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'World a little less bright' after Aretha Franklin's passing — Grange 1:32 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says after the death of the American singer, Aretha Franklin this morning, "the world is a little less bright ". Read More

Farmer killed in St Elizabeth crash 1:05 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A motorcyclist died yesterday following a collision with a motor vehicle along Central Avenue in St Elizabeth.He has been identified as 43-year-old Peter Miller, a farmer of Vineyard in the parish.... Read More

Alleged gang leader, mother killed in Hanover 12:53 pm
HANOVER, Jamaica — An alleged gangster and his mother were killed in Hanover last night.According to police reports, gunmen entered their home in Elgin Town in the parish about 9:30 pm and shot them multiple times.... Read More

Unions sign 4-year wage agreement with HEART/NTA 11:48 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Workers Union (NWU), Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the Union of the Public and Private Employees have inked a four-year wage and fringe benefits agreement with the HEART/NTA for over 500 non- management and support services staff island...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Road works welcomed but not all at once

Thursday, August, 16 2018 11:37 am    

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Cayman Islands exports Iguana meat to US

Thursday, August, 16 2018 11:20 am    

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Cayman Islands has shipped over two hundred pounds of iguana meat to the United States, a move that the private sector says could help in tackling the problems posed by the invasive species. Read More

Exiled Venezuelan supreme court 'sentences' Maduro over corruption

Thursday, August, 16 2018 9:51 am    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition-run supreme court in exile has sentenced President Nicolas Maduro to 18 years in prison over the infamous Odebrecht corruption scandal, a move dismissed by the regime. Read More

Three delays contributing to maternal deaths in Jamaica

Thursday, August, 16 2018 9:19 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Maternal mortality is still a problem in Jamaica, due, in large part, to three delays says maternal, neonatal and infant health (MNIH) rights advocate, Linnette Vassell. Read More

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Thursday, August, 16 2018 9:06 am    

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic... Read More

Barbados records rise in syphilis among pregnant women

Thursday, August, 16 2018 8:06 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados on Wednesday expressed concern about the high rates of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), being seen among pregnant women in that country. Read More

Independence of auditors necessary – Governor-General

Thursday, August, 16 2018 7:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, has underscored the importance of auditors being independent in their functions, as their work affects accountability. Read More

Phillips highlights need to strengthen corporate governance

Thursday, August, 16 2018 7:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips said in order to remove the partisan political stranglehold on the Board of Directors of public bodies, there is need to overhaul the method of selection. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, August, 16 2018 6:44 am    

O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of such great perils, that, by reason of the weakness of our nature, we cannot stand upright, grant us such health of mind and body, that those evils which we suffer for our sins we may overcome through thine assistance. Through Christ our... Read More

O-Wrap: PM confirms Cabinet changes…Teen girl stabbed to death… St Kitts recruits senior J'can cops

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Holness confirms Cabinet changes Read More

CPL UPDATE: Tallawahs beat St Kitts Patriots by 47 runs

Wednesday, August, 15 2018 9:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs made it three wins in as many games in the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament when they trounced St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 47 runs in match eight at Sabina Park on Wednesday. Read More


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