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Holness to make statement to House on Petrojam buy-back today

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 7:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to make a statement in the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon on the government's decision to acquire Venezuela's 49 per cent share in the Petrojam oil refinery. Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, January, 15 2019 6:38 am    

Father of love, hear my prayer. Help me to know your will and to do it with courage and faith.Accept my offering of myself, all my thoughts, words, deeds, and sufferings. May my life be spent giving you glory. Read More

O-Wrap: 13-y-o hit by minibus, dies... $5.6m ganja bust... Evaluation training for Reggae Girlz

Monday, January, 14 2019 7:01 pm    

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

Gov't appeals to corporate Jamaica to fund Tallawahs

Monday, January, 14 2019 5:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says the Government is unable to provide the level of funding required to support cricket franchise Jamaica Tallawahs and is urging corporate Jamaica to assist. Read More

Critical 'evaluation' training for Reggae Girlz this week

Monday, January, 14 2019 5:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senior Reggae Girlz along with Head Coach Hue Menzies and his technical support staff are to partake in a critical 'evaluation' training camp this week.The camp, which will be held in St Ann from January 16 – 21, is being organised by the Jamaica... Read More

22-y-o drowns at St Catherine beach

Monday, January, 14 2019 4:38 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The body of a 22-year-old man was yesterday fished from a beach in Hellshire, St Catherine by lifeguards.The deceased has been identified as Keno Kidd of Languard Avenue in KingstonThe constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU)... Read More

Jamaica Council of Churches seeks clarity on Govt's relations with Venezuela

Monday, January, 14 2019 4:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) is seeking transparency, openness and forthrightness from the Government in understanding the direction in which the country's foreign policy is heading as it relates to recent developments with Venezuela.The call was... Read More

Plastic bag full of ammo seized in Westmoreland

Monday, January, 14 2019 4:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Frome police yesterday found a plastic bag with 43 assorted rounds of ammunition along a roadway in George's Plain, Westmoreland.The team of officers was reportedly conducting operations in the community about 9:20 pm when they saw the bag on a section... Read More

Motorist held with illegal gun in St James

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:25 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The police yesterday arrested and charged a motorist who was reportedly held with a firearm during an operation in St James.The accused has been identified as 28-year-old Ricardo Clayton farmer of Normandy district in St James.According to the... Read More

Travellers fume in long lines at Miami International in gov't shutdown

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:17 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Passengers departing Miami International Airport endured unusually long waits at security checkpoints Sunday, an indirect consequence of the partial US federal government shutdown.Since December 22, some 800,000 US federal employees have been on... Read More

Two arrested in $5.6m ganja bust

Monday, January, 14 2019 3:00 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A ganja bust on the Spring Gardens main road in Westmoreland yesterday resulted in the seizure of two motor vehicles and the arrest of two men.The police said the two motor cars were intercepted during an operation about 7:30 pm. They were searched and... Read More

EU intervenes on Brexit deal on eve of historic UK vote

Monday, January, 14 2019 1:20 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday published further assurances from the EU on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and warned MPs that rejecting it would lead to "paralysis" that could see Britain stay in the bloc.European... Read More

Trinidad rattled by late night quake

Monday, January, 14 2019 11:54 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled parts of the capital late on Sunday night, but there were no reports of damage or injury.The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West... Read More

13-y-o boy dies in St Thomas after being hit by minibus

Monday, January, 14 2019 11:02 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Residents in Friendship Pen, St Thomas this morning staged a demonstration, protesting the death of 13-year-old Rhidgeaune Taylor who was hit by a motor vehicle in the community on Friday.The St Thomas Technical student succumbed to his injuries while... Read More

Security guard dies in St Ann crash

Monday, January, 14 2019 9:24 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A motorcyclist was hospitalised while his pillion rider, a security guard, died following a collision on the Wilberforce main road in Alexandria, St Ann on Saturday.Dead is 20-year-old Donovan Barrett of Sterling district in the parish. Read More


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