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O-Wrap: Bunting disputes FLA discrepancies… Lottery scammer nabbed in US... No sugar shortage 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Jamaican arrested in US for lotto scamming Read More

Trump open to eventual political deal with Taliban 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump Monday left the door open to an eventual political deal with the Taliban, in an address on America's news strategy in the 16-year Afghan conflict.... Read More

Three women shot, one dead in Marverly, St Andrew 9:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two women are now nursing injuries while another died after gunmen pounced upon them on Denver Crescent in Marvely, St Andrew last night.The dead woman has been identified as 28-year-old Patricia Facey.... Read More

CARIFESTA survives TS Harvey 9:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The passage of Tropical Storm Harvey caused havoc with the flight arrivals and the rescheduling of performances at various venues for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) in Bridgetown, Barbados, forcing the Caribbean island to postpone the start of the...... Read More

Pickersgill to step down as PNP chairman

Monday, August, 21 2017 8:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE has been reliably informed that Robert Pickersgill is to step down as Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP). Read More

PNP selects Dr Shane Alexis to replace late Dr Green in SE St Mary

Monday, August, 21 2017 8:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party Executive has selected Dr Shane Alexis to replace the late Dr Winston Green in St Mary South Eastern. Read More

Uruguay, Argentina to announce 2030 World Cup bid next week

Monday, August, 21 2017 8:02 pm    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) – Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country's two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said Monday. Read More

Pedestrian killed by car during eclipse in Kentucky

Monday, August, 21 2017 7:22 pm    

KENTUCKY, United States (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a car fatally struck a pedestrian during the solar eclipse.Trooper Jody Sims says in a news release that the car crossed the centre line and hit a utility pole and two women on a sidewalk in Hyden. Read More

Raheem Sterling's rescue act spares 10-man Man City

Monday, August, 21 2017 7:04 pm    

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) – Raheem Sterling came on to score an 82nd-minute equaliser as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday. Read More

Inmate gets 18 months after masterminding scam from prison

Monday, August, 21 2017 6:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Andrew Lee Pryce, the inmate who pleaded guilty to six counts of the obtaining money by false pretense in January, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on each count to run concurrently. Read More

Booing 'hurt' sprint champion Gatlin

Monday, August, 21 2017 6:19 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – The booing that resounded around the London Stadium when Justin Gatlin mounted the podium to receive his gold medal as 100 metres world champion hurt the American, he admitted Monday. Read More

Study tour of wind and solar farms

Monday, August, 21 2017 6:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Several senior officers of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation on Friday participated in a study tour aimed at engaging stakeholders with renewable sources of energy and the mitigation and adaptation work being done locally. Read More

Forex: J$128.45 to one US dollar

Monday, August, 21 2017 5:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, August 21, ended trading at J$128.45 down by five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Data Protection Bill to be tabled in September

Monday, August, 21 2017 5:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government's Data Protection Bill, which aims to safeguard the privacy of individuals whose personal information has been documented by entities with whom they interface, is expected to be tabled in September when the Houses of Parliament reconvene following... Read More

No sugar shortage, says Agriculture Ministry

Monday, August, 21 2017 4:50 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has sought to dispel media reports of sugar shortage in the retail trade. Read More


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