Weekly Round-up: PetroJam names new board... Cop held for stolen vehicle... Ja defeats B'dos in women's T208:58 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The controversy engulfing PetroJam deepened on Monday with news that the three Jamaican members on the board of the oil refinery quit amidst a... Read More

Grange welcomes Fraser Pryce’s return to the track4:58 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport unveiled the maquette of the Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce statue at a function held at the Jamaica...... Read More

UPDATE: Windies 46-4 at lunch on day one of day/night Test4:47 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies were 46 for four after choosing to bat first at the first interval of the day-night third and final Test match against Sri Lanka...... Read More

400m phenomenon Bloomfield goes pro 4:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s 400m phenomenon Akeem Bloomfield took another significant step in his career by signing a professional contract with...... Read More

JCPD working with OUR to improve service to the disabled 3:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is working with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to improve service provided by...... Read More

#WC2018: Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden 3:00 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area, and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 on Saturday to...... Read More

UPDATE: Windies 12-3 as rain stops day/night Test 2:51 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Rain interrupted play on the opening day of the day-night third Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka with the West Indies struggling at...... Read More

US Open will consider Serena's pregnancy in seedings — report2:30 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US Open will start considering pregnancy situations when making seedings so players aren't penalised for starting families, US Tennis...... Read More


The creation of that historic corridor at Emancipation Park

WHAT is the use of having an “emancipation” park that shows no relevance to the story of emancipation? Read More

Sykes argues for less time to do things
BRACO, Trelawny — Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says the public's popular chorus surrounding “the length of time that it takes to get things done” must...... Read More

A journey to Russia through the eyes of a Jamaican
MOSCOW, Russia — The world's largest country by area — Russia — possibly remains one of the countries that people, particularly Jamaicans, may not...... Read More

Health officials, police issue warning
HEALTH and law enforcement authorities are warning potential drug users against experimenting with dangerous substances such as embalming fluid.... Read More


Poland confident ahead of crunch Colombia World Cup match

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Poland c oach Adam Nawalka pledged to push Colombia towards the World Cup exit door when the sides meet... Read More

England seek trusty lieutenants to Captain Kane
REPINO, Russia (AFP) — Handed a winning start for the first time in a major tournament for 12 years by Captain Harry Kane's injury-time winner against Tunisia,...... Read More

Lethal Lukaku
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Eden Hazard says Belgium want to go all the way to the World Cup final after the Red Devils threw down a marker to group rivals England...... Read More

Thompson relishing chance to represent Jamaica at World Athletics Champs
Like a thief in the dark Kingston night, Elaine Thompson emerged from the back of the pack to blow past her rivals, including the returning double Olympic champion...... Read More


Lithographic Printers hungry for growth as it hits 60th anniversary

AFTER 60 years serving the printing needs of local businesses, Lithographic Printers Ltd has pumped US$500,000 into what it believes will fast-track revenue growth for the... Read More

Shaw calls for fair and rigourous application of Treaty of Chaguaramas
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says the provisions of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas must be applied fairly and rigorously in order...... Read More

Mayberry Jamaica Equities to launch IPO this month
Mayberry Investments Limited (MIL) is to launch the IPO for its new subsidiary, Mayberry Jamaica Equities, by the end of June.... Read More

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn
SARASOTA, United States (AFP) —Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes,...... Read More


Sweet and Dandy

Toots Hibbert has inked a management deal with Primary Wave Entertainment, one of the leading companies of its kind in the United... Read More

Diamonds plan for golden year
The Mighty Diamonds plan to start recording their first album of fresh songs in over a decade this year. It will be released in 2019 when the...... Read More

Alive and fighting
The suicides of American designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain struck a chord with Jamaican Tameka Coley. A former...... Read More

Benjy headlines Jazz In the Gardens
SINGER/bassist Benjy Myaz is the headliner of the bi-monthly series, Jazz 'n' Cabaret in the Gardens, scheduled for Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston this evening.... Read More


A river runs through it

Columnist Lance Neita takes us on a journey through the infamous Bog Walk Gorge. The excursion includes nuggets of history and stops at iconic rock formations. He chronicles... Read More

The river that was given up or lost in the 1692 earthquake
My long distance journeys nowadays are usually on the north-south link of Highway 2000 — pardon, the Edward Seaga Highway — between Mammee Bay and Kingston. The...... Read More

PNP on the hunt for a scandal to throw at the JLP
Rain does not fall on one roof alone. — Kenyan proverb ... Read More

Caricom summit needs to excite the people's imagination
I wish I could say that all eyes are on the Caricom heads of government meeting to be held July 4 to 6, 2018 in Jamaica. But Caricom events have long since ceased to...... Read More


'Dolla' pledges support of hemp industry

MONTEGO BAY, St James —At least one Jamaican financial institution is pledging support for potential investors when Government establishes the industrial hemp... Read More

'Hard road to travel'
The Jamaica Observer West news team earlier this week responded to calls from scores of residents and motorists in the Trelawny...... Read More

'For cleaner communities'
The parish of Trelawny is to get the island's first garbage transfer station, which will be established at Lottery in the vicinity of Daniel Town at a...... Read More

LLANDILO, Westmoreland — A third first-time qualifier is to play in next season's Western Confederation Super League after Delveland PYC won their first...... Read More


End of the hegemony of North Atlantic Alliance?

Those who are keen students of history will note the intriguing, if gradual changes currently taking place in the global influence of the North... Read More

Proper probe of Petrojam needed
The obvious politicking from the Opposition aside, no one can deny that what is happening at Petrojam needs to be investigated. And that investigation should go beyond...... Read More

Relief as Mr Trump hears the children's cry
We received with great relief yesterday news that United States President Donald Trump had reversed himself and decided to sign an executive order...... Read More

Good advice from the World Bank
Going on the evidence so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is correct in stating that fiscal discipline is now a part of the DNA of the Jamaican...... Read More


Kyle Gregg fires ahead

THE Drivers' Rallysport Club's (DRC)'s Sprint championship opened up with its first event, dubbed Plains of Fury, on Sunday at the Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St... Read More

Take responsibility, says Montague
ROBERT Montague, minister of transport and mining, asked Jamaicans to take responsibility for their actions on the roadways.... Read More

LAST Sunday was Father's Day, and it proved to be the perfect time to bring back exciting two-wheel action in the form of Motocross at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Robots Rule Routes
Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis says for there to be an effective public transportation system, there needs to be adequate supply of licensed PPVs...... Read More


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