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O-Wrap: Shootout in August Town; one murdered… Clarendon's most wanted killed… Wolmer's student being questioned about voice note 7:02 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. 'Brazen, bold, careless' shooting in August Town Read More

Maduro reaches out to Trump on Twitter 9:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro took to the US president's favourite medium, Twitter, on Monday to ask him to start a dialogue between the two countries.... Read More

Boko Haram attacks girls' school in northeast Nigeria 9:06 pm
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Boko Haram jihadists launched an attack on a girls boarding school in northeast Nigeria but the students and teachers fled to safety, witnesses said Monday.... Read More

Babies born in poorest countries still face 'alarming' risks — UNICEF 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday.... Read More

PIOJ to embark on second phase of climate resilience pilot

Monday, February, 19 2018 8:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will be embarking on the second phase of a pilot programme for climate resilience this fiscal year. Read More

August Town residents blame INDECOM for ' bagga gunman'

Monday, February, 19 2018 7:47 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Residents in the Jungle 12 community of August Town, St Andrew were today restive after a team from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) visited the area to investigate an early morning gun attack. Read More

Hamilton, Reifer put Windies A in driver's seat

Monday, February, 19 2018 7:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jahmar Hamilton made a battling century and Raymon Reifer fell just five runs short of three figures as West Indies A batted themselves into an almost impregnable position in the second unofficial four-day Test against touring England Lions at Sabina Park. Read More

Bartlett to meet with Diaspora in New York

Monday, February, 19 2018 6:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett is to travel to New York City tomorrow to engage in a series of strategic meetings with tourism partners and members of the Diaspora. Read More

Forex: J$127.11 to one US dollar

Monday, February, 19 2018 6:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, February 19, ended trading at J$127.11 up by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

More schools to be provided with modern sanitary facilities

Monday, February, 19 2018 5:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —An additional $125 million has been allocated to continue work under the Government's School Sanitation Project.The sum is contained in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Fire destroys sections of another market in Haiti's capital

Monday, February, 19 2018 5:09 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Just days after the historic Iron Market was destroyed by fire, fire fighters had to battle yet another blaze on Sunday that destroyed sections of a clothing market here.According to officials, the fire started early Sunday at the... Read More

UPDATE: Wolmer's student being questioned in relation to threats sent to teacher via voice note

Monday, February, 19 2018 4:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 17-year-old student of Wolmer's Boys School is being questioned in relation to alleged threats of violence and murder he sent to a teacher in a voice note. Read More

UPDATE: 'Speckles' Clarendon most wanted killed

Monday, February, 19 2018 4:33 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police are now confirming with OBSERVER ONLINE that Clarendon's most wanted fugitive, Nico Walters otherwise called 'Speckles or Freckles' was killed during a confrontation with lawmen in the Effortville community of Farm shortly before midday. Read More

Oxfam apologises to Haiti over sex scandal

Monday, February, 19 2018 4:05 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Oxfam formally apologised to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Read More

Mayor says Trelawny will benefit from opening of new hotel

Monday, February, 19 2018 4:02 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager, says the opening of the 315-room Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny on June 1 is timely for residents of the parish and neighbouring communities. Read More


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