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Trump agrees to shut down his embattled charity 12:29 pm

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, the New York attorney general said Tuesday, accusing it of engaging in a "shocking pattern of illegality" to advance his political and business... Read More

Reggae Girlz get keys to the city of Kingston 11:26 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — In recognition of the Jamaica Reggae Girlz's historic qualification for the 2019 World Cup, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, has presented each member of the team with keys to the city of Kingston.... Read More

Guyana to be re-mapped more than half a century later 11:11 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — More than half a century after Guyana was mapped; the authorities have announced plans to re-map the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country in 2019.... Read More

Howard Mitchell re-elected PSOJ president 10:22 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Cari-Med Howard Mitchell was yesterday re-elected as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) for a second term.... Read More

Windies players score big at IPL auction

Tuesday, December, 18 2018 9:40 am    

JAIPUR, India (AFP) — West Indies players proved to be the top draw among foreigners at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday, with big-hitter Carlos Brathwaite going for US$707,150 to the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Read More

Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes

Tuesday, December, 18 2018 9:29 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Surgeon General on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk. Read More

Jamaica boasts most seamless airport system in region — Bartlett

Tuesday, December, 18 2018 9:06 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica now boasts the most “seamless” airport system in the region. Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, December, 18 2018 8:59 am    

Lord, with your bright and open heart forgive me for showing darkness to the light. Putting my back, to what is right was wrong and I have sinned against you. Read More

O-Wrap: J'can killed in US crash… Taxi driver murdered… Windies beat Bangladesh in 1st T20

Monday, December, 17 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. J'can rheumatologist killed in hit-and-run in Maryland Read More

Forex: J$129.15 to one US dollar

Monday, December, 17 2018 6:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, December 17 ended trading at J$129.15 up by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

No unfair advantages with plastic ban — Samuda

Monday, December, 17 2018 4:52 pm    

Kingston, Jamaica — Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, is assuring that there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban. Read More

St Mary man implicated in murder of British woman remanded

Monday, December, 17 2018 4:05 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The man who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Karen Cleary-Brown, a returning resident from the United Kingdom, was remanded when he appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Friday. Read More

Ethiopian police arrest 'doomsday prophet' for sowing panic

Monday, December, 17 2018 3:44 pm    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Police in Ethiopia's northern Amhara regional state have arrested a "doomsday prophet" who caused widespread panic over claims his village would be wiped out on Monday, state media reported. Read More

New York governor says he's ready to legalise recreational ganja

Monday, December, 17 2018 3:23 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use in his state — a move that would add America's most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug's use. Read More

NEPA encourages Jamaicans to protect crocodiles

Monday, December, 17 2018 1:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging the public to help in the conservation of the American Crocodile species in Jamaica. Read More



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