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WHATEVER happens today in cabinet, the members of the National Housing Trust's (NHT) board are not planning on resigning voluntarily over the fallout from the Outameni purchase, despite its membersh ...

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PRIME Minster Simpson Miller has warned privileged members of the society to desist from stealing electricity, while noting that it was not only the poor who is involved in electricity theft. " ...

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JAMAICA'S push for legislation to address the issue of political campaign financing has come in for commendation from Organisation of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. ...

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The Area Two police are reporting a 20 per cent decline in major crimes in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary and Portland for this year. Head of the division Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Po ...

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CATHERINE HALL, St James — Reno FC outscored Montego Bay United 4-3 to win the Flow Champions Cup Knockout title in a pulsating final last night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Substit ...

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HE'S fondly called 'Trapper', for the old television series, Trapper John MD, which featured the likeable and compassionate surgeon and mentor at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Dr Ryan Halsal ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Monday, November 24 ended trading at J$113.38, down one cent according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading su ... Read More

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job after Hagel  5:13 PM
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$250m allocated from NHT funds to repair infirmaries  3:38 PM
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NEWS

We will not resign, chairman and NHT board members say

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chairman Easton Douglas and the remaining members of the embattled National Housing Trust (NHT) board say that they will not resign. Addressing the media during a press co ... Read More

Criminal record for people caught stealing electricity
PEOPLE caught stealing electricity will soon be facing stiffer penalties, including getting a criminal record, when convicted. State minister in th ...... Read More

OAS hails Jamaica's push for campaign financing reform
JAMAICA'S push for legislation to address the issue of political campaign financing has come in for commendation from Organisation of American Sta ...... Read More

D-Day for NHT Board?
WHATEVER happens today in cabinet, the members of the National Housing Trust's (NHT) board are not planning on resigning voluntarily over the fallou ...... Read More

SPORT

Sharp-shooting Nickolai Clarke tops Inter-Schools Clay Challenge

  FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Nickolai Clarke yesterday emerged top gun as Hillel Academy successfully defended their title at the second staging of the Digicel Inter-Schools Clay Challenge at the Jamaica ... Read More

Reno roll with the 'Flow'
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Reno FC outscored Montego Bay United 4-3 to win the Flow Champions Cup Knockout title in a pulsating final last n ...... Read More

Still no play
LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) — A wet outfield yesterday forced the abandonment of the third day's play in the third round match in the WICB Pr ...... Read More

Leaders Waterhouse seek to pull away in Monday Night fixture
RED Stripe Premier League (RSPL) leaders Waterhouse FC will try to pull away from the trailing pack when they visit the Stadium East playing field t ...... Read More

BUSINESS

GraceKennedy donates $1m to UWI plastic programme

THE GraceKennedy Foundation, along with its parent company GraceKennedy has donated $1 million to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Plastic Separation Programme. The donation was mad ... Read More

Student housing firm seeking $562 million from IPO
HOUSING start-up 138 Student Living Jamaica Ltd aims to cumulatively raise $562 million in an initial public offer on the Jamaica Stock Exchange t ...... Read More

Is outliving your savings a fate worse than death?
  NEW YORK (Reuters) — When faced with the prospect of outliving their money, most people might toss and turn at night or obsess about wher ...... Read More

Defying the odds with Derrimon Trading Ltd
Below is the story on one of the nominees for this year’s Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award. All the nominees are drawn from the list o ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Omarion rewrites ‘Murder’

AMERICAN R&B singer Omarion has sampled Chaka Demus and Pliers' 1993 hit Murder She Wrote in his latest single Post to Be. Produced by Dijon 'DJ Mustard' McFarlane, Post to Be also features ... Read More

Bridgett Anderson, Garnet Silk’s spiritual sister
The Jamaica Observer continues its 20-part series, 20 Days of Silk, which looks at the life of roots singer Garnet Silk. Next month marks 20 year ...... Read More

Great support for Heineken party
THERE was barely any space for movement at the Heineken World Premiere held at Fort Rocky, Palisadoes on Saturday. The event featured live perfo ...... Read More

RICKETTS MARKS MILESTONE
TWENTY-five years ago, five Jamaicans — Tommy Ricketts, Malachi Smith, Tomlin Ellis, Shaka Bantuta and Calvin Mitchell — wanted to cre ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

My best daddy advice

THERE are certain conversations and life lessons that only a father can teach and teach effectively, even though mothers have been praised for playing the 'father' role. And in accordance with Inter ... Read More

Paging Dr Halsall
HE'S fondly called 'Trapper', for the old television series, Trapper John MD, which featured the likeable and compassionate surgeon and mentor at ...... Read More

The lies men tell
SOMETIMES it seems that the art of lying is taught to boys as part of their initiation into manhood, as for many women, finding an honest man is a ...... Read More

'Orange' the world in 16 days
TOMORROW, November 25, is the International Day to End Violence Against Women. It will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to ha ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Cosby and the notion of positive negation

I have long been mystified by the human tendency to negate, in public, practices that we embrace in private. Why would someone vociferously condemn in public practices in which he engages in priva ... Read More

Haiti is not napping!
It was ironical. In the airport last week, I mentioned to a lady that I was en route to Haiti. She responded that on her last trip there, it was ...... Read More

The JLP conference where 'cock mout kill cock'
IN an effort to win approval and support of swing voters, persuade undecided, and woo the politically frustrated, the re-energised, but ever-skittis ...... Read More

I welcome the Cable and Wireless acquisition of Flow
HAVING been a subscriber to Flow’s triple play service for many years, at the very moment I read that the Cable and Wireless (CWC) had bought ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hard work paying off for Portland hairstylist Kaydian Hall

KAYDIAN Hall, who dreams of someday owning a chain of salons catering exclusively to styling natural hair and locks, from all indications seems well on her way to accomplishing this feat given her ... Read More

Three killed in bloody Manchester Sunday
THE Manchester police reported three murders in the parish on Sunday. Dead are 74-year-old Mulgrave Rowe of the Farm community in the Alligator Pon ...... Read More

Tourism gains not reaching population — Minister
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill is lamenting that the gains from the tourism industry, which ...... Read More

St Ann, St Mary, Portland report decline in serious crimes
The Area Two police are reporting a 20 per cent decline in major crimes in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary and Portland for this year. Head of the ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Inspiration from the Daughters of Indigo

MANY Jamaicans will be unaware that their country was once a significant player in the global natural dyes industry. In fact, in the 18th, 19th, and very early 20th centuries, enormous quantiti ... Read More

Obama understands the migration dilemma
When Senator Barack Obama was campaigning, successfully, for the presidency of the United States — a country populated by migrants and t ...... Read More

Caribbean Cup victory vindication for slipping Reggae Boyz
THIS newspaper takes immense satisfaction for being able to congratulate coach Mr Winfried Schaefer and his team for the just-concluded triumphant ...... Read More

World Festival of Religious Freedom a feather in Jamaica's cap
RELIGIOUS freedom is not the kind of issue that many Jamaicans will give a lot of focus. That reality, though, is an indication of our development ...... Read More

AUTO

Call for brakes on traffic bill

GARTH Lyttle — lawyer for public transport groups Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) — has compared the new Road Traffic Bill to a sledge-hammer the government ... Read More

Nissan Altima makes comeback
THE Nissan Altima's nameplate is back on the local market for 2015 picking up where it left off, providing an alternative to the other mid-sized sed ...... Read More

Troops rally for final
Rally Jamaica 2014 will rev off tomorrow at 9:30 am in Bog Walk, St Catherine, with one of the largest local contingents for the year, but without ...... Read More

Real deals for motor show
KENT LaCroix, Automobile Dealers Association (ADA) chairman, says he is encouraging patrons to visit the ADA Motor Show for the best deals over thre ...... Read More

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