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Weather forecast: Saharan Dust continues to hinder rainfall across Jamaica4:27 pm

KINGATON, Jamaica – The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says despite a tropical wave across the island, rainfall across most areas continues to be hindered by the... Read More

UWI student killed in St Mary car crash4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police have reported that an 18-year-old woman died this morning following injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident on the Gully Road in...... Read More

Grange congratulates Briana Williams and team at World U20 Champs3:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says she's confident that the future of Jamaica's track and field is in good hands...... Read More

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela's birth 3:25 pm
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack...... Read More

Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible 1:46 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest...... Read More

Pedal cyclist killed as car overturns in Portland crash 1:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A pedal cyclist died tragically last night when he was hit by a motor vehicle as it overturned during a crash on Allan Avenue in Port Antonio,...... Read More

Tufton says behaviour change needed to reduce obesity levels 12:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)— Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton, says there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to...... Read More

#WC2018: France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia12:00 pm
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch...... Read More

NEWS

Trinidadian man cries foul

A Trinidadian man is accusing staff at a popular hotel in Montego Bay, St James of fraud, after his credit card statement reflected a point-of-sale transaction he is... Read More

From gang at JC and Tower Hill, to success at UTech
It had been over two weeks since Oneil Josephs set foot inside his office, having gone on academic leave. But a sit-down with the Jamaica Observer last Monday called...... Read More

Bartlett slaps chest over education feats
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Member of Parliament for St James East Central, Edmund Bartlett has described the provision of education assistance to over 10,000...... Read More

GG urges revolutionary training at UTech
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has challenged the University of Technology (UTech) to continue revolutionising education for the millennials whom the university...... Read More

SPORT

Hazard, Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in... Read More

'I feel very happy!
Jamaica's rising star Akeem Bloomfield won his first Diamond League race on Friday in a scorching 44.33 seconds and cited the morale-boosting victory as a major...... Read More

Briana not ready to go pro, says coach Boldon
TAMPERE, Finland — Despite her success in winning a rare sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, 16-year old Jamaican prodigy Briana Williams will...... Read More

Jamaica eye record haul as medal hunt continues today
TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica are well positioned for a record medal haul at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships.... Read More

BUSINESS

LNG to power JUTC buses

New Fortress Energy announced on Friday a new partnership with Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) for the introduction of the first natural... Read More

US trade battle creates Chinese opportunity for Jamaican seafood
Chinese seafood merchants have already begun buying lobster and fish from other countries as tariffs make American seafood too expensive, according to...... Read More

Confusion over house title at NHT
Dear Claudienne,I live in the United States and I have a house that I acquired through the National Housing Trust (NHT).... Read More

Jamaica attracted US$888 million in FDI for 2017
Minister with portfolio responsibility for investment and trade, Audley Shaw, has sought to defend reports on Jamaica's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Universe Ja to award int'l scholarships

Living by its tagline: Enhancing Lives Through Beauty, Miss Universe Jamaica Organisation will be awarding four scholarships to the University of the District of... Read More

Stanley Beckford: the mento man
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Who will win?
With millions in prize money up for the taking, the big question is who will walk away with the top spot at the Jamaica Festival Song Competition final set for Ranny...... Read More

Buju Banton turns 45
Grammy — winning reggae artiste Buju Banton celebrates his 45th birthday today.... Read More

COLUMNS

The tale of two Andrews

The controversies swirling around the scandal-hit State-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, have propelled Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his embattled Minister of Science and... Read More

Peter calling out JLP, but 'ants inna PNP milk'
Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem. — Akan proverb†... Read More

Jamaica needs two ministries of education
The graduation cycle has passed and thousands of students have dozed off while listening to their commencement speaker. A commencement address is a speech given to graduating...... Read More

Caricom skin in the Haiti game
Haiti's current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots, setting back the country's already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ocho Rios Fishing Village no longer 'unsightly'

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The transformed Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened on Thursday, with scores of people describing the new look as... Read More

Beaches Negril partners with Wykeham McNeill, to treat students
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - For many students living in the parish of Westmoreland, hotels are only seen as a place where some of their family and community members go to...... Read More

Highlights of Caricom conference
The 39th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St...... Read More

Gov't in talks with overseas entity to develop Trelawny stadium
ROSE HALL, St James —Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is informing that talks are far advanced with an overseas-based private...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Russia gets deserved credit for a great World Cup

Russia , since the days of late 17th century, has felt that Western Europe looks down on it as an uncivilised backward country, and it has longed to be... Read More

There is much for Jamaica to learn from Croatia's success
Croatia's relentless march to the final of this year's FIFA World Cup against France scheduled for tomorrow in Moscow is nothing short of...... Read More

Encouraging news from Minister Clarke, but...
The central bank data on foreign direct investment (FDI) which Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke referenced in Frankfurt, Germany, during the European leg of Jamaica's...... Read More

Is Britain heading for another referendum over Brexit?
Chequers is the country resort of the prime ministers of the United Kingdom, and the place where the Cabinet retreats to resolve its most difficult...... Read More

AUTO

Gregg tops Rally of the Kings

Kyle Gregg emerged victorious at last Sunday's Rally of the Kings held in the hot and dusty stages of Lydford Mines, St... Read More

Karting action unfolds tomorrow
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Yummy Time For Jutc
IN an effort to encourage commuters to use Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Smarter Cards, and demand a ticket upon the payment of bus fares, the bus company is...... Read More

An 'M-phatic' reveal
ATL Autobahn's Lady Musgrave Road showroom continues to be one of the hottest spots in the Corporate Area. Recently, the state-of-art showroom played venue to the...... Read More

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