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THE call has come for a mandated quota of Jamaican content on local radio and television. Leading the way is chairman of the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), Danny Browne. Speaking at the conf ...

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Local content quota debate
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FORTY-THREE students received their certificates as they graduated from The Painting Programme at the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Courtyard, University of Technology (UTech) in St Andrew, o ...

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Paint pros get an edge
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THE Charles Ross-led Sterling Investments Ltd (SIL) — a listed company with pension funds as its largest shareholders -- revealed plans to modestly invest in the Embassy Suites by Hilton pre ...

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Sterling invests
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Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, is expressing confidence of a major turnaround in crime in the parish. He said a number of strategies have been impl ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Thursday corrected its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, stating that it had no reason to believe that the Jamaican Government was ...

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LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England ...

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LATEST NEWS

VIDEO: JDF provides enquiry with video of captured Dudus 7:21 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday entered into evidence at the Tivoli Enquiry this video showning Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting ... Read More

Manchester man suspected of committing suicide  7:11 PM
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A man is suspected to have committed suicide in Banana Ground, Man ...... Read More

Ganja most prevalent drug used by criminals — survey  6:03 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Research Analyst at the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Uki ...... Read More

Agriculture Ministry distributes 300 water tanks to farmers  5:42 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will, over the ...... Read More

Forex: J$117.03 to one US dollar  5:16 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, July 2, ended trading at J$117.03, ...... Read More

Transfer of GSAT students to be completed by Friday  5:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites, says the request f ...... Read More

US corrects report on Jamaica  4:20 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Thursday corrected its 2014 Country Repo ...... Read More

No heatwave expected in Jamaica  4:12 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acting head of the Climate Branch at the MET Office, Jacqueline Spe ...... Read More

NEWS

Not true!

TWO of the island's leading fishing associations have rubbished claims that licences for the 2015 season have been issued to Hondurans and have defended the Government's award process, describing ... Read More

Jurors to get increased allowance
GOVERNMENT has approved an increase in the daily allowance paid to jurors, from $500 to $2,000 daily to meet travelling and food expenses. A releas ...... Read More

SSP McGregor pledges to turn around crime in St James
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, is expressing confidence of a major turnaround in crime in the parish ...... Read More

JAS expecting 120,000 at Denbigh 2015
THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is expecting the 52-acre Denbigh Showground in Clarendon to be abuzz with activities from July 31 to August 2 ...... Read More

SPORT

Who will win the St Leger trophy?

THE country's top native-bred three-year-olds will once again showcase their talent in tomorrow's Jamaica St Leger over 2,000 metres (10-furlongs). Eleven horses allied with the best jockeys on loca ... Read More

Winning the St Leger on Seeking My Dream would be huge — Omar Walker
VICTORY for Seeking My Dream in tomorrow's 89th running of the $3.5-million ISP Finance Services Limited-sponsored Jamaica St Leger would be huge, a ...... Read More

Jamaica names 65-member team to Pan Am Games
A 65-member team was named by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) to represent Jamaica at the 17th Pan American Games set for Toronto, Canada July ...... Read More

Derby winners and the St Leger
An analysis of the last 12 Jamaica Derby and St Leger races indicates a tendency for Derby winners to go on and reap success in the shorter St Leger ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Tropical Rhythms introduces new Latino flavour to its line-up

GRACEKENNEDY has introduced a pineapple coconut flavour to the market via its Tropical Rhythms brand. The new flavour comes in line with the company's most recent investment of US$200,000 ($23. ... Read More

Sterling invests in St Kitts Hilton
THE Charles Ross-led Sterling Investments Ltd (SIL) — a listed company with pension funds as its largest shareholders -- revealed plans to m ...... Read More

Access Financial 'rectifies' loan competitiveness
ACCESS Financial Services Ltd (AFS) said that it made its loans more competitive this year in response to the dip in its loan portfolio in 2014. It ...... Read More

Rate of cambio closures almost triples
THE local cambio service industry may be treading uncertain waters following the closure of 14 cambios in 2014. That is roughly three times the amou ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tanto Metro and Devonte are back

DANCEHALL duo Tanto Metro and Devonte released their latest studio album entitled Sly and Robbie Presents Tanto Metro and Devonte online on Tuesday. The phsyical copy is slated to hit the shelves ... Read More

Browne restarts local content quota debate
THE call has come for a mandated quota of Jamaican content on local radio and television. Leading the way is chairman of the Jamaica Music Soci ...... Read More

Dawkins Jnr’s formula for success
Today, the Jamaica Observer launches a 10-part series on 'Generation Next' of Jamaican music producers. The first is Tad Dawkins Jnr. FOR Tad Daw ...... Read More

Hope for inner city
EVEE Hope is on a mission to eradicate poverty and oppression from Jamaica's inner-city communities. The gospel singer/musician is originally from W ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Improve your kissability

Who doesn’t like to be passionately kissed? However, without even knowing it, your kissing appeal may not be all that high. But not to worry, Sexual Encounters author Amelia Thompson shares th ... Read More

So your ex got engaged…
  Many of us have been in relationships where we thought our partners were our soulmates, and as such invested heavily. Sadly, when these don&rs ...... Read More

How to end your affair
  Whether your reason for starting an affair was boredom or temptation, there may come a time when you come to your senses and decide to end thi ...... Read More

Bonding with children through exercise
  FINDING the balance in parenting, work, having a social life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for many mothers, but ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A matter of perspective

You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time. — John Lydgate There are many Jam ... Read More

'The periphery fights back'
In this year, so far, there have been more race riots in the United States of America than there have been for decades. This includes the sporadic ...... Read More

Whither Minister Hylton after the logistics hub fiasco?
The proposed logistics hub has, over the past months, occupied a huge proportion of media time in Jamaica and the Diaspora, and with good reason. ...... Read More

Let's abolish government debt
Let's get this out of the way first: It's time to abolish government debt. The State should be unable, effectively prohibited to issue new debt and ...... Read More

REGIONAL

SSP McGregor pledges to turn around crime in St James

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, is expressing confidence of a major turnaround in crime in the parish. He said a number of strategies have been impl ... Read More

SSP McGregor laments wave of murders in St James
MONTEGO BAY, St James — SENIOR Superintendent of police (SSP) Steve McGregor is lamenting that the St James Police Division, which he heads, ...... Read More

Father, son murdered in Westmoreland
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning after the bullet-riddled body of Reno ...... Read More

It's Little Bay All-Age again!
MONTEGO BAY, St James — LITTLE Bay All-Age in Westmoreland has won yet another environmental awareness competition. Last week, the school was ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

How long before Jamaica recognises same-sex marriages?

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognise same-sex marriag ... Read More

Will Greece's default impact Jamaica?
Greece has failed, or refused, to make a ¤1.6-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is therefore now in default. ...... Read More

Attracting investments mean big thinking
FIVE months ago in this space we highlighted the capacity of state governments in America to think long-term when dealing with taxes and attracting ...... Read More

A Greek lesson for Jamaica
Jamaican public sector workers, who are demanding double-digit wage increases from the Government, should take a look at what is happening in Greece ...... Read More

AUTO

Suited for summer

SLEEK, elegant, classy are some of the words used the describe the 2014 World Car of the Year: the Audi A3. Its slinky lines and distinct styles have made the A3 brand a 'must-have' for young profe ... Read More

Paint pros get an edge
FORTY-THREE students received their certificates as they graduated from The Painting Programme at the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Courtyard ...... Read More

Road alerts at your finger tips
JAMAICA'S road users can now know where fatal road crashes are occurring daily with the development of the JNGI Fatal Crash Map. According to Dr Pa ...... Read More

TJAM Experience bigger and better
LAST Sunday saw Toyota off-roading aficionados enjoying the trails with the second staging of the Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) Club trek. "The event went ...... Read More

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