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O-Wrap: JTA rejects wage offer…New cardiac facility at Bustamante hospital… 570 criminal records expunged 7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. JTA unanimously rejects government's wage offer Read More

Two senior FLA managers sacked 9:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) this afternoon dismissed two senior managers, one of whom was a director, as part of what sources close to the agency said is a major management shake-up.... Read More

Panama to require visa for Venezuelans amid crisis 9:18 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's president says his country will begin requiring an entry visa for Venezuelans beginning in October as their homeland slips deeper into crisis.... Read More

Women urged to dispel misconceptions that hold them back 9:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Wife of the Prime Minister, Juliet Holness, is imploring women to dispel misconceptions that prevent them from realising their true potential.... Read More

Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 8:55 pm    

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Hong Kong raised its highest storm warning Wednesday as Severe Typhoon Hato brought the city to a standstill, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy rain and winds pummelled the territory. Read More

St James man held with lottery scamming paraphernalia — police

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 8:39 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — An alleged lottery scammer was arrested and charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act this morning by detectives assigned to the Lottery Scam Taskforce in St James. Read More

Gov't committed to knowledge-based society — Wheatley

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 7:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the Government is committed to a knowledge-based digital society whereby Jamaicans, particularly youth, have greater access to technology. Read More

PCJ and OUR sign MOU to stage first natural gas conference

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 7:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been inked by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) establishing a partnership to host Jamaica's first natural gas conference. Read More

Caribbean urged to fully embrace digital technology

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 6:49 pm    

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Guyana's Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, on Tuesday said that the Caribbean needs to commit to digital developments in the media, warning that telecommunications and digital technology are changing rapidly. Read More

Britain hints at EU court ties even after Brexit

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 6:35 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The European Court of Justice should not have "direct jurisdiction" in Britain after Brexit, the government said Tuesday, in what opponents labelled a "climbdown" from calls to sever ties completely. Read More

Tertiary students urged to use critical thinking to advance country

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 6:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, is urging students to use tertiary training for the advancement of the country, through critical thinking. Read More

Venezuela asks pope for help against 'military threat' from US

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 5:33 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Tuesday for Pope Francis's support against a "military threat" from the United States, as international pressure mounts over the deadly political crisis Caracas is facing. Read More

Forex: J$128.54 to one US dollar

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 22, ended trading at J$128.54 up by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Former Tropical Storm Harvey could re-emerge, threaten Texas coast

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 5:02 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Forecasters say resurgent remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey could threaten Texas late this week. Read More

CPL: Gayle, Lewis keep Patriots winning streak alive — full report

Tuesday, August, 22 2017 4:38 pm    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Half-centuries from captain Chris Gayle and his opening partner, Evin Lewis, propelled in-form St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to a handsome 37-run victory over reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs in their Caribbean Premier League here Monday night. Read More


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