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Gayle, IPL stars search for form in Australia warm-up 7:41 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) — Veteran opener Chris Gayle will be among several West Indies players anxious to find one-day form when the Caribbean side take on Australia in a warm-up match here Wednesday.... Read More

113 farm workers leave for Canada tomorrow 7:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A new batch of 113 farm workers will take up employment opportunities in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).... Read More

JFF dissolves PFAJ 6:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in consultation with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) has agreed to dissolve the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ).... Read More

UPDATE: Deceased in North-South Highway crash identified

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 6:07 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The police have released the identity of the man who died in this morning's motor vehicle crash along the North-South Highway near Mammee Bay in St Ann.At least three other people were reportedly injured in the crash. Read More

Shaw calls for increase in worker productivity

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 6:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, has called for an increase in Jamaica's productivity index so that the country's economy can remain on a growth path. He noted that productivity is an issue that we have to confront more directly and... Read More

Forex: J$135.57 to one US dollar

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, May 21 ended trading at J$135.57 up by eight cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Grange awarded for gender work

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 5:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is this year's recipient of the coveted DUSUSU Award in the Gender Minister category. Read More

90% of Retirement Dump smoke diminished — WPM

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 5:17 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Customer relations officer at Western Parks and Markets (WPM), Sharnon Williams, told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago that so far, 90 per cent of the smoke emanating from the Retirement landfill in St James since Saturday has diminished. Read More

Industry State Minister explores entrepreneurial strategies in Puerto Rico

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 4:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green, is in Puerto Rico where he is exploring the neighbouring island's incubator and accelerator systems and other effective entrepreneurship-related initiatives, and how they can... Read More

17-y-o St Mary student Demar Grant missing

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 4:15 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — Seventeen-year-old Demar Grant, a student of Albion Mountain in St Mary, has been reported missing since yesterday, Monday, May 20. Demar is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Read More

Englishman to be sentenced after slapping Barbados woman on buttocks

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 2:28 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A magistrate has told an Englishman that while Barbados may be a small island, members of its population do not have “small minds”. Read More

Education Ministry to assist with medical expenses of victims in Portland crash

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 2:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says it will assist in covering the medical expenses incurred by the families of students who were victims in the Monday, May 20 motor vehicle crash in Portland. Read More

PNP conducts Central Kingston internal poll June 22

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 2:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) delegates are expected to select a new standard-bearer for the Kingston Central constituency on June 22, OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt. Read More

UPDATE: Andrea downgraded to depression

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 1:30 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season that beings on June 1, was downgraded to a depression on Tuesday. Read More


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