UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit9:09 am

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain said Monday it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy... Read More

29-y-o rape accused held in Westmoreland SOE8:37 am
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A 29-year-old man, suspected of being involved in several instances of sexual crimes in Westmoreland, has been charged with abduction and rape...... Read More

JCF's summer camp in Salt Spring, St James ends4:57 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The four-week Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) children's summer camp in Salt Spring, St James,...... Read More

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer 4:45 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured...... Read More

Terrelonge says 'auxiliary fees' abolished, urges education for all 4:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister Alando Terrelonge, saying that the Education Ministry has abolished the term 'Auxiliary Fees' and replaced it with 'Parent Support...... Read More

Firearm seized from pretend cop in Kingston 20 4:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man who...... Read More

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos 3:10 pm
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US visitor nabbed with cocaine at Sangster Airport2:40 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Narcotics Police yesterday, Saturday, August 17, arrested an American visitor at the Sangster International Airport in St James...... Read More


Docs in the loop

ERROL Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority, which has responsibility for Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), has countered claims made by... Read More

JISCO/Alpart increases back-to-school assistance despite losses
NAIN, St Elizabeth — There are serious challenges facing the Chinese-owned JISCO Alpart alumina plant here, but Managing Director Zhang Jun is giving the...... Read More

Cllr pleads for speedy assistance for farming victims of fire
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Councillor for the Pedro Plains Division, Jeremy Palmer (Jamaica Labour Party) is urging the Rural Agricultural Development Authority...... Read More

Scholarship rescue
NICKOLYE Graham had no plans to attend university.... Read More


Heats draw first blood in best-of-three Howard McCatty Community Basketball finals

First-time finalist Exed Heats staved off a late final-quarter attack from Spanish Town Spartans to win game one 68-63 and take a 1-0 lead, in their best-of-three... Read More

Bravo falls cheaply, Hodge hits fifty as India dominate
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Left-hander Darren Bravo's form remained a worry after he failed against India here yesterday as West Indies 'A' suffered a batting...... Read More

Holy Trinity, Vauxhall to contest Insports Challenge Cup final
Holy Trinity High and Vauxhall High are set to contest the final of the Insports Preseason Challenge Cup after both registered 1-0 scorelines over St...... Read More

Semi-final spots to be decided in St James FA Sandals U-20 tourney today
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The semi-final pairings in the St James Football Association Sandals Resorts International Under-20 competition will be decided today when...... Read More


Blue Power eyes Amazon

Soap maker and lumber distributor Blue Power Group Limited (BPow) is hoping to tap into a wider market by distributing its soap product lines through... Read More

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is promising that its customers will see more reliable service over the next five years as...... Read More

Financial solutions coming for SMEs — JMMB
Following the announcement of a 17 per cent increase in net profits, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) is indicating that for the next financial...... Read More

Mandatory suspension of trading in SSL Venture Capital shares for breaches of Junior Market rules
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is advising of the continued suspension of trading in the shares of SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited (SSLVC) for...... Read More


Noel Dexter remembered as giant

Renowned musical arranger, composer and choirmaster Noel Dexter is being remembered as a gentle giant whose legacy will be the impact of his work on... Read More

Maxi, Marshall star Rum Day concert
STELLAR performances by Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall were the highlight of National Rum Day concert held at Appleton Estate Murray's Chillin' in Toll Gate, Clarendon,...... Read More

K'Coneil goes for finesse, style
UNITED States-based, Jamaican singer K'Coneil recently completed a five-day promotional visit to the island for his latest single Finesse and...... Read More

Fraternity bids farewell to singer Pat Kelly
Several members of the entertainment fraternity showed up at Boulevard Baptist Church in Kingston on Saturday to bid farewell to their colleague,...... Read More


Couples that make us believe in love again

IT is often said that a private life is a happy life, but the nature of some people's careers cause them to always be in the public eye – their relationships... Read More


Jamaica on alert but #stillbelieving

We are borrowing Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams' hashtag #stillbelieving as we reflect on the global economic jitters that have resulted from the US-China trade... Read More

Peter Bunting, wealth and Westminster politics
The reported political brouhaha which has erupted in the presidential campaign in the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) between supporters of the party's...... Read More

We're getting to growth, despite the PNP's bad-mouthing
The bird builds his nest, then he flies up the hill. — Jabo proverb, Liberia ... Read More

No snap election, Holness!
Recent news report has stated that well-known commentator Dr Paul Ashley has suggested to Prime Minister Andrew Holness that he should call a snap election should Peter...... Read More


'I hope he will never die'

Family and friends gathered at Dalvey Primary School, in St Thomas, to celebrate with centenarian Albert George 'Mass Cappy'... Read More

PAN 2019 Regional 1 set for Folly Oval
Twenty pan chicken vendors from North and Eastern parishes will be among 35 competing in PAN 2019 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in...... Read More

$1.5 million in scholarship for St Mary students
Six St Mary students pursuing tertiary education in the upcoming academic year will benefit from scholarships amounting to $1.5 million from the...... Read More

BMX riding and skate park coming to Boston
A new BMX riding and skatepark is set to open next month in Boston, Portland, the first of its kind in the eastern end of the island, organiser and former professional...... Read More


Tough times for West Indies cricket

What a difference a few months can make! Read More

Hoping good sense will prevent a global economic recession
There is nothing inevitable about a global economic recession because the world has learned how to reduce the intensity of a downsizing and to head off the worst. The...... Read More

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The US-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank...... Read More

Happy for Ms Williams, but clarity needed, JAAA
The headline 'Hallelujah!' on Friday's back page of the Jamaica Observer perhaps summed up best the feelings of most Jamaican track and field followers regarding...... Read More


BOSS SALE IS BACK! Event runs from Aug 15 to 18

ATL Automotive Group, Jamaica's leading automotive company, has announced the date for the 2019 staging of the company's highly anticipated Boss's Sale —... Read More

Kyle Reynolds reigns at MX outing
Kyle Reynolds was the standout performer at the fourth round of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Championship series held at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Independence Queens
Jamaica Race Drivers' Club held their annual Independence of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann on August 4. ... Read More

Fraser McConnell looks to France
JAMAICA'S Fraser McConnell has his sights set on the Bretagne World Rallycross in Lohéac, France, on Saturday, August 31.... Read More


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