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#StJamesSOE: Cops appeal for change of clothing for detainees

Tuesday, January, 23 2018 8:24 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Freeport police in St James are appealing to relatives of individuals being detained to take items of clothing to that facility this morning between 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Since the declaration of the state of emergency, more than 197 people have been... Read More

#StJamesSOE: Teen charged with murder of craft vendor

Tuesday, January, 23 2018 8:15 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a teenage boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of 33-year-old Koyodian Grant, otherwise called 'Rasta', craft vendor of Catadupa in St James who was shot dead earlier this month.Lawmen reportedly picked up the minor... Read More

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warnings cancelled along US, Canada coast

Tuesday, January, 23 2018 7:48 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Tsunami Warning Center on Tuesday lifted warnings and watches along the US and Canadian Pacific coast, deeming there was no longer a threat following a powerful earthquake off Alaska's coast.The 7.9-magnitude quake struck off the coast... Read More

ECLAC underscores importance of strengthening ties between China, Caribbean

Tuesday, January, 23 2018 7:33 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has underscored the need to strength ties between the region and China.Addressing the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Latin... Read More

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

Tuesday, January, 23 2018 7:08 am    

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) — A new hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using high-tech underwater drones has started, officials said Tuesday, in the latest bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. Read More

O-Wrap: 37 wanted in St James… Mother of 3 'executed'... MOCA charges 5 'hackers'

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:03 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. #StJamesSOE: Detainees get legal aid representation Read More

Port Authority facilitating development

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:24 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has hailed the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) for its work in facilitating development. Read More

RGD conducting e-registration of births at 8 hospitals

Monday, January, 22 2018 8:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) has commenced electronic registration (e-registration) of births at eight hospitals across the island. Read More

Port Authority of Jamaica to assist with upgrade of Falmouth Hospital

Monday, January, 22 2018 8:02 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Professor Gordon Shirley, says the agency will be working closely with the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny. Read More

200 arrested in St James state of emergency

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:21 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The security forces in St James have reported that approximately 200 people have been arrested since Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the state of emergency last Thursday. Read More

TA starts early renewal of PPV licenses that expire March 31

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority (TA) today commenced the renewal/re-application of road licenses for all Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) which expire on March 31, ahead of the February 12 start of the licensing period. Read More

Grange commends Women's Centre programme for teenage mothers

Monday, January, 22 2018 6:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has commended the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) for positively impacting the lives of adolescent mothers despite the stigma attached to teenage pregnancy. Read More

Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge

Monday, January, 22 2018 6:34 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault. Read More

Health ministry to start administering second HPV dose April

Monday, January, 22 2018 6:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health will begin dispensing the second dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade-seven girls by April. Read More

Forex: J$124.90 to one US dollar

Monday, January, 22 2018 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, January 22, ended trading at J$124.90 down by 17 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More



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