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Guyana Government concerned over use of mercury

Monday, February, 18 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — the Guyana Government says it remains concerned at the high use of mercury and has promised to work on providing an alternative, especially to indigenous communities involved in the mining industry. Read More

More Venezuelan aid heads to Colombia

Monday, February, 18 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump Administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using US military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department... Read More

Trinidadian oilfield workers confident of acquiring assets of oil refinery

Monday, February, 18 2019    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) says it remains “confident” that it would soon acquire the assets of the former State-owned oil refinery, PETROTRIN, whose operations were closed down by the Government late last... Read More

O-Wrap: Accused baby thief remanded... Parents held after 3-y-o dies... RUBiS closes Manor Park station

Monday, February, 18 2019    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Accused baby thief remanded, to undergo psychiatric Read More

Forex: J$133.60 to one US dollar

Monday, February, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, February 18 ended trading at J$133.60 down by 48 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Gov't to spend $1 billion on police vehicles

Monday, February, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has budgeted $1 billion to acquire motor vehicles and motorcycles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the 2019/2020 fiscal year. Read More

Jamaica's postal system to be upgraded

Monday, February, 18 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $35.872 million to a project aimed at increasing Jamaica Post's ability to control and improve mail processing and handling. Read More

British woman nabbed in $4-m cocaine bust

Monday, February, 18 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A British woman was arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of eight pounds of cocaine at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James last Thursday.She is Marjolyn Gayle, 57, a nurse's aid, of Nottingham, England. Read More

Windies Women trio make crucial gains in rankings

Monday, February, 18 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) – West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, along with the new-ball pair of Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell, have made important strides in the latest ICC women's one-day rankings released Monday. Read More

Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching regulations at sports court

Monday, February, 18 2019    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya on Monday accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of breaching confidentiality rules at a hearing that could define the rest of the South African's career. Read More

Seven MPs quit Labour Party as Brexit tensions mount

Monday, February, 18 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Seven MPs quit Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday, citing the leadership's support for Brexit and a growing culture of racism, intimidation and abuse. Read More

Accused baby thief remanded

Monday, February, 18 2019    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The woman accused of stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last month was remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. Read More

Elderly man hit by bus in Hanover, dies

Monday, February, 18 2019    

HANOVER, Jamaica — Investigators assigned to the Hanover Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision that claimed the life of an elderly man on the Green Island main road in Hanover on Saturday. Read More

Man held with illegal firearm in Hanover

Monday, February, 18 2019    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody on Saturday night following the seizure of a firearm during an operation along the Lucea main road, Hanover. Read More

Antigua gov't raises new concerns regarding Scotiabank sale

Monday, February, 18 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government has raised new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank operations here amid reports that the financial institution may be examining an alternative to paying severance to workers following the decision to sell its operations in... Read More



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