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O-Wrap: 2 perish in children's home fire... East Kingston top cop transferred... Women's bobsled team hailed7:00 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Two children killed as fire guts Walker's Place of SafetyIt has... Read More

Trelawny police hold man with illegal gun, bullets9:38 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of a gun and several rounds of ammunition in Falmouth, Trelawny Tuesday morning, the Falmouth...... Read More

UPDATE: Missing mother, 7-y-o daughter found9:27 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are reporting that 34-year-old mother Kissie-Ann Pantry, and her seven-year-old daughter Kirowna Ramsey have been found.... Read More

Windies hold no fear for confident Irish 9:11 pm
BELFAST, Ireland (CMC) — Two-time former 50-overs champions West Indies maybe the highest seeded side in the ICC World Cup qualifiers but they hold no terrors for minnows...... Read More

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half — study 8:40 pm
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half,...... Read More

Bolt to hand over $1m to Walker's Place of Safety 8:21 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Multiple World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt will be donating $1 million to assist the wards of the state who have been displaced due to the...... Read More

Trump's doctor says president 'healthy,' has no cognitive issues 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever," according...... Read More

UPDATE: Gov't to review management procedures at places of safety7:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to review the policies and procedures surrounding the management of childcare facilities, following an early-morning fire at...... Read More

NEWS

'I want my father!'

A seven-year-old boy's prolonged high-pitched cry echoed through the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church yard on Lyndhurst Road in Kingston where he and other wards of the... Read More

NWA reports on fake material probe
National Works Agency (NWA) boss E G Hunter yesterday said that after extensive investigations into fraudulent material test results from 36...... Read More

Kingston East police commander transferred
THE Jamaica Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that Superintendent Victor Hamilton will replace Superintendent Robert Walker as commanding...... Read More

PNPYO calls for probe into attacks on young women
THE People's National Party Youth Organisation has called on Police Commissioner George Quallo to launch a probe into reports of an increase in attacks on young...... Read More

SPORT

Windies taking proactive approach to ICC qualifiers — Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder says planning has already begun for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in March as the Caribbean side... Read More

Keeping it real
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago — Sydney Schneider is like the Andre Blake of Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girlz team. She is number one.... Read More

Vere sound early warning
Dotted across Jamaica's track and field history are women who have excelled on the local and international stage during different era.... Read More

Leaders Portmore face Lion challenge in Confed derby
LEADERS Portmore United will be looking to return to their dominant ways when they welcome Humble Lion FC to Spanish Town Prison Oval in Red Stripe Premier League...... Read More

BUSINESS

Shaw says 2018/19 Budget Debate to start in February

Jamaicans can expect the 2018/19 revenue and expenditure budgets to be tabled in the House of Representatives within the next 24... Read More

CAC aids cooling of BPO sector
Listed company, CAC 2000 Limited (CAC), has signed a deal with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) to act as financier for air-conditioning...... Read More

Somerset Falls back on stream
A group of doctors operating under a lease-to-buy agreement with Somerset Falls owner, Andrew Azar, plans on transforming a section of the...... Read More

FosRich partners with Access Financial Services on green energy
Listed company FosRich has partnered with Access Financial Services Ltd to finance the purchase of renewable energy products by commercial entities...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Church needs to do more'

GOSPEL deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy is of the opinion that Jamaica's churches could play a more active role in the nation's fight against crime. He believes they are... Read More

Diana King weds girlfriend
SONGBIRD Diana King is singing a new tune.... Read More

White Mice takes on Europe
Hardcore dancehall fans never tire of hearing White Mice's True Love. It's one of those songs that gets the revered gun salute.... Read More

After 12: Shizzle's desires
Shizzle Spanglers threw down the challenge, and the ladies responded, turning out to his Naked Desires birthday party in outfits that had the men gawking on January 13...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Your baby: The soft spot
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Weaning tips from moms
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Risks for tablet-use before bedtime
NEW US research suggests that the trend for using smartphones and tablets before bedtime could be negatively affecting children's health, finding that screen time at...... Read More

COLUMNS

Substance abusers fuelling violent crimes

To what extent have the relevant authorities in Jamaica made the link with the high spate of violent crimes and the nation's substance abusers? Has the partial... Read More

Rest well, Ian, rest well
Last Sunday the nation gave a commendable farewell to one of its most outstanding sons, the veteran journalist and broadcaster, Ian Anthony Boyne. He would have been pleased...... Read More

Gov't should use NIDS speed to close public sector wage deal
Public sector union leaders and negotiating teams are growing impatient, frustrated, and anxious with the pace of talks with the Government and its...... Read More

The wedded bliss between illegal guns trade and high murder rate
Jamaica, the Caribbean and Latin America are experiencing a crisis in murders. Murders in Jamaica for 2017 were the second-highest in recorded history...... Read More

REGIONAL

Rats! Harry Watch Health Centre closed

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — chief public health inspector in Manchester, Charmaine Palmer-Cross has confirmed that the Harry Watch Health Centre was closed due to... Read More

Maroon Christmas
ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — The annual Maroon celebrations here took place on January 6, marking the 280th year since the signing of a peace treaty with the...... Read More

Goodbye 'chi chi'
BALACLAVA, St Elizabeth — For many, including health workers and patients, the best aspect of the renovated Balaclava Health Centre is that it now has a concrete...... Read More

British envoy hails Maroons
ACCOMPONG, St Elizabeth — British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad said his attendance at the celebration in Accompong earlier this month indicates...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Don't erode the gains made in our electoral system

Jamaica has come a far way in being able to execute parliamentary and municipal elections that are free and fair. Of this we are proud because our history is dotted by many... Read More

Should Jamaica prepare for an accidental nuclear war?
Asked the question above, every sane Jamaican would say an unhesitating 'yes'. So the bigger question is: How should we prepare for the eventuality of an accidental nuclear...... Read More

An appeal for Haiti
It was quite painful to read the appeal by the Haitian Government last week for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters this...... Read More

Where President Trump went wrong
Whether you think he is stable or a genius, and whether you like what he says or not, you know exactly what he is thinking because President Donald Trump speaks his...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota Camry Hybrid: Elevate your efficiency

JAMAICA's market is currently very 'sport utility vehicle-centric', but the family sedan isn't taking the shift lying down. The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is fighting... Read More

Reid wants school bus system
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid is on a mission to create a national school bus system which will provide...... Read More

Kia Soul, Sportage top safety tests
THE United States' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to 2018 Kia Souls when equipped with...... Read More

Second amnesty ends tomorrow
TAX Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has collected approximately $90 million from motorists holding outstanding traffic tickets since 2010.... Read More

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