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Gas prices down $2.53, diesel down $0.777:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, October 18, according to the latest ex-refinery...... Read More

Girlz defeat Panama, head to 2019 Women's World Cup6:46 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF...... Read More

Forex: J$132 to one US dollar 5:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, October 17 ended trading at J$132.00 down by 17 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Reggae Girlz lead Panama 1-0 at half time 5:04 pm
DALLAS, United States — Jamaica's Senior Reggae Girlz are on the verge of achieving an historic qualification to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, as they lead Panama 1-0...... Read More

Dr Prathiba Mahanamahewa appointed Dean of UTech Faculty of Law 4:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — President, University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has announced the appointment of Sri Lankan attorney-at-law, educator and...... Read More

Jamaica to sign new air-service agreements 4:39 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet has given approval for the signing of new air-service agreements with the Governments of Slovenia, the Kingdom of Morocco, The Bahamas, and...... Read More

PEP website up and running — Reid4:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A website to assist teachers, parents and students in preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is now fully operational.... Read More

NEWS

House approves extension of St James SOE, Mount Salem ZOSO

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved the Emergency Powers (Continuance) (No.4) Resolution 2018, which will extend the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in the... Read More

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalises marijuana
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — The Canadian Government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and...... Read More

Blind senator urges nation's disabled to
SENATOR Dr Floyd Morris is urging people who are blind and visually impaired to take advantage of educational opportunities.... Read More

Jamaica on track to achieve 30 per cent energy from renewables
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is on track to achieve 30 per cent of its electricity from renewables within two years. ... Read More

SPORT

16 games on as daCosta Cup second round begins

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The business end of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition gets under way today with the playing of first-leg games in the second... Read More

Advantage Wolmer's, Camperdown
WOLMER'S Boys' School and Camperdown High registered close 1-0 first-leg wins over Denham Town and Excelsior High as second-round action of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup...... Read More

Girls complete 3-0 sweep of England Roses in Sunshine Netball Series
JAMAICA'S Sunshine Girls defeated England 58-43 to complete a clean 3-0 sweep in their Test series at the 2018 LASCO Netball Series inside National Indoor Sports Centre...... Read More

This is it!
DALLAS, USA — Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz will push to confirm qualification to the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup today when they lock horns with Panama in the...... Read More

BUSINESS

Facey selling shares in Seprod

Facey Group Ltd, a subsidiary of the Musson Group, has invited offers for the purchase of 91,914,894 ordinary shares in the capital of Seprod Ltd. Read More

Diaspora wants Jamaica to capitalise on stock rally
The Commonwealth Caribbean Enterprise Network (CCEN), a UK-based Caribbean Diaspora Business Network, has called on the Government and the local...... Read More

Oyster Bay opens tomorrow
The Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts will officially open its newest luxury resort at Oyster Bay, Trelawny, tomorrow.... Read More

Gov't travelling officers get $2.4 billion from supplementary estimates
GOVERNMENT travelling officers will receive $2.4 billion from the recently passed 2018/19 supplementary budget.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Musgrave Awards recipients thankful

What do two poets, an arranger/musician, a boy's school choir, author, and avid collector of ceramics have in common? Read More

Shaggy, Sting halt Rebelution's Rein
Sting and Shaggy spent a 17th week at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with 44/876. The set prevents Rebelution's resurgent Free Rein from moving into the...... Read More

It's a Sound birthday
Sound Govament's annual birthday soiree was right up the street of patrons eager to flaunt their physique, as 'shorts circuits bikini fetish' got under way at 17 Studio One...... Read More

Rvssian mines platinum in Italy
Music producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston has achieved another big-selling pop song. His latest success is Pablo by Italian rapper Sfera...... Read More

COLUMNS

#ZeroHungerWorld Our actions today are our future tomorrow

Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations member states approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of... Read More

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

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

In honour of a great Jamaican

The extraordinary Jamaican sprinter Mrs Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wasn't always a winner. Read More

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

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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