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Jamaica on track to achieve 30% energy from renewables — Holness

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years. Read More

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael — estimates

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 30 people in four states, as the storm made its way through the southeastern United States last week, new local estimates showed Tuesday. Read More

Shaw calls for increased investment in agriculture

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, is calling for a ramping up of private-sector investment in agriculture in order to ensure the nation's food security and to meet global demand. Read More

Caricom looking to Norway for assistance in reversing ODA criteria

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Tuesday urged Norway to continue its efforts to help reverse the criteria being used by the developed countries for providing small middle-income countries which have been affected by natural disasters. Read More

House approves extension of St James SOE

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives today approved the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No.4) Resolution 2018, which will extend the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James until January 31, 2019. Read More

Mount Salem ZOSO extended for 60 days

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives today approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James, for a period of 60 days. Read More

O-Wrap: IACHR to examine Jamaica's 'homophobic' laws... Cop accused of soliciting $50k... Windies coach Law banned

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

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

St Catherine teen mother, baby reported missing

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine North Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a teenager and her toddler who have been missing since Sunday, October 14. Read More

Forex: J$132.17 to one US dollar

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, October 16 ended trading at J$132.17 down by 38 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Trump says he's '100 per cent' sure to seek re-election

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Not that there was much doubt, but President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is sure to seek a second term in 2020."Yes, 100 per cent," Trump told Fox Business television in an interview due to air later in the day. Read More

Tufton to break ground for phase 2 of Chapelton Hospital renovation

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton is to break ground for further renovation to the Chapelton Hospital in Clarendon on Thursday. Read More

PHOTOS: NSWMA gets new garbage trucks

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

The Ministry Of Local Government and Community Development today handed over three compactor garbage trucks, each valuing a little under $25 million, to the National Solid Waste Management Authority for three of its regional entities. Read More

Special Education Policy before Cabinet — Reid

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid says the Special Education Policy, aimed at providing a framework to meet the educational needs of special students, is now before Cabinet for approval. Read More

Florida officials raise state's hurricane death toll to 16

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — Officials say 16 people died in Florida because of Hurricane Michael, doubling the numbers of deaths in the state The Associated Press had previously attributed to last week's storm. Read More

Top female blood donor achieves a century

Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the last 35 years, Jamaica's Top Female Blood Donor, Sonya Binns Lawrence, has been serving the nation in her own way, by donating blood three times per year. Read More



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