Edith Allwood Anderson continues to fight even after the curtain of blindness was drawn across her face two years ago. The firebrand woman who served as president of the Nurses Association of Jamai ...


A historic 13 per cent increase in stopover visitor arrivals from the United Kingdom (UK) is being attributed to the exposure that Jamaica received from the promotional activities undertaken in Lo ...

Tourism profits

ONE of the first things that people marvel about when they meet Aubyn Jarrett is the fact that the 35-year-old drives a standard-shift motor car although he has only one leg. When the Jamaica Obser ...

Defying the odds

ATHLETICS star Yohan Blake has paid the Jamaica Government $52 million for a property at 11 Jack's Hill Road in St Andrew. But Blake will need to spend heavily on fixing the property, as its condit ...

Blake buys $52m house

MANY-Times champion St George's College (StGC) easily dismissed Kingston College (KC) 3-0 in their Group A ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition at Clovelly Park, yesterday, to assume sole lead ...


Three years after taking the reins as party ambassadors for the Jamaican leg of the well-received Global Party, entrepreneur siblings Kirk and Michele-Anne Hamilton are on to their next big social a ...

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Woman killed in motor vehicle collision in Manchester  8:53 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Trelawny woman died as a result of injuries she received in motor vehicle collision along the Craighead main road in Manchester on Saturday, September 20. Dead is Janice Thompson of Warsop district Reports from the Christiana Police are that about 3:00 pm a Toyota Corolla motorcar and an Isuzu motor truck travelling in opposite direction collided. The driver of the motorcar along with its five passengers and the driver of the truck were taken to hospital where Thompson ... Read More

Five inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured  7:03 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Authorities in Haiti say five inmates escaped from a prison, in the countr ...... Read More

English Premier League: Arsenal beat Aston Villa 3-0  6:48 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three first half goals in four minutes secured a win for Arsenal over Aston Vil ...... Read More

Clarendon man charged after police find firearm on his property  6:24 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A 34-year-old man of Kemps Hill district in Clarendon was arrested and charged for ...... Read More

Unidentified body found in Port Maria  4:54 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica--The body of an unidentified man was found in Quebec district, Port Maria, St Mary ea ...... Read More


I don't feel I've done enough, says Ho Lung

AFTER caring for the poor, elderly, homeless and sick in eight countries worldwide for more than three decades, Father Richard Ho Lung says he's not satisfied that he has done enough. The Jesuit mi ... Read More

Aubyn Jarrett defying the odds with one leg
ONE of the first things that people marvel about when they meet Aubyn Jarrett is the fact that the 35-year-old drives a standard-shift motor car alt ...... Read More

Retired nurse says she doesn’t get sad about her illness
Edith Allwood Anderson continues to fight even after the curtain of blindness was drawn across her face two years ago. The firebrand woman who serv ...... Read More

Comfort through clowning
CLOWNS may be known for their red noses and silly jokes, but Cristina Julia and Jordi Saban have turned their gift of bringing laughter into somethi ...... Read More


Battle of the Gardens

THE 2014-2015 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaign enters its third week of competition today with five matches, including the anticipated humdinger between big-time rivals Arnett Gardens FC ... Read More

Golf tourneys aimed at propelling Sandals brand to new heights
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — If you saw golfers over the weekend wielding their clubs on the verdant course of the Sandals Golf and Country Club in rus ...... Read More

MANY-Times champion St George's College (StGC) easily dismissed Kingston College (KC) 3-0 in their Group A ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competitio ...... Read More

6 schools remain perfect
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Six schools including former champions Cornwall College, Frome Technical and Clarendon College all maintained perfect ...... Read More


JMMB to enter Central America

JAMAICA Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB) aims to enter Central America, according to its Dominican Republic (DR) operations. JMMB currently operates in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and ... Read More

Energy projects in train, set to double renewables in Jamaica
JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) on Thursday signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will add 80.3 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy ...... Read More

Credit bureaus can now access light, water bill info
CREDIT bureaus can now collect information on customers of utility companies. Finance Minister Peter Phillips signed an order under the Credit Repor ...... Read More

Cable theft plagues landline, Internet service
Dear Claudienne I live in the Boscobel Housing Scheme in St Mary, and for almost one month now the entire scheme has had no landline or Internet se ...... Read More


In TRUE DRU style!

HAVING performed and recorded on local soil, American R&B quartet Dru Hill say they feel quite at home in Jamaica. The outfit last graced the island three years ago when they laid tracks at Gee ... Read More

Irish reggae film wins award
CEOLCHUAIRT lamaice, an Irish documentary filmed in Jamaica this year, copped the award for Best Documentary Series at the first Sky Road TV & F ...... Read More

Married men only!
Get thee a good husband, And use him as he uses thee. Shakespeare's, All's Well that Ends Well, I, 1 THAT statement is often mis ...... Read More

From Napa to Jamaica
AS far as music goes, Chris Joyce says his iPhone has an eclectic playlist — from the outrageous pop of Madonna to the soothing jazz of Billie ...... Read More


Edith Allwood Anderson and her fruitful near 35 years in nursing

SHE hails from the parish of St Elizabeth, which has produced several outstanding Jamaicans who have made their mark all over the world. Edith Allwood Anderson even attended a school that colou ... Read More

Vows - Destination: Love
How They Met... True love is often said to prevail through all challenges, bringing together two destined hearts regardless of race, religion o ...... Read More

Identifying, preventing Chikungunya in your child
The Chikungunya virus is transmitted to children through mosquito bites. The virus is spread when mosquitoes become infected after feeding on a pe ...... Read More

Raising brainiacs
WHEN preparing or buying food for your young child, it is important that you include foods which will help both their physical and mental health. B ...... Read More


The PNP must address PetroCaribe at today's conference

In the September 14 edition of The Economist, an article, 'Of oil and coconut water', begins by stating the obvious: "A big oil producer unable to pay its bills during a protracted oil-price boom ... Read More

The beatitudes of poverty alleviation: An enduring formula for sustainable development
SUBSTANTIAL progress has been made in human development and poverty reduction. Over the last 25 years, the emergence of the new industrial powers ha ...... Read More

How can Jamaicans stand such times and live?
It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. — Harry S Truman JAMAICA undoubtedly is in ...... Read More

Cuba's 'friendship' again — Now to help combat Ebola
THEY say that a friend in times of need is truly a friend indeed. Well, Cuba has been routinely demonstrating practical examples of friendship to ...... Read More


St Ann Parish Council's only truck down

CHAIRMAN of the St Ann Parish Council and Mayor of St Ann's Bay Desmond Gilmore has called on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to do more in terms of maintaining Ocho Rios. Gilmore said that ... Read More

5 derbies to highlight today's daCosta Cup schedule
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A number of interesting derby games will highlight today's set of matches in the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup football compet ...... Read More

Mario Deane to be buried Sunday
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mario Deane, the Montego Bay construction worker who died after being beaten at the Barnett Street police lock-up, i ...... Read More

Calls for Macfield to Withorn main road to be rehabilitated in Clarke’s honour
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland THERE have been growing calls for the Government to rehabilitate the roughly 13 kilometres of roadway between Macfield ...... Read More


We must make Jamaica clean

WE laud those hundreds of Jamaicans who turned out yesterday — International Coastal Clean-Up Day — to help spruce up sections of the Jamaican landscape that a nasty lot had disgusting ... Read More

Words of wisdom from Reggae Boy Mr Kemar Lawrence
WE were moved by the sheer honesty and sense of maturity in remarks made in this newspaper by national footballer Mr Kemar Lawrence. Speaking a ...... Read More

Representing the people... effectively
For several decades Jamaicans living below the poverty line have been forced to survive in an environment that offers little or no hope to them. ...... Read More

When Scotland votes today…
TODAY, the Scottish people will vote on whether to end their 300-year-old union. In last Sunday’s Observer, respected Caribbean diplomat Sir R ...... Read More


Crunch time for karters

THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in their nine-meet schedule takes place at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday ... Read More

Audacious Audi S3
THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and rewritten the rules on expectations with the 2015 ...... Read More

SSP Calvin Allen, new traffic divison head
THERE was no honeymoon period for Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, newly appointed head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Divis ...... Read More

Pushing ahead
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) and the Child Development Agency (CDA) have joined forces to ensure that the CDA's Pushcart Derby will be ...... Read More


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