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WORLD Junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer's Boys turned in a scintillating performance setting a new national junior record of 49.01 seconds at the GraceKennedy/ISSA Boys' and Girls ...

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ST Jago High girls showed their sprinting pedigree, winning three of the four 100m titles on yesterday's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championships at the National Stadium. N ...

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St Jago girls dominate
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THE Government failed to negotiate the first hurdle on its way to a new labour agreement with its rank and file employees yesterday when an initial five per cent pay increase offer was rejected by t ...

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SIXTEEN persons, including students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), were yesterday left homeless after a fire destroyed four one-bedroom houses along Paisley Road in Kingston. Re ...

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Electronic music maestro Major Lazer releases its third album, Peace is Mission, on June 1. It will be released by the Mad Decent label. Similar to 2009's Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do and 201 ...

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STATE Minister of Technology Julian Robinson wants animators to set up studios rather than contribute to the brain drain. "We want to encourage people like you with the creativity and the talent to ...

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Gov't will help animators

LATEST NEWS

Champions Edwin Allen poised to repeat at Girls' Champs 11:48 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Edwin Allen High are well on their way to defending their GraceKennedy ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships title after establishing an 18-point le ... Read More

Fire at Moon Palace a setback - MP Shahine Robinson  11:28 PM
  OCHO RIOS, Jamaica – The Jamaica Labour Party’s Member of Parliament for th ...... Read More

Calabar in control going into final day of Champs  11:07 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Defending champions Calabar High have opened up a 23-point lead after 17 ...... Read More

UPDATE: Fire now under control at Moon Palace  11:11 PM
  OCHO RIOS, Jamaica - Fire fighters from the parishes St Ann and St Mary managed to get ...... Read More

Boyz defeat Venezuela 2-1  10:21 PM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Jamaicas Reggae Boyz came from behind to score a 2-1 win over Venezue ...... Read More

Fire at Moon Palace Hotel  7:16 PM
ST ANN, Jamaica — Firefighters are now trying to put out a blaze at the south wing of t ...... Read More

Senate approves Appropriations Bill  6:12 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Friday approved the Appropriations Bill, which author ...... Read More

Calabar maintain lead on day 4 of Champs  5:57 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Calabar continue to lead boys’ section of the GraceKennedy IS ...... Read More

NEWS

St Jago girls dominate sprints, but Edwin Allen High lead

ST Jago High girls showed their sprinting pedigree, winning three of the four 100m titles on yesterday's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championships at the National Stadium. N ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde sets 400m hurdles national junior record
WORLD Junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer's Boys turned in a scintillating performance setting a new national junior record of 49.0 ...... Read More

Girls' Standings - 20 Events Scored
Edwin Allen High 131.50 Hydel High 113 St Jago High 71.33 Holmwood Technical High 75 Vere Techni ...... Read More

Boys' Rankings - 15 Events Scored
Calabar High 104 Kingston College 79 St Jago High 69 Jamaica College 59 St Elizabeth Technica ...... Read More

SPORT

St Jago girls dominate sprints, but Edwin Allen High lead

ST Jago High girls showed their sprinting pedigree, winning three of the four 100m titles on yesterday's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championships at the National Stadium. N ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde sets 400m hurdles national junior record
WORLD Junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer's Boys turned in a scintillating performance setting a new national junior record of 49.0 ...... Read More

Girls' Standings - 20 Events Scored
Edwin Allen High 131.50 Hydel High 113 St Jago High 71.33 Holmwood Technical High 75 Vere Techni ...... Read More

Boys' Rankings - 15 Events Scored
Calabar High 104 Kingston College 79 St Jago High 69 Jamaica College 59 St Elizabeth Technica ...... Read More

BUSINESS

'Champs' beef up business for local hoteliers

THE ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships have improved the business environment for a number of local hoteliers. The five-day track meet, which is hailed as one of the gre ... Read More

Jamaican animators shouldn’t migrate
STATE Minister of Technology Julian Robinson wants animators to set up studios rather than contribute to the brain drain. "We want to encourage peo ...... Read More

Remittance flows up by 5.6%
BY STEVEN JACKSON Business reporter jacksons@jamaicaobserver.com JAMAICA recorded its third-consecutive year of increased remittances since the Wes ...... Read More

FOREX: J$115.07 to one US dollar
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, March 27, ended trading at J$115.07, down four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s dai ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Major Mission

Electronic music maestro Major Lazer releases its third album, Peace is Mission, on June 1. It will be released by the Mad Decent label. Similar to 2009's Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do and 201 ... Read More

Vegas shares ‘Euphoria’ with Pitbull
DANCEHALL artiste Mr Vegas has teamed up with hip- hop star Pitbull for a remix of his single My Jam. The single is from Vegas' Euphoria album which ...... Read More

Fuelling his desire
This is the first in a 10-part series looking at entertainers who have moved into business outside their industry. SINGER Stevie Face has always ...... Read More

Bushman to visit Africa
ROOTS singer Bushman makes his first trip to the east African country of Kenya next week for three shows — two in the capital Nairobi and anoth ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Does he know your number?

Men are said to inflate their actual number of partners to boost their egos and make themselves seem more experienced. Women are said to do the opposite — reducing their figures to make themse ... Read More

Jamaica has made strides in empowering women
Executive Director of the National Family Planning Board, Dr Denise Chevannes-Vogel, has commended the strides made by Jamaica in empowering women. ...... Read More

Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer: The KukUp expert
  At the helm of KukUp Kreations is 35-year-old Kingstonian Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer, a woman determined to offer customers tasty and original cul ...... Read More

Men and women made to love and love again, study finds
  Humans are wired to break up and move on, according to a study drawing on the field of evolutionary psychology. “Our review of the liter ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Holness and Singapore — myth and miracle

  LEE Kuan Yew (LKY) has left us; but, what a leader! He was born in British Singapore, baptised Harry, but sunk the name. Took his people from penury to prosperity, as his small island led the ... Read More

Taming the monster, here and there
THE Riverton monster has gone back to sleep -- until the next time. While the fire was blazing, it was very easy to lay the blame on everybody but ...... Read More

Fish back, Holness?
IN response to Jamaicans' query about this "fish back" introduction by the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness, a certain news agency released an ...... Read More

Gradually implement alternative energy
We are approaching Holy Week on the Christian calendar of most churches and this coming Sunday is Palm Sunday. There is a similarity between the H ...... Read More

REGIONAL

JEF convention for MoBay

MONTEGO BAY, St James This year's staging of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) Convention will be held for the first time in Montego Bay. The event which is scheduled for the Monteg ... Read More

More cops for St James
The investigating capacity of the St James Police Division, which has recorded over 40 murders since the start of the year, is being boosted with ...... Read More

Paediatric Orthotic Service Limited helps young Tariq Bucknor to walk
Last August, Tariq Bucknor - now two years old - of St James underwent his second surgery to correct the deformity known as talipesequinovarus, othe ...... Read More

Hanover business community moves to revive chamber
LUCEA, Hanover The Lucea business community is moving to revive the Hanover Chamber of Commerce which has been dormant for more than three years ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Fine-tuning for the challenges ahead

The excitement of that extraordinary athletic festival, the high school boys' and girls' championships (Champs), has diverted attention from all other sporting events this weekend. However, Jamaica ... Read More

A Senate debate we need to have
Although we criticised Mr Andrew Holness's decision to appeal the Constitutional Court's declaratory judgement in what has become known as the ...... Read More

Moving SSP Steve McGregor: The re-education of West Kingston
HAVING been accustomed to living in a state within a state, and dealing out their own system of justice, residents of West Kingston seemingly want t ...... Read More

Lee Kuan Yew: Development, despotism, democracy
Founding father and first prime minister of modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, who died this week at age 91, was hailed as a development guru because ...... Read More

AUTO

Fight to the finish

IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) AutoDex Championship series opening held in Byb ... Read More

Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautiously watching its effect on the sector. "A tax ...... Read More

Seventh heaven for import performance
King Midas Mufflers will once again host a car show at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7, April 1 at Carib 5, St Andrew. "This should be a big e ...... Read More

Major moves for NDRC
MORE is the operative word for the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2015 season. This was revealed at the press launch held at South Beach Caf& ...... Read More

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