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$17-m Montego Bay welcome sign to be ready by December

Monday, November, 19 2018 10:27 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, officials from his ministry and Montego Bay city leaders, over the weekend laid blocks to symbolise the commencement of a project to create a new welcome sign at the roundabout in the vicinity of the Sangster International... Read More

St Catherine man electrocuted

Monday, November, 19 2018 9:54 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A St Catherine man was electrocuted yesterday while attempting to cut down a tree in his community. Read More

Spencer says high percentage of inmates passing CSEC exams

Monday, November, 19 2018 9:32 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy Leader for Area Council 3, Rudyard Spencer, says that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been focusing on educating people detained in the island's prisons. Read More

Holness sees more good than bad in JCF

Monday, November, 19 2018 9:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that despite all the bad things being said about the Jamaican police force, there are more good than bad officers in the force. Read More

6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

Monday, November, 19 2018 8:46 am    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Six people were killed and at least five others were wounded Sunday during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan program that provided the country with subsidised oil, police said. Read More

PNP criticises JLP conference, says Holness offered no new policies

Monday, November, 19 2018 7:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —†The People's National Party (PNP) has criticised the Jamaica Labour Party's 75th†Annual Conference, stating that much of the podium presentations were used to rebrand the†“poverty to prosperity”†slogan. The Opposition Party, in a statement... Read More

Prayer for the day

Monday, November, 19 2018 6:48 am    

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit,†that my thoughts may all be holy.Move in me, Holy Spirit,†that my work, too, may be holy.Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,†that I may love only what is holy.Strengthen... Read More

'The Jamaicans' Norris Weir has died

Sunday, November, 18 2018 4:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Norris Weir, a member of The Jamaicans rocksteady group that won the 1967 Festival Song Competition with Ba Ba Boom, died in Port St Lucie, Florida on Friday.Fay Weir, his wife of over 50 years, told OBSERVER ONLINE that he died from a blood clot in his... Read More

'Sad' Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

Sunday, November, 18 2018 4:31 pm    

PARADISE, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump expressed sadness Saturday at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, which has killed 76 and left more than 1,200 listed... Read More

Traffic changes effected along Constant Spring Road

Sunday, November, 18 2018 4:21 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says effective today, traffic changes will be made along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.NWA said the change will be in effect between the intersection of Hillman Road and Oliver Road, Manor Park. Read More

JLP Conference: $500m housing programme for the poor — PM

Sunday, November, 18 2018 4:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced that his Administration is designing a social housing programme valued at $500 million to house the country's 'poor' people. Read More

Ambassador Marks urges eligible J'cans to become US citizens

Sunday, November, 18 2018 3:24 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States — Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks is urging eligible Jamaicans residing in the US to take the necessary steps to become US citizens as a means of stemming the high number of deportations to the island, particularly among young males with... Read More

JLP Conference: Holness concerned about police wage talks

Sunday, November, 18 2018 3:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is very concerned about the wage negotiations between the Government and the Police Federation. Read More

Pope decries that 'wealthy few' feast on what belongs to all

Sunday, November, 18 2018 2:21 pm    

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that "the wealthy few" enjoy what, "in justice, belongs to all" and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Read More

Biodiversity conference sounds alarm about protecting coral reefs in the Caribbean

Sunday, November, 18 2018 12:41 pm    

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (CMC) — A new coalition of organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been launched to galvanise global leadership to focus on the urgent need to protect coral reefs in the Caribbean and other places from extinction within... Read More


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