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O-Wrap: Golden Krust CEO sued… Gunmen killed … J'can pair 7th in bobsled WCup 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Golden Krust CEO sued by employees, less than a week after being found dead Read More

Renovated Balaclava Health Centre reopens 9:05 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The newly renovated Balaclava Health Centre in St Elizabeth was officially reopened on December 7, with expanded space and amenities to better serve the more than 15,000 persons who reside in the community and outlying districts.... Read More

New Zealand to rest key players for Windies one-dayers 8:46 pm
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AFP) — New Zealand are to rest senior players including Kane Williamson and Tim Southee for part of the upcoming limited-overs series against the West Indies.... Read More

US man pleads guilty to trying to get Trump's taxes 8:14 pm
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — A private investigator pleaded guilty Monday in US federal court of trying to illegally obtain President Donald Trump's tax information last year during the height of the contentious election campaign.... Read More

Suspect arrested after Portland man's body found in barrel

Monday, December, 11 2017 8:02 pm    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — A man is now in custody after residents on Harris Crescent in Portland discovered the body of another man stuffed in a barrel with its head bashed in this morning. Read More

Hostile Wagner leaves West Indies reeling

Monday, December, 11 2017 7:48 pm    

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AFP) — A hostile spell of bowling by Neil Wagner had New Zealand poised for a substantial victory in the second Test against the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday. Read More

Domestic helper stabbed to death in Clarendon

Monday, December, 11 2017 7:31 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Clarendon police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found along a dirt track in Good Hope district in the parish yesterday. Read More

PNP renews call for Gov't to settle wage claims

Monday, December, 11 2017 7:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The People's National Party (PNP) has made fresh calls for the Government to settle wage issues with the police and other public sector workers, “as industrial action looms large in the busy Christmas season and renders the country more insecure”. Read More

JTA again 'disappointed' with Government's unchanged wage offer

Monday, December, 11 2017 6:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) negotiating team walked out of today's meeting with the Government “disappointed” again as there was no increase in the wage offer to teachers. Read More

Forex: J$125.70 to one US dollar

Monday, December, 11 2017 6:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, December 11, ended trading at J$125.70 down by 12 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

UPDATE: NY bomber drawn by subway Christmas posters — report

Monday, December, 11 2017 6:02 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a bomb in New York's subway Monday told investigators that he was avenging attacks on the Islamic State group and chose the location by its Christmas posters, US media reported. Read More

St James crime situation takes priority at high-level JCF meeting

Monday, December, 11 2017 5:47 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Police High Command and other senior managers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force met this morning at the Office of the Commissioner of Police to examine the escalating crime situation in St James and develop a Strategic Policing Plan for the parish for... Read More

Flash flood watch remains in effect for northern, southeastern parishes

Monday, December, 11 2017 5:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has continued a flash flood watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew. Read More

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

Monday, December, 11 2017 5:06 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars. Read More

Health minister supports private wings at public hospitals

Monday, December, 11 2017 4:47 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, says the establishment of private wings at some of the island's public hospitals could serve to fill the gaps or offset costs associated with the provision of universal access to healthcare. Read More


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