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Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of...... Read More

Forex: J$136.25 to one US dollar5:49 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, July 15 ended trading at J$136.25 down by 35 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Gunshots erupt at Sandz Toronto party 3:34 pm
TORONTO, Canada — Gunshots brought popular party series Sandz to a premature end in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday evening.... Read More

Inflation drops by 0.1% for June 2:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of June fell by 0.1 per cent, according to figures released today by the Statistical institute of...... Read More

Canada's new rules offer extra compensation for passengers bumped by airlines 1:19 pm
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada introduced new consumer protection rules Monday for airline passengers traveling to or from the country, offering up to Can$2,400 (1,634...... Read More

OUR to publish decision on NWC rate increase in September 12:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is to publish its decision on the National Water Commission's (NWC's) 2019-2021 tariff application at the end...... Read More

New World Bank envoy lauds Jamaica's economic performance12:02 pm
WASHINGTON, United States — Newly appointed World Bank representative for Jamaica and Guyana, Ozan Sevimli, has lauded Jamaica on its sterling economic performance noting...... Read More


'The only gun mi use a mi spray gun'

THE reputed leader of the Uchence Wilson Gang and the man believed to be the deputy, both gave sworn evidence yesterday denying leading the gang, being members or... Read More

No second challenge for Bunting
MEMBER of Parliament for Manchester Central Peter Bunting says he has not given much thought to the possibility of losing the People's National Party (PNP) presidential...... Read More

OUR to make decision on NWC's tariff application by September
THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it will, by the end of September, publish its decision on the 2019-2021 tariff application submitted by the National Water...... Read More

Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman who birthed a baby into a toilet in El Salvador was back in court yesterday, facing a second trial for murder in a...... Read More


'We'll be fine'

LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica captain Jhaniele Fowler said all is not lost for the current crop of players, despite back-to-back losses that have virtually killed... Read More

Knight-Wisdom looks to make amends in 3m springboard at FINA World Champs
After registering a top 10 finish in the men's one-metre springboard dive, Jamaica's diving flagbearer Yona Knight-Wisdom is citing an improved...... Read More

Jamaica's Bernard lays out vision for netball in the Americas
LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica's Marva Bernard, president of Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), says a major goal is to bring the sport to the...... Read More

Golding crafting Arnett Gardens FC in line with business model
Chairman of the Arnett Gardens Football Club, Mark Golding is working feverishly to have the club move away from political dependency to one of...... Read More


C&W celebrates MSME day

CABLE and Wireless (C&W) Business Jamaica and the Flow Foundation celebrated Micro-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) Day... Read More

Markets slightly firmer after doubts over slowing Chinese economy
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — World stock markets were slightly firmer Monday, mostly posting modest gains after initial doubts on news that China's economy...... Read More

FLOW gets thumbs up for paternity leave
The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) has welcomed the announcement by telecommunications company, FLOW, that last month the company implemented...... Read More

'One Away' with Jane MacGizmo
Your passion is what fuels your soul. It's the vehicle for your search for happiness and often finds you, even when you're not looking. That's how...... Read More


Kudos to Campion Dance Society

FROM June to December, a number of dance troupes bring their skills and talents to the stage. Read More

Kenya receives the Cure
A Kenyan show promoter has described Jah Cure's July 6 show in Nairobi as “the biggest concert Kenya ever seen in over 15 years”. The singer was headliner...... Read More

Dharma's 17-year wait
Today, the Jamaica Observer presents the first in a five-part series on entrants in this year's Festival Song...... Read More

Sandz in trouble again
WITHIN 18 months, popular party series Sandz is at the centre of controversy.... Read More


Beware the actions of our leaders!

Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson  Read More

The Caribbean and the Commonwealth at 70
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It's getting hotter still
Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening. — James Hansen ... Read More

Domestic workers entitled to protection under the law
International Domestic Workers Day will be celebrated tomorrow, July 16. Avrie Allen-March, sociologist with the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), noted: “On this day, in...... Read More


Well done 'Chester'!

Student cricketers and staff of Manchester High school formally accept the ISSA/Grace Headley trophy from GraceKennedy's Chief Executive Officer, Don Wehby during the ISSA... Read More

Old Harbour's Chevonne Beadle crowned Miss Universe Jamaica Central
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Residents of this south-central town who turned up for the Miss Universe Jamaica Central coronation earlier this month at the Manchester...... Read More

A boost for Warminster Primary's fencing project
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Colerlyn Nembhard, retired teacher and resident of the quiet community of Warminster, located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz...... Read More

Talent competition a hit at Park Mountain Primary
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As the long summer holidays approached, Park Mountain Primary School, a mile west of here, staged its annual Miss Park Mountain Primary...... Read More


Hotter summers, colder winters! What are we waiting for?

Jamaica might not be as hot as Death Valley, California, in the United States, but every year seems to be getting hotter, with little evidence that... Read More

WI must learn from England
In all the years since the very first such tournament in 1975, England and New Zealand had never won the ICC Cricket (One Day International) World Cup.... Read More

Which political party is more corrupt?
It is an incontrovertible truth that previous People's National Party (PNP) administrations were involved in corrupt activities, at least as much as...... Read More

A chance for Jamaica's netballers to shine
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz had to be satisfied with scoring a goal, while going down to three defeats in their first-ever Fifa World Cup of football which ended recently...... Read More


Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix... Read More

Lights, camera, rally!
WITH members of the motorsports fraternity in attendance, Barrington Andre Williams, managing director of Cordiaja Marketing Multimedia Ltd, premiered his docu-film...... Read More

Weekend double- header for karting
JAMAICA Karting Association (JKA) is heading for one of its biggest weekends yet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, this...... Read More

Audi releases all new Q3
JULY saw the worldwide release of the second generation Audi Q3, and the highly anticipated compact luxury SUV will soon be available local on shores, courtesy of ATL...... Read More


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