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O-Wrap: More ZOSOs coming... Man killed, limbs removed... Users welcome Canada ganja legalisation 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: 1. More ZOSOs to be established — Holness Read More

Gas prices down $2.53, diesel down $0.77 7:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, October 18, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from PetroJam.... Read More

Girlz defeat Panama, head to 2019 Women's World Cup 6:46 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.... Read More

Forex: J$132 to one US dollar 5:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, October 17 ended trading at J$132.00 down by 17 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

Reggae Girlz lead Panama 1-0 at half time

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 5:04 pm    

DALLAS, United States — Jamaica's Senior Reggae Girlz are on the verge of achieving an historic qualification to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, as they lead Panama 1-0 at half-time in the Concacaf Women's Championship third place play off here at the Toyota Stadium. Read More

Dr Prathiba Mahanamahewa appointed Dean of UTech Faculty of Law

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 4:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President, University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has announced the appointment of Sri Lankan attorney-at-law, educator and human rights advocate Dr Prathiba Mahanamahewa as Dean of the university's Faculty of Law with effect from October 8,... Read More

Jamaica to sign new air-service agreements

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet has given approval for the signing of new air-service agreements with the Governments of Slovenia, the Kingdom of Morocco, The Bahamas, and South Africa. Read More

PEP website up and running — Reid

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A website to assist teachers, parents and students in preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is now fully operational.The website may be accessed at Read More

Vandals attack FLOW's fibre network in St Catherine

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 4:12 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Some residents and businesses in Catherine serviced by telecommunications company, FLOW are currently experiencing a disruption in their voice, internet and TV services due to vandalism of the company 's fibre network in the parish. Read More

DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time' — WHO

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 3:35 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday. Read More

Recreational cannabis users welcome Canada legalisation

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 3:16 pm    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Thousands of Canadian cannabis enthusiasts — overwhelmingly men — lined up outside pot shops before the crack of dawn for a chance to legally purchase the drug for the first time. Read More

Spillage at Ewarton Works effluent holding pond

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 2:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Residents in and around the areas of Byndloss, Vanity Fair, Charlemont Foot Bridge, as well as the Rio Cobre near to the Ewarton Works bauxite plant in St Catherine are being advised to desist from using water from waterways in the area “for the time... Read More

Gov't committed to strengthening quality infrastructure — Shaw

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 2:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government remains dedicated to strengthening the country's regulatory, standardisation and conformity framework to facilitate trade, accelerate economic development and improve the... Read More

Police fatally shoot Clarendon man

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 2:20 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police yesterday fatally shot a man during an alleged confrontation with the cops in his community of Reckford district, Clarendon. Read More

Electrical challenge affects water supply in St Catherine

Wednesday, October, 17 2018 1:47 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that customers in St Catherine are currently experiencing a disruption in regular water supply as a result of single phase electricity fault at the Jericho facility in the parish. Read More


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