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Stephen Edwards re-elected G2K president3:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Stephen Edwards has been returned as the president of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Read More

Suspect in J'can lottery scam wants evidence suppressed2:22 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — The last suspect set for trial in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam being prosecuted in the US is seeking to have evidence...... Read More

US court urged to allow abortions for immigrant teens2:11 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US court on Monday heard arguments from lawyers for two pregnant teenaged immigrants who are being prevented from having abortions...... Read More

Boyne, the consummate communicator will be missed — Holness 2:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed “deep sense of loss, shock, and regret” at the death of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the...... Read More

Ninjaman gets life, 25 years before parole 1:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran Dancehall deejay Ninjaman was a short while ago given a life sentence in the Home Circuit Court for the March 2009 murder of Ricardo...... Read More

Puerto Rico governor orders review of hurricane deaths 1:06 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Monday ordered a review of all deaths in the US territory since Hurricane Maria, responding to reports that the...... Read More

South Africa's struggling ANC elects Ramaphosa as new head 12:45 pm
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected head of the ruling ANC party Monday, winning a bruising race that...... Read More

Violent protests in Honduras after president declared election winner12:30 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFP) — Police in Honduras fired teargas Monday at demonstrators who set up flaming roadblocks and looted stores after the incumbent president was...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaicans urged to look out for cyber scams

THE Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reminding shoppers to guard against cyber scams as they make their online purchases during the Christmas... Read More

4 guns, ammo seized by cops over the weekend
THE police seized four firearms and several rounds of ammunition in operations across three parishes over the weekend.... Read More

'A Christmas gift'
WHILE some Jamaicans are opposing the sentence-reduction initiative introduced by the Supreme Court as part of the Criminal Case Management Programme, defence attorneys...... Read More

Give public sector workers more money, Phillips urges
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Noting that he is fully aware of the need to lower the wage bill, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is, however, calling on the...... Read More

SPORT

Owayne Gordon itching for MBU outing

CATHERINE HALL, St James — It's not easy for Owayne Gordon to sit and watch his team, Montego Bay United (MBU), struggle in the lower half of the points table in... Read More

Leon Bailey strikes twice in 8-goal thriller
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — A Leon Bailey double was not enough for Bayer Leverkusen yesterday as they were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw in Hanover in German...... Read More

Scorpions fall to defeat versus Volcanoes
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional...... Read More

Tivoli break UWI jinx
Mere minutes after entering the field, former Jamaica College striker Donovan Dawkins found the all-important goal to hand Tivoli Gardens FC a 3-2 win over University...... Read More

BUSINESS

Prepare a will, retirement expert urges cops

SHARON Smith, senior manager, JN Bank, is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to ensure that they prepare wills not only to prepare for death, but... Read More

CIBC pushing to strengthen Caribbean infrastructure in face of stronger hurricanes
Jamaican banker Nigel Holness is convinced that the extremely active 2017 hurricane season and the devastation of several Caribbean islands by...... Read More

MoBay Juici Patties franchise owner touched by post flood support
You could not blame most Jamaicans for thinking that no good news comes out of Montego Bay these days.... Read More

Tourist arrivals hit 4M mark
The tourist industry started its traditional high season Friday shattering all previous records for visitor arrivals, by welcoming...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

McDowell aims to boost nightlife

MUSIC insider DiMario McDowell is bemoaning the decline in Jamaica's entertainment nightlife, noting that promoters and patrons have given in to society's unsavoury... Read More

Michael Prophet is dead
MICHAEL Prophet, one of the many roots singers who emerged from the Jamaican dancehall during the 1980s, died in London last Saturday at age 60.... Read More

Passage - Nambo Robinson
The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the...... Read More

Ghetto Splash brings peace to Drewsland
A strong cast of artistes from diverse genres will perform on Tuesday's Ghetto Splash at Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Drewsland. Promoted by Shocking Vibes Productions,...... Read More

COLUMNS

No economic growth without slowing the body count

This past week, Jamaicans were greeted with two announcements that, in my opinion, served to support the view that the Jamaican Government is not only... Read More

Compassion can conquer crime in Jamaica
Every Sunday, a humble dressmaker in St Elizabeth by the name of Ferguson takes two plates of dinner to her elderly neighbours. It is only after she...... Read More

The tangled web of money, guns and politics
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. — Marcus Tullius Cicero ... Read More

Hero-worship, corruption, and the media
In a recent column, entitled 'Alternative facts, half-truths and honour', published on December 10, 2017, I argued that the defining character of the US President Donald...... Read More

REGIONAL

No vending on Main Street, Santa Cruz, this Christmas

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — From as far back as most people can remember, Main Street trough, the centre of this south-central town, has been... Read More

Crime challenge in Manchester
Mandeville , Manchester — Superintendent Wayne Cameron has been in charge of the Manchester Division for 13 months but he has been so busy, he...... Read More

Manchester NGO calls young women for educational opportunities
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Plans are in full gear for forty young women in Central Jamaica, who otherwise may not have been able to advance their skill set, to...... Read More

Mandeville lights up
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As usual, the Manchester Municipal Corporation ushered in the festive season with a tree-lighting service in the town centre...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Settle this Obeah issue once and for all

Back in 2012/13, an intriguing discussion arose in Parliament and the wider society surrounding Obeah, which remains illegal although it is widely... Read More

Moore or less: Lessons from Alabama, United States
The state of Alabama in the United States, renowned for slavery and confederacy, elected Mr Doug Jones to the Senate — the first time in 25...... Read More

Tough times continue for West Indies cricket
It could be argued that with the West Indies ranked eighth in the ICC Test match rankings, and hosts New Zealand fourth, their recent two-Test series was always going...... Read More

ANC needs to choose Mr Zuma's successor carefully
If, as expected, Mr Jacob Zuma steps down as president of the African National Congress (ANC) next week, he will hopefully set South Africa on a path to recovering some...... Read More

AUTO

Showtime at ATL Autobahn

GRAMMY-WINNING deejay Beenie Man took the spotlight briefly at ATL Automotive's ATL Autobahn reveal on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Auto-matically Stunning!
'TIS is the season to be jolly as ATL Automotive officially opened their state-of-the-art showroom, dubbed ATL Autobahn, on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last...... Read More

A NEW BEGINNING
COLOURFUL fireworks decorated the evening sky announcing something spectacular was happening beneath. Guests gazed at aerial blooms in delight while a few raised their...... Read More

Hyundai Motor launches 'Be There With Hyundai' for FIFA World Cup
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker and a proud FIFA Partner, has announced the launch of the “Be There With Hyundai”...... Read More

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