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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two weeks after being struck by Hurricane Irma, islands in the Caribbean were again devastated with the passage of Hurricane Maria. Read More

Man believed to be Duppy Film fatally shot in St Thomas12:28 pm
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that a man, believed to be the infamous Marlon ‘Duppy Film’ Perry, has been killed.... Read More

Cops witness handbag thief in the act, arrest him12:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a man was arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation after he allegedly stole a woman's handbag at the...... Read More

Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament 11:45 am
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party...... Read More

New Zealand pledges aid to help Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes 11:07 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Government of New Zealand will be contributing NZ$250,000 (US$ 183,359) to the immediate relief efforts to help countries in the region...... Read More

2017 game bird shooting season over, NEPA reminds 10:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding all hunters and members of the public that the 2017 game bird shooting season came to...... Read More

Five days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations 10:18 am
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, five days after the 7.1 tremor...... Read More

Jamaica 'deeply moved' by onslaught of hurricanes in the C'bean, Johnson Smith tells UN9:51 am
UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the country was “deeply moved”...... Read More


Fishermen complain of losses from Kingston Harbour dredging

Fisherfolk in the Kingston Harbour are disgruntled about a loss of livelihood since Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd (KFTL) began dredging the harbour... Read More

Senate president saddened by earthquake, hurricane disasters
President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, has extended condolences to the Governments and citizens of regional countries that have been severely impacted by recent...... Read More

Holness insists Barbican area has growth potential
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Barbican Road development project is a signal of the type of impetus for economic growth that his Administration will be rolling...... Read More

Sagicor Foundation supports Herbert Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sagicor Foundation has donated $4 million to the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) Herbert Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, in honour of Hall, who...... Read More


'Bibi' targets competitive premier league campaign

Last season's ninth-place finish represented one of their worst-ever outings in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). But Harbour View FC are not too eager to sweep... Read More

Manchester, Seaforth go six-straight in daCosta Cup
Manchester High and Seaforth High both won their sixth straight game in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition yesterday as six...... Read More

Gayle 'good to go,' says Windies skipper Holder
BRISTOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — Chris Gayle is “good to go” for today's third One-Day International against England, according to West Indies Captain...... Read More

Team 11 capture 2017 Sandals US travel agents golf title
Chandra Gates, Brandley Snyder, Brian Shields and Susan Kennedy of Team 11 made a gate-to-wire affair to win the 15th annual United States Travel Agents Golf Tournament...... Read More


Asafa gets Active

Jamaican Olympian and track star, Asafa Powell, has created a fitness band targeted at Jamaicans seeking to better maintain their... Read More

JAPEX to 'boost your revenue'
With the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) set to get under way today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), participants can look forward to...... Read More

Poles apart, JPS and customer seek solution
Dear Claudienne,My family owns a small apartment complex in Coral Gardens, Montego Bay, comprising five apartments.... Read More

Carib Cash apologises for misinformation
Dear Claudienne,... Read More


The Heptones give European tour nod

WITH more than 50 years in the industry, members of the rocksteady group The Heptones said their music is still in high demand, especially in Europe. The trio,... Read More

Campbell causes stir in Matey Chronicles
POPULAR actor and comedian Glen “Titus” Campbell is once again in the middle of drama in his latest role in the comedy Matey Chronicles, currently showing...... Read More

Vernon Buckley returns Refreshed
Vernon Buckley, best known as a member of The Maytones, returns to the scene with a new solo album titled Refreshed. It was recently released digitally and on compact...... Read More

Alpha spreads wings
For well over a century, Alpha Boys' School has cultivated a rich musical tradition boasting alumni, including members of The Skatalites, who have been integral to the...... Read More


Caribbean bowed but far from beaten

This week I was asked to provide an answer to questions posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the... Read More

Did Julian Robinson and Peter Phillips buy a cloak of moral and political superiority?
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. — Thomas Paine ... Read More

The issue of public trust
Every government has a duty to seek to create and maintain public trust. I have been wrestling with how, as a country, we can do a more effective job in creating the conditions...... Read More

A code of conduct needed for school sports
The schoolboy football season is in full swing. One habit they have managed to keep out of school sports is the earring style adopted by the West Indies cricket team. Indeed,...... Read More


Crime draining the economy, Manchester business leaders told

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The service sector, including business process outsourcing (BPO), mining and agriculture — all key industries for central Jamaica... Read More

Trailer crushes mason on Oyster Bay hotel construction site
COOPERS PEN, Trelawny — Tragedy struck at the construction site of Excellence Oyster Bay hotel in Trelawny when a worker, who fell from an 18-wheeler tractor...... Read More

Battle for places in daCosta Cup second round heats up
LUCEA, Hanover — Zones B and D of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition are shaping up to be a battle to...... Read More

Bicycle cops to tackle tourist harassment in Falmouth
Some 12 Trelawny cops who recently graduated from a one-month Area One bicycle course are expected to play a significant role in curbing tourist harassment in the...... Read More


Presidents Trump, Kim Jong-un playing with (nuclear) fire

Nuclear scientists tell us that there are enough nuclear weapons in existence to destroy the world and make it uninhabitable for millions of years. Read More

Positive signs for new JFF head
New president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Michael Ricketts knows from long, hard experience that administration of football — or...... Read More

A good first step at the ECJ
Finally, we are seeing a step in the right direction, albeit a journey that Jamaica should have long completed.... Read More

Mr Montague owes PNP, country an apology if…
On Tuesday in this space we commended National Security Minister Robert Montague for inviting a member of the Opposition to join his newly formed...... Read More


Motorists can now pay vehicle fitness fees online

MOTORISTS can now pay their motor vehicle fitness fees online. Read More

KIG unveils Subaru XV
J AMAICA's oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), launched their latest offering the 2018 Subaru XV in fine style at their Spanish Town...... Read More

'TOTAL' coastal clean-up
DAVID Summerbell Jr was along the Palisadoes strip on Saturday, but not at the go-kart track. He instead ditched his driving gloves for much bigger ones as part of...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Sizzling with the Subaru XV
JAMAICA'S oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage, was this week's automotive hot spot as it launched the 2018 Subaru XV at its newly renovated Spanish Town Road...... Read More


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