Guyana gov't, bank dismiss reports of foreign currency crisis
Jamaica Observer

GEORGTOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government has dismissed reports of a foreign currency crisis warning that such reports had the potential to destabilise the country. Local News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:17:27 GMT Time...

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97
Jamaica Observer

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AFP) — Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97...

Climatologist warns region of correlation between increased temperatures and health problems
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — A senior climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), said there is a correlation between the increase in temperatures and health...

'Mannequin challenge' video leads to arrests in Alabama
Jamaica Observer

ALABAMA, United States (AP) — A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana. Local News Wed, 07 Dec 2016...

J'can held without bail over deadly Los Angeles shootings
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — An alleged Jamaican gang member charged over a shootout that killed four men at a Los Angeles party has been ordered jailed without bail. Local News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:20:04 GMT...

Councillors to be sworn-in tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As two magisterial recounts get underway today, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie announced that all candidates who have been duly confirmed as having won divisions in the November 28...

Hezrog to sign MOU for resuscitation of Ja's rail service
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) will on Friday sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with US company Hezrog for the resuscitation of rail service in Jamaica. Local News Wed, 07 Dec 2016...

Gender Affairs Division : Violence against women still too high
Trinidad Newsday

There have been 1,613 incidents of domestic violence reported, with women comprising 1,233 of the victims, according to Antoinette Jack-Martin, Acting Director of Gender Affairs Division, in the Office of the Prime...

‘Gustine’ Girls dethrone Fyzabad for InterCol crown
Trinidad Guardian

St Augustine Secondary were crowned the Girls’ InterCol queens after they dethrone Fyzabad Secondary 3-2 in the opening match of the double header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, yesterday. The win came...

Magisterial Recount for Moneague Division
Jamaica Observer

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has been summoned to a magisterial recount for the Moneague Division in St Ann South Eastern scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, at the St Ann Resident...

Jamaicans urged to conserve energy even as costs trend down
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaicans are being encouraged to continue practising energy-conservation and efficiency methods, even as the cost of electricity continues to trend downwards. Local News Tue, 06 Dec 2016...

Six killed in vehicular crash in Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Tuesday said six people were killed in a two vehicle smash up on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, east of here, late Monday night. Local...

Boy chained with dead chicken around neck sues foster mom
Jamaica Observer

NORTH CAROLINA, United States (AP) — A teen found chained to the porch of a house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster mother as well as social services officials and Union County, North...

Lotto scammers could also do prison time in the US
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says people doing prison time in Jamaica for lottery scamming could be extradited to the United States to face additional charges once their sentences are...

Grammy nomination 'best birthday present ever', says Devin Di Dakta
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall/reggae artiste Devin Di Dakta, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, said he is overjoyed at being nominated for a Grammy Award adding that it is the “best birthday present one...

Electricity wires stolen from poles in St Mary
Jamaica Observer

ST MARY, Jamaica — Councillor-elect for the Islington Division, Lincoln Dixon, is calling on the authorities to move speedily in providing electricity through the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) to Comesee...

NCDA calls for enforcement of drug laws
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is advocating for the enforcement of the laws that relate to drug use to stem the tide of increased misuse of drugs, particularly among young...

Christmas Day to be celebrated on Monday, Dec 26
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) says that Christmas Day, which is a public holiday, will be observed on Monday, December26 this year, and Boxing Day on Tuesday, December 27. Local...

PAAC meeting with UWI postponed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON. Jamaica — Parliament has advised, in a release this afternoon, that the controversial Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) meeting with representatives of the University of the West...

Minister says radical approach needed to deal with Grenada sex offenders
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada Social Development Minister, Delma Thomas, Tuesday called for a more radical approach to dealing with matters of sexual abuse and urged religious organisations to speak out...

Opposition members walk out of Parliament
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Members of Parliament walked out of the House of Representatives this afternoon when their demand for a statement on the government's current infrastructure programme was not met. Local...

Forex: J$128.91 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, December 6, ended trading at J$128.91, up by two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Tue, 06 Dec 2016...

PNP's Donovan Mitchell selected as Mandeville mayor designate
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Donovan Mitchell was selected to be the next mayor of Mandeville and chairman of the Manchester Parish Council. Local News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:52:24...

Young people urged to participate in political process
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Young people are being encouraged to participate in the country’s political process, starting at the local government level. Local News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:10:39 GMT PNP's Donovan...

Strong earthquake rocks Trinidad and Tobago
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening sending people into the streets and throwing items of the shelves of some stores and supermarkets....

National Cruise Council chairman hails arrival of six cruise ships today
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The ports of Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston will host a combined six cruise vessels today, giving the island’s cruise-shipping industry another significant boost. Local...

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