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Guyana denies Chinese mosquito coil registration due to cancer risk

Monday, November, 19 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) has denied the registration of “Zenden Mosquito Coil”, that is manufactured in China. Read More

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead

Monday, November, 19 2018    

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday, that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a... Read More

US Rhodes Scholar class includes more women than ever

Monday, November, 19 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The latest group of US Rhodes Scholars... Read More

O-Wrap: $17-m MoBay sign... PNP criticises JLP conference... St Catherine man electrocuted

Monday, November, 19 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1.. $17-m MoBay welcome sign to be ready by December Read More

Grange announces new Boards for IPL, INSPORTS and SDF

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Independence Park Limited (IPL), Institute of Sports Limited (INSPORTS) and Sports Development Foundation (SDF). Read More

Forex: J$126.46 to one US dollar

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, November 19 ended trading at J$126.46 down by 26 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

McNeill calls for openness about new $17-m MoBay sign

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) shadow minister of tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is questioning the cost of a new welcome sign in Montego Bay, St James, which is to be completed in December. Read More

Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters — study

Monday, November, 19 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — By century's end, many parts of the world may have to cope with up to six climate catastrophes at once, ranging from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges, researchers warned Monday. Read More

UPDATE: Streetlights along Mandela Highway back in operation — NWA

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the streetlights along Mandela Highway are back in operation.The lights became inoperable after circuit breakers were removed by thieves. Read More

Caricom reiterates support for WTO

Monday, November, 19 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping has reiterated its support for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) amid growing concerns to the multilateral trading system. Read More

Shaw lauds Salada's $200-m coffee initiative

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has commended Salada Foods Jamaica for its $200-milliom injection into the coffee industry with the advance purchase of 25,000 boxes of local coffee cherries. Read More

Health ministry supports conditional use of cannabis for research, medicinal purposes

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes, where scientific evidence validates their benefits and effectiveness in treating... Read More

Vaz to nominate late Earl Levy for national honour

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament (MP) for West Portland Daryl Vaz today indicated that he will be nominating former hotelier, the late Earl Levy for next year's national honours and awards. Read More

Search for human remains continues in California as toll hits 77

Monday, November, 19 2018    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire took on a new urgency Monday as rain in the forecast threatened to complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters. Read More

PNP women call for strengthening of Family Court to deal with violence against women, children

Monday, November, 19 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) Women's Movement is calling on the Government to strengthen and broaden the scope of the Family Court, as part of efforts to deal with cases of violence against women and children. Read More



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