Miss Universe Iraq threatened after posting selfie with Miss Israel Online

Miss Universe Iraq threatened after posting selfie with Miss Israel Online

Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant. But all of that suddenly changed over a selfie seen around the world. Idan and Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman,…

Jamaica To Begin Banana Export To Trinidad

Jamaica To Begin Banana Export To Trinidad

STARTING Thursday, Jamaica will export one container of bananas per week to Trinidad and Tobago. A release from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries said Janet Conie, general manager of The Banana Board made the announcement at the Banana Day Observation and Farm Tours in Portland last Friday, and that the move is…

Police To Receive 97 New Vehicles

Police To Receive 97 New Vehicles

The police force will on Tuesday officially receive additional vehicles to help in its fight against crime. The 97 vehicles will be handed over Tuesday afternoon. National Security Minister Robert Montague, told RJR News that the vehicles, a mixture of new and used, will be distributed to police divisions across the island. According to the…

Funeral Service For Golden Crust CEO Today

A Thanksgiving service for the life of the late founder and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Lowell Hawthorne, takes place today in Brooklyn, New York. The service, which will be held at the Christian Cultural Center, located on Flatlands Avenue, is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am following a viewing of the…

Ninja Man Says “Thumbs Up, Your Honor” After Life Imprisonment Sentencing

Ninja Man Says “Thumbs Up, Your Honor” After Life Imprisonment Sentencing

Veteran dancehall artiste, Ninjaman, whose birth name is Desmond Ballentine, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston. Judge Martin Gayle handed down the sentence on the entertainer for the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson aka Ricky Trooper. Ballentine will not be eligible for parole until serving 25 years. In response…

Confirmed: Ian Boyne Has Died

Confirmed: Ian Boyne Has Died

Veteran journalist Ian Boyne has died. He died this morning after a brief period of illness. The highly respected and internationally acclaimed journalist whose career in all facets of media spans 30 years, was most known for his personality television series Profile — the longest running seasonal show on local television. It features successful and…

Handcuff Shortage Caused Delay In Ninja Man’s Sentencing Today

Handcuff Shortage Caused Delay In Ninja Man’s Sentencing Today

The sentencing for popular entertainer Ninja Man was a short while ago delayed as a result of a handcuff shortage facing police officers who were to escort the artiste along with other accused/prisoners to the courtroom, OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt. When his case was called before the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, an attorney…

KSAMC Councillors Air Dirty Laundry At Meeting

KSAMC Councillors Air Dirty Laundry At Meeting

Exchanges of goodwill for the holiday season at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) council meeting were brought to an abrupt end when two councillors from opposing political parties engaged in a nasty, prolonged tracing match over alleged political misdeeds. Deputy Mayor Winston Ennis, who was chairing the meeting…

North Coast Highway Closed As Sections Are Collapsing

North Coast Highway Closed As Sections Are Collapsing

The National Works Agency (NWA) has closed a section of the North Coast Highway near Hague, Trelawny because it is collapsing. Motorists travelling along the North Coast Highway towards Montego Bay or St Ann are advised to use the alternative route through the town of Falmouth. Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA Stephen…

St.Elizabeth: 83yro Rape Victim Dies

St.Elizabeth: 83yro Rape Victim Dies

An 83-year-old woman who was raped and beaten by men who broke into her house in Williamsfield, Watchwell, St. Elizabeth on Wednesday has died.  Cian Foster passed away yesterday at the Black River Hospital where she was being treated.  It’s reported that Miss Foster was alone at home when the men carried out the attack.  She was…