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Montague to discuss fuel concerns with Finance Ministry

Thursday, August, 9 2018 11:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Transport Robert Montague is set to have discussions with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to see what measures can be put in place to offset the impact of increased fuel prices. Read More

PNP condemns assassination attempt on Maduro

Thursday, August, 9 2018 10:44 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has condemned the recent assassination attempt on the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Read More

Transport group to request a 100% fare increase today

Thursday, August, 9 2018 9:51 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) says a 100 per cent fare adjustment is at the top of their agenda when they meet with Transport Minister Robert Montague today. Read More

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Thursday, August, 9 2018 8:10 am    

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) — The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. Read More

Weather forecast: Sunny, hazy skies today

Thursday, August, 9 2018 7:08 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that there should be mainly sunny and hazy conditions isladwide this morning.This afternoon should be partly cloudy with hazy and windy conditions, while tonight should be mainly fair. Read More

Prayer for the Day

Thursday, August, 9 2018 7:08 am    

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right. Read More

O-Wrap: Asphalt available… PNP renews call for probe in JUTC bus crash… No special treatment for Bolt

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 5:46 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Asphalt supplies now available — OPM Read More

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 9:05 pm    

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Read More

Venezuela lifts opposition lawmakers' immunity for drone 'attack' trial

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 8:57 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) - A super-legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro revoked the immunity of two Venezuelan opposition lawmakers Wednesday, in order to put them on trial for allegedly masterminding a drone "assassination" bid on the leader. Read More

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 8:53 pm    

MATARAM (WEST NUSA TENGGARA), Indonesia (AFP) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said today, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the... Read More

GOP New York congressman charged with insider trading

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 8:16 pm    

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican US Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when... Read More

St Mary man dies after falling from coconut tree

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 6:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St Mary Police are confirming that a labourer residing in the parish died earlier today after falling from a coconut tree. Read More

Forex: J$136.18 to one US dollar

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 5:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, August 8 ended trading at J$136.18 up by 59 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Roads disturbed by NWC to be fixed soon — Montague

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 5:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Motorists are being assured that road surfaces that were disturbed by the National Water Commission (NWC), due to essential work to its Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction Programme in Kingston and St. Andrew, will be reinstated in short order. Read More

Children should be barred from heading footballs — brain specialist

Wednesday, August, 8 2018 4:11 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The debate over the damage inflicted by heading a football took another turn on Wednesday as a leading expert in brain injuries said children under the age of 18 should not be allowed to. Read More


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