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UK PM Johnson says teas an issue in upholding cricket virus ban8:42 am

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson risked angering thousands of club cricketers yet again Friday by saying the recreational game was... Read More

NHT management rejects union claims as workers stay off the job a 2nd day8:28 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The management of the National Housing Trust (NHT) has indicated that its offices are open for business as usual despite some supervisory and...... Read More

Haiti records more deaths from COVID-198:24 am
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti recorded three more deaths as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), pushing the total to 110, health authorities have...... Read More

Guyana confirms latest death from COVID-19 8:08 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana health authorities today confirmed that a 34-year-old man had become the latest victim of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and appealed to...... Read More

Alleged J'can 'hitman' arrested in Bahamas 7:54 am
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Bahamas police have said that a “known” Jamaican hitman was arrested on Grand Bahama earlier this week.... Read More

US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel 7:42 am
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not...... Read More

Now is the time to invest, says Holness 7:32 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging investors to make Jamaica their place of choice to invest and do business, in a bid to boost the...... Read More

US visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa ban6:50 am
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million...... Read More

NEWS

Bar Association, Chamber differ on who should handle sexual harassment cases

The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) does not support the proposal to create an independent disputes tribunal to deal with sexual harassment... Read More

Why no lockdown of Tivoli Gardens after 5 COVID-19 cases
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says the decision to place the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens under surveillance instead of a lockdown, as it had done in...... Read More

Thanksgiving service for Michael Gordon tomorrow
A thanksgiving service for the life of retired Jamaica Observer Senior Photo Editor Michael Gordon will be held tomorrow at Boulevard Baptist Church in St...... Read More

J'can cops in US drug bust linked to men nabbed in MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Individuals among the seven men suspected to be major figures in the illegal drug trade who were arrested during a Counter-Terrorism and...... Read More

SPORT

ICC, CWI, JCA, WIPA among flood of tributes for Sir Everton

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was among those paying tribute following the death of iconic former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes in his native... Read More

Sweet taste of beating Mexico in Gold Cup semis lingers, says Lowe
Jamaica defender Damion Lowe has had many memorable moments as an international footballer in a first-class career that has spanned some nine...... Read More

England to wear 'Black Lives Matter' logo for West Indies series
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England will join the West Indies in wearing “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during their three-match Test...... Read More

'Fit and ready' Gabriel makes cut for Windies Test squad
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shannon Gabriel's prospects of facing England in next week's series opener at Southampton increased after he was formally added to...... Read More

BUSINESS

Palace Amusement obtains interim financing to stay afloat

Jamaica's lone cinema operator, Palace Amusement Company Ltd, has obtained interim financing from its bankers to keep the business afloat, having closed all its cinemas... Read More

IDB warns of devastating tourism shocks in Caribbean
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — A new study by the Inter-American Bank (IDB) says Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will suffer “an unprecedented...... Read More

NCB Financial Group streamlines insurance portfolio
In a bid to strengthen its local insurance portfolio and optimise its product and service offerings and customer experience, the National Commercial Bank Financial...... Read More

'Christmas in July' trade show application closes July 3
Business entities interested in participating in the 'Christmas in July' trade show are being encouraged to apply before the July 3...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Dalton Harris to host concert

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is taking his music to the virtual space with a concert tomorrow. Read More

Krisirie desires to Return to Love
With all the turmoil in the world, just watching the news on television can be depressing even for a teenager.... Read More

Ernie Smith mourns wife's death
“She went home with a smile on her face.”... Read More

Khausion Di Ikon hits out at crime
Singer Khausion Di Ikon is concerned about the rising crime rate in the country. He also believes entertainers should play their part in denouncing...... Read More

COLUMNS

I'm no politician... I don't need the votes

One of the advantages Prime Minister Andrew Holness has is almost a surfeit of bright, talented and experienced people in his Cabinet. But something that concerns me is... Read More

Women's interests in a very male Parliament
The “more women in leadership” conversation has never really grabbed me, since I have never been a big fan of deliberately and unnaturally trying to change...... Read More

Educational justice: Special needs children matter
COVID-19 has exposed the petticoat of the Jamaican education system with inequality and injustice in full view of the public. What is not known is that the most...... Read More

There is no expiration date on trauma, Minister Chuck
We have watched the happenings from Parliament and, like many of you, we are disturbed and angry at the sentiments expressed by our Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.... Read More

REGIONAL

Ward uses COVID-19 downtime to create $5-m gym for employees

MONTEGO BAY, St James - While many businesses across western Jamaica were downsizing amidst the novel coronavirus... Read More

'A little push' from Kindred Sisters Foundation
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dietitian Rosalee Brown's story is not unique to many young girls who live in rural Jamaica with a dream to...... Read More

Water Square fountain to be restored as TMC intensifies drive to beautify Falmouth
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - As the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) intensifies its drive to improve the aesthetics of the historic town of Falmouth,...... Read More

More Westmoreland residents trained
SAVANNA-LA- Mar, Westmoreland - Twenty-five more Westmoreland residents were recently certified in vector aide...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Jamaica and the US: Two reasons to celebrate July 4

Tomorrow, July 4, Jamaica and America will mark two anniversaries that, while not similarly expansive in how they are celebrated, represent significant occurrences in... Read More

Mr 'Dunstan' Whittingham, man of the street, man of the people
One could easily be forgiven for thinking that Mr Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham has always been president of the Jamaica Vendors, Higglers,...... Read More

IDB leadership change an opportunity for us
Since 2010, Jamaica has held the record for receiving the highest level of support ever provided — as a percentage of gross domestic product...... Read More

If Mr Chuck is really sorry…
Perceptive readers would have noticed that we in this space tend to be favourable to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck who, we believe, is an effective portfolio minister...... Read More

AUTO

Gregg in virtual seventh heaven

WITH the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down motorsports worldwide, virtual or sim racing has shifted into high gear. Read More

BMW BOOSTS Bobsledders
MINI — through its parent company BMW — is throwing its weight behind Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team currently in England. The German automaker is...... Read More

Hamilton again says his sport must speak out on racism
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton has said “now is not the time to be silent” and explained why he criticised Formula One as he set out to...... Read More

Hamilton blasts 'ignorant' Ecclestone over 'black people more racist than white' view
Paris , France (AFP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” yesterday after the...... Read More

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