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Trump tries to steady Republican nerves ahead of election9:07 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump brushed aside concerns about a Democratic wave in this year's congressional elections, telling Republican...... Read More

Sixth reported explosion in Texas unrelated to bombings — authorities9:04 pm
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — A sixth explosion further rattled the city of Austin, Texas late Tuesday, but authorities quickly determined it was not related to a series...... Read More

Grange announces plan to protect cultural properties from illicit trading, theft 9:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Gender, Culture, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says the government would be moving to amend legislation as well as ratify...... Read More

#BudgetDebate2018: HAJ expected to make $800-m profit 8:41 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is expected to turn a profit of $800 million this financial year, quadrupling the $183 million it recorded in the...... Read More

Stormy waters for Trump as porn star taunts president 8:21 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Porn star Stormy Daniels teased President Donald Trump Tuesday over their alleged tryst as it emerged she passed a 2011 lie detector...... Read More

BudgetDebate2018: Watchlist of gang associates to be created 8:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is looking to create a watchlist of individuals associated with gangs.... Read More

#BudgetDebate2018: Gov't to support plastic bottle return system7:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — In an effort to help eliminate Jamaica's solid waste management crisis, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has committed to support the Plastic...... Read More


Gang leader, mother and other family members in custody

ANDRE Bryan, the reputed leader of one faction of the split Klansman Gang in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has been arrested and charged and is expected to face the court... Read More

Ruddy Spencer under fire
STATE Minister Rudyard Spencer received strong backlash yesterday for suggesting in a political speech that supporters and members of his governing Jamaica Labour Party...... Read More

All in place for GSAT, says education minister
MINISTER of education, youth and information, Senator Ruel Reid, says the State is ready to accommodate the 39,093 students registered to sit the final Grade Six...... Read More

Substance abuse treatment programme to educate juvenile offenders
THE Probation After-Care arm of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has implemented a Substance Treatment and Referral Tool (START) programme to address...... Read More


Windies on verge of World Cup spot but Scots stand in way

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — West Indies can clinch a spot in next year's ICC World Cup in England once they can overcome a plucky Scotland side, in their final Super... Read More

Last chance!
The play-off race in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is down to the wire with five teams vying for the three remaining places at the culmination of the preliminary...... Read More

'I relish the pressure moments,' says unruffled Samuels
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Veteran stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said Monday he was no stranger to pressure, after guiding West Indies to their fifth highest...... Read More

Wolmer's capture ISSA volleyball titles
WOLMER'S Boys' School and Wolmer's High School for Girls defeated Camperdown High to capture the 2018 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Kingston and St...... Read More


Orane steps down from GraceKennedy board

GraceKennedy Limited has announced that the Hon Douglas Orane will retire from the Board of Directors effective May 30, 2018, having served as a... Read More

Phillips argues for empowering people
In a budget presentation entitled “Empowering the people: Restoring Hope” last week Thursday, Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips asked:...... Read More

Carib Cement signs MOU to end operating lease with TCL
Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) has signed a MOU to terminate the operating lease agreement with Trinidad Cement Limited for use of assets at the Rockfort plant...... Read More

Derrimon Trading rolls over $270M debt
Derrimon Trading Limited is offering 125 million preference shares in capital structured to raise $250 million for the repayment of existing debt on shares which mature...... Read More


Groovin' out on reggae

Promoters of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert say its eighth staging will be dominated by reggae acts. In previous years they have gone for a... Read More

Delicious times!
Delicious Vinyl, the independent music company founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987, had success with Caribbean acts at a time when major labels courted...... Read More

Dann-I heads to B'dos reggae fest
Reggae singer Dann-I will make his debut performance outside Jamaican shores when he performs at Reggae on the Hill in Barbados on April 29. The event...... Read More

Fun In The Son is back
AFTER a one-year absence, Fun In The Son gospel festival returns to Jamaica. Its mission is not only to win souls, but help shed light on what event Founder Tommy Cowan...... Read More


Missed opportunity to have a crime czar

Appointing Major General Antony Anderson commissioner of police, and burdening him with the expectation that he will transform the Jamaica... Read More

How has the Trump ride been so far?
When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States I said in this space that the American people should strap themselves down for a rough ride. As some readers...... Read More

Is INDECOM a rogue commission of Parliament?
Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has purportedly outmanoeuvred the police federation from a legal...... Read More

A long walk to a moral revolution
I am concerned about the progressive disintegration, tribalisation and continued fragmentation of the Jamaican society. Some will argue that it is the legacy of slavery...... Read More


Past students assist St Mary High School with computers

Past students of St Mary High School, the 'Batch of 1997', recently presented eight computers to their alma mater in a bid to improve the academic standing of present... Read More

Injured policeman Lorenzo McLeggon gets more help
Lorenzo McLeggon, the former policeman who was shot in the head while on duty in 1976, four years after joining the Jamaica Constable Force, has...... Read More

We have been forgotten
Residents of the remote district of Long Road, close to Annotto Bay in St Mary, fear that they have been forgotten by their local government...... Read More

St Thomas celebrates Observer 25
As the Jamaica Observer celebrates its 25th anniversary, vendors and sales representatives are on the road in St...... Read More


Put Jamaica first again, Dr Phillips

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips's contribution to the budget debate last week was not only wide-ranging, it was predictably critical of the... Read More

PNP, JLP people bleed the same red blood
We don't suppose that Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake had meant to suggest that the only gang of concern in St Catherine is the Klansman Gang for purposes...... Read More

We better listen to Mr Bruce Golding
Addressing the Rotary Club of Kingston earlier this month, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding shared some very revealing data that, we hope, have attracted the...... Read More

Caribbean uncertainty over US policy
Last week, while returning from a trip to Kenya, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heard that President Donald Trump had announced on ...... Read More


Gore's Kia on track

THE Doug Gore-led Hollywood Racing unveiled their latest circuit racing challenger, a Kia Rio nicknamed “The Beast”, at the brand's Oxford Road showroom in New... Read More

City's road repairs in high gear
The road repair season is in full swing since the start of the year, and motorists are often complaining that there is almost nowhere to...... Read More

A 'Hollywood' Occasion
Douglas “Hollywood” Gore brought out fans and racing enthusiasts to the unveiling of his latest race car, a modified Kia Rio nicknamed...... Read More

Another Sunday in Barbican Square, St Andrew
The redesigning of Barbican Square, St Andrew, continues apace. Although severely inconvenienced by the resulting dust menace and the traffic headache, residents using the...... Read More


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