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Latin American and Caribbean COVID-19 deaths top 150,0007:08 pm

LATIN America and the Caribbean topped 150,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, almost half of which have been recorded in Brazil, a tally by AFP... Read More

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again7:02 pm
BRAZIL (AFP) — Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro announced Wednesday that he still has the coronavirus, after undergoing a new test the day before.... Read More

Infant is country’s latest COVID-19 case7:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The country has recorded one new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours — an infant who arrived on a flight from the United States.... Read More

American Airlines notifies 25,000 workers of potential layoffs 6:52 pm
NEW YORK, USA (AFP) — American Airlines is notifying 25,000 workers that they could be furloughed beginning October 1, executives said Wednesday, the latest major carrier...... Read More

Twitter hack reaches Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Barack Obama 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, USA (AFP) — Twitter said it is working to fix a "security incident" after scammers hijacked high-profile accounts on Wednesday to dupe people out of...... Read More

Thousands receive birth certificates through World Bank funded programme 6:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — More than 6,000 Jamaicans from vulnerable communities across the island have received birth certificates through the Operation Certification Programme...... Read More

Kingston mayor wants review of Noise Abatement Act 6:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is calling for a review of the Noise Abatement Act in order to encourage more investment and bring greater order to...... Read More

32-y-o Portmore man Shankar Maragh missing since April6:20 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Thirty-two-year-old Shankar Maragh of Greater Portmore, St Catherine has been missing since April 27.... Read More

NEWS

Entertainment sector, day-care centres reopen July 21

THE Government yesterday announced the restart of live entertainment, as well as social activities, including summer camps and nurseries, on a trial basis, starting next... Read More

JTA calls on Government for SOE ...
WITH teachers of some privately run schools only receiving a fraction of their salaries over the past three months and none expected for the next two months, president...... Read More

Trump bows
BOSTON, United States (AP) — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump Administration yesterday rescinded a rule that...... Read More

10,000 meals for 10,000 families
Rainforest Seafoods and National Baking Company have combined to provide meals to 10,000 families islandwide in an initiative designed to reduce...... Read More

SPORT

JOA internship programme to bolster affiliates' business

The country's apex body for sport will expand its member services through the implementation of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Internship... Read More

United Way of Jamaica launches PSOJ COVID-19 Virtual Run
ONE hundred participants from Sherwin Williams West Indies have already registered for the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) COVID-19 Jamaica Response...... Read More

Black players allege 'racial divide' in South African cricket
Johannesburg, South Africa (AFP) — Racial divisions in South African cricket were laid bare yesterday when 30 black former international players...... Read More

MVP Track Club plans to adjust start time for next meet
Following on the success of Saturday's first track and field meet held in Jamaica since the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in March, the MVP Track Club will...... Read More

BUSINESS

Red Stripe makes quick and effective COVID-19 initiatives

RED Stripe has responded to the outbreak of COVID-19 by taking quick and decisive measures to deal with their team members and by keeping production going during the... Read More

Jamaica Broilers profits impaired by COVID-19
The Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) recorded a massive 41 per cent decline in net profits ending its 2019 financial year in May, recording $1.4 billion...... Read More

New medical facility opens today in Kingston
There is a new family medical facility in Jamaica, Health Renew Medical Center, which is the culmination of determination, financial risk, patriotism and defying the...... Read More

ATL Automotive and HEART/Trust NTA welcome new apprentices for internship programme
To further develop local talent, ATL Automotive Group through its training department, ATL Academy, in partnership with HEART Trust/NTA, welcomed six...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Calabash off till next year

There will be no Calabash International Literary Festival this year. Read More

Banana takes root on Billboard
DEEJAYS Conkarah and Shaggy are the first Jamaicans to top the Billboard Mexico Airplay chart. Their collaborative effort ...... Read More

Jsparks's promise fulfilled
FOUR years after winning the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Gospel Competition, singer Keneisha “Jsparks” Henry (nee Smith) has embarked on her...... Read More

Statue for Gregory
TODAY, Gregory “The Cool Ruler” Isaacs would have celebrated his 70th birthday. His widow, June Isaacs, believes it is time a statue of her late husband is...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Aunt Pat's Bar: Brewing opportunities
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MOM, I'm bored!
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Jodi-Ann Quarrie: All the possibilities
HAD Jodi-Ann Quarrie got into the Faculty of Law on her first try, she reckons she would not have become the woman she is today. This roadblock drove her to detour into...... Read More

COLUMNS

Jamaica needs to accelerate digital transformation

The world has entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution exemplified by the fusion of the digital, biological, and physical worlds, as well as the accelerated utilisation of new... Read More

Paula Llewellyn — A fine public servant
In a country riven with corruption and violent criminality as Jamaica is, the work of any director of public prosecution (DPP) is inevitably a...... Read More

I am not my hair or my skin
I write against the backdrop of unsettled racial tensions that have spread across countries as people who are angered by the oppression of blacks shout the call for...... Read More

A new day in Guyana
Sometimes it requires a personal rather than political or professional perspective to see beyond the borders of a seemingly divisive circumstance, and...... Read More

REGIONAL

Supporters weigh in on PNP, JLP candidates for St James Southern

The Jamaica Observer visited the battleground constituency of St James Southern last week, where the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Homer Davis and the People's National Party's... Read More

Man imprisoned without trial for over 20 years freed
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica—  One week after being granted bail, Abraham Lawrence, the mentally ill man who was imprisoned for over 20 years, this morning walked out of the St...... Read More

Driver, cyclist hospitalised after Manchester crash
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Two people have been hospitalised after a car collided with a bicycle along Manchester Road, near Avondale on the outskirts of Mandeville this...... Read More

CERTIFY THEM!
NEGRIL, Hanover - Hoteliers in the resort town of Negril whose businesses are certified as being COVID-19 protocol compliant, are calling on the Tourism Product...... Read More

EDITORIALS

This burning issue of electricity theft

We're not surprised that a number of Jamaicans staged a protest outside the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) head office in New Kingston last Saturday against the company's... Read More

International students, America good for each other
We are watching with great interest the potential fallout from last week's decision by the United States Administration to revoke or refuse visas for foreign students...... Read More

An achievement for the ages
Britain was among the winners when World War Two — easily among the worst man-made catastrophes in all history — ended in 1945.... Read More

What a day when we stamp out corruption
Jamaica's permanent pandemic comprises nepotism, cronyism and corruption which are rampant, widespread and unchecked.... Read More

AUTO

'Heart in my mouth'

SPIELBERG BEI KNITTLEFELD, Austria (AFP) — Defending six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton delivered one of his greatest qualifying performances in treacherous,... Read More

'It's about equality, not politics,' says Hamilton as six drivers refuse to take knee
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton insisted on Sunday (July 5) his fight against racism is “about equality and not politics or promotion” after...... Read More

Vettel should take 'a year off' — Red Bull advisor
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Sebastian Vettel should abandon hopes of racing in Formula One next year and take a break from the sport, influential Red Bull advisor...... Read More

Bottas can handle pressure
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday (July 5) that he has what it takes to win the Formula...... Read More

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