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Trinidad defends decision to abstain on Venezuela vote at OAS

Friday, January, 18 2019 1:09 pm    

PORT OF Spain, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has defended his government's decision to abstain from an Organisation of American States (OAS) vote not to recognise the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. Read More

JPS says it is working to improve communication on outages

Friday, January, 18 2019 12:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it is working on a plan to improve internal efficiencies while broadening the base of contact information as it seeks to improve communication on outages. Read More

EU sets out plans for 'limited' US trade deal

Friday, January, 18 2019 11:34 am    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU pressed on Friday with plans to forge a trade deal with the US, part of an effort — backed by Germany — to avert a trade war with President Donald Trump. Read More

Gas truck bursts into flames on busy St James thoroughfare

Friday, January, 18 2019 10:04 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Commuters including students and people on their way to work had to sit in traffic for long hours after a truck transporting cooking gas caught fire along the busy Rose Rose Hall main road in St James this morning. Preliminary reports are that the driver... Read More

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Friday, January, 18 2019 9:11 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. Read More

Barbados PM to address regional investment forum in Jamaica

Friday, January, 18 2019 8:16 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the three-day 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets conference to be held in Jamaica from Tuesday next week. Read More

Chuck urges ministries to update penalties in law

Friday, January, 18 2019 7:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is mandating all ministries to update the penalties of various laws this calendar year. Read More

Prayer for the day

Friday, January, 18 2019 6:50 am    

Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us.Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.Amen. Read More

O-Wrap: Buju's ticket website crashes... Quake felt in St Catherine... CPL economic impact hits US$127m

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Buju's ticket website crashes Read More

Cabinet to hold three days of consultations

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today (January 17) begin three days of consultations and planning sessions. Read More

Region urged to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of Dengue fever

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:42 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called on health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of the mosquito borne Dengue fever. Read More

JPS, NWC pay customers $37m for service breaches

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that utility customers have benefited from over $37 million in pay out for breaches of the Guaranteed Standards over the last quarter by the National Water Commission (NWC) and Jamaica Public Service... Read More

Firearm seized during party in Waterhouse

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A firearm along with two rounds of ammunition were seized on Just Cool Lane in Waterhouse early this morning after a group of men opened gunfire and ran when they saw the police patrolling the area during a party. Read More

JPS, NWC failing to notify customers of planned disruptions, OUR says

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has accused that the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) of failing to meet the required standards for notifying customers of planned service disruptions. Read More

Old Harbour man nabbed with gun in waistband

Thursday, January, 17 2019 6:31 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody by the Old Harbour police yesterday following the seizure of a .38 revolver and four .38 cartridges.Reports are that lawmen were on patrol in the area about 2:55 pm when gunshots were heard. Read More


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