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10 J'cans among 96 illegal immigrants detained in Trinidad 1:28 pm

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Several Caribbean nationals were detained by police during a combined anti-crime exercise conducted in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in recent... Read More

Disney to buy 21st Century Fox for US$52.4B in stock12:55 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Walt Disney Co said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for US$52.4 billion in stock, solidifying its position as a...... Read More

UPDATE: Murder of PNP councillor-caretaker, son a major tragedy — Phillips12:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death of Clarendon councillor-caretaker, Carol Ebanks...... Read More

JET welcomes UDC decision to declare Goat Islands a wildlife sanctuary 11:58 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it is celebrating the decision by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to establish the Goat Islands in...... Read More

al-Faisal extradition hearing postponed due to police 'sick-out' 11:45 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The extradition hearing for controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, which was set for today, was postponed until January...... Read More

Work underway to have Falmouth Bypass reopened today 11:28 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says emergency work is underway along the Falmouth Bypass in Trelawny “with a view to having traffic using the...... Read More

US faces moment of truth on 'net neutrality' 10:52 am
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The acrimonious battle over "net neutrality" in America comes to a head Thursday with a US agency set to vote to roll back rules enacted...... Read More

Wheatley reaffirms Government's support for net neutrality10:45 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley has reaffirmed the Government's full support for the principles of net...... Read More

NEWS

Ground broken for US$60-m solar-powered plant in Westmoreland

PARADISE PARK, Westmoreland — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Andrew Wheatley says the Eight Rivers Energy Company's US$60-million 37-megawatt... Read More

Chuck wants to pay West Kingston compensation by yearend
MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says that his ministry is aiming to complete the payment of compensation to victims of the 2010 security forces operation in West...... Read More

Negril freak accident upsets residents
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — For the second time in as many days, residents of West End here have staged a fiery protest following the deaths of two young men from this...... Read More

Christmas Kettle nets $17 m in 2016
THE Salvation Army raised $17 million last December as part of its Christmas Kettle drive to assist the less fortunate, but this year they need more.... Read More

SPORT

No love lost for the glove

Out-of-favour West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin thinks he still has something to offer at the highest level despite relieving himself of glove duties in this... Read More

St Ann serves big in volleyball
It was a day of fun, excitement and rigorous competition at the Golden Grove All-Age School last week when primary schools from across St Ann battled for the top school...... Read More

West Windies must learn from series loss — Brathwaite
HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) — Kraigg Brathwaite said it was important for West Indies players to go back to the drawing board and make the necessary adjustments...... Read More

Quest repeat as JISA/Tastee netball champions
Quest Prep defended their JISA/Tastee netball title when they staved off the challenge of former champions Hydel Prep 17-10 at the Leila Robinson Courts on...... Read More

BUSINESS

Jamaica is an international icon of the turnaround economy — Adam Stewart

“Jamaica is in a very, very special place,” according to Jamaica Observer Deputy Chairman and CEO Adam Stewart, who was speaking on the future of business... Read More

VMIL is being listed at a discount – JN Fund Managers
The Victoria Mutual Group is listing its subsidiary, Victoria Mutual Investments Limited (VMIL), on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).... Read More

Aubyn Hill new head of Economic Growth Council
Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced the appointment of Government s enator Aubyn Hill, as the new...... Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions: Future and effectiveness of Jamaica's competition legislation
The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is entitled, under the Jamaican Fair Competition Act (FCA) to deal with any matter on its own initiative or at the request of any...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Five J'cans in Top 15 albums of 2017

Billboard Magazine has published its Top 15 reggae albums for 2017. The list was culled from the publication's weekly Billboard Reggae Album chart and... Read More

Introducing Winter Splash
MICHAEL Dawson, organiser of Winter Splash, has set the ambitious task of replacing Sting as the premiere Yuletide calendar event.... Read More

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

Pamputtae ponders ministry
PAMPUTTAE says she is hoping to become a preacher as she has always had the desire to serve the Lord.... Read More

COLUMNS

Is abortion the answer to upgrade women's health?

Will legalising abortion really upgrade the quality of health care for women? What happens to the woman who rids herself of that baby, especially the poor, who will be... Read More

Lowell Hawthorne's hallmark was always giving back
The name of Lowell Hawthorne has been indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Jamaicans of all walks of life in Jamaica, the United States and the...... Read More

73 years of universal adult suffrage
Today is the 73rd anniversary of the first general election to the House of Representatives in Jamaica. For the first time ever, all Jamaican adults were entitled to...... Read More

A reflection: Life and death
The death of Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill in the USA, has come as a shock to many in Jamaica and the Diaspora. The...... Read More

REGIONAL

Contax360 awards excellence

More than 25 employees of Contax360 BPO Solutions were on Saturday recognised for outstanding performance during the company's annual staff party and... Read More

Mount Airy Primary and Infant School tops recycling competition
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Mount Airy Primary and Infant School recently copped two coveted awards in the Ministry of Tourism Negril Recycling competition.... Read More

Gibbs lauds MoBay's mayor for recovery efforts after flooding
MONTEGO BAY, St James – President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce T'Shura Gibbs has commended Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis for his inspirational...... Read More

Rasta Rootz Fest kicks off in Negril tomorrow
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EDITORIALS

Country needs answers about massive gun find, not politicking

It was reported that a month ago the United States Customs and Border Protection and Outbound Enforcement Team at the Miami International Airport intercepted a shipment of 115... Read More

Learn from China's 'Dragonfly Eye' to fight crime
On Monday, this week, we were drawn by reports of China's investment in what it has said is “the world's biggest camera surveillance...... Read More

Support for low-crime areas might be too late to save Mr Montague
It may not come in time to save National Security Minister Robert Montague's job, but the Government's decision to allocate funds to address problems...... Read More

Raising children properly for the greater good of all
True to their pledge to save lives, staff and managers of Kingston Public Hospital in downtown Kingston are justifiably happy after keeping gunshot...... Read More

AUTO

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

Fraser rules Rally Ja 2017
LARRY Henriques, Rally Jamaica 2017 organiser, said he anticipates more overseas participation from Caribbean drivers come next year.... Read More

Fortune favours the bold
Designed to express refinement and innovation, the newly redesigned Toyota Fortuner is revered for its unquestionable reliability and uncompromising...... Read More

The Big Reveal
TOMORROW evening, game-changer ATL Automotive will officially open the doors to its state-of-the-art BMW and MINI dealership. Dubbed ATL Autobahn, it is nestled on a...... Read More

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