Latest News

O-Wrap: $10m budgeted for deportee management... 14,400 more people employed... Florida man charged with wife's murder in St Elizabeth 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Gov't budgets $10m for management of deportees Read More

Huge early bird ticket sales for Sumfest 7:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Although the line-up for Reggae Sumfest 2019 is yet to be announced, worldwide interest in this year's renewal is already being evaluated through early ticket sales.... Read More

50 icons of Reggae music to receive gold awards 7:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifty Jamaicans, who have played a major role in the development of Reggae music, will be honoured at the Reggae Gold Awards ceremony to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on February 27, beginning at 7:00 pm.... Read More

Macroeconomic prospects remain positive, BoJ governor says 7:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says the country's macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery.... Read More

Scorpions, Jaguars in keen tussle

Thursday, February, 21 2019 6:52 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions spinner Akim Fraser had a dream start to his first-class career on Thursday but honours were even against four-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars on the first day of the eighth-round West Indies four-day cricket match at Sabina Park. Read More

Local Gov't minister condemns stabbing of Fire Brigade employee

Thursday, February, 21 2019 6:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie strongly condemned today's attack on an employee of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, who was stabbed at the Domes of Hagley at 85 Hagley Park Road in Kingston. Read More

PM encouraging past students to give back to their schools

Thursday, February, 21 2019 6:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging past students with the resources to contribute to the enhancement of school facilities. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Only one service vehicle at Matilda's Corner Police Station

Thursday, February, 21 2019 5:54 pm    

Dear Editor,We the citizens of Kings House Avenue have been suffering greatly at hands of criminals in recent times. There has been several instances of car theft, breaking in of cars, house breaking, grab and flee along our road. Read More

Forex: J$132.64 to one US dollar

Thursday, February, 21 2019 5:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, February 21 ended trading at J$132.64 down by 62 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Guyana hopes oil will bring wealth – not corruption, crisis

Thursday, February, 21 2019 4:51 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — When ExxonMobil begins oil production in Guyana next year; mining crude from its seven new deep-water wells, life may change dramatically in this small South American country. Read More

Tourism minister projects 41,000 new jobs by 2022

Thursday, February, 21 2019 3:42 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, is projecting that the tourism sector will provide 41,000 new jobs by 2022. Read More

Scorpions tighten grip on Jaguars

Thursday, February, 21 2019 3:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions took five wickets in the post lunch session to leave title-holders Guyana Jaguars 141-8 at tea time on Thursday's opening day of the eighth-round West Indies four-day cricket match at Sabina Park. Read More

14,400 more persons employed as at October 2018 — STATIN

Thursday, February, 21 2019 3:02 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The total number of employed persons increased by 14,400 to 1,219,700 as at October 2018, relative to the corresponding period in 2017. Read More

Firearm seized in St Andrew, man arrested

Thursday, February, 21 2019 2:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was taken into police custody following the seizure of a Taurus revolver on Worrel Crescent in Duhaney Park, Kingston 20 yesterday.Reports are that lawmen were on operation about 3:30 pm, when a premises was searched and the weapon found. Read More

Florida man charged with wife's murder in St Elizabeth

Thursday, February, 21 2019 1:56 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives in St Elizabeth have charged 53-year-old Henry Topping, an analyst of a Florida address, with the murder of his wife 49-year-old Moy-Lyn Williams-Topping at her home in Seaview district, St Elizabeth. Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon