Swiss police arrest FIFA officials including CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb

  ZURICH (AP) - Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes "totalling more than $100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back to th ... Read more

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  ZURICH (AP) - Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The ...

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Jeffrey Webb charged
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ROSE HALL, St James — Security Minister Peter Bunting yesterday instructed members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to turn a blind eye to persons smoking a ganja ‘spliff’ or who ...

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‘Turn a blind eye’
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RANDY Berry and Todd Larson wanted Jamaicans to have a clear understanding of the reason for their visit to the island last week. So, in an interview with the Jamaica Observer lasting just unde ...

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Not to judge'
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THE KLE Group plans to pursue franchise opportunities for its Tracks & Records restaurant in eight territories including the Middle East. Its the first time that the group, which runs a res ...

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KLE breaking new horizons
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  DOUBLE world record holder Usain Bolt and former world record holder Asafa Powell produced wins in the 200m and 100m, respectively, at yesterday’s 54th Ostrava Golden Spike, IAAF World C ...

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Bolt, Powell triumph
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LAST Wednesday, Lady Saw was the centre of attention as she shot the video for her new single, Summer Love at Board Walk Beach in Portmore. The undisputed queen of dancehall cracked jokes with ...

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Saw looks for summer love

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Statement by Swiss Federal Office of Justice on arrest of FIFA officials       3:34 AM

  ZURICH, Switzerland - 'By order of the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ), six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich today (Wednesday) and detained pending extradition. 'Th ... Read More

Swiss police arrest FIFA officials including CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb  1:25 AM
  ZURICH (AP) - Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednes ...... Read More

FIFA says seeking to clarify arrests in Switzerland        2:06 AM
  ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) - FIFA said Wednesday it was seeking to clarify the situation ...... Read More

UPDATE - Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress  12:38 AM
  ZURICH (AP) — The Swiss Federal Office of Justice says six soccer officials have ...... Read More

US Justice Department begins arrest of FIFA officials on corruption charges - CNN        12:05 AM
  KINGSTON- Jamaica - The United States based Cable News Network (CNN) is this morning (M ...... Read More

Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit recovers 130 stolen animals  7:33 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – More than 130 stolen animals were recovered during a major ope ...... Read More

Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size  7:28 PM
PARIS, France (AFP) – Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of ...... Read More

More than 1,000 health care workers to be trained under PROMAC  7:22 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – More than 1,000 health care workers attached to primary ...... Read More

NEWS

‘Turn a blind eye’

ROSE HALL, St James — Security Minister Peter Bunting yesterday instructed members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to turn a blind eye to persons smoking a ganja ‘spliff’ or who ... Read More

Swiss police arrest FIFA officials including CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb
  ZURICH (AP) - Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorit ...... Read More

'We came to listen and talk, not to judge'
RANDY Berry and Todd Larson wanted Jamaicans to have a clear understanding of the reason for their visit to the island last week. So, in an int ...... Read More

Cops say slain music producer was no saint
THE police are alleging that a music producer, whose killing last Friday triggered protests in Denham Town, was the leader of a criminal gang that wa ...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls to play Barbados

NETBALL Jamaica announced yesterday that the Sunshine Girls will play Barbados in a three-game friendly series set for the weekend of Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21 as part of the national tea ... Read More

Bolt, Powell triumph
  DOUBLE world record holder Usain Bolt and former world record holder Asafa Powell produced wins in the 200m and 100m, respectively, at yesterd ...... Read More

Windies Women win series on dazzling all-round display from Matthews
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) -- West Indies Women secured the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka Women after a dazzling all-round effort by Hayl ...... Read More

Humble Lion, Jamalco clash in KO decider
MAY PEN, Clarendon -- The Noel Arscott-sponsored Clarendon FA Knockout competition concludes today at the Effortville Community Centre with Humble Li ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Glam Pieces by Cadella

LOTOYA 'Cadella' Scott never dreamt of owning her own business at 26 years old, but the young entrepreneur is now trading in markets like Japan since the establishment of Glam Pieces by Cadella. ... Read More

Dolphin Cove to open facility at Moon Palace
LARGE attraction, Dolphin Cove Ltd, announced that it has built a new facility within Moon Palace Jamaica Grand Hotel in Ocho Rios set to open in it ...... Read More

KLE announces 8 new territories for Tracks and Records -- including Middle East
THE KLE Group plans to pursue franchise opportunities for its Tracks & Records restaurant in eight territories including the Middle East. I ...... Read More

BOJ expects oil prices to remain low for 12 months
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) expects global oil prices to remain under US$60 a barrel for 12 months. It forms part of the central bank's single d ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Keshan hoping for 'Round Two' knock- out

EMERGING singjay Keshan is on the hunt for that breakout hit. She is hoping her latest single Round Two will provide that 'knock-out'. Released three weeks ago, the single was produced on the S ... Read More

KAMEIKA COLEMAN is Miss St Catherine
KAMEIKA Coleman, a 25-year-old graduate of the University of Technology (UTech), is the 2015 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Miss St Cat ...... Read More

Saw looks for summer love
LAST Wednesday, Lady Saw was the centre of attention as she shot the video for her new single, Summer Love at Board Walk Beach in Portmore. The ...... Read More

Sugar’s tribute pleases Pashon
PASHON Minott, daughter of late singer Sugar Minott, is pleased with the two-day event she hosted in her father's honour over the holiday weekend. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Are you a helicopter parent?

ACCORDING to psychologists, a child's development may be stunted when a parent is overly clingy and anxious about being separated from the child. Helicopter parents are defined as those who hover o ... Read More

How to get your baby started on solid foods
It's one of the first big steps for your baby -- that foray into solid food eating that many parents are anxious to start. Many in fact start too ea ...... Read More

That time I left my baby on top of the car...
AS a parent your aim is to try your hardest to ensure your child is afforded the best in life, be it health, protection, education or social ameniti ...... Read More

Help for snorers
SNORING is that sound made during sleep from the vibration of the back of the throat due to partial airway obstruction, and apart from being a nuisa ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Must our final court be Trinidadian, too?

  I note with great interest all the differing views from various commentators on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). I have also observed a couple of other things. Travelling the country, I do ... Read More

The IMF, Ja & missing targets
ONE of the most important targets of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Fund Facility agreement with the Government of Jamaica is meetin ...... Read More

A fundamental error
I am a graduate of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) and currently pursuing postgraduate studies in the field of politica ...... Read More

Let's restore May Pen Cemetery to its former glory
KINDLY allow me space in the Daily Observer to comment on an article on page 7 of the Sunday Observer, May 24, 2015, 'KSAC to probe grave allegati ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Filling a gap

Each year, scores of volunteer doctors, nurses, educators and other professionals from around the world take time off from their jobs for weeks and months to live and work among the people in the ... Read More

Jaital Tours gives back
Employees of tour company Jaital Tours celebrated some of the nation's children last week when they visited several schools in and around Ocho Rios, ...... Read More

'Thank you for this gift'
THE Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) in celebrating Civil Servants week presented a Singer Sewing machine to the School of Hope in Clear Spr ...... Read More

Cedar Valley's roads of shame!
These photographs show what passes for a main road in Cedar Valley, St Thomas. So bad is the surface that residents have an extremely difficult tim ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Well done, Waterford High, and good fortune going forward

YOU can’t help being impressed with the achievements of the Science and Environmental Club at Waterford High School in Portmore, St Catherine. Theirs is a story that warms the heart. For, in ... Read More

Cedar Valley road highlights representational neglect
THE parliamentary and local government authorities with responsibility for Cedar Valley in St Thomas should be ashamed of what passes for the main r ...... Read More

To lock children out of school is to invite disaster
A news report yesterday that a group of girls had been booted from one of Jamaica's more respected high schools because of alleged gang-style violen ...... Read More

A question for the Gov't on the CCJ
The Government, it appears, is talking out of both sides of its mouth on the issue of a referendum to decide whether Jamaica replaces the Judicial C ...... Read More

AUTO

PHOTO: Car crash

The driver of a passenger bus slows down to join curious onlookers viewing the remains of the Nissan Wingroad at left, which crashed near Berger along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew yesterday evenin ... Read More

Short turnaround time for CMRC
THERE will be only five days available to Jamaica's racers after the Total Quartz Daryl King memorial meet on May 25 at Dover Raceway, St Ann, for t ...... Read More

Big guns deliver
IT was the face-off between two of the fastest straight-line machines in the island, the Ford Mustang of Adrian McLymont and the Chevrolet Camaro of ...... Read More

CR-V gets sibling, the HR-V
USING expertise accrued in building the award-winning CR-V, Honda has created the HR-V to be a vehicle larger than the sum of knowledge put into it ...... Read More

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