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California church holds indoor services despite judge's ban7:31 pm

VENTURA, California (AP) — A California church held indoor worship services Sunday despite a judge's temporary restraining order barring the church from doing... Read More

Man charged after equipment stolen from Manchester church5:42 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A man has been charged with sacrilege after several items were stolen from a church in Middlesex in Christiana, Manchester.... Read More

One of five men nabbed after Kingston shooting5:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have nabbed one suspect who they believe was one of five men who shot at a Kingston resident inside his home.... Read More

Motorcyclist dies in Westmoreland crash 5:22 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A motorcyclist died yesterday following a collision on the West End main road in Westmoreland.... Read More

Motorist killed, another injured in St James collision 5:15 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision in St James yesterday.... Read More

Police say man confesses to murder, leads them to victim's body 4:55 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A court date is being finalised for a man who allegedly confessed to the May 3 killing of 35-year-old Delan Willis otherwise called 'Teflon', a...... Read More

Suspect in bar robbery nabbed 2 years later after road breaches 4:54 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — After eluding capture for more than two years, 27-year-old Leon Palmer, otherwise called 'Paps', of River Drive, Richmond in St Mary was arrested and...... Read More

Man to face court after Independence Day stabbing4:27 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police yesterday arrested and charged a man with wounding with intent following a stabbing incident on Independence Day.... Read More

NEWS

'Cat' Coore pounces into dreadlocks in schools debate

RASTA was a bad word in Jamaica when David Coore first took his three sons to watch cricket matches at Sabina Park in the early 1960s. Read More

Lotto winner played same numbers for 10 years
There is a new millionaire in town. H Wilson is the latest winner of Supreme Ventures' Lotto and has scored a jackpot of $33 million.... Read More

Ferguson calls for fairness, equity in care package handouts
Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson has called for fairness, equity and transparency in the distribution of food packages in sections of the...... Read More

Crime a thing of the past for 'Ziggy' Haywood
CALVIN “Ziggy” Haywood has lived a life of crime but through rehabilitation and the work of Icons of Annotto Bay, a St Mary-based youth intervention group,...... Read More

SPORT

Mount Pleasant turn it up with Downs signing

DRAX HALL, St Ann — Mount Pleasant Football Academy are putting in the ground work for extended excellence after they announced the addition of the veteran... Read More

St Catherine High's Duffus tells how the javelin changed her life
ST Catherine High's track and field captain Ashley Duffus took up the javelin two years ago in what might have been her last chance at mastering a track and field event...... Read More

ISSA sets timetable for resumption of sports amid rising COVID-19 cases
With just about a month to the official start of the new school term, the governing body for high school sports the Inter-secondary Schools Sports...... Read More

William Knibbs takes early lead in JGA Emancipendence Golf Classic
Recently crowned national amateur golf champion William Knibbs recorded a score of five over par 77 to take the early lead in the two-day...... Read More

BUSINESS

LASCO DISTRIBUTORS GROWS DESPITE COVID-19

 In the midst of a global pandemic, local distribution company Lasco Distributors Limited (LASD) was able to surpass general expectations and produced... Read More

Credit Union movement eagerly awaiting final set of BOJ supervisory regulations
The island's 25 credit unions are eagerly awaiting the final set of Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) regulations, which will give the central bank full...... Read More

The multi-talented Zachary Harding
This week's Q10 features Zachary Harding—while we know him as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), what many may not know is...... Read More

Credit unions adjust credit risk rating for MSMEs amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 health crisis and the associated preventive measures implemented have had devastating consequences for micro, small and...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

No laughing matter

A hearty, infectious round of laughter echoed over the telephone when the Jamaica Observer congratulated “King of comedy” Oliver Samuels on being upgraded... Read More

Orville Sutherland has Sweet Feelings
ORVILLE Sutherland is on a mission to make his name be listed among Jamaica's gospel music royalty. The singer is banking his hopes on a seven-track EP called Sweet...... Read More

Emmy nomination for Tessellated
I Learnt Some Jazz Today, the single by genre-bending recording artiste Tessellated is featured in the Apple AirPods commercial Bounce, which is nominated for a Prime...... Read More

Shenseea in minor accident
SHENSEEA was involved in a traffic accident yesterday and suffered minor injuries, according to her manager Romeich Major.... Read More

COLUMNS

The propaganda train is picking up steam

A hyena will not change its spots, even if it moves to a different forest. — Chewa proverb, Malawi  Read More

Holness's politics of distraction revives the 1972-1980 struggles under Manley
Prime Minister Andrew Holness knows the inevitable consequences that come with the politics of distraction. He also knows it can ricochet in ways...... Read More

Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana
The one upside of the challenges facing the Government of Guyana after a five-month impasse in declaring the result of the general election on March 2...... Read More

Lashing your own
Recently, a media story indicating that a Rastafarian child's right to wear locks to school had been breached resulted in a tirade on social media, defiling three of...... Read More

REGIONAL

Palmetto Meadows residents complain

RESIDENTS of the Palmetto Meadows housing scheme located in the Sandy Bay area of Clarendon have questioned why they are facing even tighter restrictions than other... Read More

CHR Solutions to assist SMEs
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Caribbean HR Solutions (CHRS) will this year add small- and medium-sized businesses to its catalogue as part of efforts to move local companies...... Read More

Bartlett announces development projects for Negril
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says his Administration is moving to complete a number of development projects, and to pursue others, in the...... Read More

Sixth suspect held in murder of Tamara Geddes
RESERVE, Trelawny - Members of the Criminal Investigation Branch are now questioning a sixth suspect in connection with the murder of 36-year-old...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Hiroshima must not happen again

On August 6, 1945, at approximately 8:15 am the United States dropped an atomic bomb, code-named “Little Boy”, on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. The moment... Read More

Organising sport in the era of COVID-19
THE rapid spread of COVID-19 has meant there are few certainties anymore. ... Read More

Don't allow selfish, reckless actions to erode our COVID-19 gains
Earlier this week we drew attention to a most timely caution from the World Health Organization (WHO) that there may never be a silver bullet for COVID-19; therefore,...... Read More

Happy Independence Day, Jamaica
Fifty-eight years ago, on August 6, Jamaica stepped forward as a sovereign country, brimming with pride and hope for a bright...... Read More

AUTO

Bottas pips Hamilton for 70th Anniversary pole

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas outpaced his Mercedes teammate and World championship leader Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins yesterday... Read More

Virtual success for JamRock E Rally
KYLE Gregg, JamRock E Rally 2020 conceptualiser, hopes his event will transition from a virtual one into real life. It ran from July 17 to July...... Read More

Focus on traffic management systems
IN a recent address to the gasoline retailers, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams called for society to view road traffic deaths as a global...... Read More

'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record...... Read More

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