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COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago — Jamaica’s Under-17 seemed out of character when they limped to a 0-1 defeat to Cuba in their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) semi-final game at the Ato ...

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St George’s College scored an emotional 4-1 win over Greater Portmore High School in their Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game at Winchester Park yesterday, watched by the tearful eyes of Domin ...

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NEW YORK, USA — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to assure Jamaicans here that his Government has been “working hard to ensure the transformation of Jamaica into th ...

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THIS evening, vintage artistes are slated to take the stage at Action For Charity scheduled for Fab 5 headquarters, 11 Springvale Avenue in Kingston. The Mighty Diamonds, Boris Gardiner, The Hep ...

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took a career-best five for 14 to help Pakistan defeat world Twenty20 champions West Indies by nine wickets in the first match i ...

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The struggles of natural hair can seem unbearable to some, but for Asha Zulu Mandela, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Guinness World record holder for “World’s Longest Locks&rdquo ...

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Weekly Round-up: 7 shot in MoBay…Schoolboy footballer dies... Rita Marley hospitalised 9:00 AM

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NEWS

Senate hails late journalist Ingrid Brown

THE Senate yesterday took note of the passing of Jamaica Observer Associate Editor Ingrid Brown, who died Thursday night in the University Hospital of the West Indies. Minister of Education, ... Read More

Holness assures J’cans in NY of commitment to transform country
NEW YORK, USA — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to assure Jamaicans here that his Government has been “working hard ...... Read More

Life in prison
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Sandals Whitehouse grooming young reefers, forest keepers
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SPORT

NFL holds no appeal for Man United super-fan Bolt

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The bruising NFL isn’t on Usain Bolt’s post-athletics agenda, but Jamaica’s sprint superstar says he’d answer a call from his belov ... Read More

Cuba down Jamaica 1-0 in CFU semi-finals
COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago — Jamaica’s Under-17 seemed out of character when they limped to a 0-1 defeat to Cuba in their Caribbea ...... Read More

Emotional St George’s score facile 4-1 win over Greater Portmore
St George’s College scored an emotional 4-1 win over Greater Portmore High School in their Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game at Winchester Pa ...... Read More

Key matchups highlight today’s daCosta Cup schedule
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Two matches featuring clashes between unbeaten teams will highlight today’s round of matches in the ISSA/FLOW d ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Proven upsizes authorised capital, adds option for preference share issue

Proven Investments Limited advised on September 20 that shareholders at its September 15 annual general meeting voted in favour of an increase in the authorised capital of the company to US$40 milli ... Read More

Seprod going into Dom Rep, Haiti
Manufacturing and distribution company Seprod Group says it will begin exporting milk supplements to the Dominican Republic by next year, and p ...... Read More

Gov’t seeks $2.06 billion from Noranda
The Government of Jamaica has requested an expedited hearing of its claims and objections against Noranda Aluminium Inc, which is this month trying ...... Read More

ISP bond offer raises $150m
ISP Finance Services Ltd (ISP) has secured $150 million through a public bond which offers investors a return of 10 per cent interest per annum ove ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Kartel is King on Billboard

Vybz Kartel’s latest album King of the Dancehall is currently the top-selling album from a dancehall artiste on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. According to Nielsen Music which tracks sales ... Read More

Action for Charity tonight
THIS evening, vintage artistes are slated to take the stage at Action For Charity scheduled for Fab 5 headquarters, 11 Springvale Avenue in Kingst ...... Read More

Exco Levi gets spot on Walk of Fame
CANADA-BASED, Jamaican-born reggae artiste Exco Levi is adding another to his list of accolades. Today, the artiste will receive a spot on Canad ...... Read More

Chinese troupe for Wednesday show
The colourful China National Opera and Dance Theater troupe will be guest performers for a one-time show at Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) at ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Caricom states commit to continue empowering women, girls

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have pledged their “resolve” to achieve positive outcomes for empowering women and girls in the Caribbean as part of ... Read More

Am I really pregnant?
SO the “dirty” went down a few weeks ago, and you have been toying with the idea that pregnancy is a possibility. One week has passed an ...... Read More

Preparing your child for a sibling
CHILDREN are impressionable beings; they are very observant and they, like adults, can sometimes read into a situation more than they should. It th ...... Read More

Can single mothers effectively raise boys?
NUMEROUS pieces of research have shown that boys who have contact with their fathers are generally healthier in all aspects of their lives, includ ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The lights and the shadows of football

   I have chosen to wander into territory for which I am no expert, but I have to go all the same.    I speak of football…not the kind which our ‘Merican friends p ... Read More

The CXC impasse and the Anglophone Caribbean
  The Penwood Secondary School issue with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) prompted the Minster of Education Senator Ruel Reid to interve ...... Read More

Angela, Lisa and political maths
So the excitement came to an end when the results of the leadership election in the People’s National Party (PNP) were known last Saturday ev ...... Read More

That will not hold in Parliament
The recent muttering of the Opposition and uttering of the Government are beginning to remind me of my high school days, in third form no less, ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Mom, baby die in Hanover crash

POINT HILL, Hanover – Tragedy struck along the Point Hill main road in Hanover yesterday evening when a mother and her baby daughter died after suffering multiple injuries in a motor vehicle c ... Read More

Montego Bay Convention Centre wins sixth consecutive World Travel Award
The picturesque Montego Bay Convention Centre recently copped its sixth consecutive World Travel Award for the esteemed ‘Caribbean’s Le ...... Read More

Wanted: Traffic lights
ROCK, Trelawny — Emphasising the need for traffic signals to be installed at two critical intersections along the Northern Coastal Highway n ...... Read More

HOPE up and running across the western region  
MONTEGO BAY, St James — There is a buzz of activity in several rural communities across the western region of the island as a number of road ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Good sense must prevail in Ja’s football future

The Under-17 Reggae Boyz’ advance to the CONCACAF level at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifying tournament in Trinidad and Tobago will have provided considerable relief for ... Read More

Let’s honour Dominic James by setting safety standards
Despite its ultimate inevitability, it is human nature to grieve when death strikes. That grief is multiplied when the loss comes suddenly, and is e ...... Read More

World should heed President Obama’s final call to the UN
United States President Barack Obama is greeted at almost every public event he attends these days - including, unbelievably, the Canadian parliamen ...... Read More

Economic Growth Council report must not gather dust on a shelf
Last week, we welcomed the long-awaited report of the Economic Growth Council (ECG) and stressed that, while the ideas offered were not freshly mint ...... Read More

AUTO

DRC finale on Sunday

Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will hold its third and final sprint of 2016 on Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, starting at 11:00 am. “This sprint will determine the winner of the DRC Sprin ... Read More

Tenth time’s a charm
THE 2017 Honda Civic is like an old friend. It’s been lurking in the background for years but a chance get together quickly reminds you why it ...... Read More

Henry calls for ACT-ION
Ministerof Transport and Mining Mike Henry believes the newly tabled version of the Road Traffic Act is the last and should be in place by year-end ...... Read More

Pike heads ATL rental division
MARK Pike has been appointed to the position of general manager and head of business for ATL Automotive’s car rental division. Come November ...... Read More

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