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Son of J'can immigrants jailed for life for sexually assaulting, murdering NY woman9:15 am

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A New York judge has sentenced a 22-year-old Jamaican American youth to life imprisonment without parole after he was found guilty of... Read More

2-y-o girl killed in St James hit and run8:56 am
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the St James Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a two-year-old girl and the injury of...... Read More

JUTC bus crashes into overturned truck8:31 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The driver of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus escaped serious injuries this morning after crashing into an overturned trailer truck on the...... Read More

Police impose curfew in Denham Town 7:24 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town Police Division.... Read More

Prayer for the day 7:17 am
Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to you, Lord.... Read More

O-Wrap: Public debt below 100%... No measles locally... Manchester triple murder 7:05 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:... Read More

Pipeline repairs in Six Miles disrupt water supply, again 7:56 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that work is now underway to repair a section of the 12-inch main located in the Six Miles /New Haven area of...... Read More

Agriculture minister seeks Chinese grant to help coffee industry7:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A sum of US$100 million in grant funding has been requested from the Chinese Government to advance the development of the local coffee...... Read More

NEWS

Tufton says no measles case here

Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed yesterday that there are no cases of measles detected in Jamaica. However, he expressed concern about the slow response to the... Read More

Guardians hope missing teacher will be found alive
GUARDIANS of missing teacher Samuel Martin say they are hopeful that he will be found alive.... Read More

Venezuelan chargé takes issue with Observer story
CHARGÉ d'Affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy Luisa Gutierrez has taken issue with yesterday's Jamaica Observer story reporting on concerns raised about the...... Read More

Discussions to be held with private owners of idle lands — Shaw
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says discussions will be held with private landowners for them to lease thousands of acres to...... Read More

SPORT

Fans cry foul as Foote overlooked for Austin Sealy Award at Carifta Games

Jamaica exerted their dominance over the rest of the Caribbean once again at the 48th staging of the Carifta track and field championships on the... Read More

Stadium East to host Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced yesterday that Kingston, Jamaica, will host the Final Round of the...... Read More

Lyn leads as Jamaica land 12 more medals at Carifta Swim Championships
Jamaica won 12 medals on the third day at the Carifta Swimming Championships — four gold, four silver and four bronze — to bring to 46 the...... Read More

Wheels and Wheels Manchester cricket competition bowls off May 3
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BUSINESS

FHC launches 6% mortgage rate

FIRST Heritage Co-operative Credit Union Limited (FHC) has rolled out a home loan solution that offers first-time house owners up to $6.5 million at an interest rate of... Read More

Increasing income driving growth of Jamaica's fast food industry — Forbes
A recent Forbes article penned by environmental, food and agriculture writer Daphne Ewing-Chow, entitled 'The Globalisation Of Fast Food, Public Health And Why We...... Read More

IMF gives Ja's economy a cautious thumbs up
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica's public debt is projected to fall below 100 per cent of gross domestic...... Read More

MSME is crucial to the growth of the economy – Audley Shaw
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw said the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are crucial to the growth of the country and...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Santigold shines on Billboard

A record seven new entries storm the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week, thanks to a sales rush from World Record Store Day on April 13. Read More

MoBay's DJ Jigga
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Birth of an anthem
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More Powa to Noah
Nohard “Noah Powa” Grant has big career plans as he completes his transition from selector to dancehall deejay. He recently collaborated with Shaggy on the...... Read More

COLUMNS

Do not write the PNP obituary just yet

Coming out of the last by-elections in Portland Eastern with more than a bloody nose, the People's National Party (PNP) has been bruised, battered, and, for some, seems headed... Read More

Minister Chang, please increase support for Parole Board and parolees
The following is written as an open letter to Minister of National Security Horace Chang: ... Read More

Male educators needed!
With the myriad issues plaguing the education system, especially at the school level, it is imperative that we re-evaluate our own beliefs and ideas...... Read More

Hope... because He lives
Last Monday — referred to as Holy Monday on the Christian calendar — witnessed the burning of the historical Notre Dame Cathedral in France. There was grief...... Read More

REGIONAL

Manchester political leaders press for more development

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - At least two political leaders in Manchester believe that more housing developments are needed in the parish, especially given the town's... Read More

Fruit trees for life
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Six schools in Manchester recently received donations of fruit trees in recognition of International Day of Forests celebrated under the 2019...... Read More

Free health care in Mile Gully
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - More than 300 people turned up at the Mile Gully Primary School in northern Manchester recently to take advantage of free services offered at a...... Read More

For the love of health, people
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Guests at Three Angels Pharmacy's annual Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 28 were treated to giveaways, product sampling from...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Sir Alister McIntyre's enduring monument

On hearing of the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre on Saturday, we were reminded of Mr Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American transcendentalist poet and... Read More

Crime: Is Dr Peter Phillips worthy
After every high-profile murder, Dr Peter Phillips, the opposition leader, comes out with a statement decrying the lack of an anti-crime plan and...... Read More

The effects of making decisions in haste
We understand Ms Fiona Facey's feelings regarding the value of bauxite-to-alumina processing as well as the negative effects for people living close...... Read More

Proud of you, SBAJ, but now the work begins
Jamaica can be justly proud of bringing off a hugely successful regional conference on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) in Kingston from April 16-18,...... Read More

AUTO

Maximum excitement on MINI trip

Last Saturday saw a convoy of MINI motorcars making the trek from Kingston to Holywell Recreational Park in the cool Blue Mountains. Hosted by ATL Automotive, local... Read More

Carnival of speed 2019 schedule of events
QUALIFYING & RACING - MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019Start Event Comments8:00 AM WARM UP ALL CARS WARM UP SESSIONS... Read More

Let the Race Begin!
CIRCUIT-RACING season begins on Easter Monday with Carnival of Speed scheduled for Dover Raceway in St Ann.... Read More

New Kia fleet for ATL
Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart (third left) with members of the ATL Montego Bay team (from left) Winston Simpson, regional technical supervisor;...... Read More

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