DC commits suicide after killing 62-y-o woman at police station 7:03 pm

ST MARY, Jamaica -- It has been reported that a district constable committed suicide after killing a woman at the Islington Police Station in St Mary this afternoon. Read More

Petrojam report should go before PAC as soon as practically possible — JLP5:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Central Executive of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says it is of the view that the auditor general's report on Petrojam and the Petroleum...... Read More

Weary Venezuelans go to polls with record low turnout predicted4:31 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelans went to polling stations Sunday to elect municipal council members, but analysts predicted record low turnout,...... Read More

UPDATE: Missing Trelawny principal reunited with family 1:28 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny school principal who was reported missing since Friday has been found.... Read More

Jamaica will not be a casino destination, says Bartlett 12:46 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica's first regulated casino should be up and running by the start of 2020, but Jamaica will not be a...... Read More

Aviation industry continues to meet international standards, says JCAA deputy director 12:28 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Deputy Director General of Regulatory Affairs at the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Rohan Campbell, says the organisation is on a constant...... Read More

Four more J'cans nabbed in US immigration raids 12:04 pm
NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals were among 105 foreign nationals...... Read More

May says Brexit deal defeat could topple UK government11:30 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Sunday that parliament's rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and...... Read More


Casi-no! Casi-yes! — Bartlett announces first regulated gaming operation

MONTEGO BAY, ST JAMES — The first of three regulated casinos should be up and running by the start of 2020, but Jamaica will “not be a casino... Read More

District constable in suspected murder-suicide
A 25 year-old district constable and a 62-year-old woman are dead after what investigators believe was a murder-suicide committed at Islington Police...... Read More

J'can entertainment flavours Sandals STAR Awards
For four nights, from November 28 to December 1, 2018, the scenic northcoast resort town of Ocho Rios pulsated with the sound of top flight Jamaican entertainment that...... Read More

Bunting walks out of meeting on BOJ over Petrojam
Opposition spokesman on industry, and investment Peter Bunting says he will no longer participate in meetings of the joint select committee (JSC) which is reviewing...... Read More


Blackwood's ton 'Seals' draw against Titans

Sidelined West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood warmed up for the regional four-day tournament by spanking a century in the sixth-round, two-day Super League cricket... Read More

Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies
Dhaka , Bangladesh (AFP) — Mushfiqur Rahim top- scored with an unbeaten 55 as Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the...... Read More

Wolmer's Prep lift Alberga Cup with narrow win over ECA
Dethroned Knockout champions Wolmer's Prep had to fight off a fierce challenge from first-time finalists Emmanuel Christian Academy (ECA) to lift the...... Read More

Defending champions Portmore United were denied a sixth-straight victory after being held to a 1-1 stalemate by Harbour View FC in a lukewarm Red Stripe Premier League...... Read More


The hidden value behind a glass of Appleton Estate rum

THE train line is still there, but these days the only way to get to the Appleton Rum Tour is to drive. One day, the popular train journey from Montego Bay to the Appleton... Read More

PEP mock exam grade small
MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has explained the recent Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam results, and urged educators, parents, students and...... Read More

Strategic plan for Scotia Ja in 2019 ...Buildout of multi-platform, 1 branch to go
With eyes on the proposed sale of Scotiabank's banking asset in nine Caribbean countries, and plans to divest its life insurance business in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to...... Read More

Difficulties paying back overdue loan with the SLB
Dear Claudienne,... Read More


Artiste Of The Year: Shaggy

The Jamaica Observer kicks off its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column reflects on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died and... Read More

Kadijah's 'Over the moon'
Hours after placing fourth in the Miss World pageant on Saturday in Sanya, China, Jamaica's contestant Kadijah Robinson said she was “over the...... Read More

Lenky's Christmas gift
Producer Steven “Lenky” Marsden has worked with some of the most hardcore artistes in dancehall/reggae, but is not afraid to tell you that...... Read More

Bling Dawg readies EP
IT has been 18 years since dancehall deejay Bling Dawg (formerly known as Ricky Rudie) scored his first hit Circumstances, a collaboration featuring Beenie Man. During...... Read More


Alpha women, beta men

THE dynamics of families are changing, with a growing number of women out-earning their partners and assuming the role of breadwinners. But this does not sit well with... Read More


Mueller's logical end game is President Pelosi

In the wake of the US midterms, and the realisation that in less than 60 days he will face a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Donald Trump endorsed... Read More

Getting a fair share of that cake
Jamaica is reeling from the auditor general's report on Petrojam. The US$1,000 birthday cake conjures up images of Queen Marie Antoinette's response...... Read More

Will we finally see accountability at Petrojam?
THE forensic report of the auditor general into the operations of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and Petrojam is finally out and has, as expected, exposed what I...... Read More

Dalton's win should awaken us to new realities
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. —...... Read More


Jeffrey Town women can do it all

WIDESPREAD unemployment and a lack of male presence in some households in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, drove the idea of a women's group, the backbone of Jet Town Products,... Read More

23 gang members apprehended in St Mary, St Ann, Portland
MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for continuing to “take the fight” to gangs in...... Read More

Highgate Primary crowned Stanley Amritt champions
Highgate Primary School were crowned Stanley Amritt Primary School football champions after defeating Lewisburg Primary School 2-0 on Friday at the Richmond Community...... Read More

Food for Jamaica
THE passage of Hurricane Ivan along Jamaica's south coast in September 2004 left residents in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, without food for weeks.... Read More


Stop using the Bible as excuse for beatings

There is a troubling regularity of incidents in public and private spaces involving, or relating to, violent altercations between adults and... Read More

Developing a retirement industry even amidst the crime environment
The crime problem in Jamaica has cost the economy dearly, possibly four to five per cent of gross domestic product, based particularly on security...... Read More

Brilliant end expected for great 2018 schoolboy football season
We are at one with Digicel Schoolboy (Manning Cup) football ambassador Mr Ricardo Fuller that the 2018 schoolboy season, which ends today with Kingston College (KC) and...... Read More

Unless we imprison those robbing the public purse…
Again, we feel we are on a treadmill.... Read More


Traffic changes today along Portmore toll road

Effective today, changes will be made to the flow of traffic along the Portmore toll road, where it intersects with Marcus Garvey Drive, the National... Read More

Cars move into auction space
GOING once, going twice, sold to the highest bidder! ... Read More

Rally Jamaica eyes Carib racers
WITH the 2018 season closing with last weekend's staging of the Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica in Bog Walk, St Catherine, event organiser Lawrence Henriques is...... Read More

Showdown on Sunday
The final Asphalt Assault for the year, scheduled for Sunday December 9, at the Advanced Driver Training Centre, Lakes Pen in St Catherine, will be an...... Read More


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