Heavy, persistent rain caused by a trough in the vicinity of Jamaica over the weekend brought disaster to sections of south-east Clarendon Saturday. Yesterday, when the Jamaica Observer visi ...

Flood disaster

HENRY Blair and his family are giving God thanks for life today as he narrowly escaped death on Saturday when flood waters swept through his house in 19 Miles/Palmetto Pen, Clarendon. When the Ja ...

Narrow escape

THE Corporate Area streets became a kaleidoscope of colour on Sunday as thousands of costumed revellers celebrated the final event on Jamaica’s annual carnival calendar — the road march ...

Soca in the City

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Local police are expressing extreme concern at an upsurge in fatal and other serious motor vehicle crashes on the main road from Santa Cruz to Lacovia since it was ...

Slow down!

Jamaica’s women won silver in the 4x100m behind a resurgent Germany as the World Relays in The Bahamas concluded yesterday. The race was dramatic one as, for the umpteenth time, pre-race favou ...

Relay silver

SHE makes it her point of duty to always be creative and multidimensional within her discipline. Dr Charah Watson Francis, 33, is the chemist behind Kihara Cosmetics, a premium line of all-natural ...

All Woman


Caribbean looking to UAE to boost tourism sector 11:39 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest ai ... Read More

Russian Chernova loses Beijing heptathlon bronze for doping  11:17 AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Russian Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her Beijing Olymp ...... Read More

Cop convicted for soliciting $10k from motorist  10:56 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A police constable was, early April, fined $250,000 or six months in ...... Read More

Two killed as heavy rains batter Haiti’s south  10:27 AM
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — At least two people were killed and several houses destroy ...... Read More

Lottery scammer fined $300k or 12 months imprisonment  10:09 AM
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A St James man who in 2015 was found with paraphernalia used in lott ...... Read More

JAS regrets passing of female 'pioneer in agriculture'  9:43 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has expressed regret at the passi ...... Read More

Flash flood watch still in effect for central, eastern parishes  9:07 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service is advising that a flash flood watc ...... Read More

Foreign affairs ministry creates unit to deal with Diaspora affairs  8:58 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The introduction of a unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...... Read More


Cops foil attack on police station

AN attempt by gunmen yesterday to carry out an early morning attack on Hayes Police Station in north-west Clarendon was foiled by the quick action of cops there. The Jamaica Constabulary Force&rsq ... Read More

Grange defends Jamaica 55 celebrations
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange is defending Government’s position on the staging of J ...... Read More

Ja needs to discard narrow-minded politics, says Phillips
Jamaica needs better politics to rebuild trust and not one rooted in tribal divisiveness where State funds are used to advance narrow political vi ...... Read More

Government commended by ICAO regional office
The newly constructed Air Traffic Control Tower at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay which is expected to be commissioned into service ...... Read More


Bronze, bronze and more bronze

Bronze was the medal of choice last night of Jamaican athletes as they competed on the second and final night of the World Relays Championships held in The Bahamas. In-between all those four ... Read More

PANAMA CITY, Panama — In a second-half meltdown, Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz crashed 0-5 to the USA in their opening World Cup-quali ...... Read More

Ten-man Tivoli hold Portmore in RSPL first-leg quarter-final
Ten-man Tivoli Gardens held Portmore United to a 1-1 draw in their first leg quarter-final match in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Edward Seag ...... Read More

Battle of attrition
Action on Saturday was virtually obliterated by rain, but yesterday was a battle of attrition at Sabina Park as Pakistan stubbornly chipped away at ...... Read More


Sutherland Global named Business of the Year

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber ... Read More

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can at ...... Read More

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s ...... Read More

Ready for the Road
Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival ...... Read More


Xodus’s dream now a reality

Dream Entertainment and its partner YUMA, out of Trinidad and Tobago, put its stamp on carnival with its Xodus road march on Sunday. “It’s amazing. We have the biggest band on the ... Read More

Soca in the City
THE Corporate Area streets became a kaleidoscope of colour on Sunday as thousands of costumed revellers celebrated the final event on Jamaica’ ...... Read More

Jamaica Carnival’s rebirth
“Humbled.” That is how Julianne Lee reacted to the turnout for yesterday’s road march which saw the return of Byron Lee’s ...... Read More

Exodus marks anniversary
The Marley family, along with Island Records and UMe, will reissue Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus album to mark the 40th anniversary o ...... Read More


Dr Charah Watson Francis’ chemistry

SHE makes it her point of duty to always be creative and multidimensional within her discipline. Dr Charah Watson Francis, 33, is the chemist behind Kihara Cosmetics, a premium line of all-natural ... Read More

Sex secrets from older women
THEY say the older the berry, the sweeter the wine, and when it comes to women, like fine wine, they do get better with age. So it comes as no sur ...... Read More

The most dishonest men
LIES, no matter how small, have the power to destroy relationships. But we are all guilty of lying to our significant others at some point, whether ...... Read More

Kiwanis Club of Young Professionals urges adolescent mothers to “create their vision”
THE end of secondary education marks a defining moment for many young people as they make critical academic and career decisions to create the futu ...... Read More


Our priorities are all screwed up

The curtains came down recently on the Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association’s 107th Boys’ and Girls’ championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, with ... Read More

Preventing the pain of road deaths
The tragic death of Olympian and Jamaica record holder Germaine Mason is a stark reminder that motorcyclists represent a high percentage of Jamaic ...... Read More

Unhappy jolt for those who ‘bun bad lamp’ for Jamaica
If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. — Congolese proverb There are some in this country who would rather ...... Read More

Women as political leaders — not a gender issue
Modern history is showered with women as political leaders and heads of government. When women first emerged in these roles, it was regarded as &lsq ...... Read More


JTA pays homage to history at Mizpah Primary

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Members of the teachers’ union, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), gathered in their numbers at the Mizpah Primary School in Walderston, northern Ma ... Read More

Manchester High making strides in foreign language education
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School, Petrena Ledgister, says that learning a forei ...... Read More

Certification upgrade for 128 basic school teachers
May Pen, Clarendon — One hundred and twenty-eight early childhood practitioners from Clarendon and Manchester recently completed a year-long ...... Read More

Men Who Cook set for April 30
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Establishing a pathology lab for the Southern Health Region, which serves public hospitals and clinics in Manchester ...... Read More


Rain shows our infrastructure needs urgent upgrade

The extensive damage done to sections of eastern and southern parishes by rain over the past few days has not given us confidence that Jamaica is properly prepared for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Se ... Read More

Will UK snap elections give Jamaican PM any ideas?
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s declaration of June 8, 2017 as the date for the next general election in the United Kingdom (UK) represe ...... Read More

Amidst the sorrow of Mr Mason’s passing
Death is never easy. It is even more difficult to accept when the person who passes is young and not ailing. The suddenness of the individual&rsquo ...... Read More

Kudos to the Gov’t. Now stay the course
The 180-degree turn being made by the Jamaican economy is admittedly slow, but it’s a turn in the right direction. As such, the Government ...... Read More


Scotiabank’s cocktails and conversations

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Scotiabank took time out on March 16 to treat “premium banking” clients here to an intimate evening with members of the division. The occasion, called & ... Read More

Audi lauds ATL’s superb work
GERMAN luxury brand Audi is lauding Jamaican dealership ATL Automotive for its exceptional work in the Caribbean. The occasion was the launc ...... Read More

Audi Q5 raises the bar
SEVERAL journalists from Latin America, and the French- and English-speaking Caribbean jetted to Mexico recently to witness the veils being pulled ...... Read More

Audi eyes region
MARTIN Port, sales manager – Audi Regional Office in Mexico, said Jamaica plays a critical role for Audi’s success in the region. His ...... Read More


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