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Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain — study

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new US study finds you're still better off in the long run. Read More

CSEC pass rate increases for public school students

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has reported an increase in the pass rate for students in public schools who sat the compulsory subjects of Mathematics and English Language in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) this year, when compared to 2017. Read More

Gun handed over to police following dispute in Kingston

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A firearm along with several rounds of ammunition were handed over to the police, following an alleged dispute between two men at a residence on Terrence Avenue, Kingston 20, this morning. Read More

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan' — study

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Paris, France (AFP) — Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. Read More

O-Wrap: Aretha Franklin dies… Alleged gang leader killed… KSAMC to remove illegal signs

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died Read More

Economy grew by 1.8% April to June quarter — PIOJ

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says the economy grew by an estimated 1.8 per cent for the April to June 2018 quarter, relative to the corresponding period last year. Read More

Forex: J$137.35 to one US dollar

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, August 16 ended trading at J$137.35 up by 15 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Walker's Place of Safety to be rebuilt as state-of-the-art facility

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the Walker's Place of Safety, which was destroyed by fire in January this year, will be a state-of-the-art facility once completed. Read More

Traffic diverted from a section of Hagley Park Road — NWA

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic heading towards Half-Way-Tree along Hagley Park Road has been diverted on to West Road and East Road to exit on to Hagley Park Road by way of either Elspeth Avenue or Carpenter... Read More

KSAMC to remove illegal signs

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) said it will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city. Read More

Use tax policy to incentivise water efficiency — G2K

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has suggested using tax incentives and discounts on building permit fees to promote the use of water-efficient plumbing and appliances. Read More

Grange sad at passing of Count Prince Miller

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of Jamaican singer and actor Count Prince Miller, who had been ill for some time. Read More

Count Prince Miller is dead

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican musical pioneer and actor Count Prince Miller is dead.Miller, who was ailing for some time, died in a UK hospital this morning. He was 83.His death was confirmed by filmmaker Lennie Little-White. Read More

Kingston hosts earn us$2.4 million from Airbnb service in 2017

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017. Read More

'World a little less bright' after Aretha Franklin's passing — Grange

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says after the death of the American singer, Aretha Franklin this morning, "the world is a little less bright ". Read More



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