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O-Wrap: New commissioner sworn in… Teachers reject latest wage offer… 123 detained in St Catherine SOE 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. New police commissioner sworn in Read More

US-South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with North Korea 9:24 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — The United States and South Korea announced Tuesday that their annual joint military drills would go ahead next month, with no significant downsize in scale despite an ongoing diplomatic thaw with North Korea.... Read More

Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook shares plunged Monday as the social media giant was pounded by criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members.... Read More

Income tax filing deadline extended to March 24 9:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has extended the deadline for the filing of income tax returns for all business individuals, companies, self-employed individuals, and employed individuals with multiple sources of income to Saturday (March...... Read More

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

Monday, March, 19 2018 8:33 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. Read More

I relish the pressure moments, says unruffled Samuels

Monday, March, 19 2018 8:21 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Veteran stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said Monday he was no stranger to pressure, after guiding West Indies to their fifth highest successful run chase to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets, in a crucial second stage match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Read More

Grange calls for protection of biodiversity across the Caribbean

Monday, March, 19 2018 8:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has urged the National Commissions for UNESCO across the region to protect the biodiversity in their respective countries. Read More

Gov't entities with ICT needs encouraged to get in touch with USF

Monday, March, 19 2018 7:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Universal Service Fund (USF) is encouraging government entities with information and communications technology (ICT) needs to make contact with the fund to be a part of the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP). Read More

'American dream' fails generations of blacks — study

Monday, March, 19 2018 7:34 pm    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Even the richest black boys raised in the United States earn less in adulthood than white boys from similar backgrounds, according to a wide-ranging study published Monday. Read More

Windies coach Law hails Holder after crunch win over Zimbabwe

Monday, March, 19 2018 6:52 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — West Indies coach Stuart Law praised captain Jason Holder's bowling display, after his team chased down 290 to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets on Monday and move to within one win of sealing a place at next year's World Cup. Read More

Pension scheme for tourism workers by mid-2018

Monday, March, 19 2018 6:29 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the much-anticipated Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme should be up and running by mid-2018. Read More

Workshop on cyber security in aviation begins tomorrow

Monday, March, 19 2018 6:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Civil aviation personnel from 14 countries across the Caribbean and Latin American region will take part in a Cyber security in Aviation Workshop from March 20 to 23 at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James. Read More

White House slams Abbas 'insults,' says must choose hate or peace

Monday, March, 19 2018 5:53 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The White House on Monday condemned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, after he called the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog." Read More

Forex: J$127.86 to one US dollar

Monday, March, 19 2018 5:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, March 19, ended trading at J$127.86 down by 13 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Trump to champion death penalty for drug dealers

Monday, March, 19 2018 5:14 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Monday made a controversial call for drug traffickers to face the death penalty, as part of his plan to combat America's opioid epidemic — a move that appears to be as much about politics as policy. Read More


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