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JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx was released on bail after spending close to six months in a North Dakota jail on lottery scamming-related charges. His release was confirmed by Tanya Th ...

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A St James businessman is speculating that the murder of seven persons in that parish recently may have been the contributing factor to the low turnout of patrons during the final two nights of Regg ...

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Crime scare
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A magistrate earlier this week ruled that telecoms company Digicel is to provide information that would assist the court in the corruption trial of so-called Kartel juror Livingston Cain. Corpo ...

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Digicel to provide phone records
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TORONTO'S DJ Charlie B is guest disc jock rostered for a very Special staging of Appleton Special Celebrity Playground at Wavz Beach in Negril, on Thursday, August 6. Also known as Mr Canada, D ...

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Charlie B to rock Negril
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GROS ISLET, St Lucia — Jamaica's football delegation departed St Lucia yesterday en route to Jamaica after participating in the first round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 wom ...

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Mission accomplished
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FAST-RISING singjay Vershon is currently working on his 11-track debut album called Unofficial. "I am really upbeat about this project as persons will get to see my versatility. There is a song ...

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LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: Suspected suicide of cop... Vybz Kartel not sick...Cop shoots gay prostitute 7:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The suspected suicide of a Clarendon-based policeman had his division commander calling for his colleagues to seek divine intervention this week as the p ... Read More

Breakthrough in Ebola vaccine  4:48 PM
PARIS, France (AFP) — An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field tria ...... Read More

Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations  4:34 PM
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Russia and Kenya were subject to new doping allegations on Satu ...... Read More

5-y-o killed in Seaview Gardens crash  4:19 PM
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Education Minister undergoing tests in hospital  4:12 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is currently undergoing tests in ...... Read More

UPDATE: Police investigate robbery at security company  4:07 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding ...... Read More

17-y-o found with more than J$500,000 on bus apprehended  2:48 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police in Trelawny say a 17-year-old boy was apprehended on a c ...... Read More

Emancipation Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition  2:07 PM
The following is the Emancipation Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holnes ...... Read More

NEWS

Lloyd B: Don't blame St James killings on lottery scam alone

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Member of Parliament for St James Central Lloyd B Smith says it is a mistake to blame lottery-scamming activities as the only factor influencing the murder spike in S ... Read More

Digicel ordered to provide information in Kartel juror case
A magistrate earlier this week ruled that telecoms company Digicel is to provide information that would assist the court in the corruption trial o ...... Read More

PHOTO: Sitting Pretty
  This little girl gets a ride on a handcart along Spanish Town Road in Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) ... Read More

Breakthrough in Ebola vaccine
PARIS, France (AFP) — An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heraldin ...... Read More

SPORT

Persistent Wint stunningly wins gold at Special Olympics

CALIFORNIA, United States — For the second day running Kirk Wint was the centre of attraction here at the Special Olympics World Games, after he stunningly clinched a gold medal. On Thurs ... Read More

U-20 Reggae Girlz head home after topping CFU group
GROS ISLET, St Lucia — Jamaica's football delegation departed St Lucia yesterday en route to Jamaica after participating in the first round ...... Read More

Jamaica bag 19 medals, but futsal struggles at Special Olympics
The Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) contingent staying at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus has not enjoyed anywhere close to ...... Read More

Jamaica, Guyana to meet in U-19 cricket decider
HOSTS Jamaica and Guyana will contest the final of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after both register ...... Read More

BUSINESS

CraziiSocks steps into the lead for Moguls in the Making

THE 12 Mogul in the Making nominees met judges and sponsors for lunch at the Jamaica Observer boardroom on Wednesday, allowing them to make an impresssion on the competition's judges and sponsors ... Read More

Arc invests US$3m in import substitution drive
ARC Manufacturing Ltd, one of the big three in the manufacturing and distribution of building materials, invested US$3 million ($350m) to set up t ...... Read More

Jamaica's venture capital programme ranks 9th out of 11 LAC countries
Jamaica's programme for investing venture capital ranks ninth in a list of 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries according to the Latin American ...... Read More

Local cambios under threat
STARTING September, a number of local banks will no longer accept US cash originating from local cambios, in a move that will adversely affect cambi ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Etana to get unplugged

REGGAE singer Etana will be the headliner for the next We Are Reggae unplugged concert series slated for Beach Bar, Doctor's Cave Bathing Club in Montego Bay, on August 29. "We are excited to p ... Read More

Crime scares Sumfest patrons
A St James businessman is speculating that the murder of seven persons in that parish recently may have been the contributing factor to the low turn ...... Read More

Anju Blaxxx gets bail
JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx was released on bail after spending close to six months in a North Dakota jail on lottery scamming-related ...... Read More

DJ Charlie B to rock 'Playground'
TORONTO'S DJ Charlie B is guest disc jock rostered for a very Special staging of Appleton Special Celebrity Playground at Wavz Beach in Negril, on ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Are you getting the love you deserve?

  Are you getting the love you deserve or not? Below, psychotherapist Craig McNally shares five signs that you’re not quite there. 1. He doesn’t acknowledge your presence Every woman ... Read More

Why he won’t call you wifey
Women love titles, Mrs being one of the most coveted. But what if he doesn’t want to give you the title of wifey? Is there a reason behind thi ...... Read More

Why are Western girls in love with Jamaican men?
Western women love Jamaican men and there are more and more marriages from these unions nowadays. Why is this so? What is it about Jamaicans that attr ...... Read More

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies
  Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as dea ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Who then is my neighbour?

REMEMBER how it was not too long ago that we and our "Trini" neighbours weren't so happy with each other? If you followed all that was being said, not too long ago, it was easy to proclaim that we w ... Read More

Water is life and drought is normal
SOMEONE should write the peripatetic history of our hapless water utility. The National Water Commission (NWC) has a good story, but to those who ...... Read More

Letter from Henriques, McBean and Clough a breach of confidence
Dear Editor, I refer to the letter from RNA Henriques, Garth McBean and Raymond Clough, which was published in The Gleaner on 2nd June 2015 under t ...... Read More

Crisis situations are laboratories for human traffickers
TODAY, July 30, is World Day against Trafficking in Persons. When disaster strikes, the humanitarian community rushes to respond. We mobilise resour ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Crime scares Sumfest patrons

A St James businessman is speculating that the murder of seven persons in that parish recently may have been the contributing factor to the low turnout of patrons during the final two nights of Regg ... Read More

Fire station needed in Montpelier — JLP caretaker
JAMAICA Labour Party caretaker for St James Southern and councillor for the Cambridge Division Homer Davis has renewed his call for a sub-station of ...... Read More

Hanover MP irked by 2-year delay in multimillion-dollar water project
CASCADE, Hanover -- MEMBER of Parliament for Hanover Eastern Dr DK Duncan is fuming over the close to two-year delay in completing the $271.25-milli ...... Read More

MoBay United leaves island Monday for Panama in quest for CONCACAF Club Championships
TUCKER, St James -- MONTEGO Bay United, the most consistent team in the Red Stripe Premier League over the last two seasons, are set to leave the is ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Kudos for a well-run Under-19 cricket tournament

SINCE the late-1960s, the annual Under-19 West Indies Cricket tournament has been a cornerstone of cricket development in the Caribbean. Each summer, down the years, the West Indies Cricket Boa ... Read More

As we observe Emancipation...
Tomorrow, as we again begin to observe the events that led to Emancipation and our decision to end colonial rule, we must remember that what we now ...... Read More

If Government, Opposition can agree on ganja, so can they on crime
WE await with bated breath the announcement that the ruling People's National Party (PNP) Government and the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) h ...... Read More

What should ex-prime ministers do or not do?
WHAT should a former prime minister of Jamaica do or not do? This is a question that has bedevilled the select few who have held the position withou ...... Read More

AUTO

'Total disbelief'

AN excited Brian Pengelley could not believe his luck when his name was picked as the Johnnie Walker charity golf tourney raffle prize winner to watch the US Formula One (F1) Grand Prix race on Oc ... Read More

Toyota sets sail with Noah
STARTING Sunday, the 2016 Toyota Noah will be available to the public from local dealers of the brand Toyota Jamaica for the very first time. " ...... Read More

No, that's not the way!
THE hierarchy of the used-car dealers group is blasting the Trade Board for allegedly forcing its members to sign a declaration form or risk being b ...... Read More

Vivacious Vernamfield
Drag racing at Vernamfield in Clarendon doesn't only bring out the racers, but plenty of beauties who are keen motorsport fans. 371: There's sure ...... Read More

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