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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

US court blocks census question for Caribbean immigrants

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:30 pm    

NEW YORK, Jamaica (CMC) – Caribbean American New York City Council Member Jumaane D Williams has welcomed a ruling by a US federal judge blocking the Trump administration from including a question on citizenship status for Caribbean and other immigrants in the 2020... Read More

PHOTO: Police commissioner assists fire victim

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Shelton Blake of Bellrock in Kingston 11 was highly appreciative of the carving tools that he received from Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Tuesday, January 15. Read More

Palisadoes boat audit reveals that only 3 vessels licensed to transport passengers

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 12:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A just-completed audit by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) has revealed that only three of the 82 boats found between Palisadoes and Portmore are licensed to carry passengers. Read More

Six high-risk inmates transferred as ministry ramps up security measures at Fort Augusta

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 11:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six high-risk inmates have been transferred from the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre (FAACC) as part of efforts to enhance security measures at the South Camp Road facility following the recent assault of an inmate there. Read More

St Elizabeth Health Dept to get more workers to destroy mosquito breeding sites

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 10:09 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Vector Control Coordinator at the St Elizabeth Health Department, Michael Myles, says the Vector Control Unit will be getting an additional 34 temporary workers in an effort to destroy more mosquito breeding sites in the parish. Read More

FLA distances itself from 'malicious' sex tape being circulated on WhatsApp

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 9:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is seeking to distance itself from a video with graphic sexual content that is purportedly being linked to the organization. Read More

Repairs completed on transmission main along Mandela Highway — NWC

Wednesday, January, 16 2019 9:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that repairs are now completed on the Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring water transmission main along the Mandela Highway. Read More

O-Wrap: Offer to buy Petrojam... Soldier murdered... Five charged with murder

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Company offers to buy Petrojam Read More

$100k reward for whereabouts of missing US citizen

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A reward of $100,000 is being offered through Crime Stop for information leading to the whereabouts of missing US citizen Janice Palmer. Read More

Extreme poverty rises again in LatAm, C'bean

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:30 pm    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean(ECLAC) published on Tuesday. Read More

Gov't to help improve coffee industry

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government will be taking a multipronged approach to improve the coffee industry. Read More

Company offers to buy Petrojam

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 6:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A company has reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the State-owned oil-refinery Petrojam. Read More

Main road to Rockhall closed to retrieve overturned truck — NWA

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 5:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic heading towards Rockhall from Red Hills along the Turnbridge to Santa Maria main road has been redirected onto Coopers Hill Main Road. Read More

Forex: J$131.58 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 5:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 15 ended trading at J$131.58 down by $1.22 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.59 up from J$94.80 while the British pound sterling... Read More


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