Latest News

UWI Labour Studies Institute to discuss role of IDT on Wednesday

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 7:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A public debate on the role of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is scheduled for the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute, UWI Open Campus tomorrow, as part of this week's Workers' Week celebrations. Read More

District Constable suspect in attempted shooting of Manchester businessman

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 7:25 am    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent David White, says a district constable is one of two suspects held in relation to the attempted shooting of a businessman in the parish on the weekend. Read More

Subtropical Storm Andrea expected to weaken

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 7:18 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says at 5:00 am, the centre of Subtropical Storm Andrea was located near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 69.0 West or approximately 475km west-southwest of Bermuda. The Met Service, in a statement this morning, said the storm... Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, May, 21 2019 7:12 am    

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen Read More

O-Wrap: Mother of 5-y-o charged with production of child porn... NWA issues relocation notice in St Mary... May 21st Wolmer's Day

Monday, May, 20 2019 6:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: Read More

World 100m hurdles record holder confirmed for Racers Adidas Grand Prix

Monday, May, 20 2019 9:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - American 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison has been confirmed for the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for Saturday, June 8. Read More

Titchfield student dead, 23 injured in bus crash

Monday, May, 20 2019 7:25 pm    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — At least one student from Titchfield High School is dead and 23 others injured after the minibus they were traveling in plunged into a ravine.  Read More

Forex: J$135.49 to one US dollar

Monday, May, 20 2019 5:59 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, May 20 ended trading at J$135.49 down by 28 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Canada's immigration minister on 3-day visit to Ja

Monday, May, 20 2019 4:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Canada's minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen is in Jamaica for a three-day working visit to, among other things, shore up cooperation between his country and tertiary education institutions here. Read More

Cannabis Authority taking steps to meet growing demand, says Green

Monday, May, 20 2019 4:24 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is taking steps to respond more efficiently to the growing demand within the industry. Read More

Mother of 5-y-o charged with production of child pornography

Monday, May, 20 2019 4:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are today clarifying that a five-year-old boy who has been purported to be missing in several social media reports in recent days is not missing. Read More

Cops linked to controversial Chedwin Park shooting remanded

Monday, May, 20 2019 3:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police corporals linked to the controversial shooting in Chedwin Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine last month were remanded when they appeared in the Home Circuit Court today.The incident left two civilians and a policeman dead. Read More

Governor-General declares May 21st Wolmer's Day

Monday, May, 20 2019 2:59 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor-General Patrick Allen has declared May 21 as Wolmer's Day, in honour of the Wolmer's Trust Schools' 290th anniversary. Read More

UPDATE: Retirement dump fire contained

Monday, May, 20 2019 2:57 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Acting Assistant Commissioner in charge of Area 4 for the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Dolfin Doeman, says more than 10 trucks are currently being used to dump soil on a section of the  Retirement dump in St James, following a fire which began early this... Read More

US 'stands by' Cuban freedom — Trump

Monday, May, 20 2019 2:11 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States "stands by" Cubans seeking freedom and accused the island's communist government of attacking democracy in the region. Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon