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Dirk Harrison temporarily heads division of Integrity Commission9:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been named among three persons who have been assigned to temporarily act as heads of divisions within the newly...... Read More

US gymnastics head to apologise in Congress for sex abuse disgrace8:32 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The head of the US gymnastics governing body will appear before Congress Wednesday to apologise to hundreds of female athletes who were...... Read More

US threatens retaliation as Venezuela expels diplomats 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States threatened to retaliate against Venezuela on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of America's...... Read More

Gov't to spend $846m to expand Court of Appeal 7:42 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government is to spend $846 million on the expansion of the Court of Appeal, which will result in three new courtrooms, 15 judge's chambers and an...... Read More

World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge — study 7:14 pm
PARIS France (AFP) — In 27 years from now, almost a quarter of the global population will be obese, researchers said Wednesday, warning of the mounting medical bill.... Read More

$1.4m to undertake Labour Day activities at juvenile facilities 6:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security through its flagship youth initiative, 'We Transform', says it will carry out Labour Day activities at four juvenile...... Read More

Forex: J$127.01 to one US dollar6:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, May 22, ended trading at J$127.01 up by 40 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More


Churchmen give cautious response to pope's alleged 'born gay' comments

Local church leaders have given cautious responses to a report that Pope Francis told a victim of clerical sex abuse last week that God made him gay... Read More

Semi-nude photo angers Tommy Lee's lawyer
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A member of the defence team representing popular dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta says they will be...... Read More

Bunting urges protection for director of elections
FORMER member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting says the office of Director of Elections needs to...... Read More

Full speed ahead
THE Government will be going ahead with the official renaming of the north-south highway as the Edward Seaga Highway on June 12.... Read More


Magnum/KSAFA Super, Major League finals on this Friday

The 2018 Magnum/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League and Major League football season closes on Friday with the playing of... Read More

Bring Back the Love football heads to St Ann today
The Bring Back The Love Labour Day Masters and Celebrities football charity match has moved to St Ann today where fans will be treated to a day full...... Read More

'Mark My Word', Marvellous Marva one to watch
Despite being put in her place by Will In Charge and company in the recent Legal Light Trophy overnine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m), Marvellous Marva should have no...... Read More

Fowler-Reid keeps Fever unbeaten, Aiken lose with Firebirds
PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Sunshine Girls star Jhaniele Fowler-Reid starred yet again as West Coast Fever maintained their unbeaten start to the Suncorp Super...... Read More


Economy grows by an estimated 1.2%

The Jamaican economy grew by an estimated 1.2 per cent for the January to March 2018 quarter compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017, according... Read More

Vaz hopeful of real economic growth by 2018/19 and less unemployment
Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, says that despite setbacks in the economy last year, which...... Read More

Patricia Yap: From corner shop cashier to skincare giant
Speaking at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Foodie Seminar, Dr Patricia Yap shared with the audience her approach to business that is a...... Read More

Unemployment continues to decline
Jamaica's unemployment rate continued its downward trend to record 3.1 percentage points, lower than the rate recorded in January...... Read More


Shaggy, Sting hold firm

New Zealand reggae fusion band Sons of Zion makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. Read More

Jah Cure risks it all
JAH Cure has released his latest single Risk it All, featuring Haitian American singer Phyllisia Ross.... Read More

Tommy Lee bound over
DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta will remain in custody until next Tuesday, according to his new attorney Tom Tavares-Finson.... Read More

Tuning in with Tony Carr
This is the seventh in a 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio.á... Read More


Financial inclusion and the Jamaica Stock Exchange
With the depression of savings accounts in banks and the horrendous fees that banks charge to keep people's money, Jamaicans must find alternate ways...... Read More

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The threat of 'Trump change'
Donald Trump surprised himself and the world by being elected president of the US in 2017. He then surprised the world by selecting his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jerold...... Read More


Conference & Expo a success, says Manchester Chamber of Commerce

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Garfield Green says he is satisfied with last Wednesday's Conference and Expo hosted by... Read More

Agri Day at Knox Community College
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Knox Community College recently staged its Agri Day Expo 2018 at its Cobbla Campus in northern Manchester. ... Read More

Another gift of love from the Hue family
MAY PEN, Clarendon — Dr Hyacinth Hue and her husband Eric Hue have donated a sonography machine (used for diagnostic imaging) worth US$7,000 to the May Pen...... Read More

The Jamaica International Invitation meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night was embellished by the winning performance of three of the best...... Read More


Training/education a must for Jamaican agriculture to progress

The son of a farmer and native of the farm-rich Christiana region of Manchester North Eastern, where he has been Member of Parliament since 1993, Mr Audley Shaw, is well... Read More

Will the Duchess of Sussex make the difference in race relations?
In Brixton, London, an enclave of predominantly West Indians, mainly Jamaicans, there has usually been very little motivation to celebrate major activities involving...... Read More

Remembering the Eventide Home fire victims
Yesterday marked the 38th anniversary of the Eventide Home fire — a tragedy that not too many Jamaicans easily remember, but one which occurred...... Read More

We managed very well without the plastics
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JA all the way

Jamaican racers pressed the home field advantage to walk away the points leader in the Country Category in the first round of the Seaboard Marine... Read More

From Korea, with love
YOUNG G Lee, head of mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica, says he's pleased to see so many of his country's vehicles on the island's roads.... Read More

Total introduces
Jamaica became the first English-speaking Caribbean island to receive the new Total Excellium unleaded gasoline as it was launched to the market on...... Read More

'NO Need To Worry'
TRADE Board chairman Danville Walker is hailing the three-month-old pre-shipment inspection policy on imported pre-owned motor vehicles as a win for consumers, as well...... Read More


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