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Credit union continues to support education

BY RENAE DIXON Staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

The First Regional Cooperative Credit Union continued its commitment to give back to its members and their children through its education funding when it recently awarded in scholarships, bursaries and book grants valued at over $1 million. Read More

Former T&T security minister takes up post as top cop

Monday, August, 20 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former national security minister, Gary Griffith on Friday began his first day in office as Trinidad and Tobago police commissioner, promising to reduce crime and rebuild the respect of the local police service. Read More

PHOTO: Queen Anneisha

Monday, August, 20 2018    

Miss Wag Water Valley 2018 Anneisha Davidsone (centre) is flanked by second runner-up Ruthann Hermitt (left) and first runner-up Moyita Lindo (right). (Photo: Everard Owen) Read More

Aretha honoured at father's Baptist Church Sunday service

Monday, August, 20 2018    

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular... Read More

Korean families separated by war to have rare reunion

Monday, August, 20 2018    

SOKCHO, South Korea (AFP) — Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans will meet family members in the North later Monday, nearly seven decades after they were separated by a war that kept the peninsula and their loved ones divided. Read More

Imran Khan vows change in first address as Pakistan PM

Monday, August, 20 2018    

ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Imran Khan made his first speech as Pakistan's prime minister late Sunday, giving a wide-ranging, televised address in which he announced reforms targeting corruption and focusing on human development in the rapidly growing country. Read More

Manchester High's Class of '88 looks forward

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 20 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Four years of planning and building momentum by members of the Manchester High School Class of 1988 culminated in a weekend of activities in late July to celebrate their 30-year reunion. Read More

O-Wrap: Cop murdered... 215 killed in crashes... PNP wants full USF probe

Monday, August, 20 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Policeman murdered in Westmoreland Read More

Forex: J$137.45 to one US dollar

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, August 20 ended trading at J$137.45 up by 23 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gov't to offer houses, cash to occupants of Garvey home

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has revealed that the Government is to offer houses and cash to the owners/occupants of Marcus Garvey's boyhood home in St Ann's Bay, St Ann. Grange made the revelation in the wake of... Read More

Elderly St Andrew man missing

Monday, August, 20 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that 70-year-old Neville Roy McLarty of New Grange district, St Andrew has been missing since Saturday, July 28.He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 9 inches) tall. Read More

Westmoreland man held with gun in waistband

Monday, August, 20 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Savanna-la-Mar police have taken one man into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Carawana district, Petersfield in Westmoreland on Saturday. Read More

Court orders forfeiture of assets worth millions belonging to convicted drug lord

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered that millions of dollars in assets and properties belonging to Jamaican drug lord Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government. Read More

Jamaica Stock Exchange exploring cryptocurrency trading

Monday, August, 20 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibilities of offering cryptocurrency trading to investors. Read More

Canada scraps family reunification lottery

Monday, August, 20 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada said Monday it is scrapping a family reunification lottery and going back to a first-come, first-serve immigration policy as it looks to double the number of parents and grandparents admitted to the country. Read More



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