Grange expresses concern after cops pepper spray Dub Club, arrest promoter and selector
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has expressed concern about the pepper spray and arrest of a promoter and selector at Dub Club on Skyline Drive in Kingston last...

Caribbean Commonwealth countries get commitment in fight against corruption
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Commonwealth Caribbean countries have been given a commitment by the Governance and Anti-Corruption Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Roger Koranteng, to continue the facilitation...

Forex: J$128.96 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, April 24 ended trading at J$128.96 up by five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:52:45...

Preliminary report on RIU explosion expected this week
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie says a clearer picture of the circumstances that led to the explosion that occurred at the RIU Hotel in Montego Bay last...

UPDATE: Additional charges for businessman videoed pointing gun at motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police said additional charges have been levied against businessman Zachary Reid who can be seen brandishing what seems to be a firearm in a video that has gone viral on social media. Local...

O-WRAP: Businessman points gun at motorists, charged… Readers oppose Ja-55 expenditure… New principal for Cumberland High
Jamaica Observer

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today. Local News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:00:18 GMT UPDATE: Additional charges for businessman videoed pointing gun at motorists...

Senate passes Arbitration Bill
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Arbitration Bill, which seeks to provide an effective non-judicial mechanism for settling disputes between contracting parties, was passed in the Senate on Friday (April 21) with 50...

Haiti leader pleads guilty to money laundering in drug case
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A former Haitian coup leader and recently elected senator in that country pleaded guilty Monday to a US drug money-laundering charge under a deal that should allow him to avoid a potential...

McKenzie to report on flooding impact in Parliament tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is to deliver a statement to Parliament tomorrow on the impact of flooding in sections of the island during the onset of a...

Corporal Stokely Fagan named the 2017 LASCO Top Cop
Jamaica Observer

Kingston, Jamaica — Stokely Fagan, Corporal of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) was announced as the LASCO Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year 2017/2018 at the...

Scottish independence support plummets ahead of UK election
Jamaica Observer

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (AFP) — Support for Scottish independence has plummeted ahead of a snap election designed to embolden the British government for forthcoming Brexit talks, according to a poll released on...

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over N Korea
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump. America's UN envoy warned of...

JPIO to expedite 100 IP registrations at open house
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Persons wishing to apply for Intellectual Property (IP) registration will benefit from expedited processing of documents at an open house to be held at the Jamaica Intellectual Property...

Two die in Venezuela protests
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Two people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 23, officials...

Misbah left on 99 as Pakistan open big lead v Windies
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Misbah ul Haq became just the sixth batsman in Test history to be left stranded on 99 not out as Pakistan were dismissed for 407 in reply to the West Indies' first innings total of 286 on...

Businessman charged after pointing gun at motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A businessman who was caught on camera brandishing a gun following the Carnival road march on Sunday has been arrested and charged with assault and illegal possession of firearm. Local News Mon,...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dish out high fives, hugs and handshakes at the 2017 London Marathon
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Senate passes Property Tax Bills
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Senate yesterday approved the two Bills facilitating the changes to the new property tax regime implemented on April 1. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:33:27 GMT Agriculture ministry to establish...

Heavy rain in Portland causes power outages, downed trees
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Heavy rains swept through Portland Friday evening causing power outages and downing trees. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:51:04 GMT Senate passes Property Tax Bills...

Four girls missing from Maxfield Park Children’s Home
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ananda Alerts have been activated for four wards of the State from the Maxfield Park Children’s Home on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston 13 who went missing yesterday. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017...

Guyana doctors being trained to detect microcephaly in pregnant women
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Doctors from all regions across Guyana are being trained to detect microcephaly in expectant mothers. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:31:55 GMT Four girls missing from Maxfield Park...

Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police are advising that several areas of St Thomas have been blocked after a night of heavy rains in the parish. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:01:38 GMT Guyana doctors being trained to...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Use social media responsibly, there's life after high school
Jamaica Observer

Dear editor, Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:28:05 GMT Several areas of St Thomas impassable after heavy rains http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Several-areas-of-St-Thomas-impassable-after-heavy-rains ST THOMAS, Jamaica...

Corporate area water storage levels at 99% – NWC
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that its two major storage facilities in the corporate area are at 99 per cent of their capacity. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:47 GMT...

Agriculture ministry to establish school gardens in eastern St Thomas
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be setting up school gardens at six institutions in eastern St Thomas. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:17:16 GMT UNDP...

The Sun newspaper apologises to Everton footballer Ross Barkley for Kelvin MacKenzie column
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