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UPDATE: Court date postponed for captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay 1:34 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead... Read More

Sir Garry Sobers visits Windies camp ahead of England series1:19 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies were treated to a surprise special guest at their training session on Saturday when legendary all-rounder and former skipper Sir...... Read More

Earthquake rattles several Caribbean countries1:12 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or...... Read More

PEP textbook authors adjusting to meet new education sector demands 1:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Authors of Primary Exit Profile (PEP) textbooks are making adjustments to meet the new demands of the education sector regarding the examination's...... Read More

Captain of ill-fated boat in Maiden Cay to appear in court today 12:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The captain of the ill-fated boat that capsized off Jamaica's south-eastern coast in Port Royal last moth leaving two of the 13 people on board dead...... Read More

Bolt, Puma throw support behind Special Olympics Jamaica 12:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Usain Bolt Foundation has pledged a $1 million donation to Special Olympics Jamaica in support of their participation at the 2019 World Games in...... Read More

History against England in the West Indies 11:37 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England may be third in the Test rankings and the West Indies eighth, but history will be against Joe Root's tourists when a three-match...... Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: 70% agree with Petrojam takeover11:16 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Of the 290 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll, 70 per cent agreed with the Government's move to forcibly retake Venezuela's 49 per cent...... Read More

NEWS

Local doctors struggle to diagnose lupus

EVEN as the country accounts for one of the highest rates of lupus worldwide, according to noted rheumatologist Dr Desiree Tulloch-Reid, Jamaican doctors are not... Read More

Epilepsy association crowdfunds to buy medicine
Living with epilepsy — the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures — can be a challenge, but it is...... Read More

Another suspect charged for August Town murder
The police reported yesterday it has charged a suspect in connection with a murder in August Town, Kingston 7 — the second in just over a...... Read More

British Airways rolls out big premium economy upgrade
British Airways has announced improvements to its World Traveller Plus cabin as part of the airline's £6.5-billion upgrade for its centenary being...... Read More

SPORT

Hummingbirds, Spurs shooting for BEL title again

Defending champions Kingston Hummingbirds and Manchester Spurs will renew their rivalry for Netball Jamaica's Berger Elite League title when both meet in game one of... Read More

2018 RJRGleaner National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards winners
ATHLETES OF THE YEAR BY SPORT (Category Awards)SPORT WOMEN MENAQUATICS (swimming) Alia Atkinson Keanan DolsATHLETICS Janieve Russell Fedrick Dacres... Read More

McAuley held by Watsonton in first-leg tie
Defending champions McAuley were held to a 1-1 draw by Watsonton during the INSPORTS All-Island Primary School round-of-16 first-leg tie at Pawsey Park in Lionel Town,...... Read More

Dunbeholden stifle Waterhouse at Royal Lakes Complex
DUNBEHOLDEN FC dug deep to secure a nil-all result against former champions Waterhouse FC in the Red Stripe Premier League match at Royal Lakes Complex...... Read More

BUSINESS

National innovation awardee touts features of self-designed security system

Local entrant to the home security field Lindon Falconer believes his Falcon B series remote monitoring and control device system, which was entered... Read More

Govt using tax revenue surplus to pay arrears to SMEs — Clarke
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that a “plethora” of small- and medium-sized businesses will benefit from...... Read More

Antigua logs over one million visitors in 2018
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) – The Minister of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, Charles Fernandez says 2018 was a record-setting year as the two-island state welcomed...... Read More

'CHINA EFFECT' HITS LOCAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Leading Jamaican architect Evan Williams is bemoaning the demise of the Jamaican construction and architectural industry as a result of major projects...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Brit launches J'can app

When it comes to Jamaican music and culture, Karen Proctor has no preference for any era and sees no boundaries. She reaches out to the like-minded with Jamarado... Read More

NK examines females in troubled relationships
Dancehall artiste NK was inspired by females in troubled relationships for his latest song Mi Nuh Care, which is...... Read More

Half-hearted Salute
The closing night of Rebel Salute left some patrons feeling ambivalent as the show decreased in its thrill and intensity with the break of dawn.... Read More

Rasta, reggae and rebellion
Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash...... Read More

COLUMNS

Friendship vs human rights — Part 2

Editor's note: Part 1 of this piece was published in The Agenda, Sunday Observer, January 20, 2019. It details the experience of this... Read More

The new norm... Get with it!
Whether we like it or not, and despite the ruffling around and opposition to the plastics ban, it is the dawn of a new era in which certain plastic...... Read More

Venezuela: The Church, Opposition, and Loyalty
Before a bird flies off I've counted the eggs in its belly. — Krio proverb, Sierra Leone ... Read More

Alice and the Jamaican Wonderland
“CURIOUSER and curiouser,” thought Alice in Wonderland as she surveyed the strange and eccentric dream world in which she found herself after falling down a...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Give us the classrooms'

SCORES of parents and students of Fair Prospect Primary School in east Portland, last Monday gathered outside the school's gate protesting the education ministry's... Read More

Bethesda Basic celebrates 62 years
BETHESDA Basic School in Port Antonio, Portland, last Wednesday celebrated its 62nd anniversary in a soft ceremony that included the cutting of a cake and various...... Read More

Junction on track
THE National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that work on the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road in St Mary is to be completed in the second quarter of the...... Read More

Living in limbo
SEVERAL months after the Government announced that it had executed the compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay, one...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Why not a Jamaican for World Bank?

For 43 of the International Monetary Fund's 73 years in existence, the managing director has been a French national, and all 12 World Bank presidents have been... Read More

More than normal policing needed now
A meeting involving the private sector, the churches, human rights, civil society groups, and political leaders should have been held last Wednesday to format a...... Read More

Our Reggae Girlz are truly belles of the ball
We have said it already, and we dare say it again.... Read More

Let's get to work on the traffic ticketing system
From the discussions at Wednesday's meeting of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), it is clear that much work is...... Read More

AUTO

Audi Q8: the game changer

WHILE rivals are into multiple production cycles of their luxury-coupé SUVs, Audi is now just entering the segment with the boldness and assuredness that exudes from every bolt... Read More

The Q8: Audi's 8th wonder
BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive's state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last...... Read More

Getting in the MX
THE Mazda MX-5 has always been centred on one aim: maximum driving pleasure. And for 2018, it's added the single element consumers have been clamoring for, more...... Read More

'King of the Forest'
A pleasant surprise awaited guests attending the launch of the 2019 Subaru Forester at 80 LMR on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More

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