Forex: J$129.14 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, April 20 ended trading at J$129.14 up by 18 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:14:11...

Tesha Miller released without charge
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reputed Klansman don Tesha Miller has been released from police custody without charge following a ruling by Parish Judge Vaughn Smith earlier today that he be charged or released by 4:00 pm....

Microcredit Bill being finalised, says Shaw
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says a Microcredit Bill, which aims to regulate the microfinance sector, is being finalised for tabling in Parliament shortly. Local News...

Bermuda gives green light to tourists renting minicars
Jamaica Observer

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermuda’s Transport Minister Michael Fahy says regulations for two-seater minicars came into effect on Thursday, allowing a “viable and safe” rental alternative for visitors....

Ministry to acquire another mobile unit to collect property tax
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says another mobile unit will be acquired to assist in the collection of property taxes. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017...

O-WRAP: Germaine Mason dies… Fewer J’cans denied enrty to T&T… 14-y-o girl murdered
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today: Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:00:18 GMT Ministry to acquire another mobile unit to collect property tax...

Guyana police investigate plot to kill President David Granger
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Minister of State Joseph Harmon has confirmed reports that the police are now investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:48:33 GMT...

T&T businessman selected as UWI Chancellor
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidadian businessman, Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:22:57 GMT Guyana police...

Nigeria charges 53 over gay wedding
Jamaica Observer

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian prosecutors have charged 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding and related crimes punishable by up to 14 years in jail, a court clerk told AFP Thursday. Local News Thu, 20...

14-y-o girl murdered by armed men
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 14-year-old girl on Woodpecker Avenue in Kingston 11. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:54:16 GMT Nigeria charges 53 over...

PM implores workers to deliver quality service
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is imploring workers to strive to provide the best quality service in the fulfilment of their duties. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:33:12 GMT 14-y-o girl...

US teacher accused of kidnapping student arrested
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A teacher from the US state of Tennessee accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student has been arrested in northern California and the girl was found safe, authorities said Thursday....

Johnson Smith reports 82% decrease in number of J'cans refused entry to T&T
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith this morning reported a year-on-year reduction in the number of instances involving Jamaicans being refused entry into Trinidad...

GM quits Venezuela after gov't seizes factory
Jamaica Observer

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its only factory, a dramatic escalation of the chaos engulfing the South American...

Alleged Romanian scammer remanded
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Romanian Claudio Precup, who has been accused of being the mastermind behind an automated teller machine (ATM) scam that has created apprehension in the banking sector, was this morning remanded...

Germaine Mason's death stuns athletics world
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — News of the death of Olympic athlete Germaine Mason stunned the local and international athletics community, leading to an outpour of grief and condolences on social media. Local News Thu, 20 Apr...

Gov't monitoring Venezuela unrest, ready to assist 50 J'cans located there
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith this morning reported that the Government of Jamaica is closely monitoring ongoing civil unrest in Venezuela. Local News...

Judge orders that Tesha Miller should be released or charged
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parish Judge Vaughn Smith has ordered the police to either charge reputed Klansman don Tesha Miller or release him by 4:00 pm today. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:05:27 GMT Gov't monitoring...

IMF offers plea against protectionism as Trump, Brexit loom
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) renewed its warnings against protectionism on Thursday as nationalist political trends threaten trade integration on both sides of the Atlantic....

High Court awards man TT$70,000 for unlawful detention
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 14, CMC – A High Court judge has awarded TT$70,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) to a man detained by police during the 2011 state of emergency (SOE) on suspicion that he...

Teen killed in West Kingston
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Denham Town police are probing the circumstances surrounding the murder of a teenage boy near his home last night. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:36:38 GMT Student Guild appeals for extension...

St Elizabeth teen dies in apparent drowning
Jamaica Observer

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — It is believed that a 16-year-old boy, who went swimming with friends, drowned at an area known as Old Wharf in Pedro Plains, St Elizabeth yesterday afternoon. Local News Wed, 19 Apr 2017...

Spirit Airlines to withdraw from Cuba
Jamaica Observer

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (CMC) — The US based carrier, Spirit Airlines says it will be withdrawing from the Cuban market – joining two other carriers to announce plans to stop flying to the island. Local...

UTech certified as an approved study centre for CIPS qualifications
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica has been approved as a study centre for the delivery of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) qualifications with effect from March 10....

PAHO develops new guidelines to help reduce alcoholic consumption in the C'bean
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it has developed new principles for regional countries to consider in developing regulations for alcoholic consumption and related...

Eldest child of world's oldest person dies at 97
Jamaica Observer

DUANVALE, Trelawny — Ninety-seven-year-old Harold Fairweather, the eldest child of the world's oldest citizen, supercentenarian, Violet Mosse Brown, passed away quietly at his home here a short while ago. Local News...

RECENT COMMENTS
Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast
Nelson Lee Dickson: Hi my name is Nelson Lee Dickson i want to testify on how i won my lottery Straight away after Dr. Fode cast the Lottery spell for me, I felt enveloped by the control of the spell. This spell...

Kid Site to show bashment soca skills
Natasha: My name is Natasha Sproles from United State, i hear how people are talking about The powerful spell caster called Dr. Iyere in regard of how he bring back ex lover, winning lottery, getting...

Schools embrace anti-scam message
johnson cooper: Should you ever require the services of a hacker, i implore you to try your very best to hire only professionals. hackintechnology@gmail.com will increase your chances of getting your job...

Landmark movie theatre to make way for developers in New York, in pictures
Mirabell: I have been with a cheating spouse before and trust me I know how it feels, those suspicions are not mere paranoia. If you suspect that he is cheating, he definitely is..I hired a PI who helped me...

Hopes raised for global economy
John Adams: Do you need a savvy hacker, one who would be able to carry out and successfully execute hacks on your behalf while keeping it all discrete and under the radar? Contact asianhackgod000 AT GMAIL DOT...

Cricket drama off the field
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Diplomats to group here February 5 to 10
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Police will not rush to grant entertainment licenses
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Jahiant releases video for 'Shoot The Youth'
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

RECENT COMMENTS
Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast
Nelson Lee Dickson: Hi my name is Nelson Lee Dickson i want to testify on how i won my lottery Straight away after Dr. Fode cast the Lottery spell for me, I felt enveloped by the control of the spell. This spell...

Kid Site to show bashment soca skills
Natasha: My name is Natasha Sproles from United State, i hear how people are talking about The powerful spell caster called Dr. Iyere in regard of how he bring back ex lover, winning lottery, getting...

Schools embrace anti-scam message
johnson cooper: Should you ever require the services of a hacker, i implore you to try your very best to hire only professionals. hackintechnology@gmail.com will increase your chances of getting your job...

Landmark movie theatre to make way for developers in New York, in pictures
Mirabell: I have been with a cheating spouse before and trust me I know how it feels, those suspicions are not mere paranoia. If you suspect that he is cheating, he definitely is..I hired a PI who helped me...

Hopes raised for global economy
John Adams: Do you need a savvy hacker, one who would be able to carry out and successfully execute hacks on your behalf while keeping it all discrete and under the radar? Contact asianhackgod000 AT GMAIL DOT...

Cricket drama off the field
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Diplomats to group here February 5 to 10
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Police will not rush to grant entertainment licenses
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...

Jahiant releases video for 'Shoot The Youth'
Mrs norless: I Basically think we all don't have to face all these deceit and lies from our spouse...in a case of mine wen i got sick and tired of all the lies and deceit i had to contact a friend of mine to...