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Correction: World Record holder Maurice Allen for Johnnie Walker Charity Golf Tourney

5 hours 17 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- On Sunday, July 13, 2014 in an article entitled World Record holder Maurice Allen for Johnnie Walker Charity Golf Tourney, in the Sports Section, the Jamaica Observer erroneously reported that Allen had won several Long Drive titles between 2011 and 2013.

OBSERVER ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT: Car wash business cutting staff to stay afloat in drought

5 hours 28 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- As the terrible drought continues across Jamaica and National Water Commission (NWC) restrictions are imposed, the viability of maintaining a car wash business has come to the fore.

Body of 73-y-o stuck in St Elizabeth cave

5 hours 37 min ago
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – The St Elizabeth police and other local authorities are uncertain about their next step in trying to remove the body of a 73 year-old man from a deep cave at Retirement district, close to Maggotty in the parish’s north-west.

Bermuda newspaper to close after 50 years

6 hours 21 min ago
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)--The Bermuda Sun newspaper will be closing after 50 years due to financial constraints.

Senate passes Bill to validate Portmore’s acting mayor, council

7 hours 4 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)--A Bill to validate and indemnify the official activities of the Portmore Municipal Council and the Acting Mayor, Leon Thomas, was passed in the Senate on July 25. 

FOREX: $112.87 to one US dollar

7 hours 47 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Friday, July 25, ended trading at J$112.87 up four cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Defence presents letter to prove Miller was acting on police authority

9 hours 2 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The defence in the trial of the Reverend Al Miller on Friday presented a letter that Miller had published in the daily newspapers shortly after the 2010 security forces incursion into Tivoli Gardens in search of fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP

10 hours 41 min ago
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Friday announced his resignation as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) which he has led as Prime Minister for 14 years.

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!

10 hours 50 min ago
Atkinson clocked a time of 30.67 seconds.

High-rank police officer questioned in MOCA anti corruption raid

11 hours 4 min ago
Police say the number of people held in the operation has moved to five including the policeman.

UPDATE: Lawyer exits business place as anti-corruption raid continues

13 hours 21 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Attorney at Law Abe Dabdoub was Friday morning seen leaving a business place in the Corporate Area where members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) police team are carrying out a search, part of an operation that spans several parishes.

St Lucia petrol company sends home 60 workers

13 hours 40 min ago
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) -- Approximately 60 employees of Buckeye St Lucia Terminal Limited, the company which bought Hess Oil operations here, had their services terminated Thursday.

Former KC cricket coach Roy Mclean dies

13 hours 58 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica --Roy McLean former cricket coach at Kingston College has died.

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport

14 hours 22 min ago
MONTREAL (AFP) - An Air Canada flight from Toronto was forced to circle the Tel Aviv airport before landing Friday after rockets were fired over the Israeli capital, an airline spokeswoman said.

Prominent official being questioned in MOCA anti-corruption raid

14 hours 39 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A prominent corporate official is among several people being questioned this morning after they were held by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force, (MOCA) the Financial Investigation Division (FID) and the police Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in a series of operations in the Corporate Area and Portland.

Nigerian Internet fraudster fleeces people seeking jobs online

15 hours 21 min ago
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.

Manchester businessman shot dead

16 hours 9 min ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- A Manchester businessman was Thursday night (July 24) shot dead.

MOCA, FID, ACB in early morning anti-corruption raid in Corporate Area, Portland

16 hours 19 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA), the Financial Investigation Division (FID) and the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) are currently carrying out simultaneous operations in sections of the Corporate Area and Portland.

Jamaican woman convicted for marriage fraud

17 hours 19 min ago
TAMPA, Florida (CMC) – The United States Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican woman has been found guilty of marriage fraud by a US federal jury.

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