass shootings. Read More

UPDATE: India 203-6 at stumps in first Test

Thursday, August, 22 2019 6:20 pm    

Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 203 for six on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Read More

Pipeline repairs disrupt water supply to Cornwall Court, Montego Bay — NWC

Thursday, August, 22 2019 6:15 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is apologising to customers in Cornwall Court housing scheme in St James for the current disruption in their water supply. NWC says that the disruption is due to the repairs of a broken pipeline in the area. Read More

92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine – US health authority

Thursday, August, 22 2019 6:05 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An estimated 92 per cent of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through vaccination, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, adding that boosting immunisation coverage... Read More

Amazon wildfires represent an 'international crisis' — French President

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:55 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international crisis" and called on this weekend's G7 to address the issue. Read More

Canada supporting Caribbean climate resilience efforts

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:28 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Canadian High Commission to Jamaica has assured that Canada is committed to supporting the Caribbean's climate resilience efforts. Read More

Forex: J$136.71 to one US dollar

Thursday, August, 22 2019 5:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, August 22 ended trading at J$136.71 up by 73 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

JTA Credit Union awarding student teachers $2.7m in scholarships

Thursday, August, 22 2019 4:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association Credit Union (JTACU) says it will, this year, award scholarships and grants totalling $2.7 million to teachers who are in their final year of study. Read More

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now — WHO

Thursday, August, 22 2019 3:59 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday that the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential future risk.  Read More

US Vice President Pence lauds PM Holness

Thursday, August, 22 2019 3:50 pm    

WASHINGTON DC, United States — United States Vice President Mike Pence has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his outstanding leadership of Jamaica and by extension, the Caribbean region. Read More

UPDATE: India 134-4 at tea in first Test vs Windies

Thursday, August, 22 2019 2:55 pm    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AFP) — Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 134 for four at tea on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Read More


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