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Police seek man suspected of stealing laptop from business place8:11 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are seeking a man, who is suspected to have stolen a laptop from a business place on Old Hope Road in St Andrew on Saturday, July... Read More

No public risk from CPL, assures Rowley7:57 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  (CMC) — Teams and officials are set to start arriving here Monday for the Caribbean Premier League scheduled to bowl off later this month, but...... Read More

OAS welcomes new Guyana government7:11 am
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has congratulated Guyana's new President, Dr Mohamed...... Read More

Russia aims to produce 'millions' of virus vaccine doses by 2021 6:54 am
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out "several million" doses per month by next...... Read More

WHO warns there may never be a COVID-19 'silver bullet' 6:45 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for the new coronavirus, despite the rush to discover...... Read More

Significant number of jobs predicted for the Caribbean by 2030 6:25 am
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — A new study is predicting that a transition to a net-zero emission economy could create 15 million new jobs in Latin America and the...... Read More

Pharma giant Sanofi charged with manslaughter in birth defects case 6:18 am
PARIS, France (AFP) — French prosecutors have indicted pharma giant Sanofi for manslaughter over birth defects linked to an epilepsy drug, the company said Monday, in a...... Read More

2 COVID-19 deaths, 11 new cases8:57 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica recorded two new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours. ... Read More

NEWS

Cash for COVID

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has deepened its commitment to help Jamaica contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, with an additional support package... Read More

OAS congratulates Guyana's Dr Ali
The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has congratulated the new President of Guyana Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali on...... Read More

Shada Sinclair is indeed going places
EIGHT years ago Evol Beckford, vice-principal at Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, said Shada Sinclair was going places. ... Read More

St Mary SE tell why Dunn should win
The Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Mary South East where sitting MP Dr Norman Dunn (JLP) is being challenged by . Residents were asked: “Why should your...... Read More

SPORT

England paceman Broad 'considered retiring' after Test snub

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — England paceman Stuart Broad has revealed he was “so low” after being dropped for the first Test... Read More

Ambassador-designate Richards makes courtesy call on JOA
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 marked the end of a month but for Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda and Ambassador-designate to Japan Shorna-Kay...... Read More

OAJ, Team Jamaica Bickle sign historic MOU
The Olympians Association of Jamaica (OAJ) and the voluntary organisation Jamaica Bickle on Friday signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) that both groups...... Read More

Blow for CWI as South Africa rules out Caribbean series
LONDON, England (CMC) — Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed Saturday that its team would not tour the Caribbean in September...... Read More

BUSINESS

C&WJCCUL becomes first mutual society to list on stock exchange

Community & Workers of Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union Limited (C&WJCCUL) became the first mutual society in Jamaica to officially list on the Jamaica Stock... Read More

Profits and revenues up for GraceKennedy six-month period
GraceKennedy (GK) Group on Thursday last reported an unaudited net profit of $3.1 billion for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020, representing a 34.3 per cent...... Read More

Be willing to take on opportunities: Q10 David Noel
We admire them from afar and some of their stories have been brought to life by the business pages of this newspaper. But, never like this. The Jamaica Observer Sunday...... Read More

Jamaica's import spend declines, export also down for January to April 2020
Jamaica's imports for January to April 2020 were valued at US$1,680.6 million, a 23.1 per cent decline when compared to the US$2,186.7 million spent...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Toni-Ann ready for extended role'

BRADSHAW Singh, father of Miss World Toni-Ann Singh, says her extended reign will be another feather in the cap for Jamaicans. Read More

Hugh Faulkner to lay down law
This is the fourth in a current affairs series by the Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk focusing on people who are making an impact. ... Read More

'Rygin is not paralysed'
THE management team of dancehall artiste Rygin King is dismissing claims emerging on several websites that the deejay is paralysed.... Read More

Kevin Heath keeps his eyes on the prize
Gospel singer Kevin Heath is seeking to encourage others experiencing hardships through his latest single Watch The Finish...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Kaydia McKoy - Strength, courage, hope

WHEN Kaydia McKoy told her four-year-old daughter that she has breast cancer, she asked, 'Mommy, are you going to die?' It was the hardest question McKoy had ever been... Read More

COLUMNS

Owen Arthur — a full Jamaican, who happened to have been born in Barbados

News of the passing of the former Barbadian Prime Minister Owen Arthur has prompted an outpouring of tributes, particularly with regard to his... Read More

Hope in these testing times
As we celebrate Emancipation and Independence in this semi-lockdown, there is a ramping up of political campaigning and purity testing by both the...... Read More

The old-school trap PM Holness fell into on Manley
Prime Minister Andrew Holness unwittingly fell into an old-school trap when he recently blamed the Michael Manley Administration's...... Read More

186 years later... The focus should be reparation
The following is written on the occasion of the 186th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the Caricom member countries which had been colonised by...... Read More

REGIONAL

Shada Sinclair is indeed going places

EIGHT years ago Evol Beckford, vice-principal at Hampton School in Malvern, St Elizabeth, said Shada Sinclair was going places. Read More

St Mary SE tell why Dunn should win
The Jamaica Observer visited the constituency of St Mary South East where sitting MP Dr Norman Dunn (JLP) is being challenged by . Residents were asked: “Why should your...... Read More

Dunn lists accomplishments in St Mary SE
ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — Sitting Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn is the first to concede that he hasn't completed all the tasks he set...... Read More

Voting patterns in St Mary SE since 1989
YEAR JLP PNP NDM UPP1989 Alva Ross 6,476 Harry Douglas 7,3191993 Alva Ross 5,342 Harry Douglas 5,755... Read More

EDITORIALS

Reopening schools amid COVID-19

For the great majority of Jamaicans there can hardly have been any experience quite as testing as the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. Read More

Thank you, Prof Verene Shepherd – Teacher
At this time of year, Jamaicans routinely celebrate our Independence and remember the violent struggle for Emancipation in which our ancestors died or...... Read More

The big challenge for cricket coaches
Hope , though springing eternal, is never enough. Deeds, inspired by hope, will win the day.... Read More

JUTC needs to be run as a business, not a political trough
Here we go again.... Read More

AUTO

'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record... Read More

'Heart-stopping' Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels
Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) — World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record...... Read More

Hamilton shatters lap record to grab British Grand Prix pole
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton smashed the track record twice yesterday to grab a record seventh British Grand Prix pole position with a...... Read More

Stroll lifts Racing Point after Perez virus blow as Hamilton has 'difficult day'
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said opening practice at the British Grand Prix yesterday had been “quite difficult,...... Read More

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