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Prayer for the day

Tuesday, September, 18 2018 6:29 am    

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Read More

O-Wrap: Ban on plastics January... Bomb threat at Supreme Court... PM announces Three Miles bypass

Monday, September, 17 2018 6:59 pm    

In case you missed it, here are Observer Online top ten stories for the day. Read More

Two Westmoreland men murdered in separate incidents

Monday, September, 17 2018 6:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two Westmoreland  men were killed in separate incidents between Sunday night and early Monday morning. Read More

Truck driver murdered at Riverton dump

Monday, September, 17 2018 5:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police today reported that a truck driver was shot dead and a woman shot and injured by unknown assailant/s at the Riverton City Landfill, Kingston 11 on Saturday. Read More

Forex: J$136.60 to one US dollar

Monday, September, 17 2018 5:43 pm    

The US dollar on Monday, September 17 ended trading at J$136.60 down by 14 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Barbados switches to E-passports

Monday, September, 17 2018 4:34 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados today announced that it is phasing out machine-readable passports in favour of electronic passports, following a recommendation by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) as the new standard to be adopted for travel document... Read More

Student killed in Westmoreland

Monday, September, 17 2018 3:26 pm    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a 16-year-old student was shot dead in Grange Hill, Westmoreland this morning.The deceased has been identified as Shamar “JT” Tomlinson from the Crowder district. Read More

JET welcomes ban on plastics, Styrofoam

Monday, September, 17 2018 2:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has welcomed the ban on single-use plastic bags and straws as well as Styrofoam, which is to take effective on January 1, 2019, but is calling on the Government to provide suitable alternatives for households that use plastic bags to... Read More

Transition complex for former wards of the State opens tomorrow

Monday, September, 17 2018 2:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A newly constructed Transitional Living Complex will be handed over to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) tomorrow, as the Government seeks to strengthen its transition programme for youth as they age out of State care into independent... Read More

Rail service from MoBay to Appleton to be revived soon

Monday, September, 17 2018 1:33 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says the rail service from Montego Bay to the Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth will be revived soon.Speaking at the launch of the Ride Jamaica Taxi Service Mobile App in Montego Bay on Friday, Read More

Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

Monday, September, 17 2018 1:28 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Coca-Cola said Monday it is studying the use of a key ingredient in marijuana in "wellness beverages," as a growing number of mainstream companies develop cannabis-infused drinks. Read More

UPDATE: Supreme Court to reopen at 2:00 pm

Monday, September, 17 2018 1:19 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Court Management Services (CMS) has informed that the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston will reopen at 2:00 pm this afternoon and all matters will proceed as scheduled.The court was this morning evacuated following a bomb threat. Read More

UTech announces $6-m scholarship for 60 students

Monday, September, 17 2018 12:41 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has disclosed that as part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations, it will disburse some $6 million in scholarships to 60 undergraduate students. Read More

PM announces new road to reduce congestion

Monday, September, 17 2018 12:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A number of changes to reduce the traffic congestion created by public road projects being carried out across the Corporate Area were announced this morning, by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Read More

UPDATE: Supreme Court to reopen as soon as building cleared

Monday, September, 17 2018 11:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Court Management Services (CMS) has advised that the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, which was this morning evacuated following a bomb threat, will reopen as soon as the authorities have completed their checks of the building. Read More



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