JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Updated: 52 min 35 sec ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Rains pelted a section of Mandeville, Manchester, earlier today, leaving a few roads inundated.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to spend $1.3 billion this fiscal year to increase its fleet at Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is assuring pensioners that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will continue to remain viable.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie says he will welcome assistance from Jamaican educators, in the development of the Ethiopian school system.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Monday, April 25, ended trading at J$122.68, up by one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) – A delegation from the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) has ended a fact finding visit here offering Suriname a loan of US$1.75 billion, Finance Minister Gilmore Hoefdraad has announced.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for Works, Everald Warmington, is on Tuesday set to tour the roadways in Portland that were recently damaged during heavy rainfall.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed constitutional reform to cut short the term of President Nicolas Maduro, according to a written judgement.
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The main Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says it plans to make St Lucia a republic if it wins the next general election and replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as the island’s head of state.
ST ANN, Jamaica — The St Ann police have added J$100,000 to the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and charge of 50-year-old Brian Forbes, otherwise called ‘QQ’, of Drumily district, St Ann.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) — An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country — men are just trying to please their greedy wives.
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man and a woman were yesterday found dead in a motor car on Meadowvale Drive in Portmore, St Catherine.
PARIS, France (AFP) – The UN's health agency warned Monday of the potential for a "marked increase" in Zika infections, and the spread of the virus to new parts of the world, even as the outbreak declines in Brazil.
ST ANN, Jamaica – The Brown's Town police are investigating the deaths of two sisters, whose bodies were found on Sunday after a fire destroyed their house in Cross Roads, Lawrence Park district, St Ann.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) – From exploding hoverboards to cancer-causing children's pyjamas, the EU on Monday warned of a tide of dangerous products for sale with most still coming from China.
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging members of the church community to play a positive role in making a difference in Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated his commitment to supporting Red Stripe’s Project Grow, an initiative through which the company plants cassava for use in the brewing of its beer.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (CATT) says more than 900 children have been sexually abused during a nine-month period.
The heavy rain which has pelted the parish of Portland over the last four days might have eased but the damage caused is just coming to light.
Fisherman Patrick Tyrell believes that widespread pollution, piracy and existing fishing regulations are all factors contributing to the decline of the fishing industry.