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Jamaica, India exploring arrangements to provide COVID-19 vaccines locally4:29 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — New Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Rungsung Masakui, says his country is exploring arrangements with Jamaica to provide vaccines... Read More

Trapped for two weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine4:06 pm
BEIJING, China (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry...... Read More

Guyana engages IICA for outstanding Panama rice payments3:08 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana's Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha says the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has been invited to...... Read More

Consultations held with local stakeholders on CXC's options for 2021 exams 2:25 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, says the ministry has been in dialogue with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and...... Read More

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000 1:45 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination programme that has seen more than six million people get the first of two doses — even...... Read More

Gov't in talks with insurance companies to provide coverage for farmers 1:35 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is taking steps to provide insurance coverage for the island's large and small-scale farmers through...... Read More

Foreign investment faces U-shaped recovery — UN 1:12 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Global foreign direct investment flows are set to go through a U-shaped recovery, staying weak in 2021, the United Nations warned on...... Read More

Estonia to get first female PM12:16 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time...... Read More

NEWS

Little Andre loses battle with cancer

ANDRE Arnett, the five-year-old cancer patient whose mother appealed through the Jamaica Observer for assistance to secure him a life-saving bone marrow transplant, has... Read More

'Do not be muzzled,' pastor tells journalists
THE local media community has been urged to operate without fear or favour, and to do so with integrity and professionalism.... Read More

Veteran journalist Ken Allen passes
Veteran journalist Ken Allen, who served The Gleaner for more than 60 years, died yesterday at University Hospital...... Read More

Rocky Point aircraft mystery
A multi-agency probe is now underway into the crash-landing of an aircraft in Rocky Point, Clarendon, Saturday evening.... Read More

SPORT

Sunshine Girls give thumbs up for All-Stars vs England Roses series

Gezelle Allison and Rebekah Robinson are both delighted to be back in netball action in England, but at the same time, expressed disappointment that the current series... Read More

JAAA hierarchy ready for safe resumption of track and field
Having spent the past few months working assiduously to find workable solutions for the safe return of track and field, the hierarchy of the sport's...... Read More

Track and field proposal ready for approval, says JAAA President Gayle
After much delay and lots of disappointment for the various people involved in the sport of track and field, it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel for...... Read More

McLeod, Taylor lead Jamaicans at Arkansas meet
Eight Jamaican senior track and field athletes, led by Olympic sprint hurdles champion Omar McLeod and Christopher Taylor, will open their 2021...... Read More

BUSINESS

Continuous rise in net remittances

THE latest Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) data show a continuous rise in Jamaica's net remittances. Read More

'Charting Your Financial Course' — topic for Jamaica Observer's next webinar
The Jamaica Observer will be hosting another in its series of webinars on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 featuring five renowned experts who will cover...... Read More

Profits go down at Tropical Battery
Tropical Battery ended its 2020 financial year last September with profits plummeting by 53 per cent on top of revenues growing by seven per...... Read More

Jamaica National Small Business Loans supporting clients through COVID-19
Even as COVID-19 continues to decimate small businesses and render many firms unable to generally operate, Jamaica National's Small Business Loans (JNSB) arm has been...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

COVID stalls Bond, again

EVEN super spy James Bond is grappling with the negative effects of COVID-19. For the third time, the latest in the franchise – No Time to Die – has been... Read More

Rawlins for international film workshop
Jamaican actress and film producer Nadean Rawlins is brimming with excitement as she prepares to participates in the Rotterdam Lab, a film producers'...... Read More

Sponsors support jazz fest
THE Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), a sponsor of Jamaica Jazz and Blues since its inception, has recommitted support for the event's virtual staging set for March 4 to...... Read More

Call for entertainment sector reopening
The following is an abbreviated version of an open letter to the Government of Jamaica from Scott Dunn, managing director of Dream Entertainment Limited, encouraging the...... Read More

COLUMNS

'When yuh salt, yuh salt,' but... — Part 2

The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day. — Igbo proverb, Nigeria Read More

Democracy challenged, democracy prevailed
US National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman nearly upstaged the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America. Her delivery was...... Read More

Caribbean-US relations: Chance to merge might with right
Events in Washington, DC, USA, on January 20, 2021 were a welcome relief and release for the world. Once Joseph R Biden took the oath of office as...... Read More

Illogical expectations, unrecognised achievements
I had promised that I would do an article that addresses the homicide rate. However, I will not compare it to last year as I think that is a bit...... Read More

REGIONAL

Met Service halfway there

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Evan Thompson, has disclosed that the agency is currently in possession of only... Read More

Concern about face-to-face classes in St Elizabeth schools
BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Principal of Munro College Mark Smith says his institution has resorted to online classes for day students for two weeks out of an...... Read More

Westmoreland's risk for vector-borne diseases drops
MEDICAL officer of health for Westmoreland Dr Marcia Graham says the Aedes index in the parish has decreased, reducing the risk for an outbreak of vector-borne...... Read More

Little Bay Primary and Infant students adjust to face-to-face classes
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Principal of Little Bay Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland, Keron King, says students are adapting well to the phased resumption of...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Is Dr Horace Chang our best man in the fight against crime?

If the prime minister is contemplating a Cabinet shuffle —which is appropriate at the start of a new year — he should have a look at the... Read More

Tokyo Olympics could be in the balance, but athletes mustn't be distracted
We feel for Mr Dejour Russell and others who are training hard, giving it their all, with a view to making the Jamaica team for the Olympic Games in...... Read More

The multilateral approach is enlightened self-interest
Realism triggered the Government's decision to set COVID-19 vaccination targets of 16 per cent of the population this year and again next year, Health and Wellness...... Read More

Gov't seemingly bankrupt of ideas on fighting crime
We would not be surprised to find that National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has a speech at the ready on his computer, to be trotted out as another multiple...... Read More

AUTO

St Andrew roads to be closed or reduced to single lane this weekend

TRAFFIC flow could be affected this weekend because of work on Constant Spring Road, Woodglen Avenue and Omara Road in St Andrew. Read More

Kia Seltos: Packed with brilliance
With the much-acclaimed Kia Stinger GT sedan under its belt, the brand has turned that sense of upmarket bravado to the rest of its model range...... Read More

'FIX THE ROADS!'
E G Hunter, CEO of National Works Agency (NWA), is appealing to all Members of Parliament (MPs) who have failed to start road-patching programmes to do so...... Read More

Bad roads affecting motorists, businesses in Job Lane, Angels
MOTORISTS and business owners are getting impatient because of the time it is taking to repair bad roads in Angels and Job Lane, both in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The...... Read More

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