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Chase says West Indies ready to 'fight back' against India

Thursday, October, 11 2018 8:12 am    

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) — West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase said Thursday the West Indies were looking to come back fighting in the second Test against India after their crushing defeat in Rajkot. Read More

Prime minister calls for more private investments

Thursday, October, 11 2018 8:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling for increased private investments, as the Government continues to maintain proper fiscal management that will facilitate growth in the economy. Read More

Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida

Thursday, October, 11 2018 7:46 am    

PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane. Read More

10 alleged gangsters arrested in Newlands, Portmore

Thursday, October, 11 2018 7:17 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine South Police say more than 10 men believed to be members of gangs operating in the Newlands community in Portmore, St Catherine have been taken into custody.Their names are being withheld pending further investigations. Read More

Weather forecast: Expect showers, thunderstorms this afternoon

Thursday, October, 11 2018 7:06 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough across the island is expected to influence weather conditions for the next few days.This morning should be partly cloudy. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, October, 11 2018 6:19 am    

We beseech You, O lord, visit this home, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell therein so as to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be always upon... Read More

O-Wrap: NWC, NWA to collaborate... Realtors urged to support anti-money laundering efforts... PNP wants earthquake campaign boosted

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 7:00 pm    

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

Unidentified man found dead in St James

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 7:17 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Barnett Street police were this morning summoned to Park Avenue in Montego Bay, St James, where an unidentified male was found dead.A passerby reportedly called the police about 7:00 am after stumbling on the body, which responding officers said was in a... Read More

Hurricane Michael kills one in Florida

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 6:38 pm    

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Michael has killed one person in northern Florida, an official in Gadsden County west of the state capital Tallahassee told AFP, giving the first confirmed death from the powerful storm. Read More

Forex: J$133.55 to one US dollar

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, October 10 ended trading at J$133.55 up by 21 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gas prices down $0.13, diesel up $1.09

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 5:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and an increase in the cost of diesel, effective Thursday, October 11, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from PetroJam. Read More

Gov't developing regulatory framework to address inadequate housing

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 3:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the Government is in the process of developing a comprehensive regulatory framework for the housing sector in order to meet the annual demand for houses, which currently stands at... Read More

PNP urges Gov't to step up earthquake awareness campaign

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 2:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesperson on environment Sophia Frazer Binns is urging the Government to step up the public campaign on earthquake preparedness in light of recent tremors reported across the island. Read More

Cuban president marks change of style with first tweet

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 1:38 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent his first message on Twitter on Wednesday, helping to set a new tone as leader of the Communist-run island compared with his predecessors the Castros. Read More

Shaw urges real estate practitioners to support anti-money laundering efforts

Wednesday, October, 10 2018 1:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has urged stakeholders in the real estate industry to continue their drive to support the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation and enforcement initiatives of the Government. Read More


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