US 'concerned' about Venezuela mass protests after boy, woman killed
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States is "concerned" about the situation in Venezuela, where deadly clashes broke out Wednesday in mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro, Secretary of State Rex...

O-WRAP: Son of world’s oldest woman dies… Airlines withdraw from Cuba… PNP cries foul
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:11 GMT US 'concerned' about Venezuela mass protests after boy, woman killed...

#SectoralDebate: McKenzie says $550m in National Disaster Fund
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of $550 million is now available in country’s National Disaster Fund, says Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017...

Young Jamaica welcomes government’s aid for indebted students
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Young Jamaica this afternoon hailed the government’s allocation of $300 million to help “financially challenged” Jamaican students at the University of the West Indies (UWI),...

Accused Manchester extortionist granted bail
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Twenty-year-old Sandre Bogle, one of four accused extortionists who made an appearance in the Manchester Parish Court this morning, was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 with one or two...

Gas prices down $0.03, diesel up $1.97
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and an increase in the price of diesel, effective Thursday, April 20, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam....

PM says gov’t must make right decisions about its fiscal space
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the government must make the right decisions about its fiscal space, which will secure economic and social prosperity, and take a 360 degree view of the entire...

Forex: J$128.96 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday April 19, ended trading at J$128.96 up by 31 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:20:45...

US resort faces seasonal worker shortage due to visa cap 
Jamaica Observer

RUTLAND, Vermont (AP) — Some Vermont ski resorts and luxury hotels are facing an acute labor shortage because of a congressional cap on the number of special visas issued to international workers who fill seasonal...

Action must be taken with medical marijuana industry, says Wheatley
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says decisive action needs to be taken as it relates to the medical marijuana industry, so that the country can reap the...

St Vincent opposition wants gov't to account for spending on new airport
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has called on the Ralph Gonsalves led administration to account for the more than EC$700 million (US$259,000,000) reportedly spent to build...

Data Protection Act to be tabled soon, Cybercrimes Act to be reviewed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley on Tuesday said the Data Protection Act is to be laid before Parliament for debate within another three months. Local News Wed,...

Haiti to rebuild National Palace toppled in 2010 quake
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — President Jovenel Moise launched Wednesday a project to rebuild Haiti's National Palace, a symbol of national pride destroyed by the cataclysmic 2010 earthquake that killed more than...

Jamaica forecast another dominant display as Carifta Games gets underway
Jamaica Observer

Having topped the medals table at the Carifta Games for the last 32 years, Jamaica will be looking to surpass the 86 medals won last year and the quest begins today in Curacao. Local Sports Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT...

Leicester City ponders Wes Morgan's fitness for Atletico clash
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare will wait until the last minute before deciding whether to gamble on Wes Morgan's fitness in Tuesday's decisive Champions League showdown with...

Business leaders suggest gov't policy consultations
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Several business leaders have underscored the importance of consistent stakeholder consultations by the government on policies being proposed prior to implementation. Local News Fri, 14 Apr...

Cargo aerodrome to be built at Vernamfield — Henry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The country will soon be able to accommodate large cargo aircraft at the proposed Vernamfield aerodrome in Clarendon. Local News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:41:17 GMT Business leaders suggest gov't...

Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan
Jamaica Observer

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) — The US military's largest non-nuclear bomb killed dozens of Islamic State militants as it smashed their mountain hideouts, Afghan officials said Friday, ruling out any civilian...

Palace Cineplex closed on Good Friday
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Palace Amusement Company has advised that the Palace Cineplex will be closed for all show times on tomorrow due to maintenance work being carried out by the management of the Sovereign Centre....

Amnesty for delinquent motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is to implement a new amnesty for motorists who have accumulated unpaid traffic tickets. Local News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:26:24 GMT Palace Cineplex closed on Good Friday...

Cabinet appoints UWI professor to head Generation Procurement Entity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced Cabinet's recent appointment of seven members to serve on the Generation Procurement Entity (GPE), which was established in The Electricity...

Weekly Round-up: Property tax cut... 78,000 bleaching cream seized...Stevie Wonder to wed in Ja
Jamaica Observer

The Government on Tuesday responded to public pressure and announced reductions in property tax rates, but Opposition MPs expressed continued dissatisfaction, before voting against the amended Bill to enact the new tax...

JUTC to manage LNG pilot
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A proposal is being finalised for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to manage a pilot project to determine the feasibility of transforming the publicly owned bus service to a...

Clique has 'hijacked' Windies cricket, argues T&T PM
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused a small leadership clique of “hijacking” West Indies cricket and argues that unless fundamental changes are...

Significant strides made in fuel diversification — Chang
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is making significant strides in safeguarding the country’s energy security through fuel diversification. Local News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:47:56 GMT Caribbean Airlines...

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life — NASA
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, NASA announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft....

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