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Toronto police say gunman dead after shooting 9 people11:42 pm

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman is dead after shooting nine people, including a young girl, in the Toronto neighbourhood known as Greektown, police said late Sunday. Read More

NWC's Fustic Grove facility in St Elizabeth vandalised 4:03 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) has reported that miscreants have vandalised the electrical panel at its Fustic Grove facility in St Elizabeth...... Read More

PAJ urges balanced approach to issue of lawyers talking to the press3:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has expressed concern about the controversy around whether lawyers should give interviews and talk to the media...... Read More

Alleged Manchester cop killer remanded 2:13 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Twenty-three-year-old Kemar Bennett, who was charged with the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith here late last year, will be facing the Manchester...... Read More

Robber killed on JUTC bus 1:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An alleged thief was shot dead by a police officer in downtown Kingston last night after he reportedly robbed several passengers on a State-owned...... Read More

JTB endorses Ocho Rios Seafood Festival 1:32 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has endorsed the 12th annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, signing on as a major sponsor of the event, to be held...... Read More

UPDATE: Bangladesh make 279 in first ODI against West Indies 12:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Guyana (AFP) — A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday...... Read More

US Customs, Coast Guard interdict 28 Cuban migrants12:23 pm
MIAMI, United States (CMC) —The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Miami Air and Marine Branch (MAMB),...... Read More

NEWS

Holness in Namibia on historic State visit

Prime Minister Andrew Holness arrived in Namibia yesterday for what his office said was the first official State visit by a Jamaican head of... Read More

Transport quarrel in St Elizabeth
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — For more than 50 years, a small, privately owned shopping plaza on Coke Drive in Santa Cruz has been the parking area for taxis which...... Read More

Clarendon, St Catherine students, teachers hail 'priceless' Beaches Ocho Rios experience
Sixty Jamaican students and their teachers were last week treated to a day of fun at Beaches Ocho Rios which they termed a “priceless trip of a...... Read More

PAJ urges balanced approach to issue of lawyers talking to media
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday noted the current controversy around whether lawyers should give interviews to the media during...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica take aim at Pan American Handgun Championship

The seventh Pan American Handgun Championship was officially opened yesterday and the many competitors are now gunning to play hard, play fair and shoot straight when... Read More

Luckless Girlz need luck
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have not had any luck thus far in the women's football competition at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean...... Read More

Bloomfield blazes to 19.81secs, as Levy, McPherson score wins
Akeem Bloomfield's scintillating personal best 19.81 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the men's 200m race on yesterday's second day of the Muller Anniversary Games in London,...... Read More

Alia strikes gold again, as hockey girls score big win at CAC Games
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Alia Atkinson put in a command performance to win herself and Jamaica's third gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC)...... Read More

BUSINESS

500 more to be employed in local government ministry's summer programme

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development says it will increase the number of participants in its 2018 Youth Summer... Read More

EU finance chief blasts Trump over 'inappropriate' trade sanctions
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — European Union (EU) finance chief Pierre Moscovici fired a barb at US President Donald Trump yesterday as he called on both sides...... Read More

G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world's top financial officials meeting in Argentina's capital yesterday called for more dialogue on trade disputes that...... Read More

7,000 Jamaicans are modern-day slaves – report
As Jamaica prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1, there are some 7,000 people living in modern-day slavery on the island according to the Global Slavery...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Cruz elects to press on

Being a seasoned artiste does not guarantee automatic airplay. At least this is what Anthony Cruz says. And so the singer is in promotion mode for his... Read More

Toots and The Maytals: Staying power
This is the eighth in a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.... Read More

Skillis soaking up the island vibe
Skillis believes that international acts make the pilgrimage to Jamaica because it is a Mecca for music and entertainment. The US-based singjay was...... Read More

Sumfest ends on high note
If Friday night of Reggae Sumfest belonged to the young turks, then on Saturday night the veterans made sure they were not out of the running for top...... Read More

COLUMNS

We do not have a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Jamaicans do not like injustice in any form. Most of the rebellions and uprisings in Jamaica had injustice as the signal causal factor. Read More

Perilous times — World Trade War 1
It was Mark Twain who said that history rhymes. I recognise the current trade war as a modern version of the opium war. It is different because we are in 2018, not in...... Read More

Just how much is crime to cost, Peter Phillips?
Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense. — Kenyan proverb ... Read More

Success out of the unspeakable horrors of war
I once shared in this column the story of that Balkan girl from Bosnia, Mirsada Buric, who risked her life training under war-torn conditions in the streets of Sarajevo (the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Family of boy killed by boulder gets 5-bedroom house

THE Government has delivered on its promise to provide a house for the family of 12-year-old Raheem Davey, who died when boulders crashed into his Broadgate, St Mary,... Read More

600 cadets being trained as first responders
CADETS from across the country and some from the neighbouring Cayman Islands are currently at the College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) in Port Antonio,...... Read More

Ocho Rios Seafood Festival organisers upbeat
Organisers of the upcoming Ocho Rios Seafood Festival are confident the event will continue to make “further inroads” into the lucrative...... Read More

PHOTO: Bushfire alert
This hillside in Junction, St Mary, was on fire when the Jamaica Observer North & East visited the parish last Wednesday. We hope that it was nothing serious.... Read More

EDITORIALS

A wonderful example from Clarendon

That the south-central parish of Clarendon is among Jamaica's more crime-prone regions is well known. Read More

When large animals fight, take care not to be trampled
There is a wise old adage which says that when large animals are engaging each other, whether they are making love or war, small animals must get out...... Read More

Looking ahead to Test cricket championship and 50-over World Cup
Two months ago the Sandals-sponsored West Indies cricket team would have been satisfied with a 1-1 series draw against Sri Lanka and a 2-0 sweep of Bangladesh in the...... Read More

The heat is on: Study of related deaths now vital
Mr Glenroy Brown, climatologist at the Met Service in Jamaica, made a very interesting point in his interview with this newspaper published...... Read More

AUTO

Michael Manley new man at Fiat after revving up Jeep

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Michael Manley, named Saturday to replace Sergio Marchionne as chief of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), is the 54-year-old head of the... Read More

Hamilton regains title lead after stunning German win
Hockenheim , Germany (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the world drivers' championship yesterday when he claimed one of the most...... Read More

Hamilton 'crashes' out
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) — Sebastian Vettel said it was “a shame” that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in yesterday's...... Read More

Toyota Yaris: A sedan like no other
THE 2018 Toyota Yaris has undergone the necessary transformation to keep it competitive against its class rivals. ... Read More

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