KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A photo featuring Chronixx and Jimmy Fallon during his stint on Tuesday’s episode of NBCs ‘Tonight Show’ has gone viral on social media and is drumming up majo ...

Chronixx goes viral

After just over a decade, Parliament yesterday passed the Disabilities Bill. But even as the members sought to take credit for the legislation, the cruel irony of the State’s neglect of the di ...

Cruel irony

A Japanese naval vessel yesterday visited the Jamaican capital Kingston in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between both countries and the Japan-Caricom Friendship Year 2014. During ...

Japan naval visits Ja.

THE Judicial Review Court yesterday reserved judgement in the case brought by Arthur Williams over his dismissal from the Senate by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, using a resignation letter party ...

Court reserves judgement

SHE hasn't had a history of addressing environmental matters at home, but Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller waxed eloquent on the subject at yesterday's special session to commemorate ...


EUGENE, USA — The Jamaican coaching staff is hopeful that after yesterday's brilliant start to the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, the island will earn ...

Gone clear


FOREX: $112.63 to one US dollar  5:09 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Wednesday, July 23, ended trading at J$112.71 up eight cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$105.02 down from J$105.21 while the British pound ended trading at J$192.20 down from J$192.68. Read More

Selena Gomez celebrates 22nd birthday  4:49 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Selena Gomez has been spotted celebrating her 22nd birthday on a yacht Tuesday in S ...... Read More

Govt assumes $24B more in CAP debt  4:48 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government is to assume responsibility for just over US$237 million ($24 billion ...... Read More

Cabbie gets life for murder of school teacher  4:21 PM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Forty-eight- year- old taxi-operator Ivan Taylor, 48, who was found guilty of th ...... Read More

Agonising wait for McNeil after women’s 400m heats  4:11 PM
EUGENE, USA -- It was a tough wait for Jamaica’s Yanique McNeil after a disappointing sixth place ...... Read More


Pittsburgh residents urged to block calls from Jamaican area code

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Residents in sections of Pittsburgh, USA have been warned to beware of a telephone scam believed to be based in Jamaica and are being urged to block the 876 area code. The w ... Read More

Al Miller’s aiding and abetting case postponed
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Reverend Al Miller’s attempting to pervert the course of justice case was put off in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrat ...... Read More

$100,000 Reward for safe return of baby samunya
CRIME Stop Jamaica has increased the reward for the safe return of little Samunya Bloomfield to $100,000. The baby was snatched from her bed at he ...... Read More

Court reserves judgement in Williams/Holness Senate case
THE Judicial Review Court yesterday reserved judgement in the case brought by Arthur Williams over his dismissal from the Senate by Opposition Leade ...... Read More


Bolt criticises reduction of Tyson Gay’s dope ban

GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) -- Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticized anti-doping officials for reducing Tyson Gay’s doping ban. Gay and Bolt's fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, both 31, ... Read More

West Portland baseball team returns more experienced from international tourney
DESPITE being outclassed at the recently concluded Little League Baseball International Latin American Regionals in Panama, manager Damion Thomas is ...... Read More

Frustrated O'Hara forced to contest sprint double
EUGENE, USA — An administrative blunder might have caused sprinter Michael O'Hara to compete in the sprint double at the IAAF World Junior Cha ...... Read More

Coaching staff expectant
EUGENE, USA — The Jamaican coaching staff is hopeful that after yesterday's brilliant start to the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships at Hay ...... Read More


Battle for social media

THE fierce rivalry between telecoms giants LIME and Digicel has now moved into the social media arena as both companies battle for supremacy in the fast-growing communication medium. Digicel curren ... Read More

World Bank hopes animation project will benefit 15,000 youth
THE World Bank expects its 'Youth in Digital and Animation' project valued at US$20 million (J$2.2 b) to benefit 15,000 Jamaican youth directly and ...... Read More

Improvement in current account deficit
DWINDLING oil imports and reduced payouts to foreign-owned companies narrowed Jamaica's current account deficit to its second lowest since the Great ...... Read More

Bogdanovich acquires KLE Group shares
The KLE Group, which runs a number of night clubs, now lists local investor Josef Bogdanovich as a top-ten shareholder at the listed company, accord ...... Read More


Chronixx ‘Tonight Show’ appearance goes viral on social media

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A photo featuring Chronixx and Jimmy Fallon during his stint on Tuesday’s episode of NBCs ‘Tonight Show’ has gone viral on social media and is drumming up majo ... Read More

Good show
GODFREY Dyer, chairman of Summerfest Productions — organisers of Reggae Sumfest — is pleased with the staging of this year's week-long ...... Read More

Nature working on debut set
AFTER an electrifying performance on Reggae Sumfest's International Night I, it's back to the grind for recording artiste Nature, who is working on ...... Read More

A-List indeed
SUNDAY'S staging of A-List at Hope Zoo in St Andrew, was a success from all indications. "I got rave reviews from all the patrons I spoke with, a ...... Read More


Summer outing ideas

WE’RE almost into the second month of the summer holidays, and though many summer camps and summer school activities wind down this week, parents still have a whole month before school reopen ... Read More

That first DENTIST visit
A child’s first visit to the dentist should normally be between 12 and 24 months and then about yearly following. When a child visits the de ...... Read More

Choosing the right pet for your child
No doubt, pets are a great addition to any family; they teach kids responsibility, how to be caring, and help with their social development. There ...... Read More

Your pregnancy: The C-section
Sometimes a C-section is safer for you or your baby than is a vaginal delivery. Your doctor might recommend a C-section if: 1. Your labour isn't ...... Read More


Don’t allow telecoms firms to drag Ja backwards

RECENTLY our telecoms providers have indicated their intent to block our access to VoIP services, and in so doing undermine the significant advances Jamaica has made in the manner in which we conduc ... Read More

Sir Howard Cooke: the leader who was a participant
THE passing at the envious age of 98 of Sir Howard Cooke — Jamaica's fourth native governor general since Independence in 1962 — has ser ...... Read More

A road already well travelled
EDMUND Bartlett, MP for East Central St James and the Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs recently stated the JLP's position to consider, yet ...... Read More

When our leaders speak
WHEN our leaders speak we ought to be able to believe them. Otherwise, the relationship is mostly pointless for leaders and followers alike. The c ...... Read More


Brighter days for Lloyd Noicley

DOUBLE amputee 77-year-old Lloyd Noicley said Jamaica Observer readers have made his life the happiest it has ever been, as they continue to brighten his days both with their financial support and ... Read More

Arnold Road residents donate money, labour to fixing road themselves
WHEN residents of Arnold Road in Prospect, St Thomas, needed the road in their community raised to stop their homes from being flooded, they did not ...... Read More

Three years ago when parents came to leave their sons at the semi-military Prospect College in St Mary, the atmosphere was one of gloom. According ...... Read More

Big jump in revenues!
The Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), unkindly termed a white elephant in the past, has hit the jackpot with an impressive 53 per cent jump in r ...... Read More


Water shortage in Jamaica is a man-made disaster, not an act of God

THERE is no doubt that the small island developing states of the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters, both in regard to their frequency and severity, in particular hurricanes. Disaster pr ... Read More

The worsening drought — let's conserve, conserve, conserve!
WATER and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill's announcement Sunday night that the drought currently affecting the island will not ease soon, ...... Read More

Fake Clarks shoemakers, what a waste!
A mere glance at the photos would not alert you to the fact that the shoes confiscated by the police last week from an underground factory in Kingst ...... Read More

NAJASO, Jamaicans in the US look to the future
The activities of the umbrella National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organisations (NAJASO) in the United States demonstrate that the role ...... Read More


PHOTO: Nasty crash

Two of the three vehicles involved in a crash last Thursday afternoon at Hart Hill in Portland. Drivers of two of the vehicles were seriously injured and were admitted to the Annotto Bay Hospital. ... Read More

German Nico Rosberg wins home Grand Prix
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) — World championship leader Nico Rosberg completed the happiest two weeks of his life yesterday when he won the Ge ...... Read More

Car enthusiasts flock Wealth Auto Show
ROSE HALL, St James — The doors of the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall opened to eager car enthusiasts yesterday, as the Wealth A ...... Read More

Rosberg claims pole position at German GP
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg earned pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilto ...... Read More


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