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May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

Thursday, January, 17 2019 9:08 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday with cross-party talks after MPs sparked political turmoil by rejecting her previous agreement with the EU.May reached out to rival parties on Wednesday... Read More

Sports associations urged to insure eligible athletes under Gov't plan

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is urging the country's sports bodies to register their athletes with the Government's insurance plan, which covers group health, group life and personal accident for national athletes. Read More

Minor earthquake felt in St Catherine

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 was reportedly felt in Eltham in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning.According to preliminary reports from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, the epicentre of tremor was located near... Read More

OAS commits US$500,000 to build resilience of C'bean SMTEs

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:02 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Organization of American States (OAS) has committed a total of US$500,000 to build the resilience of Caribbean small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to disasters. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:12 am    

Teach me, Lord Jesus, to be generous and to serve you as you deserve.Teach me to give, not counting the cost; to fight, not heeding the wounds; to toil, not asking for rest and to labour, not seeking any reward. Amen. Read More

O-Wrap: Boat audit complete… High-risk inmates transferred from Fort Augusta… Mandela pipeline repaired

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 7:08 pm    

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

Forex: J$131.36 to one US dollar

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 5:53 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 16 ended trading at J$131.36 down by 22 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.58 up from J$99.59 while the British pound... Read More

House approves second supplementary estimates

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives yesterday approved the second supplementary estimates, which show that the administration is to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this fiscal year. Read More

Gas prices up $0.28, diesel up $0.37

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 4:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 17, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Accused baby thief remanded

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 4:12 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday. Read More

British Gov't survives no-confidence vote

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 3:00 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's government saw off a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday, called after MPs overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal. Read More

140 buyers expected for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the 37th Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), being hosted in Jamaica later this month, will welcome 140 buyers. Read More

Haiti's opposition to protest vote on Maduro's presidency

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:36 pm    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti's decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution not recognising the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro... Read More

Taxpayers' money being wasted on local gov't ministry's head office — Brown Burke

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 2:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on local government, Dr Angella Brown-Burke has lashed out at the Ministry of Local Government's decision to spend approximately $480 million over a five-year period on renting and renovating a space for its head... Read More

Bill to acquire PDV Caribe shares in Petrojam to be tabled at next sitting of House

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 1:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to table a Bill entitled, an 'Act to Provide for the Compulsory Acquisition of the Shares Held by PDV Caribe in Petrojam and for Connected Matters', at the next sitting of the House of Representatives. Read More


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