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Transport Authority opens 4,158 spaces on routes islandwide 3:30 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Effective Monday, the Transport Authority (TA) will open 4,158 spaces on 768 routes islandwide in order to satisfy the increased demand for public transportation services.Among the 768 routes on offer are: Read More

Some schools to be closed for March 5 by-elections 3:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on Monday, March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division (Kingston East and Port...... Read More

Students, teacher injured in explosion at Mona High School 2:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has revealed that a formal investigation is underway into an explosion that occurred at the Mona High School just after 5:00 pm yesterday.... Read More

Police seize firearm in Olympic Gardens 2:12 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A Smith and Wesson pistol and 15 9mm rounds of ammunition were seized along Rhoden Crescent, Olympic Gardens in St Andrew yesterday, the police have reported.... Read More

PHOTOS: Holness meets with Vietnam Ambassador

Friday, February, 23 2018 1:29 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right), greets Ambassador Designate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Trung Thanh, when he arrived at the Office of the Prime Minister for a courtesy call. Read More

Windies will be on their toes, assures skipper Holder

Friday, February, 23 2018 1:14 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side. Read More

Work under way to rebuild Walker's Place of Safety

Friday, February, 23 2018 12:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Preliminary work is under way for the reconstruction of the Walker's Place of Safety in Kingston. Read More

Two injured in Louisiana university shooting

Friday, February, 23 2018 11:20 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two people were injured in a shooting early Friday at Southeastern Louisiana University, the university said, nine days after a massacre at a Florida high school sparked a national uproar over US gun violence. Read More

2-y-o Westmoreland boy missing

Friday, February, 23 2018 10:45 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A high alert has been activated for two-year-old Ashunie Negrini of Little Bay, Little London in Westmoreland who has been missing since Tuesday, February 20.He is of dark complexion, slim built and is about 61 centimetres (two feet tall). Read More

UNAIDS deputy chief, accused of sex assault, to step down

Friday, February, 23 2018 8:38 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The deputy head of UNAIDS, accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague but cleared of wrongdoing by an internal United Nations probe, announced his decision to step down on Friday. Luiz Loures "has communicated his wish to the UNAIDS executive... Read More

Weather Update: Weak trough across Jamaica

Friday, February, 23 2018 8:29 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The trough currently across the island is expected to continue to weaken as a high pressure ridge builds across the region this weekend, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reported.In the local forecast this morning is mainly sunny for all... Read More

CARPHA urges precaution against influenza virus

Friday, February, 23 2018 7:49 am    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practice good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses.“Influenza (flu), a contagious respiratory illness which... Read More

Public sector transformation project gets $735m

Friday, February, 23 2018 7:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A sum of $735.5 million has been allocated to continue the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project this year.This is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project, being... Read More

FIFA says it trusts Russia to ensure safe World Cup despite clashes

Friday, February, 23 2018 7:18 am    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — The world football governing body FIFA expressed "complete trust" Friday in Russia's ability to ensure a safe World Cup despite fan violence in Spain during which a policeman died.The Basque officer suffered a heart attack Thursday as hundreds of security... Read More

O-Wrap: Cop killed in car crash… 'Fake' police kill welder… Russell reiterates commitment to Windies

Thursday, February, 22 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Police constable dies in motor vehicle accident Read More



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