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Prince William to be Harry's best man 10:50 am

LONDRES, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Prince Harry has finally asked Prince William to be his best man at his wedding next month, Kensington Palace confirmed Thursday, reinforcing the brotherly bond between them. Read More

Man shot dead, another injured in Clarendon 10:25 am
CLARENDON, Jamaica — One man was shot dead and another left nursing injuries after a shooting incident in Effortville in Clarendon last night.Dead is 25-year-old Romaine Miller otherwise called 'X-man' of Evans Avenue, May Pen in the parish.... Read More

ECJ acknowledges that online voting could be tested locally 10:07 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says its commissioners have acknowledged that online voting technology could be tested in localised institutional elections as a means of familiarising individuals with the process and developing trust.... Read More

'Erosion of press freedom can be insidious', warns PAJ 9:56 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica says while Jamaica's continued good showing on the annual World Press Freedom Index is pleasing, it is still concerned about the potential impact of the Data Protection Act on journalism in the country.... Read More

Accused in Manchester job scam returns to court today

Thursday, April, 26 2018 9:28 am    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Thirty-eight-year-old Keisha Forbes, who is answering to charges in relation to an alleged overseas employment scam in Christiana, will make her second appearance in the Manchester Parish Court today. Read More

Kingston considers twinning with Gibraltar — Williams

Thursday, April, 26 2018 8:45 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is to consider twinning Kingston with the City of Gibraltar following a proposal by the mayor of that city in February. Read More

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at C'bean seaports

Thursday, April, 26 2018 8:37 am    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The United Nations says its trained law enforcement units have logged record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin American and the Caribbean. Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle could honeymoon in Jamaica

Thursday, April, 26 2018 7:41 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica could be the honeymoon spot for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the two tie the knot next month, according to sources close to the royal family. Read More

Semenya targeted by new athletics testosterone rules

Thursday, April, 26 2018 7:33 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — World athletics' governing body on Thursday introduced controversial new rules for female athletes who have high testosterone levels in a move seen as targeting South Africa's double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya. Read More

Weather Update: Scattered showers expected across most parishes today

Thursday, April, 26 2018 7:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning should be mainly sunny islandwide. Read More

O-Wrap: Mother, 2 daughters chopped to death... 5 kidnapped for ransom... Wisynco sues Heart Foundation

Wednesday, April, 25 2018 7:01 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Slain Hanover girls were 'brilliant' students Read More

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded — study

Wednesday, April, 25 2018 9:15 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans. Read More

More courtrooms to be provided

Wednesday, April, 25 2018 9:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Expansion work on the Public West Building in downtown Kingston, which houses the Court of Appeal and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, is on track. This will result in the provision of additional courtrooms to assist in reducing the backlog of... Read More

Gov't considering review of tertiary education funding to increase access

Wednesday, April, 25 2018 9:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says a review of tertiary education funding arrangements is being considered to ensure that more students have access to higher learning. Read More

Some antidepressants may be linked to dementia — study

Wednesday, April, 25 2018 8:44 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Long-term use of certain anti-depressants have been linked to dementia in a large British study, researchers said Thursday, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Read More


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