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Bolt to hand over $1m to Walker's Place of Safety

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Multiple World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt will be donating $1 million to assist the wards of the state who have been displaced due to the fire at Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew, last night.Chairman of the Usain Bolt Foundation, Winsome... Read More

Trump's doctor says president 'healthy,' has no cognitive issues

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever," according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday.Trump's critics have openly questioned... Read More

UPDATE: Gov't to review management procedures at places of safety

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to review the policies and procedures surrounding the management of childcare facilities, following an early-morning fire at the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Road in Kingston today (January 16).This was stated by Prime... Read More

Mona Business School using digital solutions to address youth unemployment in Haiti

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), is collaborating with regional and international partners to research and address the challenge of the sustainable delivery of online education and digital skills training, the institution has said.The... Read More

O-Wrap: 2 perish in children's home fire... East Kingston top cop transferred... Women's bobsled team hailed

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Two children killed as fire guts Walker's Place of SafetyIt has been reported that two children who were housed at Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston perished... Read More

Jamaica, Mexico sign MoU on multi-destination tourism

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica and Mexico on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to concretise a multi-destination marketing arrangement, which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing between Jamaica's Minister of... Read More

Local Govt minister expresses sadness over deadly Place of Safety fire

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed “deep regret” at the death of two juvenile wards at Walker's Place of Safety here, following a devastating fire this morning.“I am advised that efforts... Read More

Gayle headlines Windies stars in auction

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — Superstar Chris Gayle headlines several top-tier West Indies players who will join over 1 000 players in the highly anticipated Indian Premier League auction scheduled for month end.The veteran left-hander was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore... Read More

J'cans urged to make healthier food choices

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With Jamaica's obesity rates increasing by one per cent each year, the Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, is urging more Jamaicans to make healthier food choices. Speaking at an obesity-prevention programme stakeholder meeting at the Spanish... Read More

Forex: J$124.96 to one US dollar

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 16, ended trading at J$124.96 up by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$99.94 up from J$98.52 while the British pound... Read More

St Lucia man arrested in cocaine bust

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Police have arrested a St Lucian following the seizure of one pound of cocaine at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny yesterday.The drug has an estimated street value of $625 million, police have said. Read More

Janice Budd funeral set for January 27

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The thanksgiving service for former journalist Janice Budd will be held on Saturday, January 27 at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston, beginning at 10:00 am. Budd's family in expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support has encouraged those who will be... Read More

UPDATE: NPTAJ calls for safety audit on all children's home

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) is calling on the Government to immediately, if not already done, undertake a safety audit on all children's homes and other places of safety whether private or public.The call follows last night's... Read More

We want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US — Trump

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere," according to participants at a White House meeting – a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "s...hole... Read More

Gov't, Opposition to discuss partnership on crime

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague says the Opposition People's National Party and its local government personnel have agreed to meet in an effort to forge partnerships and a consensus to tackle the island's crime problem. Montague indicated that... Read More



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