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32 people hurt in Brooklyn apartment fire

Monday, January, 22 2018 10:27 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals — some with serious injuries — following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building.The FDNY says two of the patients were transported with potentially... Read More

MOCA charges five 'hackers'

Monday, January, 22 2018 10:09 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Five people were last week charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) and the Larceny Acts by detectives from Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).  Charged with possession of identity information,... Read More

PM Holness to open Kingston Wharves Logistics Facility

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The official commissioning of the single largest warehouse operating within the boundaries of the Jamaican port system, KWL Total Logistics Facility, takes place on Thursday.The event, which is expected to begin at 3:00 pm at Newport West in Kingston, will... Read More

Attorney found dead in St Ann

Monday, January, 22 2018 9:40 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of attorney-at-law Lois Ferguson-McKoy in St Ann. McKoy, 54 who appeared to be bludgeoned to death was found on Saturday by a relative who became concerned after not hearing from her in a... Read More


Monday, January, 22 2018 9:27 am    

Dear editor,I am calling upon every jack man, every woman, every lad and every lass who has information or knows anything, or the whereabouts of these hooligans who are going around Jamaica, snuffing out people's lives so easily, to tell the police. Tell the police what you know. Read More

US govt workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on

Monday, January, 22 2018 8:42 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week.Although leaders of President Donald Trump's... Read More

Eight charged in lottery scam crackdown

Monday, January, 22 2018 8:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)  are reporting that an additional eight people have been charged for their involvement in a major lottery scam network operating out of Western Jamaica, bringing the total number of people... Read More

Clarke tipped as favourite, but JLP not ruling out Smith in by-election race

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — With a by-election looming following the resignation of Member of Parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, last week, OBSERVER ONLINE understands that Ambassador Plenipotentiary for Economic Affairs, Dr Nigel Clarke is tipped as the favoured candidate to... Read More

Trinidad records 41 murders as cousin of Olympic Gold medallist shot dead

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:43 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad police are probing the murder of Kevon “Monkey” Walcott, the cousin of Olympic Gold medallist Keshorn Walcott, who was gunned down at his home on Saturday night.Police believe that the 41st murder so far for the year may be... Read More

Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completes historic transition

Monday, January, 22 2018 7:19 am    

MONROVIA, Liberia (AFP) — Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who... Read More

Cop detains man seen fleeing with gun after shooting

Sunday, January, 21 2018 7:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Quick action by a police officer resulted in the seizure of a firearm and the detention of one man, following a shooting death on Henderson Avenue, Kingston 11 yesterday.The dead man has not yet been identified. Read More

Bartlett responds to foreign media on St James state of emergency

Sunday, January, 21 2018 6:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has responded to reports appearing in the foreign media claiming that the city of Montego Bay has been “locked down” by the current state of emergency in St James.  Read More

Education ministry working with OAS to establish youth innovation centres

Sunday, January, 21 2018 4:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is moving to transform its 11 youth information centres (YIC) across the island into innovation centres, as part of plans to foster entrepreneurship among young people in Jamaica. Read More

Guyana Coast Guard foils suicide attempt by teenagers

Sunday, January, 21 2018 4:22 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two teenagers were rescued by officials from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Friday as they attempted to commit suicide. Read More

Enid Bennett hailed as servant of the people

Sunday, January, 21 2018 4:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Late former State Minister, Enid Maude Bennett, was eulogised by several of the nation’s leaders yesterday, as a true champion of the people, who dedicated her life to the service of others. Read More


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