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Senior citizens were yesterday left fuming over the long lines and lengthy delays they were forced to endure in collecting their Smarter Cards for the implementation of the Jamaica Urban Transit Com ...

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As of this month the Ministry of Education will seek to improve the performance of three high schools in St Thomas through the pooling of resources, under a school district arrangement model. The ...

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Barbados is to legally declare its tourism sector an export industry, as part of two major developments which will radically transform the sector in that eastern Caribbean island. In the second deve ...

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KACI Fennell won the Hyundai Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 title on Saturday at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in St Andrew. A popular winner, the 21-year-old Mico University Colleg ...

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FOR the first time the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has injected domino into the training programme of the Under-15 cricketers in an attempt to build their concentration. The four-day training ...

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LATEST NEWS

Police seize 500 pounds of ganja in St Elizabeth  4:09 PM

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Detectives from the Area Three Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division are reporting the seizure of approximately 500 pounds of ganja in two communities in St Elizabeth on Sunday, August 31. According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) between 12 noon and 4:00 pm a team of officers carried out operations in Braes River and Burnt Savannah in the parish when the weed estimated to have a street value of J$1.75 million was seized. No one was arrested in con ... Read More

Armed robber caught after brazen attack in Cross Roads  3:57 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police arrested one of two armed robbers in a brazen mid-morning attack o ...... Read More

Smooth first day of school  3:37 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Education Ministry says that the 2014/2015 school-year went off to a relat ...... Read More

Digicel gives $1m to its one-millionth data subscriber  3:33 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Digicel Jamaica today announced that it will give $1 million to its one-milli ...... Read More

Apparent massive hack reveals nude pictures of Hollywood stars  2:36 PM
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) - Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after a ...... Read More

NEWS

Vaz beats Rowe

JAMAICAN-BORN Florida attorney David Rowe has been found by a Florida court to have destroyed evidence on a computer at the centre of his libel case against Daryl Vaz, the former information ministe ... Read More

A safer gayle
THE St Mary Police have implemented measures to combat the recent spike in crimes in Gayle after a section of Tacky High was torched earlier this ye ...... Read More

Smarter Card chaos
Senior citizens were yesterday left fuming over the long lines and lengthy delays they were forced to endure in collecting their Smarter Cards for t ...... Read More

Help for St Thomas schools
As of this month the Ministry of Education will seek to improve the performance of three high schools in St Thomas through the pooling of resources, ...... Read More

SPORT

Stewart bounces back to claim 100m in Germany

Commonwealth Games double medallist Kerron Stewart was the only Jamaican winner at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany, yesterday. Days after a disappointing fifth-pla ... Read More

JCA includes domino in Under-15 training camp
FOR the first time the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has injected domino into the training programme of the Under-15 cricketers in an attempt to ...... Read More

Dinthill, CC, Glenmuir early qualifiers in JHSASN football competition
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — At press time last evening with games ongoing, Dinthill Technical High School, Cornwall College and Glenmuir High ...... Read More

Zimbabwe stun Australia for 1st time in 31 years
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years yesterday as captain Elton Chigumbura’s 52 not out led h ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Logistics hub necessary but not sufficient, PIOJ

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Colin Bullock is cautioning that even though the logistics hub and other mega projects of that nature are i ... Read More

‘Educate children about pension plans’
IT never crossed her mind that she would have been a widow at age 32. They were young and their small family, which included a daughter born onl ...... Read More

Finance minister leaves for Washington today
Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips leaves the island today for Washington to engage in a series of discussions with officials from the U ...... Read More

Popular US/Jamaican food chain Golden Krust sues rival over name
NEW YORK, (CMC) – The owners of the popular Golden Krust food chain in the US have filed a lawsuit to stop a rival Jamaican food company -- Sil ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

’T Boots’ Harris... unforgettable

AMID tributes at the thanksgiving service for veteran entertainment journalist Trevor ‘T Boots’ Harris Saturday, his long-time friend and singer Boris Gardner captured the essence of t ... Read More

Kaci Fennell is Miss Universe Jamaica 2014
KACI Fennell won the Hyundai Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 title on Saturday at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in St Andrew. A popu ...... Read More

A family in mourning
(From left) Keri-Ann Harris- Reuben (daughter), Francisco-Che Harris (son), Aghaneen Harris (daughter-in-law), Khalil Harris (son) and Tanya-Sue Har ...... Read More

Tom Laing salutes Gregory
AS a budding entertainer in the 1990s, Tom Laing was influenced by several singers. One of them was Gregory Isaacs. The New York-based Laing salutes ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Get your child into that back-to-school frame of mind

FOR many children, school gets back into full swing today, but after the long break, many will still be unprepared for the challenges ahead as their minds are still in holiday mode. Thus it is ... Read More

Apologies I owe my wife
IT takes a real man to apologise. This statement carries more weight than many persons realise, and a few married men we interviewed admitted that a ...... Read More

Women confess: Under what circumstances would you give a man a 'jacket'?
VIEWERS of the popular Maury show will be all too familiar with its controversial paternity tests, which, more often than not, show men women claim ...... Read More

Claudette Carter - A project for learning
IN her day job, Claudette Carter works with coaches deployed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the region to as ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Let the new political conversation begin

As we keep searching for a way out of the disillusionment of so many Jamaicans, there were encouraging signs last week from Professor Trevor Munroe and entrepreneur Ambassador Patrick Casserly. Pro ... Read More

Let the readers decide who to trust, Observer
If the Observer’s editorial page writer was taken aback by the speed of my response to Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter’s co ...... Read More

Bag juice children and stunted brains
JACKIE is in her late 30s, highly educated and a professional. She pulls in around $6 million per year, plus she drives a company car and gets a h ...... Read More

51 years later, Dr King's dream remains unfulfilled
I write this commentary on August 28, 2014 — 51 years after the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr made his famous "I have a dream" speech at t ...... Read More

REGIONAL

A safer gayle

THE St Mary Police have implemented measures to combat the recent spike in crimes in Gayle after a section of Tacky High was torched earlier this year and the school's watchman murdered in a separat ... Read More

Help for St Thomas schools
As of this month the Ministry of Education will seek to improve the performance of three high schools in St Thomas through the pooling of resources, ...... Read More

WELL DONE!
Staff at the Port Antonio Hospital pose for a photo op after being recognised for their diligent service to the rural health facility. (PHOTO: EVERA ...... Read More

Parents praise police summer camp for at-risk youth
PARENTS who attended the closing ceremony for a two week camp hosted by the St Ann police had high praises for the organisers of the programme, whic ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Let’s care for the child next door

JAMAICANS are back to that time of year when “free paper bun”. Thousands of children and their teachers return to school today after the long summer break — some eager and some mer ... Read More

Post-Roger Clarke: Agriculture needs an outstanding minister
Agriculture was the mainstay of life for most of the history of mankind because communities had to feed themselves. Trade led to diversification of ...... Read More

2014 schoolboy football season a bag of opportunities
THIS newspaper can only concur with Mr Carlo Redwood, of schoolboy football title sponsors LIME, that "it is hard to believe a year has gone so quic ...... Read More

Farewell, Roger Clarke
THIS newspaper joins with the wider Jamaican society and the Diaspora in expressing sadness at the death of likeable Minister of Agriculture Mr Ro ...... Read More

AUTO

Endless Summer of Tiguan

THERE'S no better time than now to purchase a VW Tiguan as ATL Automotive Ltd, dealers for the Volkswagen brand, launched their Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion last week Thursday at their Oxford ... Read More

The GTI of small SUVs
The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort, confidence and convenience. The Tiguan is ...... Read More

A score for Gore
SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Brighton River Sprint, B ...... Read More

NDRC gets nod
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will begin to display their support of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) via an information booth at t ...... Read More

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