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Weather forecast: Mainly sunny, windy conditions expected this morning

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 9:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning there should be mainly sunny and windy conditions islandwide. Read More

Prayer for the Day

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 8:53 am    

O Holy ghost, divine spirit of light and love, I consecrate to thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. Read More

O-Wrap: Man nabbed with ganja in cheese tins… Bolt earns 'indefinite' football tryout… Ray Ray Market razed by fire again

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 7:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Man attempts to smuggle ganja in cheese tins Read More

Commerce should not be interrupted, says Kingston Wharves CEO

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 9:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The management of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) says despite the continuing impact the fires at the Riverton Landfill are having on the city, it has taken the decision to continue normal operations in order to not further disrupt vital commerce passing through the... Read More

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 8:06 pm    

BENI, DR Congo (AFP) — Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Read More

Mottley defends university's move to Barbados after leaving Dominica

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 7:44 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Prime Minister Mia Mottley has denied there was anything underhanded in Barbados accepting the Ross University School of Medicine's move to the island from Dominica, insisting that the educational institution was unable to resume operations in the... Read More

Gayle Post Office customers to collect mail in Port Maria, pension at Lucky Hill

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 6:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Communities previously served by the Gayle Post Office in St Mary will be able to access their mail and any other postal services at the Port Maria Post Office, and their pensions at the Lucky Hill Post Office in the parish. Read More

US Gov't congratulates Jamaica on 56th anniversary of independence

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 6:12 pm    

WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) — The United States government has sent congratulations to Jamaica on the occasion of the country's 56th anniversary of independence which was celebrated yesterday. Read More

Forex: J$135.59 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 7 ended trading at J$135.59 up by 13 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Teen stabbed to death at wake in Trelawny

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 5:14 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that 18-year-old Raheim Allen was stabbed to death following a dispute with a man in Calabar district, Rio Bueno, Trelawny on Sunday. Read More

'Check your facts' — JUTC tells Mikael Phillips

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 5:11 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Jamaican Urban Transit Company (JUTC) in a statement issued today, urged Opposition People's National Party (PNP) shadow spokesman on Transport, Mikael Phillips to “check the source of his information and to refrain from making public pronouncements on... Read More

Firearms, ammunition found buried in St James

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 4:15 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Two firearms, along with several assorted rounds of ammunition were found buried by lawmen in an unfinished house in Norwood, St James this morning.No one has been taken into custody in relation to the find. Read More

Higher fines for illegal dumping coming soon — McKenzie

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the new Anti-Litter Act to be tabled in Parliament by year's end will impose stronger penalties, including higher fines for illegal dumping. Read More

JamaicaEye not infringing on privacy rights, says security ministry officials

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 3:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of National Security is assuring citizens that its national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme — Jamaica Eye — is not infringing on their right to privacy. Read More

Windies Under-15 team to tour England

Tuesday, August, 7 2018 2:38 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A West Indies Under-15 squad is headed to England for a two-week tour where they will play six 50-over matches and one 20/20 match. Read More


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