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O-Wrap: Ninjaman guilty… 4 J'can attractions cop TripAdvisor awards… Mother, daughter murdered7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Ninjaman found guiltyDancehall artiste Ninjaman was found... Read More

Zimbabwe army chief says ex-VP to return soon, urges calm8:53 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is in contact with President Robert Mugabe and will return home soon, the army chief said on...... Read More

Festival song 2018 to launch November 308:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica  (JIS) — Plans are under way for the 2018 staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, which is scheduled to be launched next Thursday at 23...... Read More

US ends temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) —  The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit programme that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from...... Read More

Nations refusing to take back citizens ordered deported from Canada 6:33 pm
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada's attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take...... Read More

PNP welcomes logistics hub master plan recommendations 6:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesman on Development and National Physical Planning and National Housing Trust Anthony Hylton has welcomed the findings and...... Read More

New coffee regulations in place 5:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Karl Samuda has announced that regulations to ensure that all coffee that is imported, packaged...... Read More

Forex: J$126.58 to one US dollar5:09 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, November 20, ended trading at J$126.58 down by six cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

NEWS

Making Sandals a campaign issue a poor political strategy

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has attracted no new investor to Antigua and Barbuda in his entire term of office so far, despite lots and lots of... Read More

Top cop calls for divine intervention
LIKE those before him having similar interests and responsibilities for the country's security, Commissioner of Police George Quallo yesterday called for the divine...... Read More

Awaiting the fate of the Cockpit Country
New York , USA — Chief executive officer of Jamaica Environment Trust Diana McCaulay said here last week that Government's position on the fate...... Read More

Odetta Rockhead-Kerr: Sutherland's visionary leader
Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the eighth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader:...... Read More

SPORT

Another gold for Alia at FINA World Cup

Alia Atkinson maintained her unbeaten streak in the 50-metre breaststroke by winning yet another gold for Jamaica on the final leg of the FINA World... Read More

LIU pip Hartford in NCAA basketball classic
Long Island University (LUI)- Brooklyn rebounded from Friday night's close loss to Miami of Ohio to hold off the University of Hartford 86-84 for their second win of...... Read More

CONCACAF's 'League of Nations' scores big with Caribbean stakeholders
So far, so good.... Read More

Portmore, MBU end in stalemate
Last year's beaten finalists Portmore United and former champions Montego Bay United (MBU) were both left ruing missed chances as they battled to an entertaining...... Read More

BUSINESS

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica

Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the... Read More

EPOC backs likelihood of 5 in 3
In reporting that Jamaica has continued its strong performance in meeting fiscal criteria and structural benchmarks for end September 2017 under the...... Read More

The Battle of the Sexes—
In my book titled “Memoirs of a Financial Advisor”, just joking — I have no such book! However, over the years, dealing with men and...... Read More

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Part 1 ... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Hendriks tackles child abuse

ACTOR/comedian Tony “Paleface” Hendriks believes one sure way of tackling the issue of child abuse is to “talk”. Read More

Old boys party for a cause
THREE the Hard Way and Friends — the retro party hosted by the old boys of Jamaica College (JC), Kingston College (KC), St George's College, Calabar High, and...... Read More

NINJA FACES MUSIC TODAY
NINJAMAN should know his fate later today as the jury in his murder trial is expected to hand in its verdict after the almost month-long trial.... Read More

JCDC gears up for milestone
The year 2018 will be a very special one for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), as it celebrates the major milestone of 55 years of contribution to the...... Read More

COLUMNS

Workforce diversity will bring boom, not gloom

The longer you are in business the more you value your human resource personnel. With their expertise in recruitment, evaluation, mediation, and counselling they can... Read More

Co-operation, Mr Minister?
The statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad referenced in The Gleaner of November 13, 2017 calls for a response when it is,...... Read More

A graceful coup?
When independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius...... Read More

Principle, Dr Phillips, what principle?
I favour the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. — Calvin Coolidge ... Read More

REGIONAL

Jamalco workers get HEART certification in metrology

May Pen, Clarendon — Following months of intense training in metrology (the scientific study of measurement), 44 employees of bauxite/alumina... Read More

Art and fun
Mandeville, Manchester — Organisers are describing the 26th annual Mandeville Art Fair, held recently at the St. John Bosco Auditorium in...... Read More

New dining room for St Elizabeth Infirmary
Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years, Joycelyn Bryan, matron of the St Elizabeth Infirmary has been lobbying, for a new dining room so residents...... Read More

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica
Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

To answer the call of Calabar, nay, of Jamaica

The concept that each individual has a role to play, no matter how small, in the building of community and nation is not contentious and is easily... Read More

Mr Lester Spaulding did more than his fair share
The media landscape in Jamaica has changed profoundly over the last 50 years in tandem with changes in global media driven by new dramatic...... Read More

Greater care in handling our living legends
Mr Theodore Whitmore is among the truly great servants of Jamaica's football.... Read More

Political opportunism and the NIDS
There has been a lot of hand-wringing and statements of dismay over the Government's attempt to introduce a national identification system (NIDS). In fact, some people...... Read More

AUTO

Ford F-150: For Work and Play

It's not only the best-selling pickup in the United States, the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States and Canada. And there's no secret to its... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Porsche on parade
ATL Automotive Group officially unveiled its Porsche showroom in Bogue City, Montego Bay on Tuesday evening.... Read More

MAN ON A MISSION
NEWLY appointed managing director at ATL Automotive Mike Ellenthorpe is au fait with pushing boundaries and redefining...... Read More

Concern revvs up for bikers
With motorcyclists accounting for nearly one-third of the road fatalities, there has been increased concern in formal circles about how they should be...... Read More

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