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O-Wrap: Flood funds for MoBay... Record employment figures... G2K, Patriots in de-bushing spat 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Govt providing funds for flood-ravaged MoBayThe Government has committed to provide emergency funding to assist in the recovery effort in Montego Bay, which was severely affected by... Read More

Cuba honours Fidel on death anniversary 9:21 pm
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Saturday as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.Ceremonies marking the anniversary are scheduled across the Caribbean island.President Raul Castro will lead...... Read More

Windies headed in right direction, says Coach Law 9:03 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC) — Stuart Law may have only been at the helm of West Indies for nine months but the Australian says he is already pleased with the development of the side.The 49-year-old, who took over as head coach in February this year on a two-year contract,...... Read More

Six Jamaicans arrested in The Bahamas 8:56 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six Jamaicans were apprehended by Bahamian authorities at Cat Cay in the island on Tuesday.According to foreign media reports, shortly after 10:00 am a team of officers in Bimini, acting on information, went to the cay where they discovered the six...... Read More

JCHS disappointed with passage of NIDS

Thursday, November, 23 2017 8:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) has expressed “disappointment and unease” regarding the passage of the National Identification and Registration (NIDS) legislation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.JCHS in a release... Read More

Reggae Boyz back on top of CFU rankings

Thursday, November, 23 2017 8:16 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC)  – Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have regained top spot in the Caribbean Football Union rankings, taking over from French Caribbean neighbours Haiti in the latest release on Thursday.The Jamaicans climbed five spots to 54th in the overall FIFA rankings, while... Read More

Mansingh resigns as Windies chief medic

Thursday, November, 23 2017 7:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief medical officer Dr Akshai Mansingh has resigned with immediate effect due to an “untenable” working relationship with the board.“It was becoming untenable to work," Dr Mansingh, an orthopaedic surgeon based... Read More

Russian senator says US plotting to 'discredit' World Cup

Thursday, November, 23 2017 6:35 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to "discredit" the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time.The claim came as Russia prepares to host the June 14-July 15 global showpiece in the... Read More

Govt providing funds for flood-ravaged MoBay

Thursday, November, 23 2017 6:07 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Government has committed to provide emergency funding to assist in the recovery effort in Montego Bay, which was severely affected by heavy rainfall yesterday.Already $20 million has been identified and will be made immediately available. Read More

Health ministry moves to reduce impact of nurse strike

Thursday, November, 23 2017 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ministry of Health says it is working to put measures in place to ensure that healthcare coverage continues with the least possible disruption in services in response to industrial action by registered nurses in hospitals across the island.The ministry in a... Read More

Forex: J$126.54 to one US dollar

Thursday, November, 23 2017 5:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, November 23, ended trading at J$126.54 up by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.41 down from J$99.63 while the British pound... Read More

Eat Jamaican is worth repeating, says Stanberry

Thursday, November, 23 2017 5:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry says the message of eating Jamaican is worth repeating,  noting that it is about promoting Jamaica's food security.He said that Eat Jamaican can make a... Read More

Unprecedented consultations on NIDS Bill — OPM

Thursday, November, 23 2017 4:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Director of Communications and Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister Robert Morgan says the consultative process for the National Identification System (NIDS) “has been robust and unprecedented”.“I think I can objectively... Read More

Brazil striker Robinho gets 9-years for rape

Thursday, November, 23 2017 4:31 pm    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when Robinho was playing for Milan... Read More

OCG to provide oversight of $630-m road programme — Holness

Thursday, November, 23 2017 3:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has been asked to provide oversight during all phases of a $630-million road repair programme. According to Holness, the move comes as the Government implements measures to... Read More


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