STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce swept to victory in the Stockholm Diamond League 100m on Thursday with a 10.93sec triumph which sent out a powerful message to her world champ ...

Shelly Wins

CONTRACTOR General Dirk Harrison is insisting that the power of his office to vet pre-contractual talks involving the Government should remain a mandatory feature of the emerging anti-corruption reg ...

OCG Fights on

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — There was a healthy shower of rain in sections of south eastern St Elizabeth on July 18. However, there has been no rain since and when asked about the last tim ...

Drought takes toll

AS promised, the 10th staging of Charley's JB Overproof Rum 'Wet Dreams' all-white party, created the ultimate atmosphere in Negril, last Saturday. The event was billed as a curtain raiser for ...

Wet Dreams delivers

MONTEGO BAY, St James — HIGGLERS across St James will now be banned from selling outside school gates come September as the parish council and police move to make these areas no-vending zone. ...

Vending Ban

It was a no-brainer, really: the searing heat in Kingston vs a drive to Salt Hill to lunch at a new restaurant. Reservations confirmed for noon and directions in hand, we cut it close and have 45 mi ...



Gay prostitute accuses district constable who shot him of not paying for sex 7:35 PM

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Man shot dead outside KPH  7:18 PM
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Temporary changes to traffic in Black River  7:07 PM
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Wint stars for Jamaica at Special Olympics  6:12 PM
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There are still many things to work on — Fraser-Pryce  5:34 PM
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Suspect in quadruple killing remanded  5:30 PM
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Caribbean artistes urged to spread 'climate justice' message  5:02 PM
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OCG Fights on
CONTRACTOR General Dirk Harrison is insisting that the power of his office to vet pre-contractual talks involving the Government should remain a man ...... Read More

Drought takes toll in St Elizabeth, Manchester
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — There was a healthy shower of rain in sections of south eastern St Elizabeth on July 18. However, there has be ...... Read More

Deans of discipline could soon get powers of special district constables
GOVERNMENT is seeking to give deans of discipline powers of special district constables in order for them to better handle some of the behavioural pr ...... Read More


Jamaica start with 2 gold, bronze on the track

CALIFORNIA, USA — The air of happiness could not be mistaken. The medals were piling up at the Special Olympics World Summer Games here and the Jamaican coaches were happy. Special Olympi ... Read More

Doubling up?
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CMC) — Jamaica's Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who indicated that she might defend her 200m title in ...... Read More

Being our brother's keeper
CALIFORNIA, USA — One of the notable things about Jamaicans is that you can find at least one no matter what corner of the globe you land in. ...... Read More

New English FA rules wreck Austin's Sheffield Wednesday move
JAMAICA'S Reggae Boyz captain Rodolph Austin's move to Sheffield Wednesday has collapsed after the English Football Association (FA) refused to grant ...... Read More


Investing in Jamaica - A Diaspora Perspective

I often receive emails from people living in the Diaspora who express their commitment to this country, and share their concerns for it. Recently, an overseas reader asked me to recommend some inv ... Read More

Moguls in the Making meet for lunch
THE 12 Mogul in the Making nominees met judges and sponsors for lunch at the Jamaica Observer boardroom yesterday. The lunch allowed the nominees t ...... Read More

Mayberry optimistic bull market will continue
Listed brokerage firm Mayberry Investments Ltd expects bullish trading on the local stock market to continue, which in turn would benefit the firm ...... Read More

Shipping Association blasts Customs Act Amendment Bill
THE Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), which lobbies to improve the competitiveness of the port on behalf of its workers, described the proposed ...... Read More


Versatile’s made it

DANCEHALL artiste Versatile will be releasing his EP titled Made It on iTunes this Friday, July 31st. According to the deejay, the EP features nine songs that will resonate will with each liste ... Read More

Davis finds glory on billboard
CARLENE Davis has had a number of highs in a 40-year career. This week, she chalked up another milestone. Her Dripping Blood album, released by ...... Read More

Wet Dreams delivers
AS promised, the 10th staging of Charley's JB Overproof Rum 'Wet Dreams' all-white party, created the ultimate atmosphere in Negril, last Saturday ...... Read More

Rita Marley to get Living Legends Award
REGGAE singer Rita Marley will be this year's recipient of the Living Legends Award from the African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) Committee. T ...... Read More


Post break-up analysis

  Let’s face it, break-ups are tough! But what’s even tougher is the aftermath of the break-up – dealing with the questions, the loneliness, can be a bit overwhelming at times. ... Read More

5 things you should never give up for a relationship
  When entering a relationship you will be told that compromise is important. However, some compromises are not possible. Craig McNally, local p ...... Read More

Young & Green
Introducing Sidonny Folkes, three, and Rittane Stewart, nine months. Savoya Willoughby is a bubbly six-year-old. Two-year-old Ashton Griffi ...... Read More

We want guardianship of this child in need
Q: Dear Mrs Macaulay, My son-in-law, Jamaican-born, now living in Canada, is married to my daughter, Canadian-born and raised. My son-in-law has tw ...... Read More


Crisis situations are laboratories for human traffickers

TODAY, July 30, is World Day against Trafficking in Persons. When disaster strikes, the humanitarian community rushes to respond. We mobilise resources; activate response mechanisms; send doctors, s ... Read More

Emancipendence from modern slavery
ON August 1, 1834 there was partial emancipation from physical slavery in the British colonies and full emancipation on August 1, 1838. In the case ...... Read More

Celebrate the "likkle but tallawah-ness" that is in our sporting DNA
JAMAICA'S senior football team just pulled off an incredible feat. Once again, our bold, bright, vibrant, and indomitable national colours of blac ...... Read More

Singapore meets Jamaica — So now what?
AS a mathematics teacher, it will be interesting to see what concrete impacts the recently concluded seminar on the mathematics teaching practices o ...... Read More


Hanover MP irked by 2-year delay in multimillion-dollar water project

CASCADE, Hanover -- MEMBER of Parliament for Hanover Eastern Dr DK Duncan is fuming over the close to two-year delay in completing the $271.25-million project to improve a potable water supply syste ... Read More

MoBay United leaves island Monday for Panama in quest for CONCACAF Club Championships
TUCKER, St James -- MONTEGO Bay United, the most consistent team in the Red Stripe Premier League over the last two seasons, are set to leave the is ...... Read More

Murder of student helped to prompt move across St James
MONTEGO BAY, St James — HIGGLERS across St James will now be banned from selling outside school gates come September as the parish council and ...... Read More

Sandals Whitehouse guests in awe of Hurricane Honeymoon
WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- THERE were raving reviews from guests at Sandals Whitehouse Hotel in response to Hurricane Honeymoon, which has been play ...... Read More


If Government, Opposition can agree on ganja, so can they on crime

WE await with bated breath the announcement that the ruling People's National Party (PNP) Government and the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed to de-politicise the crime portfolio an ... Read More

What should ex-prime ministers do or not do?
WHAT should a former prime minister of Jamaica do or not do? This is a question that has bedevilled the select few who have held the position withou ...... Read More

Praise for the Reggae Boyz and the business of football
  NATURALLY we're disappointed at Jamaica's loss to Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Sunday night. We extend heartiest congratulatio ...... Read More

Inspired, committed leadership needed to fight crime
THE long, hot summer is at its zenith and, as if in step with the heat, Jamaicans are being buffeted from every side by socio-economic calamities. ...... Read More


ADA takes stand

IN light of the continued unavailability of license plates from the Island's Collectorates, members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Jamaica (ADA) have decided to suspend any further payment ... Read More

Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari on emotionally charged day
Budapest, Hungary (AFP) -- German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi yesterday wh ...... Read More

Big Sunday for 'Vernam'
SUNDAY is shaping up to be another full day of quarter-mile action for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) when they host Nestlé Supligen ...... Read More

JETCON Racing dusts competition
IT was a one-two finish for JETCON Racing as both their drivers, Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins, drove away atop the championship points table at S ...... Read More


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