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U17 Boyz defeat Cuba 3-0, advance to CFU final

7 hours 45 min ago
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica advanced to the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under -17 Championship after defeated Cuba 3-0 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium Friday.

Venezuela interior minister sacked after clashes

7 hours 52 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abruptly replaced his interior minister on Friday, weeks after violent clashes in Caracas which left five people dead.

St Andrew Rotaract Club hosts annual cancer benefit concert Sunday

7 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Rotaract Club of St Andrew will on Sunday host its annual Live For Faith concert, proceeds from which will go towards the Consie Walters Cancer Care Unit and Hospice at St Joseph’s Hospital in the parish.

Firestorm over White House security after new fence jump

7 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - For once, the debate gripping Washington is not about party politics.

French unemployment hits new record

7 hours 57 min ago
PARIS, France (AFP) - Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published Friday showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits.

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

8 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of the disease in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.

Motorist in St Elizabeth hit-and-run surrenders to police

8 hours 13 min ago
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The motorist involved in the hit-and-run on the Siloah main road in St Elizabeth Wednesday, which claimed the life of 57-year-old Rainford Findlay and injured his six-year-old daughter, has turned himself in to the Santa Cruz police.

A revolution in thinking needed to solve Jamaica’s problems — Holness

8 hours 23 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness believes that there is hope for Jamaica’s growth and development but insists there needs to be a revolution in thinking and approach to finding solutions to problems facing the nation.

Forex: J$112.68 to one US dollar

9 hours 22 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, October 24, ended trading at J$112.68, up two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Information minister lauds NCU

10 hours 2 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, has lauded the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for continuing to produce high academic achievers, who have made their mark worldwide.

UPDATE: Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

10 hours 34 min ago
BAMAKO, (AFP) - A two-year-old girl died of Ebola in Mali on Friday, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation, a source in the prime minister's office told AFP.

UPDATE: Body found in car at Kingston gas station

10 hours 45 min ago
His sister, Jennifer Markland, who was on the scene, confirmed his identity to OBSERVER ONLINE.

Court reserves judgement on Peter Bunting case

10 hours 56 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in the judicial review of a decision by Security Minister Peter Bunting’s to deport Curaçao national Shurendy Quant last year April, in breach of a court order.

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

11 hours 1 min ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada’s Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday.

Body found in car at Kingston gas station

11 hours 54 min ago
The body was found about two hours ago and the police called to the scene.

China Harbour says diesel fuel stolen from Steer Town site 

12 hours 18 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) says that (800) litres of diesel fuel were stolen from its Steer Town Highway 2000 site in St. Ann on Monday (October 20).

UPDATE: Student wounds six, kills self in US school shooting

13 hours 15 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A student opened fire at a US school Friday, injuring as many as six people before killing himself, the Seattle Times reported, citing law enforcement sources.

6-yo dies in hit-and-run accident

13 hours 28 min ago
HANOVER, Jamaica – A six-year-old boy died Thursday night following a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident along Harding Hall main road in Hanover.

Caribbean health a‎uthority to host infectious substance training

13 hours 36 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) says it will host workshops geared at strengthening the Caribbean’s ability to prepare and respond to outbreak situations such as the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

13 hours 59 min ago
MARYSVILLE, Washington (AP) — Police have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.

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