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Youth clubs to be revived 12:07 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more... Read More

CARPHA says risk of contracting Zika virus is low 11:48 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says the risk of contracting the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the region is low but there is still a need to be vigilant given the ongoing risk for dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

Thieves take wing with 1 million euros of Red Bull in Belgium 11:25 am
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Thirsty thieves stole more than 300 pallets of Red Bull cans worth around one million euros from a depot in Belgium in what police described on Tuesday as a "very professional" heist.... Read More

Antigua announces “non-stop” campaign ahead of CCJ referendum 10:42 am
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has announced the start of a “non-stop campaign” ahead of a referendum vote in November on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should make the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) its...... Read More

Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 20 killed

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 10:11 am    

MILAN, Italy (AP) — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble below. Italian officials said at least 20 people were... Read More

Sting, Shaggy reclaim Billboard Reggae Album number one spot

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 9:07 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — English rocker Sting and Shaggy reclaimed the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week. Their collaborative effort '44/876' removed last week's chart topper Santigold's 'I Dont Want: the Gold Fire Sessions', from her one-week... Read More

Montague awards grants to 124 tertiary students in St Mary

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 9:02 am    

ST MARY, Jamaica — One hundred and twenty-four young people in Western St Mary who will be attending a number of tertiary institutions in Jamaica were recently presented with education grants awarded to them by Member of Parliament, Robert Montague. Read More

Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas in Venezuela

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 8:32 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro announced that from now on Venezuela's dirt-cheap fuel will be available only to people with a special government aid card that the opposition has denounced as a tool for controlling people. Read More

J'can food to be on display in 'Caribbean Kitchen' at Paris exhibition

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 8:24 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l'alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21. Read More

National civil registry at RGD to be upgraded

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 7:43 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The National Identification Systems (NIDS) Project has committed significant investments to the system upgrade and strengthening of the Registrar General's Department's (RGD) national civil registry, in preparation for its roll-out. Read More

Weather forecast: More rain expected today

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 7:26 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (MET) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island for the next few days, influencing weather conditions. Read More

Holness says press freedom safe under Data Protection Bill

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 7:23 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night assured the regional media that his Government will ensure that the investigative rights of the Jamaican media remain protected under the new Data Protection Act. Read More

Prayer for the Day

Tuesday, August, 14 2018 6:48 am    

O Sweet Jesus, I desire neither life, nor death, but your most holy will. You are the one, O Lord, that I long for. If it be your holy will to have me die, receive my soul; and grant that in you and with you, I may receive everlasting rest. If it be your holy will to have me live longer upon... Read More

O-Wrap: Lottery scam suspects arrested… Marley albums for time capsule… Aretha Franklin seriously ill

Monday, August, 13 2018 5:08 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. 3 lottery scam suspects arrested in St James Read More



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