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This Day in History — February 22

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

Today is the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

400 kilos of cocaine found in Russian embassy in Argentina

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (AFP) — Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina's security minister announced Thursday. Read More

Cabinet approves separate category for nutraceuticals in Food and Drug Act

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Cabinet has given approval for nutraceuticals to be named as a separate category in the country's Food and Drug Act. Read More

GG convenes meeting on appointment of chief justice

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen convened a tripartite meeting with representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the Government of Jamaica on the written request of the Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Friday at King's House. Read More

Early election plan an 'attempted coup' — Venezuelan legislature

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature on Thursday branded the government's plan to hold elections for the assembly two years early an "attempted coup." Read More

Boys outdo girls in JSIF science quiz

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Boys outperformed girls in the recent Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) 2017 School Science Quiz Competition. Read More

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

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

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

British PM plans Brexit speech next week

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May will make a speech next week on Britain's partnership with the EU after Brexit, her office said Thursday, after she chaired an eight-hour cabinet meeting to thrash out a plan. Read More

Tourism minister says companies that invest in workers will reap rewards

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says organisations that value and invest in their employees will reap the rewards of a truly engaged workforce. Read More

Forex: J$127.14 to one US dollar

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 22, ended trading at J$127.14 down by 19 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

EOJ having voting simulations ahead of March 5 by-elections

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will be conducting a voting simulation exercise for registered electors in the St Andrew North Western constituency and the Norman Gardens division on Saturday. Read More

Young males urged to focus on positives

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Education Officer for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region IV, Stokely Reid, is imploring the country's young males to focus on the positives, noting that their dreams can be realised as long as they work steadfastly and earnestly towards... Read More

Accused in murder of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop’s owner gets 30 years

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Omar Graham who pleaded guilty to killing the owner of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop was sentenced to 30 years in prison.He was sentenced to 20 years for murder and 10 years in prison for wounding. Read More

Highlight work of young innovators, Floyd Green tells Heart Trust/NTA

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has tasked the HEART Trust/NTA to keep track of young innovators and to highlight their creativity. Read More

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Thursday, February, 22 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. Read More



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