Britain's Johnson vows to repay trust of opposition voters4:43 pm

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Saturday to repay the trust of former opposition voters who gave his Conservatives a mandate to take... Read More

VOX POP: Jamaicans share in excitement of Miss World victory by Toni Ann Singh3:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the Miss World 2019 crown rests on Miss Jamaica World, Toni-Ann Singh's head, OBSERVER ONLINE asked the public about their view on...... Read More

Toni-Ann's Miss World win displays the best of Jamaica, says Holness3:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Prime Minister Andrew Holness has extended congratulations to 23-year-old Toni-Ann Singh, who today won the 2019 Miss World Crown in London,...... Read More

NWC works disrupt water supply along Hagley Park Road 3:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that there is a disruption in regular water supply to areas situated along Hagley Park Road and all...... Read More

16-y-o Shadaj Williamson of Harbour View missing 2:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —  An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Shadaj Williamson of Southern Cross Drive in Harbour View, Kingston 17.... Read More

Trelawny residents benefitting from major works – JPS 1:55 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Residents of Trelawny are now benefitting from major infrastructural work done on the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) network in the parish, the...... Read More

Miss World Toni Ann Singh has lifted the mood of the country – Lisa Hanna 1:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Miss World 1993 and now Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna is hailing the crowning of Toni Ann Singh as Miss World 2019.... Read More

Grange congratulates Jamaica's new Miss World12:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has offered congratulations to the new Miss World, Jamaica's Toni-Ann...... Read More


'Come home, safe'

THE legal guardian of 15-year-old Diamond Jewel Swain Miller, who has been missing since December 9, is desperately hoping that she is safe, wherever she... Read More

Public to learn more about sterilised mosquitoes as of next month
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The Ministry of Health and Wellness will embark on a public education campaign starting next month, as part of its pilot for the Sterilise...... Read More

Caribbean leaders congratulate British PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean leaders were on Friday extending congratulations to their British counterpart, Boris Johnson, following the Conservative...... Read More

Foundation treats hundreds of children to 'sustainable Christmas'
ALMOST 700 children from six primary schools in the Corporate Area and Clarendon received an immersion into environmentally friendly practices with methods to cut down...... Read More


Record-setting Alvaranga Swimmer's 50m butterfly win leads Ja's medal charge on day two at ASATT Invitational

After whetting their appetites for medals on the opening day of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Marlins Invitational Championships,... Read More

Francis hails 2019 Reggae Marathon a success
Negril , Westmoreland — The 19th staging of Reggae Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10K at Norman Manley Boulevard on Sunday morning has been hailed...... Read More

Crafty and Ready for Dye Job Sprint
Crafty and Ready, an American-bred bay colt who made an encouraging debut when finishing second to another foreigner, Sir Alton eight days ago, looks all set to go one...... Read More

Exciting times ahead for Windies, says Estwick
CHENNAI, India (CMC) — Despite a recent disappointing record in One-Day Internationals (ODI), Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick believes the signs are there that West...... Read More


JPS leads Caribbean energy market with HESS ...system deemed one of the largest commissioned in the world

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has commissioned its highly anticipated Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS), a facility which is said to be the first... Read More

Is Jamaica the right address for investment business success?
In late October, Jampro and the Jamaican High Commission in Port of Spain hosted a business investment breakfast in Trinidad attended by several of...... Read More

Bartlett discusses tourism crisis management in Kenya
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartett has held discussions in Kenya on the establishment of a Satellite Centre for the Mona-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis...... Read More

BOJ stops exchanging cotton-based T&T $100 banknotes
The Bank of Jamaica has advised that as of today (December 13) they will no longer exchange cotton-based TT$100 banknotes at its banking counter.... Read More


Bounty rode high at Footloose
The turnout at last Saturday night's staging of Footloose was more than the promoters, Broadway Productions, could ask for. The Mas Camp, at Stadium North, was filled...... Read More

Malica puts spin on classic
IT has been three months since singer Malica's song Oh Me Oh My was released, and with Christmas in the air, she sees enough...... Read More

Du'Rite calls for end to violence
Reggae artiste Du'Rite believes that the factors driving gun violence in Jamaica has morphed from political to sociocultural, a move which signals a dangerous threat to...... Read More


The universe is okay with it, are we?

Last weekend at the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in the USA, an unmistakably black girl with black people hair took home the title. Zozibini Tunzi, the... Read More

English Restoration gowns and mental slavery
Miss Universe Jamaica 2019 Iana Olivia Tickle Garcia is a gorgeous, brave, smart, “out of many, one” lady; now maligned by scurrilous...... Read More

Follow your passion — but don't abandon your 9-5
It's that time of the year when there are many shows, markets and related activities showcasing a wide range of entrepreneurs. I've been to a few so...... Read More

Viva, Fidel Castro!
On Saturday, November 30, I attended the meeting of the Jamaica Friendship Association in New Kingston. The gathering celebrated the life and times of...... Read More


Traffic changes for Falmouth during festive season

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — In anticipation of increased traffic volumes during the festive season, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a... Read More

Educational seminars to dominate Rootz Fest
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — In an attempt to position local ganja cultivators to benefit from the opportunities opening up in the burgeoning cannabis...... Read More

Hopewell High celebrates first TVJ All Together Sing win
HOPEWELL, Hanover — It was an all-day celebration and emotional atmosphere for the Hopewell High School community in Hanover on Monday,...... Read More

30th annual JAMIN Regatta closes on high note
MONTEGO BAY, St James – When the f inal boat docked at the Montego Bay Yacht Club on Sunday, signalling the end of the 30th...... Read More


Fingers crossed for stability in West Indies cricket

The West Indies tour of India across three cricket formats — firstly against Afghanistan and now against India — is entering its final phase with three... Read More

Adult education too vital to be marred by uncertainty, MOE
A report by the Jamaica Observer regarding the failure of the Ministry of Education-promoted Occupational Associate Degree programme, through its Centre of Occupational...... Read More

Dr Haughton, dissenting political thought and a fresh breeze in the Senate
The spirit, if not the objective, of a Senate or Upper House, was to have an additional layer of independent, democratic thought, unencumbered by...... Read More

Cold hard facts of the dengue fight
There has been a lot of prattle, particularly from politicos, about the Health Ministry's response to the dengue fever...... Read More


Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Shaped by performance

Porsche has finally entered the burgeoning coupé sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the 2020 Cayenne Coupé, a slightly sportier and stylish... Read More

This is Cayenne country!
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe had its recent launch in Brazil. It was delivered via helicopter for the big reveal.... Read More

Porsche stages Coupe
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe is no ordinary SUV. Its DNA is replete with high-performance and luxury. Therefore, its launch would be equally awesome. This was the case at...... Read More

VW Tiguan gets more impressive
TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand's performance division and you have a...... Read More


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