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Weekly Round-up: PNP Electoral Office u-turn... 5 killed in Hanover crash... Cbar's Taylor shines at JII1:58 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ongoing public discourse about the Electoral Commission of Jamaica heated up this week as two People's National Party commissioners withdrew their... Read More

Scholarships for students wishing to pursue studies in agriculture4:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Students wishing to pursue studies in Agriculture at high schools, colleges and vocational institutions may apply for one of the many...... Read More

Bale brilliance powers Real to 13th European crown3:56 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AFP) — Gareth Bale scored twice including an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions...... Read More

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86...... Read More

Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote 3:12 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime...... Read More

Get more involved with reparation movement, Grange urges young people 2:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has called on the nation's youth to get more involved in the activities of...... Read More

Trump says detained American released in Venezuela 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the...... Read More

2 J'cans among 4 C'bean authors shortlisted for Commonwealth award1:26 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Four Caribbean writers are among several authors shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.... Read More

NEWS

McBean firm on better salaries, overtime pay for police

CORPORAL Arlene McBean, the first woman chairperson of the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF), has outlined her mandate — the first order of business being salary... Read More

Saluting the great Maurice Foster at 75
HE turned 75 on May 9 of this year, but don't remind Maurice Linton Churchill Foster of that fact.... Read More

Emotional 'Butch' Stewart surprised by Observer staff
IN a rare public show of emotion, Gordon “Butch” Stewart shed a tear and maybe for the first time struggled for words, as the staff of the Jamaica Observer...... Read More

A month in the life of Edmund Bartlett
WE are all familiar with the images of tourism ministers as they stride on stage at global summits, shaking hands and kissing babies for the...... Read More

SPORT

Excelsior, Holmwood to represent Jamaica at inaugural AFNA tourney

After approximately eight months of planning, the Caribbean Americas Federation of Netball Association (AFNA) Champion of Champions High School... Read More

St Andrew unseat St Catherine as champions of JTA/Sagicor meet
ST ANDREW gained their 18th hold on the 35th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Primary/All-Age and Junior High Schools Athletics Championships at National Stadium...... Read More

She's A Maneater devours Lotto Sprint
She's A Maneater , the Wayne DaCosta-trained bay filly, who is the reigning Horse of the Year after a rare defeat to ...... Read More

Xavier Gilbert — a gladiator for women's football
Xavier Gilbert, the Excelsior High School girls' football coach whose achievement puts him in esteem company, is very passionate about seeing his players excel beyond...... Read More

BUSINESS

New US$30-m technology park for St Catherine

A local company is developing a US$30 -million ($3.8-billion) technology park in Marlie Mount, St Catherine. Read More

Magnate Deripaska resigns from Rusal board over US sanctions
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Friday that Oleg Deripaska has resigned his seat on the board, a key step in the company's efforts to...... Read More

Do your investments match your goals?
Having your investment match your goals is one of the essential ingredients for achieving financial stability in the latter years of your life. As you...... Read More

JPS, Itron in smart grid agreement
US-based technology and services company, Itron Inc, has re-entered an agreement with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for nationwide smart grid...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

EU brings taste of Ireland to Trench Town

THE European Union (EU) continued its free film festival with a special screening at the Ambassador Theatre in Trench Town recently. Read More

Bernard 'Touter' Harvey — Man with the keys to Inner Circle
IT has been nearly 40 years since Bernard “Touter” Harvey went on his first tour of Europewith Inner Circle. The jocular keyboardist is preparing for...... Read More

Music museum partners with jazz fest
The Jamaica Music Museum partners with the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival to add another performance to the festival's line-up this...... Read More

Golden Trojan
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COLUMNS

Political hubris and justice

On the heels of a massive election loss for outgoing Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart, columnist Sir Ronald Sanders, ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the... Read More

We must not set back the hand of time to bad elections
If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb ... Read More

1-7 recovery
When the 2018 World Cup opens on Thursday, June 14, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, all eyes will be on Brazil following their shocking...... Read More

Rethinking and realigning our relationships
Bad relationships are like a bad investment. No matter how much you put into it you'll never get anything out of it. Find someone — or something — that's worth...... Read More

REGIONAL

Fewer volunteers show up but several projects completed in western Jamaica

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Despite a lower turnout of volunteers than previous years, several projects were undertaken across western Jamaica on Wednesday —... Read More

Sandals staff makes a difference on Labour Day
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — In a true labour of love, more than 200 managers and team members from Sandals Resorts participated in community, environment and...... Read More

Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records arrives in MoBay
The city of Montego Bay welcomed Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records (UBT&R) on the city's famed Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave)with an official opening...... Read More

Adventists rally to support grief-stricken Grange Hill community
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — The inclement weather did not deter scores of Seventh-day Adventists from across western Jamaica from converging on the Grange Hill...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Barbados without Her Majesty's loyal Opposition

The outcome of the Barbados general election on Thursday was unprecedented in two respects for that country: The Opposition Barbados Labour Party... Read More

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka
The world of sport is increasingly focused on football's FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June.... Read More

A chance for peace lost for now
Anyone who was keenly observing the high-stakes brinkmanship between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un over recent months should not have...... Read More

CCJ: Beware the politicians in (judges') robes, the wolves in sheep's clothing
As a country, we have never been as afflicted by intellectual schizophrenia as we are with the decision on whether to accept the Caribbean Court of...... Read More

AUTO

FAIR-WEATHER ROADS

CLIMATE change is wreaking havoc on Jamaica's roads and infrastructure, according to a recent 'Vulnerability Assessment' done by the United States Agency for... Read More

JKA shifts into overdrive
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will host its third race meet for the 2018 season at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on...... Read More

Porsche 'light' years ahead
ATL Motorsports, the division of ATL Automotive responsible for the Porsche brand, offered an electrifying peek into the brand's mobility future with a seminar held at...... Read More

Kia Sportage GT: A Grand Affair
NEED a practical, family vehicle that can handle light off-road excursions, but isn't dull to drive? Then the 2018 Kia Sportage GT should be high on that purchase list.... Read More

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