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St Kitts Opposition files no confidence motion against Government2:13 pm

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas has filed a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, whom he says presents a... Read More

UK's May plans to quit before 2022 election — MPs1:43 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told her MPs on Wednesday she expects to step down before the next scheduled election in 2022, as she...... Read More

Private sector groups call for review of decision to end SOEs1:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three private sector groups are calling for an urgent meeting with the leadership of both the Government and the Opposition People's National Party...... Read More

It's official: Gov't revokes Symbiote's licence 1:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has, with effect from April 10, 2018, revoked the telecommunications licences of Symbiote Investments, which operated as Caricel...... Read More

Vote against SOE does not mean security forces have to be removed — PNP 12:28 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says its vote to end the states of public emergency (SOEs) in St James, St Catherine North, and sections of Kingston...... Read More

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison 12:24 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three...... Read More

PNP vote against SOE extension a betrayal to Jamaica — Young Jamaica 11:37 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has described as an act of betrayal the People's National Party's decision to vote...... Read More

1st biracial Spider-Man voiced by actor of J'can descent11:01 am
LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was a teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That...... Read More

NEWS

Man held after crashing stolen taxi into church fence

A man who was taken into custody on Sunday after he crashed a stolen taxi into the perimeter fence of a church on Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew is yet to be... Read More

Family of five shot, injured in money quarrel
Five members of a family were shot and injured on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew, by a gunman who kicked in the door to their house yesterday...... Read More

Trial of Clarendon cops hits snag
The murder trial of the three Clarendon policemen yesterday hit a snag in the Home Circuit Court due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert.... Read More

Bernard Lodge Master Plan Enterprise team named
MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has announced the enterprise team that will lead the Bernard Lodge Master...... Read More

SPORT

Coach Samuels takes comfort in progression of players

Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Robert Samuels says while he is aware his tenure will ultimately be judged by cricket titles won, he is encouraged that a... Read More

MBU find solace in goal-less draw with Tivoli
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Scorpions veterans hope for positive start to four-day tourney
CHADWICK Walton and Nikita Miller, two of the more senior members of the Jamaica Scorpions squad, say the team is well equipped to get off to a positive start to the...... Read More

Hummingbirds look to fire up squad in BEL match against Racers
Defending champions Kingston Hummingbirds, coming off the biggest win this season, aim to get their bench players on par with the starting attack...... Read More

BUSINESS

Nollywood takes 'A Trip' to Jamaica

With the success of 2015's big hit A Trip to Jamaica behind it, bigger linkages between Jamaica and Nigeria through its film industry are in the... Read More

VM sets up new Strategic Investments Unit after tough restructure
A seven-month long restructuring exercise at Victoria Mutual Group has culminated in the development of a Strategic Investments Unit within the financial institution's...... Read More

GraceKennedy Foods USA to consolidate with Majesty Foods Factory for joint venture
Grace Foods (USA), Inc (Grace Foods), a company owned by GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), a publicly traded Jamaican corporation listed on the Jamaica and...... Read More

Protecting your legacy via estate planning
ESTATE planning can be daunting, but it is one of the most important aspects of life preparation. It helps you to arrange, manage and dispose of assets during your...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Return of the chart-toppers

SIX of the 10 positions on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart are former number ones. Five have improved their standing while the other has fallen down the... Read More

Trojan soldiers on
The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and...... Read More

Jamming with Desmond Foster
Desmond Foster is old enough to remember when Jamaican parties were the rage in his native Harlesden. The uptempo songs that were played recalled the vibe of good times...... Read More

It's Protoje's time
PROTOJE says a Grammy nomination was the furthest thing from his mind for his album, A Matter of Time. In fact, the roots-revival artiste had lost faith in the annual...... Read More

COLUMNS

Dealing with the cesspool of corruption at public agencies

Jamaicans seem to have become inured to the yearly revelations of corruption emanating from the Auditor General's Department (AGD) concerning the operations of government... Read More

Indiscipline and Ja's development
 Without discipline there is no life. — Katharine Hepburn ... Read More

Autopilot, ethical leadership and governance
Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches people by example… If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt...... Read More

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
The following is a lightly edited version of the homily for the celebration of World Human Rights Day delivered on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Christ Church, Vineyard...... Read More

REGIONAL

Jeffrey Town women can do it all

WIDESPREAD unemployment and a lack of male presence in some households in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, drove the idea of a women's group, the backbone of Jet Town Products,... Read More

23 gang members apprehended in St Mary, St Ann, Portland
MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for continuing to “take the fight” to gangs in...... Read More

Highgate Primary crowned Stanley Amritt champions
Highgate Primary School were crowned Stanley Amritt Primary School football champions after defeating Lewisburg Primary School 2-0 on Friday at the Richmond Community...... Read More

Food for Jamaica
THE passage of Hurricane Ivan along Jamaica's south coast in September 2004 left residents in Jeffrey Town, St Mary, without food for weeks.... Read More

EDITORIALS

An opportunity to regain public trust

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made a solid opening in his response to the auditor general's report in the abominable happenings at the State-owned Petrojam oil... Read More

Striking a cautious note
Tourism has been a major cornerstone of the Jamaican economy for decades, and every indication is that such will be the case for a long time to come.... Read More

Stop using the Bible as excuse for beatings
There is a troubling regularity of incidents in public and private spaces involving, or relating to, violent altercations between adults and...... Read More

Developing a retirement industry even amidst the crime environment
The crime problem in Jamaica has cost the economy dearly, possibly four to five per cent of gross domestic product, based particularly on security...... Read More

AUTO

Traffic changes today along Portmore toll road

Effective today, changes will be made to the flow of traffic along the Portmore toll road, where it intersects with Marcus Garvey Drive, the National... Read More

Cars move into auction space
GOING once, going twice, sold to the highest bidder! ... Read More

Rally Jamaica eyes Carib racers
WITH the 2018 season closing with last weekend's staging of the Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica in Bog Walk, St Catherine, event organiser Lawrence Henriques is...... Read More

Showdown on Sunday
The final Asphalt Assault for the year, scheduled for Sunday December 9, at the Advanced Driver Training Centre, Lakes Pen in St Catherine, will be an...... Read More

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