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Antigua gov't reviewing dress code 10:19 am

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Less than a week after the Jamaica government announced it had suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings, another Caribbean island is following... Read More

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin 8:19 am
DETROIT, United States (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor.The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday.... Read More

High school students receive scholarships from PAEF 7:36 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Twenty-one high school students in St Catherine have been awarded scholarships worth $315,000 by the Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment Foundation (PAEF).... Read More

Weather forecast: Rain in northern parishes this morning 7:33 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to move across the island this afternoon.... Read More

Prayer for the Day

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 6:46 am    

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Read More

O-Wrap: Media should exercise responsibility... PNP calls for Montague's removal... Registry at RGD to be upgraded

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: Read More

CPL Update: Jamaica Tallawahs defeat St Lucia Stars

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 9:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs registered their second win of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament as they secured a six-wicket win over the hapless St Lucia Stars in match seven here at Sabina Park on Tuesday. Read More

Police seize firearm, ammo in Clarendon

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 9:53 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A Clarendon man was taken into custody this afternoon following the seizure of a 9mm M&P pistol with a magazine containing eighteen 9mm cartridges along the Thompson Town main road in the parish. Read More

Venezuelan general arrested over 'attack' on Maduro

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 9:25 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela has arrested a general as part of a continuing probe into the alleged attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, the attorney general said Tuesday. Read More

CPL T20 Update: St Lucia Stars 175 v Jamaica Tallawahs

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 8:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs have been set a target of 176 for victory after the St Lucia Stars posted 175 all out from their allotment in match seven of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament here at Sabina Park. Read More

CHASE Fund finances audio-visual system at Ward Theatre

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 8:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation has signed a contract with Caribbean Technology Solutions to provide the audio-visual system at the Ward Theatre, downtown Kingston. Read More

CPL update: St Lucia Stars batting first v Jamaica Tallawahs

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 7:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — St Lucia Stars have won the toss and are batting first against Jamaica Tallawahs in match seven of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament underway here at Sabina Park. Read More

Theft of JPS equipment impacts water supply in Portmore

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) has reported that the theft of electrical equipment from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) grid has disrupted the power supply to a well in St Catherine. Read More

Furniture, funds already delivered to schools — Green

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 6:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says that the Government is in a state of readiness for the upcoming school year. Read More

Forex: J$136.85 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 5:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 14 ended trading at J$136.85 up by 30 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More


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