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NWA launches new phase of Disaster Mitigation Programme

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:24 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has embarked on another phase of its Disaster Mitigation Programme which is valued at $95.8 million.According to the NWA, the new programme is being implemented in all parishes, and that this is the second such drain... Read More

Security forces going after gang leaders – Spencer

Thursday, September, 20 2018 9:19 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, says the Government is taking the formation and participation in gangs very seriously and the security forces will be going after gang leaders and apprehending them. Read More

Henry blames NWA, previous gov'ts for May Pen flooding

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:55 am    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Clarendon Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mike Henry, is blaming the National Works Agency (NWA) and previous governments for the continued flooding in sections of May Pen during periods of intense and extended rainfall, which he said was again the case earlier this... Read More

Schools urged to contact ministry for PEP support

Thursday, September, 20 2018 8:25 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — School administrators are being advised to call on the Education, Youth and Information Ministry for any additional support they may require in the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). Read More

US identifies two Trinidadian nationals as financiers of ISIS

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:43 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States has named two Trinidad and Tobago nationals as financiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read More

Weather forecast: Brace for more rain this afternoon, tomorrow

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:23 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a high pressure ridge is building across Jamaica and is expected to dominate weather conditions today. Read More

Denham Town residents provided with IDs

Thursday, September, 20 2018 7:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says that up to 80 per cent of adults living in Denham Town, Kingston, now have at least one form of identification (ID) through intervention under the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO). Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, September, 20 2018 6:29 am    

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendour and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Read More

O-Wrap: Woman killed with golf club... Denham Town ZOSO extended... TPDCo on anti-harassment campaign

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 7:00 pm    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Man beats woman to death with golf club in Trelawny Read More

St Catherine SOE extended for another three months

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 7:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  The House of Representatives has extended the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division for another three months. Read More

Forex: J$136.56 to one US dollar

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 5:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, September 19 ended trading at J$136.56 down by six cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gas prices up by $0.59, diesel down $0.25

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 4:49 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and a decrease in the price of diesel, effective Thursday September 20, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from PetroJam. Read More

UPDATE: No result in Windies v South Africa, 2nd ODI

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 4:41 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The second One-Day International of the three-match series between West Indies and South Africa ended in a no-result, following persistent rain at Kensington Oval here Wednesday. Read More

More modifications to traffic management plan coming — NWA

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 4:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to tweak its traffic management plan in Kingston and St Andrew, more change are to come starting this weekend. Read More

US ready to negotiate with N Korea 'immediately' — Pompeo

Wednesday, September, 19 2018 4:04 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed Pyongyang's "important commitments" made by Pyongyang during Wednesday's inter-Korean summit, adding Washington was ready to begin negotiating immediately to achieve the denuclearisation of North Korea by January... Read More




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