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Woman charged after allegedly attempting to collect dead mother's pension

Friday, July, 12 2019 9:30 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Investigators from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC) have arrested and charged a woman with breaches of the Larceny Act.In custody is 54-year-old Janet Jarrett, of Hillside Crescent in Kingston. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Have Mercy on Danielle Williams

Friday, July, 12 2019 9:15 am    

Dear Editor,I am kindly asking the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to have some mercy on Danielle Williams. And to forgive or pardon her, 70 times 7. Read More

Clarke says new Customs Bill will modernise Customs procedures

Friday, July, 12 2019 9:05 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says the newly tabled Customs Act is an effort to bring Jamaica's customs procedures into the modern era. Read More

O-Wrap: BOJ intervenes in FX market... PNP demands action against corruption... Grange to address issues affecting Reggae Girlz, federation

Thursday, July, 11 2019 7:00 pm    

 In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. BOJ intervenes in foreign exchange market Read More

Forex: J$136.33 to one US dollar

Thursday, July, 11 2019 6:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, July 11 ended trading at J$136.33 up by 85 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Security guard killed in St Ann crash

Thursday, July, 11 2019 4:30 pm    

ST ANN, Jamaica — A 31-year-old security guard died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash, on the AGR Byfield Highway, yesterday.The police have since identified him as Orando Watkis, of Lower Buxton, Browns Town, St Ann. Read More

Flooding, rains pound New Orleans ahead of potential hurricane

Thursday, July, 11 2019 4:20 pm    

NEW ORLEANS, United States (AFP) — Tropical storm Barry barrelled toward rain-soaked New Orleans Thursday as the city hunkered down for an ordeal that evoked fearful memories of 2005's deadly Hurricane Katrina.   Read More

Four more free wifi hotspots coming

Thursday, July, 11 2019 4:10 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says four more free public Wi-Fi hotspots will be established by the end of 2021. Read More

Grange working to address issues affecting Reggae Girlz, federation

Thursday, July, 11 2019 3:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, says efforts are being made to resolve issues currently affecting the National Senior Women's Football Team. Read More

Twitter investigating widespread outage

Thursday, July, 11 2019 2:55 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AP) — Twitter says it is investigating a problem with its service. Users across the US and elsewhere are not able to access Twitter. Read More

Minimum wage commission wants public feedback

Thursday, July, 11 2019 1:45 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Minimum Wage Commission is to engage the public in consultations on the minimum wage. Read More

CWC: England thump Australia to reach first World Cup final in 27 years

Thursday, July, 11 2019 1:11 pm    

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — England marched into the World Cup final for the first time in 27 years today, thrashing reigning champions Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston to set up a showdown with New Zealand. Read More

Flow Jamaica launches parental leave policy

Thursday, July, 11 2019 12:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Telecommunication giants Flow Jamaica is announcing the launch of a new parental leave policy which enhances its previous maternity leave benefit and adds a provision for birth partners, adoptive and foster parents. Read More

BOJ intervenes in foreign exchange market

Thursday, July, 11 2019 12:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says it has intervened in the foreign exchange market with an offer of US$30 million. Read More

Traffic to be diverted from Barbican Road this weekend

Thursday, July, 11 2019 12:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that it will be rerouting traffic, travelling in either directions west of Acadia Drive, from Barbican Road this weekend to prepare the road pavement along that section of the corridor. Read More


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