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A civil engineer/businessman and an inspector of police were among five persons arrested yesterday for alleged forgery and conspiracy to defraud by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti ...

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FIVE men accused of taking money from motorists to use car parks in downtown Kingston were this week arrested by the police, who vowed that they would not allow the once thriving extortion racket ...

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Car park racket
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SEAN Harrison took home the coveted Best Overall Writer title at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Jamaica Creative Writing Competition and Exhibition Awards Ceremony at the Blue ...

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GLASGOW, Scotland -- It seems, and understandably so, that the Commonwealth Games is a pull for royalty. Just these past couple of days the Glasgow Games has had Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, he ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jaheel Hyde just won the 400m hurdles at the World Junior Champs in a time of 49.3 seconds. It was Jamaica’s first gold medal at the Championships. MORE TO FOLLOW.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Michael O'Hara continued Jamaica's success at the World Junior Champs in Oregon, USA when he finished third to take the bronze medal. The event was taken by Trentavis Friday (20 ...

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LATEST NEWS

Alia Atkinson - goes to Facebook for 'silver' comment  11:36 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's silver medalist in the 50-metres breaststroke at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Alia Atkinson took to social media (Facebook) shortly after her event to comment on her performance. Atkinson posted on Facebook - " Not what I expected tonight but still my first Commonwealth medal and Jamaica's highest medal placing to date. #optimist 200 br tomorrow." There was some obvious disappointment in the posting by the silver medalist but she quickly temper ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde wins 400 metres hurdles at World Junior Champs  9:48 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jaheel Hyde just won the 400m hurdles at the World Junior Champs in a time of 49.3 ...... Read More

Michael O'Hara takes 200 metres bronze at World Junior Champs  10:13 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Michael O'Hara continued Jamaica's success at the World Junior Champs in Oregon, U ...... Read More

OBSERVER ONLINE PHOTO SPECIAL - ALIA'S SILVER SWIM  5:17 PM
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Alia takes Commonwealth silver in 50-metre breaststroke  1:39 PM
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Jamaica's Alia Atkinson won silver in the women's 50-metre breaststroke final at th ...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaican woman convicted for marriage fraud in US

FLORIDA, USA (CMC) — The United States Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican woman has been found guilty of marriage fraud by a US federal jury. The ICE reported Thursday that ... Read More

Cops arrest five for alleged car park racket
FIVE men accused of taking money from motorists to use car parks in downtown Kingston were this week arrested by the police, who vowed that they w ...... Read More

DETAINED!
A civil engineer/businessman and an inspector of police were among five persons arrested yesterday for alleged forgery and conspiracy to defraud by ...... Read More

Man's decompsoing body remains stuck in cave
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth police and other local authorities are uncertain about their next step in trying to remove the bod ...... Read More

SPORT

SILVER for Alia

GLASGOW, Scotland — When she climbed out of the pool, Alia Atkinson's trademark ear-to-ear smile was nowhere to be seen. Instead, her face contorted into a grimace. She had not got what s ... Read More

More medals expected today
EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica is expected to add to its medal tally today, the penultimate day of the six-day 15th IAAF World Junior Championships ...... Read More

Mason delivers on promise to mom
EUGENE, Oregon — On Wednesday evening, almost 24 hours before the final of the men's 110m hurdles final at Hayward Field at the 15th IAAF World ...... Read More

Scotland prepares for their new king Usain Bolt
GLASGOW, Scotland -- It seems, and understandably so, that the Commonwealth Games is a pull for royalty. Just these past couple of days the Gla ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Fly Jamaica buys second aircraft

DRIVEN by its commitment to providing air transportation within the Caribbean and to North America, Fly Jamaica Airways has acquired a second aircraft which, the airline says, it intends to put into ... Read More

LIME targets US$45 million in operating profit
TELECOMS provider LIME Jamaica aims to make US$45 million (J$5b) in operating profit for its financial year ending 2015, or 80 per cent more year on ...... Read More

Sandals to build Caribbean's first over-the-water suites
SANDALS Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean’s first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suit ...... Read More

JTB's fall promotion hopes to increase visitor arrivals
THE Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is in the third week of a six-month promotion aimed at increasing visitor arrivals over the usually slow fall period ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

SPF Weekend lauded for economic boost

THE St Ann Chamber of Commerce is lauding the annual Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum-sponsored SPF Weekend for its economic boost to the parish. The weekend party series is scheduled for August 1-4 ... Read More

Sean Harrison is Jamaica's top writer
SEAN Harrison took home the coveted Best Overall Writer title at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Jamaica Creative Writing Compe ...... Read More

Singing Sweet is back
DURING the 1990s, teenage reggae singer Singing Sweet shot to the top of the local charts with his cover versions of When I See You Smile and Donna. ...... Read More

Uprising Roots takes it slow
THERE was a time in Jamaican music when artistes thought about quality before financial gain. The Uprising Roots Band sees nothing wrong with that ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

VOWS - The Music of Love

A Little Spot in Kingston Love is a curious paradox. It is infamously difficult to find, but can happen almost anywhere -- be it on a grand Parisian boulevard or an obscure little verandah in the c ... Read More

President Obama commends retired Jamaican-born air force colonel
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — United States President Barack Obama has commended Jamaican-born Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden for her 28 years o ...... Read More

Things never to do on a first date
DATING is not that difficult; the rule of thumb is to act the way you would want the other person to act around you, and do what you would want done ...... Read More

Summer outing ideas
WE’RE almost into the second month of the summer holidays, and though many summer camps and summer school activities wind down this week, par ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A little trip 'cross the water

I couldn't tell when last I visited Florida, especially South Florida, second home to countless Jamaicans who have settled in and are so entrenched, it would be easy to believe that they were all bo ... Read More

Of excesses, moderation and drought
LAST week the court ordered cigarette giant RJ Reynolds of Tobaccoville, NC, to pay US$7.3m to Cynthia Robinson, widow of Mike Johnson; US$9.6m to h ...... Read More

Energising the economy through energy reform
Amidst the positive news that the country has experienced another quarter of economic growth and high commendation from the Caribbean Development ...... Read More

Mandela's visit 23 years ago
Nelson Mandela, freed from prison for more than a year and three years before becoming president of South Africa, landed in Jamaica for an officia ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Man's decompsoing body remains stuck in cave

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth police and other local authorities are uncertain about their next step in trying to remove the body of a 73-year-old man from a deep cave at Retirem ... Read More

Educator Melrose Cameron honoured for years of service
MONTEGO BAY, St James - MELROSE Cameron, teacher and education officer, was honoured by several of her past students, for her remarkable contribut ...... Read More

Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League
LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major Lea ...... Read More

Parent of one of three children killed in Negril fire stunned
LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland — WHEN eight-year-old Savia McKenzie and two other children perished in a fire at his grandmother’s house last ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Shame on you, WICB

WE suspect that it has never happened that a Jamaica Under-19 cricket team finds itself being praised by this newspaper for winning the opening match in the annual regional tournament. Usually ... Read More

Take a bow, Dr Nigel Clarke
JUDGING from the large turnout at Emancipation Park Wednesday night, it is clear that Jamaicans have an appreciation for classical music. The d ...... Read More

Disabilities Bill: Better (10 years) late than never
Tuesday's passing in Parliament of the much-awaited Disabilities Bill was marred, ironically, by the inability of several disabled persons to get ...... Read More

Water shortage in Jamaica is a man-made disaster, not an act of God
THERE is no doubt that the small island developing states of the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters, both in regard to their frequency an ...... Read More

AUTO

New drag record

HISTORY was rewritten at the third event in the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2014 calendar held at Vernamfield in Clarendon, on Sunday. The 11-year-old 4WD record fell as Michael Willi ... Read More

Auto show to make tourist capital home
GIVEN the success of last weekend's Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, organisers are planning to make it a c ...... Read More

12 injured in bus crash
Twelve people were injured yesterday when these two coaster buses transporting passengers collided on Spanish Town Road in Kingston. The buses, whic ...... Read More

Oil falls on worries about US gasoline demand
The price of oil fell near US$102 a barrel yesterday, erasing gains from the day before. Benchmark US crude for September delivery dropped US$1.05 ...... Read More

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