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#WC2018: Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia 3:17 pm

KALININGRAD, Russia (AFP) — A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory... Read More

Barbados hotelier takes over as new CHTA president2:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass today took up office as the new president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association...... Read More

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos2:45 pm
EL PASO, United States (AFP) — The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump...... Read More

#WC2018: Serbia lead Switzerland 1-0 at halftime 1:47 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Aleksandar Mitrociv's 13th goal in his last 15 internationals has given Serbia a 1-0 lead at half time of its World Cup match against...... Read More

French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism 1:01 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — A French Catholic priest was suspended Friday after a video of him smacking a crying baby during a baptism ceremony went viral, drawing widespread...... Read More

Montague appeals for more care on the roads 12:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, is appealing to all road users to exercise extra care on the roads.... Read More

#WC2018: Battling Swiss unchanged for Serbia showdown 12:45 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AFP) — Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic named an unchanged side for Friday's Group E match against Serbia after his side earned a creditable draw...... Read More

Bahamas to introduce digital currency12:05 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Central Bank of the Bahamas has announced plans to introduce a pilot digital currency for the country.... Read More

NEWS

Shaw says Jamaica cannot become Caricom's single market

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says that Jamaica is not in a position to become the lone “single market” in... Read More

KSAMC told of cheaper way to restore parochial roads
THE cost associated with restoring parochial roads could be much cheaper if the road-surfacing material polymer is used instead of asphalt, the Roads and Traffic...... Read More

Criminal bigwigs in security minister's cross hairs
NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday charged that his Administration will be targeting major players in the criminal underworld who wealthy and are funding...... Read More

PANCAP to increase HIV prevention, care and support
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS will next week convene a regional forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the...... Read More

SPORT

Triple jumper Scott cops first national title at 'Trials'

Former Campion College standout Jordon Scott won his first triple jump national title, while Orlando Thomas captured the men's javelin at the JAAA Supreme Ventures National... Read More

XLCR toast of the town at awards function
After returning to the pinnacle of the ISSA/Locker-room Sports Girls Football Competition last year, Excelsior High were once again the toast of the awards ceremony following...... Read More

Junior Trials move into high gear today
After a slow start yesterday, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Junior Championships will swing into action today with a full day of action with...... Read More

Boom Jamaica Derby contenders put in second-to-last gallops by their trainers over last weekend
The days are lessening. The anxiety is high. The mood is getting electric and the connections are busy trying to put the finishing touches on their horses as the June...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sandals consumes whopping 5 million pounds of local farm produce yearly

While Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw was correct in urging greater use of local farm produce by the hotel sector to avoid market gluts, he... Read More

Rum direct from sugar cane can boost industry
Experiments undertaken by National Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) to distil their rum directly from sugar cane juice, if successful, could result in increased jobs for local farmers and...... Read More

Blue Power protects Guyanese market from Dominican competition
Soap manufacturing company Blue Power has beefed up supplies in the Guyanese market, in addition to securing a contract with a Florida-based distributor as part of efforts to...... Read More

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates,...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Stick Figure has World on Fire

Northern California five-member reggae dub band Stick Figure, leads Billboard's Reggae Digital Song Sales chart this... Read More

Sugar Bear making big splash
 It was during his teenage years that deejay Sugar Bear decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music.... Read More

Vershon looks to Poetry
Poetry, the first album from singjay Vershon, will be released this summer. No official date or distributor have been announced, but the set's lead song, Love Them (All My...... Read More

XxxTentacion: a rapper's story
At age 20, XxxTentacion lived a life typical of many rappers. He had hit songs, girls flocking him and his share of brushes with the...... Read More

COLUMNS

As we celebrate Windrush Day...

The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks in the UK gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable... Read More

What's in medical ganja for small growers and investors?
The silence on ganja suggests our leaders are having second thoughts. Where is the money made in medical ganja? What is the small grower's quota? Can we export? Three...... Read More

Families under pressure
The past weekend of parental gift-giving for the fathers among us has moved along. The future of the family continues to remind us how much change there has been in the...... Read More

Is the one-term phobia fuelling more corruption?
There is a growing fear among some supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) that the Jamaican electorate has become...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Dolla' pledges support of hemp industry

MONTEGO BAY, St James —At least one Jamaican financial institution is pledging support for potential investors when Government establishes the industrial hemp... Read More

'Hard road to travel'
The Jamaica Observer West news team earlier this week responded to calls from scores of residents and motorists in the Trelawny...... Read More

'For cleaner communities'
The parish of Trelawny is to get the island's first garbage transfer station, which will be established at Lottery in the vicinity of Daniel Town at a...... Read More

CHAMPIONS
LLANDILO, Westmoreland — A third first-time qualifier is to play in next season's Western Confederation Super League after Delveland PYC won their first...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Proper probe of Petrojam needed

The obvious politicking from the Opposition aside, no one can deny that what is happening at Petrojam needs to be investigated. And that investigation should go beyond... Read More

Relief as Mr Trump hears the children's cry
We received with great relief yesterday news that United States President Donald Trump had reversed himself and decided to sign an executive order...... Read More

Good advice from the World Bank
Going on the evidence so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is correct in stating that fiscal discipline is now a part of the DNA of the Jamaican...... Read More

Five US first ladies hear the children's cry
If the Bible's injunction to “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God” is to be...... Read More

AUTO

Kyle Gregg fires ahead

THE Drivers' Rallysport Club's (DRC)'s Sprint championship opened up with its first event, dubbed Plains of Fury, on Sunday at the Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St... Read More

Take responsibility, says Montague
ROBERT Montague, minister of transport and mining, asked Jamaicans to take responsibility for their actions on the roadways.... Read More

High-flying
LAST Sunday was Father's Day, and it proved to be the perfect time to bring back exciting two-wheel action in the form of Motocross at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Robots Rule Routes
Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis says for there to be an effective public transportation system, there needs to be adequate supply of licensed PPVs...... Read More

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