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UWI Labour studies Institute to Discuss Role of IDT on Wednesday7:45 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A public debate on the role of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is scheduled for the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute, UWI Open Campus... Read More

District Constable suspect in attempted shooting of Manchester businessman7:25 am
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent David White, says a district constable is one of two suspects held in relation to the...... Read More

Subtropical Storm Andrea expected to weaken 7:18 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says at 5:00 am, the centre of Subtropical Storm Andrea was located near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 69.0...... Read More

Prayer for the day 7:12 am
Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen... Read More

O-Wrap: Mother of 5-y-o charged with production of child porn... NWA issues relocation notice in St Mary... May 21st Wolmer's Day 6:03 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:... Read More

World 100m hurdles record holder confirmed for Racers Adidas Grand Prix 9:43 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - American 100m hurdles world record holder Kendra Harrison has been confirmed for the Racers Adidas Grand Prix set for Saturday, June 8.... Read More

Titchfield student dead, 23 injured in bus crash 7:25 pm
PORTLAND, Jamaica -- At least one student from Titchfield High School is dead and 23 others injured after the minibus they were traveling in plunged into a ravine.... Read More

Forex: J$135.49 to one US dollar 5:59 pm
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NEWS

Beware Israeli spying technology, Bunting tells PNP supporters

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is warning Jamaicans to be vigilant in the face of what he says could be a plan by... Read More

Observer graduation gifts to 180 inner-city school students
The Jamaica Observer is providing 180 students from 15 schools, mostly in inner-city communities, with outfits to attend their graduation proms at the end of this academic...... Read More

Mother of 'missing' child charged
DETECTIVES assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) say a five-year-old boy who has been purported to be missing in...... Read More

Jamaica raps regional insurance facility at Geneva confab
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Jamaica's Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed his displeasure with the operations of the Caribbean Catastrophe...... Read More

SPORT

Leon Bailey in Gold Cup provisional 40-man roster

Bayer Leverkusen's winger Leon Bailey has been named in Jamaica's provisional 40-man roster submitted to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean... Read More

Evan Harmeling sneaks away with BMW Jamaica Classic golf tourney
ROSE HALL, St James — Evan Harmeling sunk a dramatic birdie on the final hole on Sunday to win the most exciting edition of the BMW Jamaica Classic PGA...... Read More

Simmons' resignation paves way for possible return
LONDON, England (CMC) — The decision by Phil Simmons to step down as head coach of Afghanistan after the ICC World Cup has opened up the possibility of a return...... Read More

Grange urges Girlz to strike hard in France
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has told the Reggae Girlz that the entire nation is behind them as they...... Read More

BUSINESS

BOJ pushes for increased spending

DAYS after announcing a two percentage point reduction in the cash reserve requirement to 7 per cent, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has announced plans to lower the rate... Read More

Ford to cut 7,000 jobs, 10% of global salaried staff
NUEVA York, United States (AFP) — Ford plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or 10 per cent of its global salaried workforce, as part of a reorganization as it revamps its...... Read More

Sprint, T-Mobile mega-merger gets nod from key US official
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The top official at the US communications regulator on Monday announced his support for the proposed US$26 billion merger...... Read More

Big Plans For Bellefield Great House
The Montego Bay-based father and son entrepreneurial team of Robbie Josephs Sr and Robbie Josephs Jr recently started their new project, Bellefield Great House Ltd, in the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Jesus Christ' rocks Kingston

You might have heard the story of Jesus' crucifixion, but have you ever seen it told to rock and roll music? If not, then Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by David... Read More

The Skints swim to Billboard's top
British reggae quartet The Skints enter the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart at number one this week with Swimming Lessons with opening sales of 434...... Read More

Lan Deezl aims for stars
Emerging deejay Lan Deezl is hoping his latest single, Fi Yu Body , will propel him into the...... Read More

Macka B scores against racism
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COLUMNS

Are they among us?

We have all by now forgotten the tragedy that occurred last Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, a country which, like Jamaica, is a member of the... Read More

Mental illness requires adequate management
Last Sunday, it was reported that a woman and her grandson had been chopped to death by her mentally ill son in Trelawny. This is yet another warning...... Read More

The refreshing honesty of Ackaisha Green
Who says good news doesn't sell? We just can't get enough of the praise being heaped on the humble Ackaisha Green for her honesty. It was the Jamaica Observer, which...... Read More

The Integrity Commission's obscure mission
I listened with deep shock and disappointment on Monday, May 13, 2019 as the Integrity Commission presented itself at its first press conference since its establishment...... Read More

REGIONAL

Compassionate Care Programme going well, says SRHA

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) — which has responsibility for Clarendon, Manchester, and St Elizabeth — says... Read More

Concrete to replace broken rails on Lacovia Bridge
LACOVIA, St Elizabeth — The National Works Agency (NWA) says plans are in place to correct an increasingly dangerous situation affecting the bridge which spans...... Read More

Councillor airs plans for Bellefield Division
BELLEFIELD, Manchester — The focus was on water, but Councillor Mario Mitchell (People's National Party, Bellefield Division) grabbed the opportunity to bring...... Read More

Who will take the crown?
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — On Sunday, June 2, seven young women here will be vying for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Manchester Festival Queen...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Giving Senator Matthew Samuda a (free) lesson

Senator Matthew Samuda, head of communications for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), could learn a thing or two about how he signals what is... Read More

Come down hard on litterbugs
In Mandeville, a clearly annoyed Mr Floyd Green, Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Western and a junior minister, called for those seen carelessly disposing...... Read More

Reggae Girlz need our long-term support
We note the pledge by Miss Khadija Shaw that the Reggae Girlz will make Jamaica proud at the FIFA Women's World Cup next month.... Read More

No more speaking with 'water in the mouth', NWC
Finally , we are starting to see signs that some amount of thought is being engaged in dealing with the water crisis that has been plaguing Jamaicans...... Read More

AUTO

Protect children, appeals PM Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing for good judgement to be exercised on the nation's roads, as he condemned the indiscipline and offensive...... Read More

Customers to gain from JAA merger
Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) Advance cardholders can now receive the full benefits of JAA membership, says Gheildon Wright, JAA manager,...... Read More

Fuelling The Future
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