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Education ministry launches mathematics development programme12:54 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on an initiative designed to strengthen primary and secondary students'... Read More

Hanover police name persons of interest11:16 am
HANOVER, Jamaica — Detectives from the Hanover Police Division have named two men as 'persons of interest' who are being asked to turn themselves in to the police by...... Read More

Windward Road, Mountain View Avenue Intersection to be closed10:12 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists that the intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue will be closed to vehicular...... Read More

Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals 9:19 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island.... Read More

PSOJ urges support for flexible exchange rate 8:48 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling on "well-thinking Jamaicans to refrain from speculative and narrow self-serving activity...... Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: To be alive in Jamaica is like a miracle. 7:47 am
The Editor,... Read More

Weather forecast: Widely scattered showers this afternoon 7:20 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island through the weekend, while a tropical wave is...... Read More

Prayer for the Day 6:45 am
Body of Christ, save me!Save me from my great arch-enemy, my weak and faltering self.Save me from all greed of money, of power, and of praise.... Read More

NEWS

Spiralling crime in Hanover on Govt's radar

INDUSTRY COVE, Hanover — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is paying attention to spiralling crime in Hanover. Read More

Advertisers name Observer Media of the Year
Adversiting Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) President Kingsley Morris presents Jamaica Observer Head of Marketing, Advertising and Communication Natalie Chin with the...... Read More

Health Ministry addresses concerns about increased hospital user fees
THE Ministry of Health yesterday sought to address concerns regarding increased user fees at public hospitals, assuring the public that the Government's no-user-fee...... Read More

Tributes flow for 'rare treasure' Aretha Franklin who died at 76
DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and “Queen of Soul” loved by millions whose history-making career...... Read More

SPORT

Tallawahs' Ross Taylor off and running

Ross Taylor could not have asked for a more effective start to his 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 campaign with two-time champion franchise Jamaica... Read More

Vexed Whitmore turns focus to Grenada friendly
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada — Head Coach Theodore Whitmore was left seething yesterday afternoon even as he prepared to configure a Reggae Boyz team to face hosts...... Read More

Arnett tag Cavalier 2-0 to advance in JFF Women's KO
ARNETT Gardens came through with a 2-0 win over Cavalier at Charlie Smith High field on Wednesday to move into the second round of the 2018 Jamaica Football Federation...... Read More

FAVOURITES GALORE!
The almost impossible occurrence of 10 favourites winning on a 10-race programme, more so on a Wednesday card at Caymanas Park, was nearly achieved last Wednesday...... Read More

BUSINESS

JMMB set to pull out of Barbados Stock Exchange

The team at JMMB Group Ltd (JMMBGL) has announced via the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) that “pursuant to a resolution of their board of directors dated September... Read More

Double-digit losses on the stock market in July
While the general trajectory of the stock market is up, the fact is that stocks move in both directions and trading in July demonstrated that...... Read More

The real problem with the exchange rate
Every time there is a sharp decline of the exchange rate, it becomes a major topic of discussion, and rightly so. The fact is that the exchange rate is very important...... Read More

Time for the Jamaican dollar to revalue
The recent sharp decline in the Jamaican dollar has apparently created a surprising level of confusion, consternation, even panic, in the society.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

T'Nez makes Super comeback

AFTER a four-year absence from the music scene, singjay T'Nez returns with the song Super Mario (So Easy), done for his recently formed Victory Era... Read More

Tyria goes risqué route
Dancehall artiste Tyria takes the risqué route on her debut single Slow Motion. Blaq Kings Music Group/Renegade Muzik-produced the track. It was released last...... Read More

Rock Steady with the Queen of Soul
Ace session drummer Bernard Purdie had been to Jamaica several times to record songs with The Wailers and Hugh Masekela in the late 1960s. In a 2002...... Read More

Laden back in the hunt
Laden has been noticeably off the radar for a couple of years. He is looking to revamp his career and return to the rank of dancehall's...... Read More

COLUMNS

Honouring Jamaica's first national hero

How many of us out there can answer the question: Who is Jamaica's first national hero? Do you know when was the date of his birth anyway? You don't know? You'd better... Read More

Vaz's cry of 'political mischief'
No one can accuse Daryl Vaz of modesty. If you or I did what it is reported that Vaz did with “the gun of a male companion” we would be in...... Read More

Where is the truth? Where is the truth?
As a boy I often wondered about the question Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ: “What is truth?” I found it confusing because it went...... Read More

Who will catapult this country and people into 'the spring of hope'?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,... Read More

REGIONAL

Things looking up for Mount Salem

RESIDENTS of Mount Salem — a zone of special operations (ZOSO) — have benefited from outreach activities aimed at providing them with job-readiness skills... Read More

Negril municipality push
NEGRIL, Westmoreland —Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has given him a directive to fast track discussions...... Read More

St James Municipal Corporation to provide
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay and chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis is revealing that the corporation will be...... Read More

Inaugural Eaton's Jerk Fest delights patrons
HAGUE, Trelawny - The many patrons who turned out for the first staging of the Eaton's Jerk Festival were treated to good entertainment and a variety of food options,...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Understanding this new era in our economy

The recent public debate on the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar has been ardent and, in some cases, desperate. Read More

RGD, let's not begrudge the Church its little 'benefits'
The Church in Jamaica has not been a mere religious body concerned only with the spiritual element and a life of faith among its members. It is not by...... Read More

Mr Whittington Cole must not die in vain
The horrific story in yesterday's Jamaica Observer about the fatal attack by dogs on a 66-year-old man as he walked in his community of Hampton Green,...... Read More

Is the PAAC safe in Dr Wykeham McNeill's hands?
Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Wykeham McNeill is doing a splendid job as chairman of the 54-year-old Public Administration and Appropriations...... Read More

AUTO

BMW X3: Three times the performance

The BMW X3 has always been in the middle of the brand's X line of sport utility vehicles; offering a combination of size and ability. Read More

Hagley Park Road traffic changes
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic heading towards Half-Way-Tree along Hagley Park Road has been diverted on...... Read More

Slippery Wen Wett on Sunday
Pines Plaza's parking lot in St Elizabeth will be the venue for long-running dexterity series Slippery Wen Wett on Sunday. The event, dubbed The...... Read More

Double the fun for TJAM4x4 Club
It was two days of fun for the hardcore and adventurous members of the Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club (TJAM4x4Club) who made the trek to Paradise Park in...... Read More

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