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O-Wrap: New PetroJam board ... Less J'cans denied access to Trinidad... $100m for drain cleaning 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Cabinet approves new Petrojam board Read More

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed 9:13 pm
TORONTO, Canada  (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage today to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal...... Read More

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness – WHO 9:08 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation.The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new catalogue Monday covering...... Read More

5000 farmers to benefit from 'Climatesmart Agriculture' – Gov't 8:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced that approximately 5000 smallholder farmers in the parishes of Portland, St Thomas and St Mary will benefit from technical and technological expertise to increase their capacity to implement climate-smart...... Read More

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 8:09 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published today. Read More

Gabriel's performance pushes him to 12th in ICC Test rankings

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:48 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Shannon Gabriel's historic wicket-taking performance has propelled him to number 12 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.The burly West Indies fast bowler ended with the astounding match figures of 13 for 121 in the drawn second Test match... Read More

RPD's strategies to include ethics in schools

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 7:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) says it will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce ethics in schools.Speaking at the RPD's 10th anniversary church service at Saint Peter's Anglican Church in... Read More

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 6:51 pm    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — US Senator Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions. Read More

Reduction in number of Jamaicans denied access to Trinidad

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 6:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson... Read More

Forex: J$133 to one US dollar

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, June 19, ended trading at J$133.00 up from J$132.20 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Permanent secretary cannot investigate PetroJam breaches — PNP

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is objecting to the tasking of Permanent Secretary, Hillary Alexander, to investigate and report to the Cabinet on “developing corruption and... Read More

Over 100,000 students to sit final Grade 4 Literacy and Numeracy exams

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 5:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over 100,000 students will sit the final Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy examinations in their current form over the next two days. Read More

Eastern Caribbean states to deepen collaboration with Barbados

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 4:37 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC)  — Efforts to revive cooperation initiatives between the nine national Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados will get underway here today.Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is already on the island to participate in the... Read More

Cabinet approves new Petrojam board

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 4:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Prime Minister (OPM) today announced that Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board at oil refinery Petrojam amidst a hailstorm of corruption allegations which have rocked the company over the past several weeks.The appointment also... Read More

Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families

Tuesday, June, 19 2018 3:53 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman." Read More


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