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Weekly Round-up: PNP Electoral Office u-turn... 5 killed in Hanover crash... Cbar's Taylor shines at JII1:58 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ongoing public discourse about the Electoral Commission of Jamaica heated up this week as two People's National Party commissioners withdrew their... Read More

Scholarships for students wishing to pursue studies in agriculture4:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Students wishing to pursue studies in Agriculture at high schools, colleges and vocational institutions may apply for one of the many...... Read More

Bale brilliance powers Real to 13th European crown3:56 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AFP) — Gareth Bale scored twice including an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions...... Read More

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86...... Read More

Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote 3:12 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime...... Read More

Get more involved with reparation movement, Grange urges young people 2:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has called on the nation's youth to get more involved in the activities of...... Read More

Trump says detained American released in Venezuela 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the...... Read More

2 J'cans among 4 C'bean authors shortlisted for Commonwealth award1:26 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Four Caribbean writers are among several authors shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.... Read More

NEWS

Opposition calls for urgent review of Patent Act

OPPOSITION spokesman on science and technology Julian Robinson has called on the Government to review and update legislation governing patents in Jamaica, saying... Read More

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season
FLORIDA, USA (AFP) — Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean yesterday, giving an early kick-off to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of...... Read More

Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age gets well-needed facelift
THE Louise Bennett-Coverley All-Age School in Gordon Town, St Andrew benefited from a well-needed facelift with the repainting of its buildings, de-bushing, landscaping and...... Read More

JUTC warns against delays as road works continue
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has said that improvement works currently being undertaken by the National Works Agency in the Hagley Park Road/Three Mile area...... Read More

SPORT

'Rista' aims to get it right on Grand Prix stage

With the third staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix some 15 days away, 400-metre hurdler Ristananna Tracey is steadily rounding into form as she aims for a surprise... Read More

Jonathan Walker is Jamaica's World Squash Ambassador
National team player Jonathan Walker has been selected to attend the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires October 6-18 as a World Squash Ambassador.... Read More

Parish of Residence Rugby Series winds down today
Kingston and St Andrew Reds defeated St Catherine Blues 36-34 in Game One of the annual Parish of Residence Rugby Series Two match at Barbican...... Read More

Portland take early lead in JTA/Sagicor National Primary Parish Athletics Championships
PORTLAND, with combined boys' and girls' scores of 61 points, are early leaders at the end of day one of the two-day 2018 Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA)/Sagicor...... Read More

BUSINESS

Colombia on the road to peace but burdened by drugs

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — The following is a fact file about Colombia as it goes to the polls tomorrow in its first presidential election since a 2016 peace deal... Read More

Historic day for Gore Developments
Construction company Gore Developments Limited has invested $200 million in a Parker impact crusher machine to handle very dense limestone on its new quarry in Hellshire, St...... Read More

Attorneys offer help to protect intellectual property rights
Some vanguards of intellectual property rights in Jamaica have pledged to provide assistance to artistes who have been subjected to copyright infringement.... Read More

Brazil close to paralysis as truckers press on with strike
BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil appeared on the verge of a standstill on the fourth day of a nationwide truckers' strike yesterday as road blockades caused severe...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Mavado, Matisyahu team up

Jewish American reggae vocalist Matisyahu has teamed with dancehall artiste Mavado for his new single Coming from Afar... Read More

All set for West Palm Beach
ALL is set for this year's staging of West Palm Beach Jerk Festival scheduled for the South Florida Fair Grounds at West Palm Beach in Florida on Memorial Day on...... Read More

KGN 5 on tonight
Incorporating fresh ideas and listening to feedback from patrons, are critical in the survival of an event. Promoter Chavaughn O'Neil knows this all too...... Read More

Talent rules at Sandals arts festival
SANDALS Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann was transformed into the island's entertainment capital last Saturday as employees of the award-winning retreat and its Beaches chain vied...... Read More

COLUMNS

Where has the spirit of Labour Day gone?

QUESTION: How many were out in their communities on Wednesday in response to the call to observe annual Labour Day activities? How many, it seems, have forgotten what... Read More

The Queen, Prince Harry and the black princess
Harry and Meghan's wedding was a happy event. Bright sunlight, no Trump, Syria, Ebola, or six-a-day murders; goodness shone on Windsor Castle, the UK,...... Read More

Call for intellectual honesty in the engagement of issues
I am grateful to those readers who have messaged me to say that they showed the Jamaica Observer article, 'Churchmen give cautious...... Read More

Non-commitment: We don't see things through
Today, I will address the issue of a new parliament building, the happenings in Venezuela, and the anniversary of the Eventide Home fire. The three issues are in the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Fewer volunteers show up but several projects completed in western Jamaica

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Despite a lower turnout of volunteers than previous years, several projects were undertaken across western Jamaica on Wednesday —... Read More

Sandals staff makes a difference on Labour Day
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — In a true labour of love, more than 200 managers and team members from Sandals Resorts participated in community, environment and...... Read More

Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records arrives in MoBay
The city of Montego Bay welcomed Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records (UBT&R) on the city's famed Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave)with an official opening...... Read More

Adventists rally to support grief-stricken Grange Hill community
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — The inclement weather did not deter scores of Seventh-day Adventists from across western Jamaica from converging on the Grange Hill...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

The world of sport is increasingly focused on football's FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. Read More

A chance for peace lost for now
Anyone who was keenly observing the high-stakes brinkmanship between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un over recent months should not have...... Read More

CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges') robes, the wolves in sheep's clothing
As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of...... Read More

Training/education a must for Jamaican agriculture to progress
The son of a farmer and native of the farm-rich Christiana region of Manchester North Eastern, where he has been Member of Parliament since 1993, Mr Audley Shaw, is well...... Read More

AUTO

FAIR-WEATHER ROADS

CLIMATE change is wreaking havoc on Jamaica's roads and infrastructure, according to a recent 'Vulnerability Assessment' done by the United States Agency for... Read More

JKA shifts into overdrive
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will host its third race meet for the 2018 season at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on...... Read More

Porsche 'light' years ahead
ATL Motorsports, the division of ATL Automotive responsible for the Porsche brand, offered an electrifying peek into the brand's mobility future with a seminar held at...... Read More

Kia Sportage GT: A Grand Affair
NEED a practical, family vehicle that can handle light off-road excursions, but isn't dull to drive? Then the 2018 Kia Sportage GT should be high on that purchase list.... Read More

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