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O-Wrap: $17-m MoBay sign... PNP criticises JLP conference... St Catherine man electrocuted 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1.. $17-m MoBay welcome sign to be ready by December Read More

Grange announces new Boards for IPL, INSPORTS and SDF 5:36 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Independence Park Limited (IPL), Institute of Sports Limited (INSPORTS) and Sports Development Foundation (SDF).... Read More

Forex: J$126.46 to one US dollar 5:27 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, November 19 ended trading at J$126.46 down by 26 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.... Read More

McNeill calls for openness about new $17-m MoBay sign 4:57 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) shadow minister of tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is questioning the cost of a new welcome sign in Montego Bay, St James, which is to be completed in December.... Read More

Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters — study

Monday, November, 19 2018 4:41 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — By century's end, many parts of the world may have to cope with up to six climate catastrophes at once, ranging from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges, researchers warned Monday. Read More

UPDATE: Streetlights along Mandela Highway back in operation — NWA

Monday, November, 19 2018 4:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the streetlights along Mandela Highway are back in operation.The lights became inoperable after circuit breakers were removed by thieves. Read More

Caricom reiterates support for WTO

Monday, November, 19 2018 4:01 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping has reiterated its support for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) amid growing concerns to the multilateral trading system. Read More

Shaw lauds Salada's $200-m coffee initiative

Monday, November, 19 2018 3:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has commended Salada Foods Jamaica for its $200-milliom injection into the coffee industry with the advance purchase of 25,000 boxes of local coffee cherries. Read More

Health ministry supports conditional use of cannabis for research, medicinal purposes

Monday, November, 19 2018 3:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes, where scientific evidence validates their benefits and effectiveness in treating... Read More

Vaz to nominate late Earl Levy for national honour

Monday, November, 19 2018 3:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament (MP) for West Portland Daryl Vaz today indicated that he will be nominating former hotelier, the late Earl Levy for next year's national honours and awards. Read More

Search for human remains continues in California as toll hits 77

Monday, November, 19 2018 2:53 pm    

CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire took on a new urgency Monday as rain in the forecast threatened to complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters. Read More

PNP women call for strengthening of Family Court to deal with violence against women, children

Monday, November, 19 2018 1:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) Women's Movement is calling on the Government to strengthen and broaden the scope of the Family Court, as part of efforts to deal with cases of violence against women and children. Read More

TAJ prosecutes taxpayer for unlawfully collecting GCT

Monday, November, 19 2018 1:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) today reported that a man was hauled before the court last month after it was found that the business which he operates was unlawfully collecting general consumption tax (GCT) from customers while not being a registered... Read More

Mandela Highway without streetlights due to theft — NWA

Monday, November, 19 2018 12:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says all the circuit breakers that power the streetlights along Mandela Highway have been stolen, leaving the four-kilometre stretch of roadway without lights. Read More

CNN says White House preparing to eject reporter again

Monday, November, 19 2018 11:02 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — CNN said Monday it asked for a new emergency hearing to allow its reporter Jim Acosta to remain at the White House, saying officials are threatening to again revoke his press pass. Read More


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