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Maduro says he'll ask UN for US$500m to bring back Venezuelan migrants 11:23 am

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — President Nicolas Maduro says he's going to ask the United Nations for US$500 million to help repatriate hundreds of thousands of impoverished Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic meltdown. Read More

Channel One Studio founder dies in New York 10:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Joseph "JoJo" Hoo Kim, patriarch of Kingston's famed Channel One Studio, died in New York Thursday from lung cancer at age 76.Franklin Irving, a close family friend, confirmed his death.... Read More

Man killed in alleged shoot-out with off-duty cop 10:09 am
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Martha Bae, Trelawny yesterday.The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Andrew “Perry” Perrier of Jones Town in the parish.... Read More

Ocean management council supports plastic ban, calls for suitable alternatives 9:16 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Council on Ocean and Coastal Zone Management (NCOCZM), while expressing full support for the Government's recent announcement of the imminent ban on single use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, says there is a need to find suitable alternatives to the...... Read More

Reid assures that PEP students will have enough material

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parents of students sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) are being assured that enough materials will be provided to adequately prepare students for the upcoming examination. Read More

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NY day care centre

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:11 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care centre in New York City.Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4:00 am Friday at a home in Queens. Read More

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:39 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Read More

J'can student gets $5m scholarship to study in China

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican student, Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People's Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm). Speaking at a send-off for the student at the Office of the Prime... Read More

Weather forecast: Expect more showers today

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a tropical wave is expected to move across the island today, influencing weather conditions. Read More

Prayer for the day

Friday, September, 21 2018 6:57 am    

Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul. Read More

O-Wrap: 'Fast, pray', Police Federation urges members... Contact ministry for PEP support... Man kills wife, attempts suicide

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:00 pm    

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

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:49 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Read More

Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport — police

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:33 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport. Read More

Young St Catherine pastor shot dead in church

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down this evening while teaching a class at the church. Read More

UPDATE: Fishermen in Colombia cleared for return to Jamaica — Johnson Smith

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says the 28 Jamaican fishermen who were rescued by the Colombian Coast Guard and taken to San Andres, following a fire on their vessel last Thursday, have been cleared to return home. Read More




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