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UPDATE: West Indies batsmen make strong start against England 12:17 pm

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies were off to an encouraging start at 89 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday. Read More

US nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth 12:06 pm
PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — A licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility, Phoenix police said Wednesday.... Read More

HEART signs MOU to help youths released from juvenile facilities 11:57 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The HEART Trust/NTA yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Trust of Americas (The Trust), Organization of American States (OAS) and the Housing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme to provide...... Read More

Some pension books could be delivered late, informs ministry 11:51 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Some pensioners who receive retirement payments under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) could experience delays in the delivery of their pension order books.... Read More

Four dead in clashes ahead of Venezuela protests

Wednesday, January, 23 2019 10:34 am    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — At least four people have died following overnight clashes ahead of Wednesday's rival protests in Venezuela by supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro, police and a non-governmental organization said. Read More

Barbados joins other CARICOM countries in banning single-use plastic products

Wednesday, January, 23 2019 10:17 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to announce a ban on the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single use plastic products. Read More

West Indies bat in first Test as England leave out Broad

Wednesday, January, 23 2019 10:05 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against England at the start of the first Test in Barbados on Wednesday, as the... Read More

Two J'can men among six people caught trying to enter Florida illegally

Wednesday, January, 23 2019 9:24 am    

MIAMI (AP) — The US Coast Guard says its crews intercepted a boat in the Atlantic Ocean with six people trying to enter Florida illegally by sea. Read More

Prayer for the day

Wednesday, January, 23 2019 7:12 am    

Loving God, you speak to us through all of life. Help me to trust you and to trust that what you desire for me lies in the deepest part of my heart. Read More

O-Wrap: Death threats over alleged gangster's arrest... Would-be robber killed... Chris Brown accused of rape

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 7:02 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today: Read More

UPDATE: Singer Chris Brown freed after questioning in Paris on rape claim

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 7:52 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — American R&B star Chris Brown was released without charge on Tuesday after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Read More

Norwood residents urged to partner with HAJ to get titles

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 7:16 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is urging residents of Norwood in St James, to partner with the agency to get formal documentation for the property they occupy. Read More

Improvement unlikely once CWI governance issues remain — Mitchell

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 6:18 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has not held out much hope for the improvement in the fortunes of West Indies cricket as long as the arrogance in leadership, lack of accountability and the outdated governance structure of Cricket West Indies remains... Read More

District constable, businessman charged over fake bomb threats

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 6:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A district constable and a Trelawny businessman have been charged with creating public mischief over their alleged involvement in several bomb threats in downtown, Kingston and the Trelawny Parish Court last year. Read More

Forex: J$132.77 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 22 2019 6:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 22 ended trading at J$132.77 up by 21 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More


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