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Ocean management council supports plastic ban, calls for suitable alternatives

Friday, September, 21 2018 9:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Council on Ocean and Coastal Zone Management (NCOCZM), while expressing full support for the Government's recent announcement of the imminent ban on single use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, says there is a need to find suitable alternatives to the... Read More

Reid assures that PEP students will have enough material

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Parents of students sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) are being assured that enough materials will be provided to adequately prepare students for the upcoming examination. Read More

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NY day care centre

Friday, September, 21 2018 8:11 am    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care centre in New York City.Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4:00 am Friday at a home in Queens. Read More

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:39 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Read More

J'can student gets $5m scholarship to study in China

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican student, Tagera Ottey has received a $5-million scholarship to study medicine in the People's Republic of China, courtesy of China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm). Speaking at a send-off for the student at the Office of the Prime... Read More

Weather forecast: Expect more showers today

Friday, September, 21 2018 7:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a tropical wave is expected to move across the island today, influencing weather conditions. Read More

Prayer for the day

Friday, September, 21 2018 6:57 am    

Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul. Read More

O-Wrap: 'Fast, pray', Police Federation urges members... Contact ministry for PEP support... Man kills wife, attempts suicide

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:00 pm    

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

Barbados names pop star Rihanna as Ambassador

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:49 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Read More

Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport — police

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:33 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport. Read More

Young St Catherine pastor shot dead in church

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down this evening while teaching a class at the church. Read More

UPDATE: Fishermen in Colombia cleared for return to Jamaica — Johnson Smith

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says the 28 Jamaican fishermen who were rescued by the Colombian Coast Guard and taken to San Andres, following a fire on their vessel last Thursday, have been cleared to return home. Read More

Country must remain focused on debt reduction, finance minister says

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:46 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says Jamaica must remain focused on further debt reduction and maintaining fiscal credibility over the long term, in order to avoid a reverse of the gains in these areas. Read More

Wisynco wants five-year transition before styro/plastic ban

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of Wisynco, William Mahfood, saying that his company is in support of the Government on the matter of recycling and removal of damaging materials to the environment, insisted that a suggested five-year transition period would be a workable... Read More


Thursday, September, 20 2018 6:35 pm    

A statement by Jamaicans For Justice published on our website earlier Thursday made a number of accusations against the University Hospital of the West Indies as well as Doctors Peter Glegg, Michelle Reece-Mills and Kushmar. Read More




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