Curfew imposed in sections of Spanish Town, St Catherine 7:44 am

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A curfew has been imposed in sections of Spanish Town, St Catherine. Read More

Police lists Jamaica's 30 most wanted 7:41 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Police High Command has listed 30 individuals across several parishes among Jamaica's most wanted. The police said these suspects are wanted for...... Read More

Weather Update: Stationary front across Jamaica7:05 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has reported that a stationary front is across the island and is expected to dissipate across the central...... Read More

O-Wrap: St James state of emergency... Unsolved murder of 74-y-o man... Changes to scrap metal export 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:... Read More

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors — study 9:25 pm
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body,...... Read More

Shaw says no new taxes 9:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Finance and the Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw, says no new taxes will be included in the 2018/19 Estimates of ExpenditureHe...... Read More

No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards 8:41 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small...... Read More

PNP shadow Cabinet to discuss new policy proposals for Jamaica8:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The shadow Cabinet of the People's National Party says it will use its three-day retreat as an opportunity to explore new policy directions,...... Read More


State of public emergency timely — Owen Ellington

FORMER Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington is offering that the state of public emergency placed on St James yesterday is very timely and should boost the... Read More

Gov't gets support for public state of emergency
MONTEGO BAY, St James —The Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James, has received overwhelming support from several individuals and...... Read More

St James residents agree with State of Emergency
Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared a state of public emergency for the parish of St James, which recorded 335 murders last year. The Jamaica Observer...... Read More

Deportees outnumber returning residents
Deportees account for more than twice the number of Jamaicans who have returned to the country over the past 10 years, the latest migration profile study has...... Read More


Cavalier snatch point at Tivoli

Cavalier SC continued their good form on the road in the Red Stripe Premier League when they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports... Read More

Sweet as sugar, fancy-footed Mireya Grey eager to mix it up for Reggae Girlz
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Mireya Grey is the livewire in Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girlz team. She is lethal and fierce with the ball at her...... Read More

Let's play BINGO
“We at SVREL want Caymanas Park to become the bingo capital of Jamaica.” That was the sentiment expressed by Michael Bernard, executive chairman of Supreme...... Read More

Wilson relishing return to RSPL, scores on Cavalier debut
The return of Paul Wilson to the Red Stripe Premier League did not go unnoticed on Sunday.... Read More


Digicel leases HQ space to IBEX

Digicel Jamaica has inked a deal with business process outsourcing (BPO) and contact centre provider Ibex to lease space at its waterfront building as the new Caribbean and... Read More

Pickapeppa achieves prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative Certificate
The Jamaican family-owned Pickapeppa Co Ltd has achieved the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative Certificate (GFSI), Food Safety System...... Read More

Shaw says $150-m FINSAC report could be ready “in weeks”
Minister of Finance and the Public Sector, Audley Shaw, says he believes that the long delayed report of the FINSAC Commission of Enquiry will become available in a matter of...... Read More

Create an environment to curb crime and disorder
In the book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, James Surowiecki argues that behaviour is shaped in many respects by the environment in which people are allowed to...... Read More


From Halfway Tree to Grammy

The 60th Grammy Awards takes place on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There are five nominees for Best Reggae Album. They are: Chronology by Chronixx;... Read More

Wicked Times
THE legacy of Bobby “Bobby Digital” Dixon, arguably the most successful producer in contemporary dancehall music, will be acknowledged in February with the release...... Read More

Brimstone salutes the Sunshine State
The state of Florida is home to thousands of Jamaicans. Several popular entertainers have settled in the Sunshine State. They include singers Fiona,...... Read More

Davis elated at YVAs nod
AS part of its new vision, the rebranded Your View Awards (YVAs) has expanded nominations to include theatre. One such category is Best Female...... Read More


Trump has thrown down the gauntlet to the Negro

The world is in spasm with President Donald Trump's “s***hole” comment about Africa, Haiti — by inference, all blacks. Black nations are outraged, but... Read More

A time of differing views
A member of my family used to visit another country where she got a regular holiday job to do some babysitting. One of the children had a reputation of being a...... Read More

5 reasons Chronixx's Chronology should win 2018 Reggae Grammy
The 2018 Grammys will take place in New York, USA, on January 28, 2018 and all eyes are on the Reggae category. Overall, it has been a great year for reggae music, and...... Read More

Noise and employment
It was around 1963 a law was enacted that music could not be played above a certain audible level after 9:00 pm. My father, who would be 95 today (January 18) had he...... Read More


Gov't gets support for public state of emergency

MONTEGO BAY, St James —The Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James, has received overwhelming support from several individuals and... Read More

'Herbert' face arch-rivals Cornwall College in U-16 match-up
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical will be in the unfamiliar position today of seeking to rebound from a loss when they take on arch-rivals...... Read More

Woman among 3 arrested after Boscobel ganja bust
POLICE assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division seized five pounds of ganja during an operation in Boscobel, St Mary, on Wednesday. ... Read More

Rich and famous flock to Jamaica over holidays
WESTERN BUREAU — Jamaica experienced a surge in wealthy and celebrity tourists who vacationed at private villas and exclusive resorts around the island over the...... Read More


The urgency of meeting the Paris climate agreement goals

There is cause for great concern in a recent draft United Nations report that the Paris agreement cap on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st... Read More

Why can PM Holness, Dr Phillips co-operate on a fire, but not on crime?
We mourn deeply for the two children who perished Tuesday in that accursed fire at Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston. Alas, it seems the more...... Read More

Don't erode the gains made in our electoral system
Jamaica has come a far way in being able to execute parliamentary and municipal elections that are free and fair. Of this we are proud because our history is dotted by many...... Read More

Should Jamaica prepare for an accidental nuclear war?
Asked the question above, every sane Jamaican would say an unhesitating 'yes'. So the bigger question is: How should we prepare for the eventuality of an accidental nuclear...... Read More


Audi A4: truly A-class

THE 2017 Audi A4 S-line is ingenuity and elegance packed into an executive sedan. Read More

Magna-nimous investment
MAGNA Motors, exclusive distributor of Hyundai, said it will be pumping close to US$8 million in its ultra-modern facility on Oxford Road in St...... Read More

Magna Motors drives charity
MAGNA Motors Dealership Limited displayed the power of charity when it handed over a brand new Hyundai Grand i10 to Angels of Love Jamaica at their Old Hope Road...... Read More

Kia Stinger tops ‘Performance’ award
FOLLOWING its successful introduction last year, the Kia Stinger has been awarded 'Best Performance Car' in the UK Car of the Year Awards...... Read More


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