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SRHA chairman highlights mental health challenges4:39 pm

 MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Wayne Chen, says there are several challenges in dealing with mental health... Read More

Twelve killed as floods hit southwest France3:26 pm
VILLEGAILHENC, France (AFP) — At least 12 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the...... Read More

Fraser Pryce deserves place in annals of track and field, says Holness1:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says based on the stellar performance of Olympian, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, she “reserves and deserves a place in...... Read More

More collaboration to address waste management issues in region – UN official 12:45 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to...... Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Young women, don't let cell phones put your lives in danger 12:20 pm
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WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak 11:31 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic...... Read More

Technical training programme for government attorneys 11:18 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Attorney General's Department has launched a technical training programme for attorneys in central government, which is focused on the...... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby10:41 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Forget Brexit. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced Monday they were expecting their first baby, setting off a media frenzy, debates...... Read More

NEWS

J'can lottery scammer gets 6 years in US

NORTH DAKOTA, USA (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than US$5.8 million was... Read More

Education sector benefiting from improvements in the economy — Reid
ROSE HALL, St James — Senator Ruel Reid says the education sector has started to benefit from improvements in the economy.... Read More

Latest murder pushes Portland's tally to 12
PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Sunday evening's murder of Stacy-Ann Wellington in Diamond, Buff Bay, has pushed Portland's murder toll to 12 since the start of the...... Read More

PCJ welcomes 4th cohort of graduate interns
THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has employed the 4th cohort of young professionals under its Graduate Internship Programme.... Read More

SPORT

Watson set to add to Jamaica's medal tally

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — All eyes will be on Antonio Watson as he shoulders Jamaica's hopes of adding its second medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Stage... Read More

Manning Cup second round kicks off today
The long-awaited, much-anticipated two-legged second-round knockout of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Digicel Manning Cup...... Read More

Justin Morin — From schoolboy footballer to Digicel CEO
Justin Morin discussed how he balanced academics and sports while at St George's College, on his way to attaining a bachelor's degree in Industrial engineering and making...... Read More

Second-round places booked by North & East d'Cup teams
St Mary Technical, Titchfield High and Seaforth High all booked their spots in the second round of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition, following the end of...... Read More

BUSINESS

Amcham opens nominations for game-changers

Nominations have opened for the 2018 American Chamber of Commerce in Jamaica (AMCHAM) Business and Civic Leadership Awards. Read More

Sears, the once-mighty US retailer, files for bankruptcy
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Sears, an anchor of retail life for generations of Americans, filed for bankruptcy yesterday and said it was closing almost 150...... Read More

Japan unveils plan to attract more foreign workers
Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Japan has unveiled a plan to attract more foreign blue-collar workers, as the world's number-three economy battles a...... Read More

Shaw urges farmers to utilise new irrigation technology
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called on farmers to utilise new irrigation technology to improve crop quality and increase...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Julian Marley cancels dates

Julian Marley has withdrawn from his North American tour with EDM group Thievery Corporation which kicked off at Toad's Place in Connecticut last... Read More

Rudeboy gets UK premiere
British film-maker Nicolas Jack Davies', documentary, Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, premiered last Friday at the London Film Festival. A large turnout of music...... Read More

Change for Peter Tosh awards
The second Peter Tosh Gala Awards, originally scheduled for Pulse Centre at Trafalgar Road on Thursday, has been moved to Eden Gardens (Lady Musgrave...... Read More

The Ultimate from Tad's
The latest in Tad's International Record's The Ultimate compilation albums has been released. Titled ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Promoting student learning: Getting the flipping thing right

There has been a preponderance of strategies and approaches to improve teaching and learning in our Jamaican classrooms. Also, every year with the release of Caribbean... Read More

When Garvey stood up for Gandhi
So why were the words of our first National Hero Marcus Garvey such an important part of last Friday's 'Satya Vaarta' or 'talk from the heart', hosted by Indian High...... Read More

Will the island of heroes deliver a 'heroic' vote for the CCJ on November 6?
A national referendum on the issue of whether a Caribbean nation should disengage from the British Privy Council and accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as...... Read More

Phillips: We must recognise our ordinary Jamaicans
The following is the National Heroes' Day message by Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips: ... Read More

REGIONAL

A bridge is on the way

The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In... Read More

Women embrace farming technology in St Ann
A recent meeting of greenhouse farmers in Water Valley, Alexandria, St Ann, revealed that a large number of women are embracing farming...... Read More

Joint venture agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre approved
A joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas has been approved by Cabinet.... Read More

TSO draws crowd in north & eastern Jamaica
IT was very difficult to move through the aisles of stores two Thursdays ago as the Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out (TSO) got under way across the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Mrs Cuthbert Flynn will face the cowardice of colleague politicians in the abortion debate

One of the great ironies in life here is that some of our loudest proponents of democracy are at the sane time among the most virulently opposed to... Read More

Unsung heroes, the backbone of a nation
Both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips had much to say about community in their National Heroes' Day...... Read More

UN climate change report is final warning
Over many years, there have been numerous reports, scientific articles and books warning of the catastrophic results of unchecked climate change. Some have chosen to...... Read More

Rev Clarke's literacy disclosure a sad reality
The entire nation should be bemoaning and, as a minimum, giving serious thought to the revelation by Rev Carl Clarke, the priest in charge of Sts...... Read More

AUTO

Better Days are coming

Motorists sitting out current traffic jams in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMR) can rest assured that the National Works Agency (NWA) has been... Read More

'Wheelz' roll out in full force
DESPITE the recent heavy rains, organisers of annual car competition — Heelz & Wheelz — are giving the event thumbs up. The occasion, dubbed Lowered vs...... Read More

'HEELZ' was the deal!
The showers couldn't put a damper on Heelz & Wheelz — dubbed Lower vs Lifted — held at the National Stadium parking lot in St Andrew, on Sunday,...... Read More

Dover Finale To Thrill
THE final event on the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2018 season, Heroes of Speed, will take place this holiday weekend — October 14 through 15 — at...... Read More

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