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Clarendon farmers diversifying crop production to be more climate resilient

Wednesday, August, 21 2019 9:05 am    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Over 300 farmers from nine communities in Clarendon have increased their awareness of climate change and its effects on agriculture. Read More

O-Wrap: Dunrobin stunt driver to apologise...Nurse murdered in Mandeville... Help wanted for St Elizabeth farmers

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 7:10 pm    

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

Forex: J$136.19 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 5:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 20 ended trading at J$136.19 up by 64 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Three-week traffic restriction along Junction Road in St Mary — NWA

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 4:41 pm    

ST MARY, Jamaica — The movement of traffic along the Junction road in St Mary will be restricted over the course of the next three weeks to facilitate the ongoing road rehabilitation project, the National Works Agency (NWA) has advised. Read More

Thousands flock Spice's back-to-school treat

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Far more people than Spice bargained for turned up at the Maverley Gospel Hall on Molynes Road in Kingston for the deejay's back-to-school treat a short while ago. Read More

EU, Britain clash over Johnson's Brexit backstop demand

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 4:11 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Britain and the EU clashed Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to scrap the Irish border backstop plan, as fears mount of a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit. Read More

Driver of Benz performing stunts at Dunrobin Ave intersection to apologise

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 3:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say they have contacted the driver of the black Mercedes Benz-AMG motor vehicle that was captured on video making a daring stunt at a busy intersection in the Corporate Area. Read More

Guyana teachers undergoing training to teach Venezuelan children

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 2:50 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it is training a number of teachers with the “necessary skills” to teach English as a second language to children of Venezuelan migrants fleeing the economic and political... Read More

Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 2:40 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity. Read More

High turbidity affecting St Thomas water supply — NWC

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 2:30 pm    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that customers in some sections of St Thomas are currently experiencing a disruption in their water supply as a result of high turbidity levels affecting operations at some... Read More

Transport Authority clarifies 'misinformation' about tracking devices in public passenger vehicles

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 1:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Transport Authority is seeking to clarify what it says is misinformation in the public domain regarding the number of companies that may be utilised by public passenger vehicle (PPV) operators to install tracking... Read More

Practical nurse murdered in Mandeville

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 12:30 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A 58-year-old practical nurse died in hospital Monday after being stabbed during an early morning robbery attempt as she walked to work in Mandeville. Read More

Give priority to safety and health of children, CAC urges parents

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 12:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging parents to prioritise the safety and health of their children during their back-to-school preparations. Read More

Woman rescued after vehicle plunges off Hellshire main road

Tuesday, August, 20 2019 11:50 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica —  Jamaica Defence Force soldiers this morning rescued a woman on the Hellshire main road in St Catherine after her motor vehicle ran off the road into nearby waters. Read More


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