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Grenada names new ambassador to Caricom

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada has named a former magistrate and government minister as its new ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Read More

Education sector critical to country's development

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

MINISTER of Education, Youth, and Information Senator Ruel Reid has noted the importance of the education sector to the development of the country. Read More

Men in police garb massacred civilians in Haiti — witnesses

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighbourhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation. Read More

Man kills girl's parents, held daughter hostage for 88 days

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

WISCONSIN, USA (AP) — For nearly three months, prosecutors say, 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held in a remote woodland cabin and often forced to hide in a 2-foot space beneath her kidnapper's bed, going without food, water or a bathroom visit for hours, too terrified to flee from a... Read More

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

ARIZONA, USA (AP) — When her pay cheques dried up because of the partial g overnment shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on ... Read More

Deadly attack in Kenya

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital yesterday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. Witnesses reported seeing several... Read More

Today's horoscope — Janaury 16, 2019

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, January 16, 2019: This year you have many moments of reflection. You like stability, and you will hold on to it until the very last moment, when you are forced to let go. When you are flexible, you will be more content. If you are single, you could meet someone of... Read More

O-Wrap: Boat audit complete… High-risk inmates transferred from Fort Augusta… Mandela pipeline repaired

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

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

Forex: J$131.36 to one US dollar

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 16 ended trading at J$131.36 down by 22 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.58 up from J$99.59 while the British pound... Read More

House approves second supplementary estimates

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives yesterday approved the second supplementary estimates, which show that the administration is to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this fiscal year. Read More

Gas prices up $0.28, diesel up $0.37

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 17, according to the latest ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. Read More

Accused baby thief remanded

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday. Read More

British Gov't survives no-confidence vote

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's government saw off a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday, called after MPs overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal. Read More

140 buyers expected for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the 37th Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), being hosted in Jamaica later this month, will welcome 140 buyers. Read More

Haiti's opposition to protest vote on Maduro's presidency

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The opposition Pitit Dessalin party says it plans to stage a series of activities, including street demonstrations, to protest Haiti's decision to support an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution not recognising the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro... Read More



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