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Biden hails step allowing for 'smooth and peaceful transfer of power7:18 pm

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President-elect Joe Biden's team on Monday... Read More

Michigan certifies Biden election win — officials5:03 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Michigan's Board of State Canvassers officially certified Democrat Joe Biden's election victory in the state over Donald Trump on...... Read More

St James gets 79 new community health aides4:44 pm
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The St James Public Health Services' staff complement has been boosted with the addition of 79 newly graduated community health aides...... Read More

Forex: J$148.22 to one US dollar 4:27 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, November 23 ended trading at J$148.22 up by 15 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading...... Read More

Biden picks Cuba-born immigrant to lead Homeland Security 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President-elect Joe Biden signalled a sharp reversal Monday from Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies with the choice of Cuba-born...... Read More

US to start distributing experimental virus drug 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The US government on Tuesday will start distributing 30,000 doses of an experimental antibody drug to fight COVID-19, the one President...... Read More

Bravo confident bowlers, Blackwood and Campbell will do well 3:31 pm
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (CMC) — West Indies left-handed batsman Darren Bravo said he still had confidence in the West Indies Test bowling attack, though they struggled to...... Read More

Grants Pen Ford impassable due to rain3:09 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force is advising the public that Grants Pen Ford in St Andrew is now impassable due to heavy rain.... Read More

NEWS

New JetBlue flights leave Bartlett, Seiveright excited

MONTEGO BAY, St James — As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict severe damage to economies across the globe and significantly curb travel, Jamaica... Read More

Public health nurse: Change masks every four hours
A face mask has become a valuable commodity as people seek to protect themselves and their loved ones from contracting the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-...... Read More

Academics: Give us scientific data, not press releases
With talk of significant progress being made in taking a COVID-19 vaccine to market, even academics in the medical field are grappling with the decision about whether...... Read More

Grange leads violence against women, children fight
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange yesterday announced Jamaica's participation in this year's United Nation-led...... Read More

SPORT

Athletes hail timely 'Olympic Invest' by JOA

Olympic hopefuls for the Tokyo Games in Japan are particularly excited about an expedited $40-million injection by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) under its... Read More

It was a gentleman's agreement to leave players unattended in Saudi Arabia, says HOD Anderson
Head of delegation (HOD) of the Reggae Boyz's recent tour of Saudi Arabia Raymond Anderson says the Jamaican management team was convinced by their Saudi Arabian...... Read More

Injury-hit Liverpool keep setting records, 10-man Arsenal hold Leeds
London, United Kingdom (AFP) —Liverpool shrugged off an injury crisis to move level on points with Tottenham at the top of the Premier League...... Read More

Alia continues good form, but London Roar team lags at ISL series
Jamaica's champion swimmer Alia Atkinson and her London Roar team will have some catching up to do if they are to claim the second edition of the International Swimming League...... Read More

BUSINESS

Barita scales new heights in 2020

Less than two years after being acquired for $3.1 billion by the Paul Simpson-led Cornerstone United Jamaica Holdings, Barita Investments Limited has made significant... Read More

Mayberry's Gary Peart encourages early-age money management lessons
Chief executive officer (CEO) of Mayberry Investments Limited Gary Peart has underscored the importance of providing children with a thorough understanding of financial...... Read More

Indies Pharma taking stock of heavy COVID-19 hit • Breakdown of supply chain system headlines negative impact
Indies Pharma, Jamaica's sole listed pharmaceutical company has taken a heavy hit on its operations by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Problems with pensions
Dear Claudienne:When my husband died in June 2006, I was informed that by law I am qualified to receive widows' pension from the Government.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Another KARTEL NOVEL coming

A new book and multimedia product on controversial deejay Vybz Kartel is set to hit the market in January of next year. Read More

In harmony with Natty Baldhead
On Pressure, their latest song, Natty Baldhead maintains an objective to expand the boundaries of the vocal group. It not only features the quartet's range of vocals,...... Read More

Sasi brings SECOND WAVE
My Second Wave is the soon-to-be released album from Malaysian artiste Sasi The Don. According to the deejay, his sixth major...... Read More

Lu Sierra for Miss Universe Ja finals
American actress and model coach Lu Celania Sierra will be special guest at the virtual finals of the Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion &...... Read More

COLUMNS

Making it a safe Christmas

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has given a stern warning: With 70,000 expected arrivals of Jamaicans for the Christmas holidays, we may very well... Read More

Ill-advised challenge to the 'Go with Golding's wish
On November 7, 2020, 52 per cent of eligible delegates at the People's National Party (PNP) conference (translating to 55 per cent of those who voted) elected Mark...... Read More

COVID-19's dark economic pall
Supposing doesn't fill the grain basket 'if' doesn't fill the larder. — Ovambo proverb, Namibia... Read More

A Caribbean-Central America alliance for climate justice
Governments in Central America are calling for “climate justice” after the devastation of their countries by Eta and Iota as both tropical storms and...... Read More

REGIONAL

Commissioner wants states of emergency

MONTEGO BAY, St James — If Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson had his way, the states of public emergency (SOEs), which were lifted ahead of the... Read More

Water continuing to rise around New Market
NEW MARKET, St Elizabeth — When the Jamaica Observer visited on November 10, popular local, Denvan Hanson, was largely dismissive of the threat to New Market by...... Read More

NSWMA prepares for increased solid waste this Christmas
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As citizens eagerly await the Government's announcement on COVID-19 measures for the Christmas period, head of the National Solid Waste...... Read More

St James residents get free breast cancer screening
MONTEGO BAY, St James - More than 80 individuals from St James recently received free mammogram and prostate screenings as a result of a partnership...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Gov't should act on Mr E G Hunter's suggestion

Last Tuesday, a few hours before Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the allocation of $1 billion for emergency road repairs and clean-up activities across the... Read More

Will the PM keep his promise of free COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaicans?
In August this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness promised that once a safe and tested COVID-19 vaccine became available, a government he leads would...... Read More

Reggae Boyz show mettle... but JFF must improve
In sport, as it is in all aspects of life, the true proof of high quality is the ability to do well in tough, adverse conditions.... Read More

PNP should tread carefully in electing new chairman, general secretary
Fresh from the recent election of Mr Mark Golding as its new president, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is preparing to choose a new...... Read More

AUTO

The electrifying Porsche Cayenne

HOW do you make the best sport utility vehicle (SUV) better? You harness the power of electricity like Porsche has for its largest model, the Cayenne. The superiority... Read More

Standing the test of tyre
Government - owned Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company is Jamaica's leading retreader of tyres.... Read More

Young karting sensation Alex Powell vows
Alex Powell has been driving at his best, but his immense potential was always overshadowed by a series of unfortunate events.... Read More

Fight on, brother! Hamilton promises to continue struggle for social justice
ISTANBUL, Turkey (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton vowed to continue his fight for social justice, after being crowned World champion for a record-equalling seventh time on...... Read More

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