Weekly Round-up: Chief Justice saga... Banking Bill thrown out... Babsy's ministry defends Etana's tour grant9:09 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Things came to a head this week between the island's judiciary and Prime Minister Andrew Holness over the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting... Read More

New services added to tourism linkages speed networking4:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — New services have been added at this year's 'Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event' slated for March 15 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre...... Read More

'Shame on you!' student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally4:10 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) — A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday over his ties to the powerful...... Read More

Libyans mark seven years since protests that ousted Kadhafi 4:07 pm
TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) — Thousands of Libyans on Saturday marked the seventh anniversary of the start of protests that ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rallies and...... Read More

Customs law amendments to be tabled by end of March 3:09 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service is looking to table amendments to the Customs Act in Parliament by the end of March...... Read More

Four men arrested after firearm found in car 3:03 pm
ST ANN, Jamaica — Four men were arrested in Lime Hall, Williamsfield in St Ann's Bay about 8:14 am this morning in connection with the seizure of a 9mm pistol and a...... Read More

Hundreds welcome body of Zimbabwe opposition leader 2:42 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe's main airport Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South...... Read More

Partially nude female body found in St James2:30 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The partially nude body of an unidentified female was found on Browns Lane in Granville, St James this morning, the police have reported.... Read More


Crown closes case in multiple murder trial

The prosecution yesterday closed its case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the St Thomas businessman accused of slashing the throats of five family members in... Read More

Delays likely on Mandela Highway this weekend
MOTORISTS are likely to face delays on Mandela Highway on the weekend.... Read More

Collymore denied bail
OMAR “Best” Collymore, the 35-year-old man accused of masterminding the murder of his wife on Stanley Terrace in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, was...... Read More

Former Caricom secretary general speaks on deficit implementation within grouping
Roderick Rainford, former secretary general of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping, said yesterday he was pleased that many of the decisions taken by regional...... Read More


Jamaica badminton team into Pan Am semis

Jamaica's men's team booked their spot in the semi-finals of the 2018 Pan American Badminton Championships after defeating Group B rivals Trinidad and... Read More

Fireworks expected as Western Champs nears end
CATHERINE HALL, St James — A battle royale is expected today as teams vie for top honours at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA)/Digicel Western...... Read More

Calabar, Excelsior girls shoot to front of Anthrick meet
Excelsior High School girls and Calabar will be seeking to wrap up victory on today's second and final day of the fifth Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development meet...... Read More

Reynolds happy Reno moving in right direction
New FC Reno Head Coach Vassell Reynolds believes that his team is ready to stake a claim for a spot in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League...... Read More


Finance minister welcomes last- quarter growth

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has welcomed the 1.1 per cent growth in the economy for the October to December quarter in... Read More

Do you have acne? It's an IRIE business
As a teenager in Westmoreland, Racquell Brown had two significant problems — very bad acne and a single mom with little disposable income to buy products to deal...... Read More

Quinlan wows MSBM lecture audience
Global chief information officer and principal at Deloitte, Larry Quinlan, wowed the audience at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM)...... Read More

By 2019, 20% of jobs in Jamaica may be done by artificial intelligence
Get ready for the rise of machines in the Jamaican workforce. Recently the National Commercial Bank Group (NCBG) laid off 200 workers. Speaking in previous media...... Read More


Delly does ode to Weed

DELLY Ranx recently released his fifth studio album, Weed Market. The 11-track set, which features songs that pays homage to... Read More

Mr Chumps pushing latest single
Mr Chumps is amping up the promotion of his latest single A Waan Place.... Read More

I Atom makes the Ganja Call
I Atom is generating a huge buzz with her single Ganja Call , which features high-flying dancehall act...... Read More

Flabba Holt: Roots to the core
With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.... Read More


Here comes the past secrets

 The past has a way, when it was traumatizing and filled with bad memories, to reveal itself when life is sweet and perfect. Read More

Detaching from devices and restoring communication in your relationship
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The revenge rebound
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In dealing with anger...
 Venting when angry or frustrated is quite a healthy way to get back to a good mental state, despite what you may have been led to believe.... Read More


Prime Minister Holness vs the judiciary

This is a fight we do not need, but our prime minister seems to have a penchant for self-harm. His heart is in the right place, but to talk loudly is not strength, nor... Read More

More change: Lickle money, big money
THURSDAY morning: I'm ready to rush into the office to get started on the day's agenda. The column...calls... these are the sacrifices I undergo in order that you and I...... Read More

When the dark ashes meet red roses
 Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. — Pope Francis ... Read More

Let's have a debate on Walter Rodney
In October of this year it will be 50 years since the late Guyanese lecturer Dr Walter Rodney was declared persona non grata to Jamaica. Rodney was...... Read More


Parent place for Mount Salem by end of March

THE community of Mount Salem in St James — the first to be named a zone of special operations — will have a parent place by the end of... Read More

St Mary High's Howell wants to dominate distance running
Seventeen-year-old Tamera Howell middle distance runner from St Mary High School is ready to dominate the entire island.... Read More

Two records fall as Rusea's girls, Petersfield boys soar
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending girls champions Rusea's High and Petersfield boys strengthened their leads in their respective sections on yesterday's second...... Read More

ISSA bans basketball coach Beckford for two years
MONTEGO BAY, St James — George Beckford, coach of William Knibb Memorial High basketball teams, has been banned for two years from all events run by the...... Read More


A most commendable gesture from Red Stripe

Red Stripe's rescue of the Jamaica women's bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is most commendable, but not surprising... Read More

We shed no tears for Jacob Zuma
Time has finally caught up with Mr Jacob Zuma, the scandal-tainted former head of the African National Congress (ANC) who on Wednesday was forced to step down as...... Read More

That Etana grant fiasco
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports, headed by Ms Olivia “Babsy” Grange might wish to take a closer look at the programmes and policy...... Read More

Let's show the police force some love today
The sombre news of the indefinite postponement by the private sector of its crime summit, which was set for tomorrow, has been balanced by the...... Read More


Toyota conquers Holly Mount

TOYOTA Jamaica 4x4 Club's first excursion for the year was a fun-filled blast for all parties involved. The trip, last Sunday, was to the cool hills of Holly Mount in... Read More

'Act to check fatalities'
Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), said he is optimistic that the new Road Traffic Act will help to reduce...... Read More

Safer schools project coming
The JN Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and international motor sports foundation, the FIA Foundation, will...... Read More

BMW 430i Gran Coupé: Simply grand!
The BMW 3 series has long been the benchmark for the compact executive sedan, as it offers a mix of luxury, technology and, most importantly,...... Read More


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