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ROCKFORT residents yesterday rubbished a claim by the police that a fight for turf between criminal gangs was at the heart of Wednesday evening's murder of three men in the community. According to ...

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'It's extortion!'
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The International Monetary Fund's (IMF's) Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu says Jamaica's achievements so far under the Extended Fund Facility agreement with the fund can only be described as ...

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Miracle performance
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THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working with Jamaica to help upgrade skills and prepare young people for jobs. According to IDB Country Representative in Jamaica, Therese Turner Jo ...

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Helping Ja's youth
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KINGSTON Wharves Limited's (KWL's) planned Total Logistics Facility already has far more applicants for space than the square footage that will become available when construction is completed at t ...

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz, buoyed by securing a spot into the CONCACAF Qualifying Round for the FIFA World Cup, now turn their attention to Cuba as they hunt ...

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JAMAICA'S finest circuit racers went all-out for the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift & Speed held at Dover Raceway in ...

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Gore for sure

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Victoria Jubilee Hospital back to normal after fire  11:09 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is reporting that operations are back to normal at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) following a brief fire at the facility Thursday night. The fire, which was allegedly caused by an electrical short circuit in one of the air conditioning units, started in a section of the Neonatal Care Unit (NCU) Board Chairman for SERHA, Dr Andrei Cooke said. “The fire was immediately contained due to the quick action of the s ... Read More

Man remanded for attempting to export ganja to Curacao  11:00 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A May Pen labourer who attempted to smuggle over two pounds of ganja to Curacao ha ...... Read More

Two shot dead in Spanish Town  10:42 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two men were killed in separate shooting incidents in Spanish Town, St Cather ...... Read More

Snowplough in Total crash reversed into jet's path -- probe  10:36 AM
PARIS, France (AFP) -- A French investigator who went to Moscow to probe the plane crash that killed To ...... Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Eight out of 10 says Govt’s handling of Chik-V inadequate  10:25 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Eight out of every ten respondent in the OBSERVER ONLINE poll has given the govern ...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaica stands in solidarity with Canada in wake of shooting

THE Jamaican Government and Opposition, yester-day, expressed solidarity with Canada following the shooting attack on that country's parliament and the killing of a soldier guarding a war memorial ... Read More

Rockfort residents deny turf war behind murders
ROCKFORT residents yesterday rubbished a claim by the police that a fight for turf between criminal gangs was at the heart of Wednesday evening's mu ...... Read More

IMF commends Jamaica for 'miracle' performance
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF's) Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu says Jamaica's achievements so far under the Extended Fund Facility ...... Read More

IDB helping Jamaica's youth
THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working with Jamaica to help upgrade skills and prepare young people for jobs. According to IDB Co ...... Read More

SPORT

U-17 Boyz progress but work still to be done

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It was mission accomplished for head coach Andrew Edwards as Jamaica's Under-17s beat Guadeloupe 3-2 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium on Wednesday. "First of all we are ... Read More

Under-17 Boyz tackle Spanish neighbours for group honours
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz, buoyed by securing a spot into the CONCACAF Qualifying Round for the FIFA World ...... Read More

Peyton breaks record, Seahawks stumble again
AS we approach the halfway mark in the NFL season, one thing we can say is that it has been anything but boring. As a matter of fact, it has been hi ...... Read More

XLCR defeat Denham Town 3-1
EXCELSIOR defeated Denham Town 3-1 to move to the top of Group J in the second round of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition in the featur ...... Read More

BUSINESS

IMF warns Caribbean of PetroCaribe change amidst low oil prices

Montego Bay, St James — JAMAICA and the Caribbean need to prepare stress tests that include the halt of the PetroCaribe oil arrangement with Venezuela, said the International Monetary Fund ( ... Read More

Planned KWL logistics facility already needs more space to meet demand
KINGSTON Wharves Limited's (KWL's) planned Total Logistics Facility already has far more applicants for space than the square footage that will be ...... Read More

Ministry targets more agro parks in western Jamaica
THE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to establish additional agro parks in western Jamaica. The ministry initially has its eye on i ...... Read More

LIME's 4G upgrade reaches Mandeville
LIME's 4G network expansion has reached Mandeville, the telecommunications provider said. "At the same time, subscribers in neighbouring Clarendon, ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ward 21 launches new project

EARLIER this week, dancehall group Ward 21 re-launched their fifth studio album, Still Disturbed. The 15-track set was released in January but did not gain momentum until a six-week promotional ... Read More

Carib Hall of Fame Awards tomorrow
GARNETT Reid, executive director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation, is very excited about the 12th Annual Ca ...... Read More

Richie Spice added to Cecil's show
CULTURAL singer Richie Spice has been added to the line-up of acts performing on the second annual Sea Food Buffet and Cabaret show at Cecil's Resta ...... Read More

Infinite stays positive
WITH Jamaica facing perennial problems such as a struggling economy and high crime, singer Infinite says he stays positive by looking at the country ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

What marriage advice works and what doesn't

BEFORE you get married, just about everyone will give their two cents about what you should or shouldn't do to make your marriage last, and what you should or shouldn't do to keep your spouse happy ... Read More

Evett Malcolm: sport is her passion
MONTEGO BAY, St James — At 46, Evett Malcolm still finds time to play netball for her club Crystal United, despite her hectic work load at t ...... Read More

Games you can play with your kids
It's not enough to stock up on the latest toys and gadgets for your children, it's also important that you take the time to play with them. Too ma ...... Read More

My first crush
IT was probably in high school or primary school that you caught your first crush bug -- this one person who made you so nervous and tongue tied th ...... Read More

COLUMNS

One weekend of high drama

WHAT really happened in this nation last weekend? If the preamble leading up to last Sunday was to be believed, it was going to be "hell and powderhouse". With everybody all CHIKV-ed to the limit, ... Read More

Heroes, production be damned, give us public holidays!
Our forefathers were sold into slavery. This livestock trade was okay as no African or English police ever arrested seller or buyer. The English b ...... Read More

My interview with a CHIKV-laden mosquito
Mark Wignall (MW): I tried most desperately to avoid you, using Vape mats, coils of burning stuff, spray insecticides, and the electric fan at the ...... Read More

Panic, people and politics
GENERALLY speaking, we do not pay attention to history and, as a result, we keep making the same mistakes. Some politicians manipulate the voting ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Pell River launches neighbourhood watch

PELL RIVER, Hanover — The community of Pell River in collaboration with the Hanover Police Youth Club has officially launched the Pell River Police Youth Club and Neighbourhood Watch, the 22nd ... Read More

I was shocked
PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine conceded that he was stunned after being beaten by businessman Dwayne Vaz during ...... Read More

Sandals Foundation joins with iCare for 33 cataract surgeries at CRH
  MONTEGO BAY, St James — Thirty-three patients successfully underwent cataract surgeries conducted by five members of the overseas volunta ...... Read More

Trelawny Credit Union rolling out consolidation loans
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Credit Union (TCU) has revealed that plans are in the making to introduce a product dubbed Loan Maximizer, w ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Time to rethink the GCT on tourism

AT the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual conference, Managing Director Christine Lagarde was quoted as saying that the global economy was facing "the risk of a new mediocre, where gr ... Read More

What happens when the next Abu Bakr comes?
WE heard National Security Minister Peter Bunting's explanation about the necessity to spend $4 million to fly out Trinidadian Muslim leader Abu B ...... Read More

Can the world please follow Cuba's lead on Ebola
  CUBA is a small, poor country with a big heart. The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia was ignored until a few cases occurred in the rich, develo ...... Read More

Thanks for the ‘flying start’, British Airways and Comic Relief UK
  THE financial support being given to four human development projects in Jamaica by British Airways warms our hearts. As was reported in this w ...... Read More

AUTO

Push for success

IT was a fun day for all at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, St Andrew. "We can only classify the Pushcart Derby as a success, gi ... Read More

Dover excitement
JAMAICA'S finest circuit racers went all-out for the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Her ...... Read More

And the best cart is...
THE Western Region continued to rack up accolades even after the racing was over at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby in New ...... Read More

KYLE IS KING
TOTAL Summerbell Racing's (TSR's) Kyle Gregg was crowned the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) drivers' champion for the 2014 season at the club's ...... Read More

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