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O-Wrap: Gene Pearson dies...Murder over abandoned house... New $3b flour mill opened 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top stories for today:1. Ceramist Gene Pearson has diedCeramic artist and sculptor Gene Pearson has... Read More

Donald Trump Jr, wife headed for divorce after 12 years 8:29 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Donald Trump Jr's wife took legal steps on Thursday to formally end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they're going their separate ways but "will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families."... Read More

Study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory 8:04 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday.While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person's disease risk, some researchers...... Read More

Holder not pressing panic button after Afghanistan defeat 7:49 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Captain Jason Holder on Thursday warned against panic after another surprise defeat to Afghanistan left West Indies facing a precarious path to qualification for next year's World Cup in England.West Indies carried four points from their unbeaten...... Read More

Traffic pile-up on Mona Road due to crash

Thursday, March, 15 2018 7:25 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — There is major traffic pile up along the Mona Road in St Andrew following a serious motor vehicle crash a short while ago.Details surrounding the incident are unclear at this time, however, OBSERVER ONLINE has received reports that two women are seriously... Read More

Three men killed by undercover police in Guyana

Thursday, March, 15 2018 6:25 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Police in Guyana have confirmed reports that three men who were trailing a bank customer, were killed by an undercover cop on Thursday morning.In a statement the police said at approximately 10:30 am (local time), they were told that two suspicious... Read More

New police post in Green Acres, St Catherine

Thursday, March, 15 2018 5:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security Robert Montague, today opened a police post in Green Acres, St Catherine.He called on the citizens to work against criminals, and suggested that they use groups such as the citizens' association, to ensure that no space is... Read More

Windies spinner Narine's bowling action reported again

Thursday, March, 15 2018 5:33 pm    

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indian spinner Sunil Narine faced a new storm on Thursday when his bowling action was again reported during the ongoing Pakistan Super League Twenty 20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, officials said.The 29-year-old, who is... Read More

Forex: J$128.44 to one US dollar

Thursday, March, 15 2018 5:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, March 15, ended trading at J$128.44 down by 23 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$98.82 up from J$98.30 while the British pound sterling... Read More

SLB disburses $3.1b to students

Thursday, March, 15 2018 4:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is reporting that for the 2017-2018 academic year it received 13,679 applications for which more than $3.09 billion was disbursed, with an approval rate of 99 per cent.  The SLB provides loans as well as grants to help... Read More

Grange pays tribute to 'exceptional' Gene Pearson

Thursday, March, 15 2018 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says Gene Pearson's death represents a great loss as he “exceptional” and his work a “significant contribution” to Jamaican art. The 73 year old, who is famous for... Read More

Hutchinson encourages St Elizabeth farmers to embrace innovation

Thursday, March, 15 2018 4:15 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J C Hutchinson, in commending St Elizabeth farmers for being leaders in the sector, encouraged them to embrace innovation in their agricultural practices. Read More

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls his ouster 'coup d'etat'

Thursday, March, 15 2018 3:26 pm    

HARARE Zimbabwe (AFP) — Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" in his first TV interview since then, aired by South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday."I say it was a coup d'etat – some people have... Read More

Ceramist Gene Pearson has died

Thursday, March, 15 2018 3:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ceramic artist and sculptor Gene Pearson has died. The 73 year old, who is famous for his sculptures of heads, died this morning in a Corporate Area hospital after being admitted  for what a close friend has described as a "massive stroke". Born... Read More

Full Report: 'World class' Mujeeb stuns Windies, keeps Afghan hopes alive

Thursday, March, 15 2018 2:51 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan praised "world class" Mujeeb ur Rahman after the teenage leg spinner took three wickets in Thursday's three-wicket win over West Indies which kept their hopes of reaching the 2019 World Cup alive. Read More


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